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Promote your website
We all know that to promote your website can be a challenging task.
To paraphrase the fabulous film Field of Dreams….It’s one thing to build it but will they come?
The real task is to increase website traffic.
Promoting your website to reach wider audiences is a multi-tiered process.
One of the first steps is to find valuable websites and online platforms that allow you to highlight your site’s URL in one way or another. To save you the effort we have compiled a list of great places for promoting online content. These links will help you establish your online presence one by one whereas some work with a simple URL submission while others require a more strategic approach, but they all share one thing…they are free!
What have you got to lose? Start this very moment!
Online Directories for Businesses
Ranging from the most high-profile platforms to local directories, these websites cover a range of audiences. The flow is pretty much the same – you submit your website’s URL, as well as additional information about your business. These sites will then incorporate your information to their data banks, ensuring that your link is there when users are searching your content categories. In addition by adding your links to these directories will naturally improves your websites Search Engine Optimisation and your website’s ranking on search results.
Social media has plenty to offer website owners.
We all know of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn but are you using them correctly to promote your site? Have you considered the advantages of Pinterest or Instagram for instance?
There are also user-generated content like guides and tutorials on sites like WikiHow? The links listed below can all prove extremely useful for promoting your website.
- Facebook Page for businesses and brands
- Buzzfeed Community
Social Bookmarking and Curating
While these websites also operate on the basis of link-submission, the emphasis here is on content. You could submit a link to the main page as well as to individual pages, products, posts, images etc. These platforms then circulate your content to their audience base and drive traffic into your site, while also helping to boost your SEO by connecting your links to textual descriptive content.
How to promote your website is going to be a challenge and there are many ways in which this can be achieved but by following these steps you will be able to enhance your website traffic.