What are the best ways to promote a website for free on the web?

Question by zoe: What are the best ways to promote a website for free on the web?
I have a website, a pretty good one, and was wondering the best ways to get nationwide exposure. I don’t have an advertising budget right now so my efforts would have to be free. Anyone out there been in the same boat or know what I can do? I’ve submitted to the search engines and some online directories. I’d like to be able to advertise by radio or cable by late August/Sept. but need money for that. Any rich people out there willing to help me?

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Answer by emmettgolf
This site has free ad spots, free search engine tools and free traffic generators. http://ewebsmith.com

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What is the best way to get paid advertisements on my website?

Question by Josh D: What is the best way to get paid advertisements on my website?
I have a website that has satirical news writing (similar to ‘The Onion’) and am looking to make money from it. How do I get ads on my site? Is it better to be paid per view or per click? Any help or information in this area would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer by Rebecca
Well first things first unless you are getting hundreds of thousands of hits per day no one will pay you to advertise on your site.

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Where is the best place to advertise on the internet for free?

Question by These Eyes See Everything: Where is the best place to advertise on the internet for free?
We are a small business with a very low advertising budget. We want to get our name out there but are unsure what’s the best way to advertise with little or no cost upfront.

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Answer by imisidro
Getting traffic is a combination of a lot of things. The key to success is to create great content that visitors want to use, search engines will love and other websites will naturally link to. Of course, it’s easier said than done.

You can use pay per click advertising in the search engines to reach audiences looking for your products. You can use Google Adwords http://www.google.com/adwords or Yahoo http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com — but of course this is not free

Here are some shoestring marketing ideas that can help you get the visitors you need at the least cost possible:

1. Create the best content you can with the best products you can possibly offer. Your content is your best advertisement – if visitors love your content, then they will go back and spread the word to others.

2. Make it easy for users to recommend your site. Viral marketing is very important — and easy to tap on the Web. But give your users the tools. Get a Recommend this Site script from websites such as cgiscripts.com and similar directories of scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more – that’s additional traffic that you get for FREE!

Recommend Site Scripts (various) http://php.resourceindex.com/Complete_Scripts/Website_Promotion/Recommend_Site/
Big Nose Bird Recommend this Site http://bignosebird.com/carchive/birdcast.shtml
CGI Resource Index http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Website_Promotion/Recommend_Site/
Hostscripts http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/Site_Recommendation/index.html

3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not the pay per click). SEs can be a big source of traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche. If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority sites in your topic area.

If you are going to read only one piece on search engine optimization, I suggest you read Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld.com’s “Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone: 26 steps to 15k a day.” http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/2010.htm

4. Send out press releases. While outfits charge as much as $ 650 per release, there are free press release submission places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract media attention; (b) get more back links to your website without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News or Yahoo News.


5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and allows you to get backlinks for your website. If 50 websites publish your article and it contains a link back to your website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article. The more links you have, the greater your chances for increasing your search engine rankings.

Here is a comprehensive list of where to submit your articles http://answers.yahoo.com/question/;_ylt=AhzreGmnCUicOoyedqypscUjzKIX?qid=1006022407481

6. Post a link to your site for free where it is allowed (always read the Terms of Use). Examples are:

Craigslist http://www.craigslist.com
Google Base http://base.google.com
Classifieds for Free http://www.classifiedsforfree.com/…
Text Link Exchange http://www.txtswap.com/
Recycler.com http://www.recycler.com/
Yahoo Classifieds http://classifieds.yahoo.com/
US Free Ads http://www.usfreeads.com/

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What is the best way to advertise a website?

Question by Mike B: What is the best way to advertise a website?
I manage a webstie www.brimz.com. For the last year I have tried differnt ideas for advertising the site. It just seem very difficult becasue the product is NEW to the market. I feel that consumers having not seen the product are wearer to buy it. I have done diret mailings, magazine ads (baseball magazines #1 marktet), banner ads, Yahoo search marketing (overture), and banner ads. The only one that has had a good return was the product reviews, but they were very time consuming and unstable. Also we are on a LOW budget for this. It is a start up company.

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Answer by eric k
pay per click campaigns are a good way to start. google or yahoo. just type it in the search bar

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can anyone tell me what is the best way to advertise a computer company?

Question by Danielle S: can anyone tell me what is the best way to advertise a computer company?
we already have business cards, i just want to know like flyers or stuff like that what would be best for advertising.

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Answer by shalveen sharma
Play a commercial and put flyers at local coffee shops. Get in touch with news station t.v. #1 way is t.v..

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