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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How can I advertise me site for free?

Question by ATH Administrator: How can I advertise me site for free?
I have a site and I want more members. How can I advertise it for free? I’ve told all my friends about it by e-mails, but how can I get other people to join?

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Answer by native_flirty_princess
have people make buttons and post them on other websites, buttons are clickable links to the 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.

http://www.prleap.com/sign_up.html
http://i-newswire.com/
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/
http://www.pressbox.co.uk/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi
http://www.pr.com/press-releases
http://www.prfree.com/
http://www.clickpress.com/releases/index.shtml
http://www.theopenpress.com/
http://www.przoom.com/
http://www.prweb.com
http://www.newswiretoday.com/
http://www.free-press-release.com/

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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Do you have any additional creative ideas for FREE advertising?

Question by Layn: Do you have any additional creative ideas for FREE advertising?
Other than typical social media tips, like facebook or affiliate marketing on forums o blogs. Doesn’t have to be necessarily online.

Its for an advertising of a new branch of an already popular pub & restaurant.

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Answer by Josh S
Hi

If it is for a new pub or such like then try contacting the local press for a story about “business expanding during credit crunch” !!!
The press have enough bad news for the papers so a bright happy story gives publicity and they fill their pages.

josh

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where can I advertise my community events for free?

Question by on the rainy side: where can I advertise my community events for free?
I work for a company that employs individuals with disabilities. We do several events in our community a year to raise awareness regarding disabilities & our services. I would like to know where I can go to advertise these events for free. Any ideas will be helpful!

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Answer by abradley57
In my area, the TV news networks have websites which have a community board for just such things. You might check with your local tV stations to see if they have one as well. Radio stations will do free “public service announcements” for things like that as well. Put your info in writing, keeping it short and sweet, and be sure to include a contact name and number if they have questions. Send it to all of them and sit back and wait.

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Can anybody tell me any free or low cost ways to promote and advertise my business and website?

Question by randecustoms: Can anybody tell me any free or low cost ways to promote and advertise my business and website?
I own a performance speed shop located near Salem, Oregon. I have a website and a conventional store and would like some ideas on how to market, promote and advertise my business. I’m open to anything and am willing to get aggressive in doing so. If anybody has any tips, tricks, or anything else that is free or fairly low cost please let me know. thanks

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Answer by Asher Heimermann
You could advertise on my website (www.AsherHeimermann.com). I charge $ 15/month for a banner on my website or $ 10/month for a link on the Marketplace page. My website adverages well over 1,500 visitors per month and 95% of the traffic comes within the United States of America. For 2008, my website had over 24,000 visitors. Contact me thru my website for more information.

Good luck.

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How does Apple get free advertising on the world news?

Question by Wake the Sheeple: How does Apple get free advertising on the world news?
The very first news story of the world is the new iphone? wtf? Nevermind all the problems of the world and the real issues.

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Answer by Keith
Controversy gets the most news attention.

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Where can I advertise my website for free and actually get traffic?

Question by chaldeanboy847: Where can I advertise my website for free and actually get traffic?
I want to advertise my website for free and i want to get trafifc without paying a penny. http://www.grbros.co.nr is my website.

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Answer by Dser F
This auto traffic exchange makes you surf 1000 links and then get 1000000 free visitors to your site. It works.

http://freemillionautosurf.com?r=69928

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