Where/how to promote your website?

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I have recently launched a new website providing a service to customers. Its been online for over a month now yet i have had no sales at all.
Currently on page rank 3 of google for the keyword.

I need to promote the website to get some sales going, im looking for some advice in this area! Where is the best place to do this or how should i go about doing it? Maybe google adwords?

All suggestions would be appreciated, thanks alot
#promote #website #where or how
  • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
    If you've been getting traffic and not making sales, then adwords is NOT the way to go...

    1. What niche?
    2. What keywords?
    3. What product?
    Answering 1, 2 and 3 will help everyone help you...
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    • Profile picture of the author Lucas92
      Originally Posted by VinnyBock View Post

      If you've been getting traffic and not making sales, then adwords is NOT the way to go...

      1. What niche?
      2. What keywords?
      3. What product?
      Answering 1, 2 and 3 will help everyone help you...

      1. Buying google +1's
      2. Buy google plus one
      3. Selling a variety of packages offering "+1" services for websites
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  • Profile picture of the author vickybabe
    If you have no experience with adwords i would keep right away from it. This is a bit of a hard question to answer because my mind is going crazy with the different ways of driving traffic. The first question you need to ask yourself is if you want free or paid advertising. This will narrow it down a little bit. I could probably write all day about this, but what i suggest you do is check out the WSO section for traffic generation techniques.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucas92
    Originally Posted by HHannahreynolds View Post

    Put your website in your signature. This helped me get some good traffic.
    Look closely! (already done that haha!)
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    your website promotes something VERY questionable. whilst Google itself will not be holding you backbecause of this, I urge you to rethink your model. selling +1's is promotes spam and muddies the search results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lucas92
      Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

      your website promotes something VERY questionable. whilst Google itself will not be holding you backbecause of this, I urge you to rethink your model. selling +1's is promotes spam and muddies the search results.
      Your probably right but its a growing market for sure. Just like on fiverr, most of the top gigs are facebook likes for groups. Google plus is growing massivly and so is the number of people willing to buy +1's for their website. I am quite noob to all of this though, havnt made a dollar online yet ive probably spent $200 on things that never seem to get me anywhere.
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      • Profile picture of the author matt5409
        Originally Posted by Lucas92 View Post

        Your probably right but its a growing market for sure. Just like on fiverr, most of the top gigs are facebook likes for groups. Google plus is growing massivly and so is the number of people willing to buy +1's for their website. I am quite noob to all of this though, havnt made a dollar online yet ive probably spent $200 on things that never seem to get me anywhere.
        can I ask how you plan to deliver these +1s?

        since you're new maybe you should take the more tried and tested route of blogging for money instead of trying to earn it from providing questionable services. just because there is a demand, doesn't mean you should be the one to provide a supply... i suppose it's down to your personal moral stance though.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lucas92
          Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

          can I ask how you plan to deliver these +1s?

          since you're new maybe you should take the more tried and tested route of blogging for money instead of trying to earn it from providing questionable services. just because there is a demand, doesn't mean you should be the one to provide a supply... i suppose it's down to your personal moral stance though.
          the thing is i also have a blog which i purchased from a WSO and it dosnt make any money at all. its on 1st page of google aswell for the keyword :/
          i always seem to get stuck with the products that never seem to quite work. im never giving up though, im going to make money one way or another!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I think your keyword is not highly searched. If this is the case, you are just wasting money on promotion. better create a new website related to your product with highly searched keyword...
    just my 2 cents
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderprime
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      I think your keyword is not highly searched. If this is the case, you are just wasting money on promotion. better create a new website related to your product with highly searched keyword...
      just my 2 cents
      yes, you are right. his keyword should have some issue.
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    • Profile picture of the author slimrider94
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      I think your keyword is not highly searched. If this is the case, you are just wasting money on promotion. better create a new website related to your product with highly searched keyword...
      just my 2 cents
      That and you need more than one keyword
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  • Profile picture of the author misharuski
    Promote your site on other forums with your signature =)
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      The most effective marketing methods for this niche seems to be offline. Google is doing massive advertising in this arena by mailing postcards/letters. Do they know something? Check out the offline marketing forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author ehawkmarketer
    Definitely check out offline. You should start locally with some businesses. Just go to some places you normally like to hang out and have a chat with the owner about your services. It takes some bravery but it will pay off with your efforts. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderprime
    just follow the SEOBD. I got marvelous result. here is the link: seobd dot net
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjon
    First of all, Go to adwords and search for your keywords how many people are searching for it..
    You can then use market samurai and Traffic travis to get golden keywords..
    Go to facebook, get a nice fan page application like \

    If you want to earn more, make a couple of sites like this, Boost your alexa and page rankl and sell the website on Flippa :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderprime
    Originally Posted by Lucas92 View Post

    I have recently launched a new website providing a service to customers. Its been online for over a month now yet i have had no sales at all.
    Currently on page rank 3 of google for the keyword.

    I need to promote the website to get some sales going, im looking for some advice in this area! Where is the best place to do this or how should i go about doing it? Maybe google adwords?

    All suggestions would be appreciated, thanks alot
    Try to get a free web analysis from seobd dot net
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  • Profile picture of the author rten885
    There are so many ways you can promote your website. Social Networking would be a great way to build up traffic. Using classified ad websites such as craigslist is also a great way to promote your website. As long as you have good quality more and more people will find out about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author anthonyb
    I agree offline is one way here. In addition, see if you can put together an info pack on why they should buy this service over SEO. Also you must realize that this model is bound to come up stuck, because it attempts to defeat the whole point of the +1 service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucas92
    thanks alot for all the helpful information you guys have provided! its really making me consider whether to sell the website or not as i now see that its probably a bad thing to be selling as it defeats the object of the +1 button :/
    I think i should sell this site on flippa and then start a new project with somthing more legit and solid. thanks again everyone!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    I dont think Google Adwords is a best option if you dont have enough expertise on PPC campaigns.What you can do is target some more keywords that have some good amount of searches per month and then rank those keywords and see the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author loveday101
    Keep away from SEO and Google Adwords if you don't know much about it... I highly recommend purchasing some Solo Ads...

    Go to the Joint Venture section of the forum
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Hi,

      use these simple techniques:

      - Get active in forums and always include your URL in your signature.

      - Use online classified websites to increase exposure to your site and products. Use a service like Yahoo! Classified

      - When someone orders a product from your site, include a catalog with their order to get them coming back for more.

      - Write an email newsletter

      - Insert keywords that describe your business into the HTML META tags on your Web site pages; this will increase your visibility on search engines.

      - List your Web site address (URL) on everything; list it in phone books, brochures, direct mail pieces, business cards..etc...

      - Submit your website to web directories

      - Promote your website through email lists

      - Email coupons to your customers


      Hope that helps,

      Devid
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  • Profile picture of the author sofiaarce
    In terms of conversion and traffic, I find forum participation helpful. Join threads related to your niche with your site included in the signature. At the same time, I'm also active in the forum market place to promote my site services / products / promos.
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  • Profile picture of the author offline85
    Originally Posted by Lucas92 View Post

    I have recently launched a new website providing a service to customers. Its been online for over a month now yet i have had no sales at all.
    Currently on page rank 3 of google for the keyword.

    I need to promote the website to get some sales going, im looking for some advice in this area! Where is the best place to do this or how should i go about doing it? Maybe google adwords?

    All suggestions would be appreciated, thanks alot
    Hi Lucas, when you said "Currently on page rank 3 of google for the keyword. ".....I"m sure you meant on page 3 of Google - I can tell you that you will not get much traffic if this is true - so work on link building to increase your ranking to page 1 and the traffic will follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    I would say start educating yourself taking a training course in IM or SEO. I offer a training course in SEO which is based from 14 years experience in the field. There are other courses out there as well. The course teaches you how to gain top rankings in Google which is based on a step by step process so once you are complete you will know how to gain top rankings. If you are not happy i offer 30 days money back guarantee. I dont want your money but your success.
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    also if you type in training course in SEO my site is #1 in Google so just wanted to show that I am not hyping this up but will teach you real SEO strategies that work in real life..
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  • You can use different forums, social networks and answer sites. You can find there the audience interested in your products and you should be ready to offer them your service. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author getbizy
    I find your niche kind of questionable....try having another site
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  • Profile picture of the author billyjones
    So I still have not learned anything about how to promote my websites from these forums. So if anyone has good advice let me know. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author showmack
    I have reviewed your website, the loading time seems high. Also yahoo back links are showing very less back links and it is showing PR0 google ranking. You should focus on both reducing the load time and back linking.
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  • Profile picture of the author mysteryleaves
    The best way is to start building up backlinks so you can start
    getting organic traffic, this will help you long term for quailty
    targeted traffic, in the meantime maybe try some free ads sites
    to help you get some traffic quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author rowanman28
    I get most of my traffic from Twitter. My site is page rank three and two months old as well, I have to say that it's not something that Google would like if they saw it, but they probably won't punish you for it. Instead of trying Adwords, talk to me, and I'll get you ten times cheaper clicks through social promotion. I can get less than five cent clicks through outsourcing tweeting and sharing to micro job sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattVit
    Improve your copy. There are so many spelling and grammar mistakes that you'd think a 15 year old wrote it.

    Some of it doesn't even make sense, "We understand your needed, so we provide you 4 packages to select from." Sorry, what? To start with, 'you're' not 'your', and you understand that I'm needed? Needed by who? What? I'm so confused...

    Improve your copy.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
    Originally Posted by Lucas92 View Post

    I have recently launched a new website providing a service to customers. Its been online for over a month now yet i have had no sales at all.
    Currently on page rank 3 of google for the keyword.

    I need to promote the website to get some sales going, im looking for some advice in this area! Where is the best place to do this or how should i go about doing it? Maybe google adwords?

    All suggestions would be appreciated, thanks alot
    1st step always needs to be analyzing your site to see where the problem is :confused:

    1 - Check Google Analytics and see if you are getting any traffic

    If the traffic is low, then you need to look at promotion

    2 - Check that the traffic is coming from your target market (eg. if targeting the US that your traffic is not coming from India)

    If the traffic is not targeted, then you need to look at your keywords

    3 - Check your Google position

    If you are not on the first page, then you need to check your on-page SEO and keywords

    4 - Check your bounce rate

    If people are immediately closing your site then they did not want to be there. Check your on-page SEO, keywords and sales page (especially the headline and 1st paragraph)

    5 - Check your conversion rate

    If you are getting the right traffic to your site, then the issue is that your product is not converting. This may be due to a poor sales page, confusing checkout process, or poor product selection.

    Have a friend go through the process of visiting your site, reading your sales page and using the checkout to buy and obtain the product. (You can issue a refund immediately after).

    That can pickup any technical issues (eg links not working) and will also get you feedback on how it can be improved

    ---------------------------------------------

    The most important step to fixing a problem is to make sure you know the cause.

    You should never jump into trying a solution until you are certain of where the problem is. If you jump in to paying for traffic without sorting out any issues first, you will be flushing your money down the toilet.

    Depending on your niche, forum/classified ads can sometimes be more effective than AdWords and end up being much cheaper in the long run.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Barr
    According to the google adwords keyword tool, your keyword only had 58 exact searched GLOBALLY in July. I know +1 has just launched, so this may well increase rapidly.

    Your on-page copy is grammatically incorrect and confusing. If you need help with translating the site into correct English, shoot me a PM.

    To promote the service, I'd consider making a gig on fiverr offering a small amount for $5, then after delivering, shoot the buyer a mail directing them to your site for bulk packages. (Be careful about your message; I've had 2 warnings from fiverr recently just for directing people to my portfolio, grrr.)
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Honestly selling Google +1 is not only questionable but really risky.

    I believe, one company I wouldn't risk playing with it, would certainly be google. Let us say google get back at your method, and all +1s are deleted and you using PayPal for payment, what is next ? your paypal account will get shut down.

    I would advice you to be careful of such a business
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  • Profile picture of the author stefan007
    Have you made any sales? I think you need more content that explains your service and how its down. Without content the customer will not find you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harrysmith
    Originally Posted by Lucas92 View Post

    I have recently launched a new website providing a service to customers. Its been online for over a month now yet i have had no sales at all.
    Currently on page rank 3 of google for the keyword.

    I need to promote the website to get some sales going, im looking for some advice in this area! Where is the best place to do this or how should i go about doing it? Maybe google adwords?

    All suggestions would be appreciated, thanks alot
    If your website has been online for 3 months without any sales then it is essential for you to get into hard core online marketing. You must implement online marketing techniques like article writing, blogging, social bookmarking and maintaining a good presence on the social networking websites and forums. These techniques will surely show good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    you coudl use these :

    -ppc
    - joint ventures
    - Articles
    - CPA
    - Press releases
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    Try building some backlinks for nice keywords and rank them. You can offer your service at various forum and see how people would respond to them. You can start offering Affiliations, this would bring you some nice buyers. Last try PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author RokDot
    I would try social media marketing.
    As in facebook adverts, because you can specifically target the audience you're after.
    Thinks like twitter are also great.
    but really, look into facebook, you want TARGETED TRAFFIC.
    Not just anyone going into your site.
    Hope I was a help mate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    SEO is the way to go if you want steady traffic..it does take time cause you have to build great content, optimize it properly and do the offsite optimization etc...Adwords is ok but getting pricey...i think most businesses do not make money from it as it is too late to join already...
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  • Profile picture of the author ruth shapland
    Adwords is good but make sure you have a pro-active message which is easily seen through from the landing page.
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