How to promote my new website? Need help!!

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I just created a website myglobefeeds dot com about travel news. I have used an SEO package from freelancers.com about a month ago and see very little traffic. I have also tried posting in flyertalk forums with my signature but it was removed since they do not allow any promotions on their site. What am I doing wrong? What should I do to get more unique visits?
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  • Profile picture of the author nbsteuv
    It sounds like you've got an idea of what you should be doing. Just do more of it.

    Forums are great for traffic. Just make sure you find more than one forum (and check to make sure they allow promotions in your signature if you want to use that method) and make 40-50 valuable posts before adding your signature. That builds trust and people will click your signature links because they know you at that point.

    SEO takes time, and you'll probably need multiple packages. Check out the Warrior for Hire section if you want to let professionals do it for you, but learning to do your own SEO is going to be a huge advantage if you don't have plenty of money to spend.

    Try article marketing. Start writing some useful articles and submit them to Ezinearticles and other article directories. If the content is good, they might get picked up by other websites and published with your resource box (containing a link back to your site). This builds traffic and is good for SEO.

    Also, don't forget about social networking. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and lots of others are fantastic for promoting websites. You can find tons of information about that in this forum.

    Whatever route you go, make sure you keep at it. One SEO package is probably not going to do it, unfortunately. Neither will posting on a single forum. Keep at it and you'll have results.
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    • Profile picture of the author mswombat
      Originally Posted by nbsteuv View Post

      It sounds like you've got an idea of what you should be doing. Just do more of it.

      Forums are great for traffic. Just make sure you find more than one forum (and check to make sure they allow promotions in your signature if you want to use that method) and make 40-50 valuable posts before adding your signature. That builds trust and people will click your signature links because they know you at that point.

      SEO takes time, and you'll probably need multiple packages. Check out the Warrior for Hire section if you want to let professionals do it for you, but learning to do your own SEO is going to be a huge advantage if you don't have plenty of money to spend.

      Try article marketing. Start writing some useful articles and submit them to Ezinearticles and other article directories. If the content is good, they might get picked up by other websites and published with your resource box (containing a link back to your site). This builds traffic and is good for SEO.

      Also, don't forget about social networking. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and lots of others are fantastic for promoting websites. You can find tons of information about that in this forum.

      Whatever route you go, make sure you keep at it. One SEO package is probably not going to do it, unfortunately. Neither will posting on a single forum. Keep at it and you'll have results.

      Thanks a lot for all the tips. Could you elaborate on how to go about it with social networking? I created a Facebook page for my site and got a fiverr gig to like it. What should I do next?
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      • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
        You need to put a plan in place that includes a variety of backlinking and traffic methods. You can't just buy a package somewhere and POOF you are done.

        Take time to learn different methods of driving traffic. These can include videos, social media like Facebook and Twitter, syndication, press releases, blog commenting, forums etc. You don't have to do them all of course, but variety is important.
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        • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
          Dang....you just burst my "Poof you are done" business model...lol....how are you LilBlackDress? LTNS....

          Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

          You need to put a plan in place that includes a variety of backlinking and traffic methods. You can't just buy a package somewhere and POOF you are done.

          Take time to learn different methods of driving traffic. These can include videos, social media like Facebook and Twitter, syndication, press releases, blog commenting, forums etc. You don't have to do them all of course, but variety is important.
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        • Profile picture of the author mswombat
          Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

          You need to put a plan in place that includes a variety of backlinking and traffic methods. You can't just buy a package somewhere and POOF you are done.

          Take time to learn different methods of driving traffic. These can include videos, social media like Facebook and Twitter, syndication, press releases, blog commenting, forums etc. You don't have to do them all of course, but variety is important.
          Thanks. Can provide some resources on how to go about going press releases? How does that work? Sorry I'm a newbie at this.
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        • Profile picture of the author Robert93
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          Take time to learn different methods of driving traffic. These can include videos, social media like Facebook and Twitter, syndication, press releases, blog commenting, forums etc. You don't have to do them all of course, but variety is important.
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    • Profile picture of the author mswombat
      Originally Posted by sirtiman View Post

      Are you using wp?
      Yes, WP was included in the package. I think he just did one entry and I see no traffic on the WP. Should I be making entries daily? What are the steps? How should I go about promoting the website through WP?
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    You have already started promoting by creating thrd here

    Good Luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author featherstory
    Wordpress is a great resource. You don't have to have something posted everyday, but you need to have consistency and regularly post content. Also if you build up relationships on wordpress with other bloggers that will help you get a lot of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author b.super13
    I would check out bigboards and look for forums related to your travel niche and start making useful posts there. However, be sure NOT to spam the forum with links to your site. Just create useful content and get people talking.

    Then have a link to your site in your signature (if the forum allows one)
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    • Profile picture of the author mswombat
      Originally Posted by b.super13 View Post

      I would check out bigboards and look for forums related to your travel niche and start making useful posts there. However, be sure NOT to spam the forum with links to your site. Just create useful content and get people talking.

      Then have a link to your site in your signature (if the forum allows one)
      Thanks for the source. I see a lot of travel forums there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Dunstan
    Produce a free report giving top 50 travel tips. Make sure it is good, but easy to produce.

    List it on document sites like scribd and on forums interested in travel. Allow others to give it away too - but not to change it in any way.

    Put the link to your site as a clickable link in the pdf.

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    • Profile picture of the author mswombat
      Originally Posted by Paul Dunstan View Post

      Produce a free report giving top 50 travel tips. Make sure it is good, but easy to produce.

      List it on document sites like scribd and on forums interested in travel. Allow others to give it away too - but not to change it in any way.

      Put the link to your site as a clickable link in the pdf.

      Paul Dunstan
      That's a great idea. Thanks! What are other popular document sites?
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  • Try video marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    SEO takes time to yield result especially when you are gunning for a good keyword. Just one month of work is not going to be enough.

    However, there are various other ways to promote your product besides SEO such as video marketing, forums, social media, offline, classifieds, solo ads, list building, PPC e.t.c.
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  • Profile picture of the author emmanuelm
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    Social Media and YouTube. It is very easy to rank for keywords with youtube videos, you'll also be surprised at how much Google+ can help you. (read this blog post). You can also send 5,000 free visitors to you're site by getting a free trial of paid traffic I got a couple of email leads from this so let's hope you're page converts! To find forums and blogs to post in do this:

    "keyword" + "forum"
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    "keyword + "blog"

    Put these tips tips to good use. I make training videos for $20/month, I'm always adding to the videos plus you get access to my secret internet marketing forum along with that if you're interested. Check it Out here.
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  • Profile picture of the author LodestoneCS
    Have you used Google tools to research the keywords that people are using to find your business? And then use those keywords on your webcopy as well as your backlinks. And I definitely second using video marketing.

    Also, use something like Help A Reporter Out (HARO) to reach out into other areas to drive traffic. And write and release interesting press releases. prweb is a paid press release releaser (for want of a better word :-) ). There are free ones out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeruvianMan
    Very interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author jucbad
    Traffic exchanges are good for traffic and you can generate free traffic from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I actually took a look at your site.

    To be blunt:
    a) it is visually horrible
    b) it has NO content at all apart from RSS feeds from other sites.

    Why would anyone want to visit it? What is it about? Why do you think Google or any other search engine will rank it without at least some content of its own?

    On the positive side, you've made a start. Now sit down and think about what you actually want your site to be about. Why you think visitors should come. What YOU would want to see if you were a visitor to the site.

    When you've decided what your site is about, do some research, write some content, add some pictures (make sure you have the rights to use them or add your OWN photos).

    Once you have a real site with a purpose and real content, then start backlinking and maybe taking part in forums.
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    • Profile picture of the author mswombat
      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      I actually took a look at your site.

      To be blunt:
      a) it is visually horrible
      b) it has NO content at all apart from RSS feeds from other sites.

      Why would anyone want to visit it? What is it about? Why do you think Google or any other search engine will rank it without at least some content of its own?

      On the positive side, you've made a start. Now sit down and think about what you actually want your site to be about. Why you think visitors should come. What YOU would want to see if you were a visitor to the site.

      When you've decided what your site is about, do some research, write some content, add some pictures (make sure you have the rights to use them or add your OWN photos).

      Once you have a real site with a purpose and real content, then start backlinking and maybe taking part in forums.
      Thanks for taking a look at the website. I thought it would be helpful for people who travel to have a website that acts as an aggregator for travel news articles. Sites like popurls and alltop simply display rss feeds and are doing pretty well. I want to make it into a social networking website for people who love travel later in the phase. What do you think about that?
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      I think the "feeds" part of his domain name indicates its a "feeds" site...

      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      I actually took a look at your site.

      To be blunt:
      a) it is visually horrible
      b) it has NO content at all apart from RSS feeds from other sites.

      Why would anyone want to visit it? What is it about? Why do you think Google or any other search engine will rank it without at least some content of its own?

      On the positive side, you've made a start. Now sit down and think about what you actually want your site to be about. Why you think visitors should come. What YOU would want to see if you were a visitor to the site.

      When you've decided what your site is about, do some research, write some content, add some pictures (make sure you have the rights to use them or add your OWN photos).

      Once you have a real site with a purpose and real content, then start backlinking and maybe taking part in forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    I would like to add up with suggestions for your new website, try social media marketing. Nowadays, users from all over the globe are more hooked up on social media sites and the best way to make your site viral and will definitely hit the audience is through sharing and letting the community notice that your site exist.. Good luck on your new website!
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  • Profile picture of the author mastjaat
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

      I think the "feeds" part of his domain name indicates its a "feeds" site...
      Originally Posted by mswombat View Post

      Thanks for taking a look at the website. I thought it would be helpful for people who travel to have a website that acts as an aggregator for travel news articles. Sites like popurls and alltop simply display rss feeds and are doing pretty well. I want to make it into a social networking website for people who love travel later in the phase. What do you think about that?
      I wasn't trying to say that the site shouldn't contain the RSS feeds. Just that it has no other content, which will make it really hard to rank in Google. You can't even tell where the feeds are coming from. It needs annotating and organising better.

      After I typed that I took a look at popurls alltop. They tell you where each of the feeds are coming from. Also, I imagine those other sites have age and have taken a lot of hard work and time to rank and gain an audience.

      Your site is new and has nothing to distinguish it. Getting traffic will take a lot of time and a lot of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elfen Lied
    You should get out there and start promoting your store. You could:

    -Use Blogs and Q&A sites to posts answers and links to your website.
    -SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
    -Sell on eBay on a side to get some traffic.
    -Post your company details or send us an email so that you can be verified and become a forum advertiser.

    There are many other great tips and tricks on our forum that will help you get more traffic for your store. Try reading these threads and articles on promoting your store and on SEO.
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