How Do You Promote Your Sites

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Hey guys.

How do you promote your blogs/sites


At the moment I'm not really doing anything as I don't know where or how to promote my site.

Any suggestions would be a massive help please
#promote #sites
  • Profile picture of the author seolindsay
    There are so many ways to promote your site, specifically I would suggest any of the social media avenues.
    I would also use forums that are specific to what you are promoting. For example, I have a bridal shower site, and I often visit anything to do with wedding forums.
    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author yamaha racer
    when you mean social media route what do you mean,

    also if i went on to a network forum what would i do comment on things or just ask people to visit my site ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Trieu
      Originally Posted by yamaha racer View Post

      when you mean social media route what do you mean,

      also if i went on to a network forum what would i do comment on things or just ask people to visit my site ?
      Not a good idea asking people to click on your site in forums. They'll see this as spamming. Just contribute by posting helpful information and if they allow it put your website in your sig link.


      as for social media, you can create a fanpage then using facebook ads to get people liking your page. In my opinion promoting fanpages using fb ads would be better than directing linking to your website, because it creates a viral effect. People on fb genrally do like 'liking'
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      • Profile picture of the author seolindsay
        You're right, I should have elaborated!

        You need to join communities that relate to your topic and contribute meaningful posts and information.

        With social media, it is somewhat the same. You need to join groups and contribute to conversations. With Twitter, you need to make sure you interact, follow, and re-tweet people. With FB, get into conversations with other groups that focus on your topic. With Pinterest, post a lot of content, and follow others.

        It is not a simple solution and it takes time. It is well worth it though.


        Originally Posted by Trieu View Post

        Not a good idea asking people to click on your site in forums. They'll see this as spamming. Just contribute by posting helpful information and if they allow it put your website in your sig link.


        as for social media, you can create a fanpage then using facebook ads to get people liking your page. In my opinion promoting fanpages using fb ads would be better than directing linking to your website, because it creates a viral effect. People on fb genrally do like 'liking'
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  • Profile picture of the author Aehs01
    Originally Posted by yamaha racer View Post

    Hey guys.

    How do you promote your blogs/sites


    At the moment I'm not really doing anything as I don't know where or how to promote my site.

    Any suggestions would be a massive help please
    This is very simple but it works and it builds great relationships, try emailing people.
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    You can open contest so your site can get traffic also go viral.
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  • Profile picture of the author seolindsay
    Sirtiman is right, contests are also a wonderful way to attract traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    I promote my blogs using pinterest solely, currently i am averaging round about 3k+ unique views daily, i am confident i can take that up to 10k UV's in couple of weeks,
    Just have to make good sites having optimized images, then making pinterest profile and joining relevant group boards, then start pinning ...
    But wisely

    Originally Posted by yamaha racer View Post

    Hey guys.

    How do you promote your blogs/sites


    At the moment I'm not really doing anything as I don't know where or how to promote my site.

    Any suggestions would be a massive help please
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by xpesos View Post

      I promote my blogs using pinterest solely, currently i am averaging round about 3k+ unique views daily, i am confident i can take that up to 10k UV's in couple of weeks,
      Just have to make good sites having optimized images, then making pinterest profile and joining relevant group boards, then start pinning ...
      But wisely
      Pinterest helped me to double the traffic to one of my sites.

      It depends to a certain extent on the niche for this to work. Some lend themselves to images that people like to repin.

      It can take time to build up. You have to keep at it. You can find some good gigs on fiverr that will get you started with a number of boards and pins.

      Sandy
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      • Profile picture of the author lauch
        The best promotion is still free promotion because you won't have to pay anything which could decrease your profit. There are some great ways to get free promotion:
        -social media
        -article marketing
        -video marketing

        I found a great hub that contains a lot of techniques to get free traffic to your site.
        Get Free Website Traffic
        I hope this helped
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    As the poster above says, paid traffic is worth a look. I actually used AdWords to launch my membership site last year - it didn't cost that much and I got my site to 1000 members in less than a month. Never could have achieved that with SEO alone.

    Forum traffic is good and I get lower bounce rates from people following forum links. But forum owners are tough on you these days - I got a 3 day ban the other day on WF for excessive talking about my .sig.
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  • Profile picture of the author drlelong
    I create videos daily and post them on my blog. This is my "foundation".

    Then, I distribute the video and blog post on the following sites to get traffic and build backlinks:

    1) Facebook
    2) YouTube
    3) Google Plus
    4) Onlywire
    5) Social Monkee
    6) Social Adr
    7) Vimeo

    Do this everyday, and you will get plenty of traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
      Originally Posted by drlelong View Post

      I create videos daily and post them on my blog. This is my "foundation".

      Then, I distribute the video and blog post on the following sites to get traffic and build backlinks:

      1) Facebook
      2) YouTube
      3) Google Plus
      4) Onlywire
      5) Social Monkee
      6) Social Adr
      7) Vimeo

      Do this everyday, and you will get plenty of traffic.
      Do you actively go around and try to comment on people's things on Facebook in order to get them to like your page? Or actively try to gain followers?

      Or do you just post a link to your blog post on each of those sites, then that's it?
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by drlelong View Post

      I create videos daily and post them on my blog. This is my "foundation".

      Then, I distribute the video and blog post on the following sites to get traffic and build backlinks:

      1) Facebook
      2) YouTube
      3) Google Plus
      4) Onlywire
      5) Social Monkee
      6) Social Adr
      7) Vimeo

      Do this everyday, and you will get plenty of traffic.
      How do you create your videos?

      Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
    Social, Social, Social
    - facebook
    - twitter
    - youtube

    In the coming days we all may as well get used to paying for clicks. I'm thinking the days of being able to do much damage with free traffic are numbered.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    I buy both banner ads and web traffic to promote my sites. I also join some banner exchange sites to bring me free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author seocrimeindia
    Choose the Specific niche related to your website--->Build Backlinks--> Show up in Top 3 of Google. You will get real organic traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author adwordmedia
    Originally Posted by yamaha racer View Post

    Hey guys.

    How do you promote your blogs/sites


    At the moment I'm not really doing anything as I don't know where or how to promote my site.

    Any suggestions would be a massive help please
    Social Media is the best way to promote your blogs or sites nowadays. But its not easy, read more about social media strategies, its not only share a links on it you need to create a massive network on all social media sites. Another way PPC & SEO as well as social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotconcepts
    Go for facebook ads, its much cheaper and highly targeted. Capture leads via auto responder Updated your blog weekly with new articles, videos related to your subject. Mail to you list weekly, this way you can build traffic and make your blog popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahedihasan
    Originally Posted by yamaha racer View Post

    Hey guys.

    How do you promote your blogs/sites


    At the moment I'm not really doing anything as I don't know where or how to promote my site.

    Any suggestions would be a massive help please
    If you think it is easy then it is easy,but hard work is needed.Firstly you have to choose a write keyword then build back-link for your site.Forum posting is very helpful for any site.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmJimmy
    Whatever you do but do it wisely. Follow legit ways.

    These days social media is a great source of traffic. But your site has to be informative and engaging. Remember forum is also a social platform. If you can make good videos then there is chance of getting viral promotion which will build your reputation and build traffic. Also network with other people in your niche. This will help to spread your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxjay
    These days it comes down to either have really strong content.

    Great content promotes itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Monroe
    All these tips are really useful. I would add guest posting - write articles for other websites (industry related) and add a link pointing to your website (it depends of the guidelines - some accept adding a link pointing to your website in the article body, some let you add your link in the author's bio).

    Here is a little more about this technique and how to make it effective - How to Get the Most Value Out of Your Guest Posting Campaigns
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  • Profile picture of the author yamaha racer
    Thanks all for your help.

    I think I'll try social media

    Some Facebook PPC/ Adwords. (Bit expensive but worth a shot)

    Ill also try the Pinterest :-) sounds all good thanks guys :-)

    When yous mean a contest just out something in my site an give away a monthly prize or something
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  • Profile picture of the author jamiefeld
    I used to do a lot of backlinking but it doesn't seem to work as well anymore. A few weeks ago I saw that everyone on page 1 had a lot of social media so I started using retweeting services (socialrota and retweet.it) and they are working very well so far, go social!
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  • Profile picture of the author Arslan Zahid
    I promote my website or blog through social media like: facebook, twitter, hi5, linked in and you tube.

    That is the best way to promote your website quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author udistinguish
    Social media such as facebook is the easiest way to have a good source of traffic on your site, let us say you have 3000 friends in Facebook, post your content on it, probably some of your froends will have to visit the site indeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by yamaha racer View Post

    Hey guys.

    How do you promote your blogs/sites


    At the moment I'm not really doing anything as I don't know where or how to promote my site.

    Any suggestions would be a massive help please
    Have you tried any of the strategies in your signature? Do they not work?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bellerine
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Have you tried any of the strategies in your signature? Do they not work?
      Hilarious! So glad someone else noticed this.
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  • Profile picture of the author copybum
    Yamaha, another solid traffic strategy is to find blog and website
    publishers looking for "guest bloggers" and "guest article writers."
    Just make sure to put their site in Alexa to see if they rank for
    enough traffic. Alexa of up to 100K is good. They get eyes on
    their sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I believe forum ads and social media ads are best options for promoting your site/blog.
    Press release, social bookmarking are other great sources to get promoted and get good targetted traffic to your site.
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