Tips to promote my site?

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here's the thing. i've been reading posts on this forums practically all day and the more i read more confused i get. i am trying to promote my forum which is fairly new to get more traffic. i myself don't know that much about backlinking, seo and all that mambo jambo but i am trying to learn. the problem is i don't know where to start.
some people are saying "this" is great, others that it sucks and it can get very confusing for a newbie in all this like myself.
what would you recommend? where to start and how to best promote my site?
#promote #site #tips
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  • Profile picture of the author rohnsmith
    you can add
    directory submission
    article submission
    Rss feed submission
    Free classified listing
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    • Originally Posted by rohnsmith View Post

      you can add
      directory submission
      article submission
      Rss feed submission
      Free classified listing
      Participate also on the following:

      hub page
      link wheel
      squidoo lens
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  • Profile picture of the author knightofdawn
    also add press releases and link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    Dravalley,

    Good to see you are already promoting it in your signature.

    Looking at your forum though, you can see the most 2 popular sections are the graphics and multimedia

    and the software and hardware discussion.

    This is great information. Consider how you could put these most popular sections above the fold
    of your page - similar to WF.

    Most popular at the top.

    Then go to blogs that focus on these topics and participate.

    Use Google Alerts to advise you about the blogs that are freshly updated.

    Then you need to participate in the blogs and add content - yep it may take sometime.

    Target the popular blogs.

    You could also write articles related to those 2 popular topics on your forum.

    The key is to target to your audience otherwise you are wasting your efforts!
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  • Profile picture of the author sousen
    Directory Submission
    Article Submission
    Yahoo Answer
    Forum Posting
    Blog comment
    Social Bookmarkin
    Press Relise Distribution
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    • Profile picture of the author dravalley.com
      Thank you all for your suggestions. I am doing yahoo answers and directory submissions. Submissions are taking slow cause it takes some time to have your site approved and all that.

      @Easy Cash: as you can see from the anchor my forum is not all about graphics and multimedia. we are trying to focus on web development. i will take your advice. thank you very much.

      I'm aware it takes a lot of work and time but we'll get there.
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      • Profile picture of the author sweetfranky
        Hi,

        I'm just going to suggest that you stick around and learn SEO over the next few months. Your going to get bombarded with a lot of information, some good and some bad. If you can try and test stuff for yourself. Once you see that it works you can outsource it to save time. Finally, Welcome to the board!
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        • Profile picture of the author jitterbug978
          SEO is the best long term way to promote your forum.

          Blog Comments and High PR Profile backlinks are two really good ways to see movement in the search engines.
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          • Profile picture of the author knowing25
            The best option is first you have to know your niche, than promote your forum with press release, article directories, and another online forum but find forum that meet your niche and hugh member inside, and for sure that your forum will be on top 10 page you have build backlinks, there is many things you can do, so start now....
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            • Profile picture of the author HCLee
              1. Post videos on YouTube and other free video sites. Make sure you embed your links on your signature file.

              2. Include your website details on your email signature. If you don't have one, create one.

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  • Profile picture of the author nuwav
    You are promoting your forum right now :-) ...because its a web development and e-commerce forum, I would promote it in ebay, e-commerce, business and web design forums. I would also comment on related blogs, mainly business or ebay blogs, people that would need the forum most or are setting up an online business.

    I would also create a blog talking about web development, web design creation, e-commerce etc...I would also submit my rss feed to feed directories. I would write a press realease and submit to press release directories..
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  • Profile picture of the author WebSolutionKey
    Youtube, facebook,twitter,squidoo, yahoo answer are other powerful tools apart from traditional backlinkings, forum posting, blog commenting and other SEO techniques.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Ross
    One thing you could do is write articles. I think EVERYONE here will agree that they are worthwhile. One thing I like to do is build links to my articles and this helps them rank even higher. Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author dravalley.com
      Thank you everyone. I got some great tips here. I am doing yahoo answers, twitter, facebook and i started doing it on ehow just yesterday. I realise it's going to take some time and dedication.
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  • Profile picture of the author seopro91
    Originally Posted by dravalley.com View Post

    here's the thing. i've been reading posts on this forums practically all day and the more i read more confused i get. i am trying to promote my forum which is fairly new to get more traffic. i myself don't know that much about backlinking, seo and all that mambo jambo but i am trying to learn. the problem is i don't know where to start.
    some people are saying "this" is great, others that it sucks and it can get very confusing for a newbie in all this like myself.
    what would you recommend? where to start and how to best promote my site?
    Yahoo answers (as another member said) is great.

    Go on there and answer people's questions well, but in the bit where is says YOUR source then say the name of your forum is where you found the answer. You might get some people to join!?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Dwayne
    Hello buddies!


    To get some easiest and sudden traffic and promoting for your web site do some SEO technique to get traffic and moreover add you site to some social media application sites and article submission and directory submission all are you have to do and google will catch your site very soon and promoting too..

    Yahoo answers
    facebook application
    Digg
    Twitter and backlinks will give good results....
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Mensah
    Originally Posted by dravalley.com View Post

    here's the thing. i've been reading posts on this forums practically all day and the more i read more confused i get. i am trying to promote my forum which is fairly new to get more traffic. i myself don't know that much about backlinking, seo and all that mambo jambo but i am trying to learn. the problem is i don't know where to start.
    some people are saying "this" is great, others that it sucks and it can get very confusing for a newbie in all this like myself.
    what would you recommend? where to start and how to best promote my site?
    oh boy, dravalley...one thing i've learned in IM is that what works for one may not work for another...heck they might even scrutinize it but you gotta find what works for you and stick to that.
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    • Profile picture of the author snvservices
      All the tips that are posted here are all really helpful in every sense that is like through classified posting in free classified sites, promoting through social networking sites like facebook, twitter and linkedin which are good in getting networks and groups and also which helps you to get so many people on your site and to get your services and products that you want everyone to know about.

      This way you can promote your site and also you can go for making some blogs that reflects your services or your products that you want to sell.

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author forumer147
    You can do loads of stuff like posting in forum , blog commenting , social bookmarking can help in promoting your site
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  • Profile picture of the author greattimes2
    Trial and error. Everything that has been written here works to some extent and in certain cases. Test. Test. Test. Don't get lost in too much reading without taking action.

    Choose a short list from these responses, the shorter the better, and work the list for your site. See what happens. Add to the short list if nothing is happening. You have to make the method work.

    Stick to it, keep working (action), and stay consistent.
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  • Profile picture of the author chgroup
    I agree dravalley. I am new at this too. All this information is overwhelming. But keep pressing on.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbfc93
    Whilst there is no guaranteed method of success, perseverance is the best method to get success... as for promotion methods, they've already all been mentioned in this thread.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author nosnow
    My favorite ways to promote and get some links are forum posts, article sites, free classifieds, directories, and blog commenting. Be sure that these sites are dofollow, for maximum benefit!
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  • Profile picture of the author amber.ella
    Engaging on forums is a good stay. Just make sure not to spam on forums!
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    • Profile picture of the author makhussy
      Create High Page rank Link
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      • Profile picture of the author nitikasnv
        Hi,

        To promote a site there are many ways like

        directory submission

        article submission
        blog commenting
        And other two best ways are social bookmarking like Facebook,twitter and many more
        & Forum posting.

        In my veiw I think the best way to promote your site is through Forum Posting.

        Thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author keithsan
          I couldn't add any more than the suggestions here.
          just take your time. and do them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author mitchhyle
    1st - article submission
    2nd - forum posting
    3rd - social media
    4th - socila bookmarking
    5th social network
    6th directory submission or link exchange
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumMaster
    Creating compelling content that site visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author eleven
    Thanks for sharing this tips but in order to promote your site in easy then used SEO and their methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author indianlinkbuilder
    Directory Submission
    Social Bookmarking
    Press Release Submission
    Article Submission
    Blog Creation
    Blog Commenting
    Forum Posting
    Classified posting
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    • Profile picture of the author ap09.com
      article submission
      forum posting
      social media
      social bookmarking
      directory submission or link exchange
      RSS submission

      All the above tips are used for promoting website.
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      • Profile picture of the author ozzyinyang
        joining affiliates
        submission of articles
        backlinking
        SEO
        BLOOGING
        SUBMISSION OF RSS
        ENGAGING IN FORUMS




        THANKS
        OZZY
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