How to rank a Freelancing site?

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I want to setup a freelancing job site. I've got a good domain, and a good theme, but i'm unsure how best to get traffic to it, or to promote it, any ideas specifically for that kind of site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Trollfarie
    The best thing to do would be to ask freelance writers to write posts about your site on their blog or in freelance writing communities on social media sites. I've done this for sites and so have my freelance writing friends. It works really well.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Paid ads from PPC is a very great option.

    You may want to get your site featured in one of the top discussion boards relevant to your niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author Laubster
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      Paid ads from PPC is a very great option.

      You may want to get your site featured in one of the top discussion boards relevant to your niche.
      Lol, you know how much eLance and oDesk spend on PPC. A beginner would get blown out trying to compete with them. I can't even imagine getting into that market with how competitive it is. You gotta have a serious USP to pull people away from Craigslist/oDesk/eLance.
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      • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
        Originally Posted by Laubster View Post

        Lol, you know how much eLance and oDesk spend on PPC. A beginner would get blown out trying to compete with them. I can't even imagine getting into that market with how competitive it is. You gotta have a serious USP to pull people away from Craigslist/oDesk/eLance.
        The OP asked for it.

        Other methods he may consider is teaming up with sites within his niche.
        Social media
        Video
        And probably SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I agree with Laubster. There are a LOT of freelance sites out there who are HUGELY successful. May I ask WHY you want to do this? There is a LOT of work involved and your chances of success are minimal because of the stiff competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author randiv
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    • Profile picture of the author HouseYVR
      Originally Posted by randiv View Post

      you can do by proper on-site optimization and some link building methods and social media optimization.
      Came in to say this. I would also add that using Google+ is very underrated and G+ users are being rewarded heavily for high quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Create a blog and publish compelling articles on it at least twice every week. Optimize them properly for low-competition keywords and send some high PR backlinks to them.

    A freelance job site will benefit a lot from social activities, so create a facebook and twitter account specific to the site to interact with freelancers, share new articles, notify followers of new job listings, etc. This will help kickstart your site before you start receiving traffic from google.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajeshsah45
    just post your url in odesk ,elance ,and other free lancer sites
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  • Profile picture of the author joomdev
    You’ll find qualified freelancers (and duds) on every site and some people have profiles on multiple sites. That’s why I focus on freelance websites that are easy to use. To get a feel for which site works best for you, test drive freelancers from several sites by creating a freelancer test assignment .
    And if you want to see more of the nuances between sites, check out this freelancing website comparison by worker. They compare the best freelancing websites and go into more specifics than I do here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    Is it a generic catch all freelancer site, such as listing all jobs of every category? Or, are you specializing in specific niche jobs? If you're going head to head with Fiverr, you will not get far. And, if you are targeting online freelance jobs of all kinds, there are so many well established freelance sites already. What are you going to be offering that is so radically different that would make someone want to pay to be part of your site anyway? Some things to think about, don't just go generic and differentiate yourself as early as possible from the others.
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  • Profile picture of the author KeithYoung
    Write a unique guest blog for your freelancing site and publish it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim P
    Give me the reasons why I should use your site instead of freelancer.com, elance.com ?
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