Method #10: Press Release Distribution by wicked-baron
PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
Press releases are a fantastic way to get the word out about your website quickly. The best place to submit press releases through is PRWeb, located here:
PRWeb offers a variety of ways to distribute your press release, ranging from free to very expensive. If you are serious about your web business, you may want to consider spending some cash here, as it is well worth it. You will want to make sure that your press release is well written (PRWeb can help with that too).
Method #9: Utilizing Keyword Research by wicked-baron
Utilizing Keyword Research
If you aren’t doing proper keyword research before you build your website, you are taking a stab in the dark at your pages becoming popular. Just writing on your niche isn’t enough, you need to be spending time researching and discovering the best keywords to target.
The basic premise of keyword research involves finding keywords that have:
1. A reasonable amount of searches per day/month
2. A reasonably low amount of competition on the internet for that specific phrase.
Free alternatives for Google Keyword planner
Free Keyword Tools (with account)
One of my favorite keyword tools out there, Jason and CCarter understand search and data analysis and put a lot of time into building a truly powerful keyword suite with some robust scoring.
Not only will you need to create a free account to get any of the keyword data with this tool, but to unlock the real power here you’ll have to also verify your account either by phone or SMS (both automated) – but it’s still free. From there it may take 1 business day for them to manually verify your account – but again, it’s not that bad for free data.
Once in you’re limited to 10 results per query and 50 queries per month.
My favorite feature of this tool is that it only grabs very closely related permutations of the query you enter and it shows you daily volume as well as Google Trends data graphs.
Method #8: The Power of Propeller by wicked-baron
The Power of Propeller
Propeller is a very popular website. It carries a page rank of 8!
Propeller can be found here:
Propeller is a place where members (it is free to become one) submit “news stories”. I would suggest picking a page from your website that you feel is worth telling others about (and if you don’t have one, create one). Submitting a story to Propeller is very easy, and should only take you a minute.
You do need to be careful though, if you submit something that is of poor quality, it will get shut down. You’ve been warned!
Method #7: Using Hubpages For Traffic by wicked-baron
Using Hubpages For Traffic
Hubpages is another social website, where its users can sign up for free and create their own pages. It is located here:
Hubpages is very similar to Squidoo, and I highly recommend that you take advantage of both of these websites. What a perfect way to create some strong backlinks that you have complete control over.
One final note however, you will want to make sure that your pages on Hubpages are of decent quality. If you just throw up content that is taken from somewhere else, or of low quality, your page will get shut down. Be careful!
Method #5: The Power of Blogs by wicked-baron
The Power of Blogs
If you don’t have a blog, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. Simply put, blogs open up doors for you to certain aspects of web promotion, and make it a lot easier to rise up in the search engines.
If your main website isn’t a blog, you could consider adding one, such as:
which could then push people towards your actual website.
Blogs are free. Popular blog software includes:
Commenting on other people’s blogs is a fantastic way to get some great backlinks. You have to remember that a large percentage of bloggers out there are doing it just as a hobby, and they will love it if you take the time to read their blog and make a thoughtful comment.
Do not spam your comments! If you try leaving a comment like “Nice Blog, Check Out My Website” it is going to get taken down. The key here is showing the blog owner that you actually are interested in their blog, and want to contribute towards it.
If you really want to make the most of your time, only focus on blogs that have google page rank. This is a nice way to gauge the quality of the blogs you come across.
Yahoo Answers is a fantastic way to get not only a strong backlink, but also some very highly targeted traffic as well.
Yahoo Answers is located here:
This is a place where anyone can go and ask a question, about anything they want. Others then answer the questions, often citing websites as references. Yahoo Answers is a literal internet marketer’s goldmine, because it contains a ton of people that are literally asking what they should buy!
In the video, you can see how I show you an example of this.
When you provide an answer, be sure to list your website like this:
You cannot use anchor text at Yahoo Answers, it is not allowed. Make sure to remember that!
Method #2: Social Bookmarking by wicked-baron
Social bookmarking is another traffic generation technique that is very popular, and works very well. Have you ever bookmarked a webpage in your browser, so you can go back to it later? This is what social bookmarking is, except everyone can see what you bookmark.
It is free to sign up at the popular social bookmarking networks, and it doesn’t take too long to bookmark your site. When your site receives a bookmark, it shows the search engines that people are talking about, and interested in your site. This is a great way to get a ton of high quality backlinks.
It can be a bit of work signing up at all of the major bookmarking sites, but once you are setup, it goes a lot faster.
Here are a few of the top social bookmarking sites:
If I was only going to recommend one traffic generation strategy, it would be article marketing. There is a reason it is so popular, it is because it actually works!
Article marketing consists of creating articles from your niche, and submitting them to article directories. At the bottom of each article you write, you are allowed to link to your website. There are quite a few article directories that are very highly respected by the search engines, and having links from there pointing to your site is a huge advantage.
Additionally, once your article is in the directories, other webmasters will come and publish your article. It is not uncommon for one article to get you several high quality backlinks.
I would not suggest submitting to every article directory you can find, but rather just stick with the top few. This would include:
Method #1: Article Marketing by wicked-baron