In order to make any real money and see your traffic increase to a profitable rate and sustain this rate, it must be promoted. However, unless you are knowledgeable in online marketing and promotion, website promotion may seem a little daunting. There are a number of different methods you can adopt in order to promote your website, which method is best for you can be determined by your budget, time and your niche market.
One of the first methods of promotion you can adopt is the use of ads within search engine sites, for example Google Adsense. These adverts work by implementing your specified keywords within linked keywords that will help to lead steady traffic and sales directly to your website. However, these adverts can be a costly investment if they do not work effectively. A fruitful and highly popular method of website promotion is email marketing which is adopted by businesses/websites of all sizes. This involves distributing a sales letter style email to a selected database which will include back links to the website in order to optimize traffic and potentially, sales. More often than not, the database used will be compiled using data of those who have already shown an interest in the goods/services offered by the site which makes this an effective way in which to obtain additional sales on top of your existing income.
The format of email marketing is one which can also be adopted into other forms of website promotion, such as article marketing and blog/forum posts. These are incredibly effective and free which makes them perfect for small or starting up websites. Submitting content onto a number of external websites allows you to optimize your brand awareness through no-obligation promotional articles which can include back links back to your company’s website. This not only allows the consumer to learn about you and your service at their own pace, but also allows them the opportunity to learn more about you should they like what they read. As you can re-use this content across a number of different sites, this form of website promotion is incredibly cost and time effective, increasing your backlinks across the web. By learning more about the fundamentals of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), these forms of marketing can be utilized further.
Article marketing has quickly become one of the most popular and modern forms of online marketing today, along with the utilization of social networking sites. Social sites such as Twitter and Facebook have become increasingly popular over the past few years, allowing users to communicate with one another and share their thoughts, links, photos and much more. Due to the large volume of users they incur on a daily basis, this makes these sites a great platform for websites to use as part of their promotion. By adding links back to your main site, status updates to notify fans/followers/consumers about your new services/products/etc, you will discover a quick and efficient way of promoting and advertising your site. These sites are also great for speedy communication between the consumer and the company, helping to better your customer service operations also.