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Step 8: How To Promote Your Website

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Published on May 18, 2008

Author: RealFreeWebsites.com

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Make sure you plan your website right! This is the last in a series of website development by Real Free Websites.
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Step 8: Because what good is your website without visitors?

Step 1: How to set your website goal Step 2: How to identify and target your market Step 3: How to write your content Do you need a web designer? Step 4: How to choose your web designer Step 5: How to choose your domain name Step 6: How to choose your web host Step 7: How to launch your website Why completing your website is not the end Step 8: How to promote your website Part of the HELP I Need a Website! Series See the complete guide at www.realfreewebsites.com/website-plan i i

Step 1: How to set your website goal

Step 2: How to identify and target your market

Step 3: How to write your content

Do you need a web designer?

Step 4: How to choose your web designer

Step 5: How to choose your domain name

Step 6: How to choose your web host

Step 7: How to launch your website

Why completing your website is not the end

Step 8: How to promote your website

Start with the basics

You should already have done this: Submitted your website to search engines Submitted your website to web directories Sent out a press release Put your website address in your email footer, stationary, business cards, etc.

You should already have done this:

Submitted your website to search engines

Submitted your website to web directories

Sent out a press release

Put your website address in your email footer, stationary, business cards, etc.

Continuously monitor your statistics

Collect and analyze data Which pages are visitors exiting/entering? Why? Which searches are leading to “conversions”? Why? Which pages do visitors spend most time on? Why? Use this information to develop a marketing plan

Collect and analyze data

Which pages are visitors exiting/entering? Why?

Which searches are leading to “conversions”? Why?

Which pages do visitors spend most time on? Why?

Use this information to develop a marketing plan

Optimize your code for search engines

Target the right keywords and phrases based on: Your monitoring Research of your target market Research of the levels of competition for those keywords and phrases

Target the right keywords and phrases based on:

Your monitoring

Research of your target market

Research of the levels of competition for those keywords and phrases

Change your code if necessary Use keywords and phrases in page titles, meta tags, header tags, your content, and hyperlinks Provide the option of plain text links Keep it natural: write for humans

Change your code if necessary

Use keywords and phrases in page titles, meta tags, header tags, your content, and hyperlinks

Provide the option of plain text links

Keep it natural: write for humans

Build your domain authority for search engines

Build links Create quality content Create linkbait/viral marketing Provide free products or services Create widgets with a link back Design website templates with a link back Offer a reciprocal link exchange Write articles for other websites with a link back Target links from high quality/authority websites

Build links

Create quality content

Create linkbait/viral marketing

Provide free products or services

Create widgets with a link back

Design website templates with a link back

Offer a reciprocal link exchange

Write articles for other websites with a link back

Target links from high quality/authority websites

Register your domain name for longer than 1 year Search engines are less likely to assume you are a spammer 5 years or even 10 year registrations are possible

Register your domain name for longer than 1 year

Search engines are less likely to assume you are a spammer

5 years or even 10 year registrations are possible

Optimize your website for social media

What is social media? Online tools for sharing of content (often multimedia) in an interactive manner E.g. Facebook, Second Life, Twitter, YouTube, Digg

What is social media?

Online tools for sharing of content (often multimedia) in an interactive manner

E.g. Facebook, Second Life, Twitter, YouTube, Digg

Use specific techniques for each social media website Become an active user on whichever social media website your target market uses Learn how the social media website works and how you can use it

Use specific techniques for each social media website

Become an active user on whichever social media website your target market uses

Learn how the social media website works and how you can use it

General recommendations for attracting attention from social media websites Use multimedia on your website, e.g. audio or video Use widgets to encourage bookmarking Develop a community around your website Promote your RSS feed Send out email newsletters Comment on blogs Be active on online forums

General recommendations for attracting attention from social media websites

Use multimedia on your website, e.g. audio or video

Use widgets to encourage bookmarking

Develop a community around your website

Promote your RSS feed

Send out email newsletters

Comment on blogs

Be active on online forums

Consider online advertising

If you have an online marketing budget: Try pay per click advertising Pay for a banner advertisement Contact appropriate websites and arrange advertising directly

If you have an online marketing budget:

Try pay per click advertising

Pay for a banner advertisement

Contact appropriate websites and arrange advertising directly

Don’t forget offline media

Offine media is important too Send out press releases Advertise in newspapers, magazines Encourage word of mouth

Offine media is important too

Send out press releases

Advertise in newspapers, magazines

Encourage word of mouth

Promotion is an ongoing process Always get feedback from monitoring your visitors, and make necessary changes Providing quality content is the single best way to raise your website’s profile

Promotion is an ongoing process

Always get feedback from monitoring your visitors, and make necessary changes

Providing quality content is the single best way to raise your website’s profile

You’ve now seen how to promote your website. This is the EIGHTH STEP and final step in the process of good website design. See the complete guide at www.realfreewebsites.com/website-plan

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