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web_designer

hi everyone, i uploaded my website in trap 17 a while ago and now i want you to share me your opinions of the best way to advertise in my website? which is the best affiliate program?i want a program that doesn't make my website hardly load, i don't want google adsence, i thought of amazon ads, so what do you think??


anwiii

why don't you start by creating a sig.

hi everyone, i uploaded my website in trap 17 a while ago and now i want you to share me your opinions of the best way to advertise in my website? which is the best affiliate program?i want a program that doesn't make my website hardly load, i don't want google adsence, i thought of amazon ads, so what do you think??



legend112

good suggestion...that would help ya loads especially if you're active on the forums like anwii.1000 posts would guarantee at least a few hits, some who may actually become dedicated members to your site.Good luck


mahesh2k

I'll stick here some suggestions related to affiliate programs(Not advertising networks):-1) Hosting affiliate programs:- You can have a page or seperate blog on hosting affiliate suggestions and link people to some hosting plans of companies. Choose fatcow,justhost, bluehost etc. You'll find that they are paying much higher.2) Design based product affiliate programs:-You'll find this relevant with your site if you're into this designing. You can add some affiliate stickers of 125x125 on your blog. Get paid for monthly pageviews or per sale of the products. You choose such programs that fits your blog. I can't suggest one or two but if you want list of hosting affiliate programs then i'll try to suggest it to you. For design and other affiliate programs commision junction offers quite good programs. Also there is clickbank and some other affiliate programs site where you can choose from products to promote.Adsense,adbrite and kontera are ad networks not afffiliate programs, so my this reply is focused on affiliate programs. If you want me to post about ad networks let me know, i'll point you to some good sites.


web_designer

thank you all for your suggestions, please mahesh2k give me more details about ad network, but i hope you can show me the difference between the ads and network ads i really don't have an idea about that. i am still new in ad world , i was just stick in design world. and thank you very much about the ads that connecting to design , great idea. and very suitable to me. another favor please, what do you thing about amazon ads. i added ads for books. but i am not quite sure if that is a good choice. and also i saw a link in xisto for affiliate and seems that i activated it. but the funny thing is that i don't have an idea about what is happening.


mahesh2k

As network and affiliate network both function differently. Ad networks have three of choices like CPC/CPM/CPA.

 

CPC- Cost per click, when your site gets visitor who clicks on ad,you'll get some cents or dollar. Google adsense and yahoo publisher network is CPC networks.

 

CPM- Cost per mile, this is like putting ads for particular impression (say 1000 and onwards). CPM rates are like 1$ per 1000 etc. You can see sites like valueclick, castle media as good CPM programs and they have various types of advertisers to post ads on their network.

 

Affiliate network and CPA- this is cost per action and you get paid when someone clicks and purchases from that link. This model is used by both ad network and affiliate network. Affiliate networks don't have cpa and cpc models.

 

Now if you want good ad networks the : Google Adsense, Yahoo publisher network (US/UK), Kontera, Infolinks, Obeyus, Adbrite are some of the good and reputable ad network. There are some other ad networks as well like buysellads.com but those are on demand ad networks and accept only limited publishers.

 

About Amazon ads: You have to be working with relevant content to make some good sales. They do have some good results. But i suggest making content highly relevant. Don't keep on changing the ads per page. If you have blog on books then make all amazon ads strictly on books(not a single one on other types like magazines). Going off the track can be one way to hurt sales. One more thing is other than amazon ads, you can try ebay and barnes and noble. Try everything that works on your site. You can put ads on sidebar if you think content are is too populated.

 

For Xisto affiliate link: You need to catch either opaque, nik_xisto or Buffalohelp. I'm sure you'll get that working in day or two.


Atomic0

There are a number of ways you can advertise your site throughout the Internet:(1) You can put the URL to your site in the signature of the posts you make on the various forums you visit.(2) Maybe, you could also advertise your site through the Facebook page, or even create a Facebook group for members / users of your site.(3) Other social networks could also be used to advertise your site, including Twitter, where you can follow others and hope that they also follow you, leading to more interest in your site.(4) You can invest in professional advertising in the different advertising agents and networks around, but this is not recommended since your site is not at a level that warrants such investment in professional advertising.(5) Finally, you could always advertise your site through email by sending the link to your site to family and friends, and asking them to forward it to their contacts. However, this is not a good idea as large chain emials are created and some may even be considered as spam junk emails.


web_designer

There are a number of ways you can advertise your site throughout the Internet:
(1) You can put the URL to your site in the signature of the posts you make on the various forums you visit.

(2) Maybe, you could also advertise your site through the Facebook page, or even create a Facebook group for members / users of your site.

(3) Other social networks could also be used to advertise your site, including Twitter, where you can follow others and hope that they also follow you, leading to more interest in your site.

(4) You can invest in professional advertising in the different advertising agents and networks around, but this is not recommended since your site is not at a level that warrants such investment in professional advertising.

(5) Finally, you could always advertise your site through email by sending the link to your site to family and friends, and asking them to forward it to their contacts. However, this is not a good idea as large chain emials are created and some may even be considered as spam junk emails.


thanks for the suggestions. i found it very useful and i agree with you about the signture but i am still thinking of one suitable to me. i already sign up in social communities and face book. it is really a great way to publish my website. but i still thinking of advertising as you said before i didn't find it a good idea. any way thank you for your reply

web_designer

As network and affiliate network both function differently. Ad networks have three of choices like CPC/CPM/CPA.

 

CPC- Cost per click, when your site gets visitor who clicks on ad,you'll get some cents or dollar. Google adsense and yahoo publisher network is CPC networks.

 

CPM- Cost per mile, this is like putting ads for particular impression (say 1000 and onwards). CPM rates are like 1$ per 1000 etc. You can see sites like valueclick, castle media as good CPM programs and they have various types of advertisers to post ads on their network.

 

Affiliate network and CPA- this is cost per action and you get paid when someone clicks and purchases from that link. This model is used by both ad network and affiliate network. Affiliate networks don't have cpa and cpc models.

 

Now if you want good ad networks the : Google Adsense, Yahoo publisher network (US/UK), Kontera, Infolinks, Obeyus, Adbrite are some of the good and reputable ad network. There are some other ad networks as well like buysellads.com but those are on demand ad networks and accept only limited publishers.

 

About Amazon ads: You have to be working with relevant content to make some good sales. They do have some good results. But i suggest making content highly relevant. Don't keep on changing the ads per page. If you have blog on books then make all amazon ads strictly on books(not a single one on other types like magazines). Going off the track can be one way to hurt sales. One more thing is other than amazon ads, you can try ebay and barnes and noble. Try everything that works on your site. You can put ads on sidebar if you think content are is too populated.

 

For Xisto affiliate link: You need to catch either opaque, nik_xisto or Buffalohelp. I'm sure you'll get that working in day or two.


thank you mahesh2k for your reply. i found it very useful. and it helps me to clear my mind and choose what is suitable to me. till now i just used amazon ads because it really connected to my post contents but i think the other choices is good also especially the designing ads. but i am still working on it. i thin; adsence is good also but my problem is the address. because i am now traveling and i don't know where i will be after six months so i can't give them a certain address. so what do you think can change the address after sign up or not? and does anyone had the same problem or it is just me?

Zagubadu?

This is giving me some ideas as well. Have you posted a topic about your own site here on trap? Like a What do you think of my site, or Review my Site. If people like what they see maybe they will stick around. I myself am going to be waiting until I have a really good idea before I start making my own website. Good luck with getting some traffic!


mra550

the Good and easyway for you to advertise your website is list it to 10000 directories and join to 10000 forums and makea sig with A href html tag into it and the best thing is make use of search engine xD I mean optimize it well and apply someor maybe as many as you can seo technique search engine power rules also you can use some social networking sites andsocial bookmarking also join in a chatroom for webmasters make friends with them and then let them go into yourwebsite when you are that friendly 100% guaranteed they will come back again and again into your website btw also writegood articles


web_designer

This is giving me some ideas as well. Have you posted a topic about your own site here on trap? Like a What do you think of my site, or Review my Site. If people like what they see maybe they will stick around. I myself am going to be waiting until I have a really good idea before I start making my own website. Good luck with getting some traffic!

good idea thank you for your suggestion zagubadu, in fact i thought of that earler. but, i think it is against the rules here in this forums. so, please if i misunderstanding that and it is ok to ask the members for their viewpoint in my website just tell me. this is very important to me because i need to see my site from a professional eye. and members here are very suitable. so please reply if i could do that and under which section i can write the same topic.

mahesh2k

Oh i missed tracking this thread. About your adsense paycheck address, you can contact the adsense support and ask them to change it for you. You can even change it from the settings. I prefer to ask them first then i can change the address manually. So i guess better to ask them about your residence address change then change it from the account. By the way, i suggest you to get a domain name as i have seen your site from your signature. It may sound odd for you but subdomain sites are less professional in opinion.


web_designer

Oh i missed tracking this thread. About your adsense paycheck address, you can contact the adsense support and ask them to change it for you. You can even change it from the settings. I prefer to ask them first then i can change the address manually. So i guess better to ask them about your residence address change then change it from the account.
By the way, i suggest you to get a domain name as i have seen your site from your signature. It may sound odd for you but subdomain sites are less professional in opinion.


thank you for the information. now i can add adsense easily. i liked them a lot because these ads don't make my website hardly loads, but i have that problem. now i will think of add them.
about the domain name i had already a free one in co.cc i am thinking of add my website to it but sometimes i think it doesn't worth and i should stick with trap subdomain till i buy a one for me.
i really can't guess which is better?
stay in my subdomain here or transfer to co.cc
i am thinking to buy a domain but after i make sure that my website is known better
so, what do you think??
please give me suggestions everybody here. anything can help

mahesh2k

If you want suggestion from me on this then i'll tell you to stick with .trap17.com domain but never ever try for .co.cc domain. Those domains kill traffic and efforts. better save some mycents and get yourself some money and buy domain. Why i'm saying this is because i've seen many sites going down because of this .co.cc domain. .Co.cc domain can reject you to give service anytime and you can't stop them cause they are free. Same is the case with .tk domain. Also note that these two free domain services are really bad when it comes to SEO. Better to stick with Xisto.com domain if you don't have money for .com/.net domain. If you want you can buy .info/and similar cheap domains which are good for SEO and you can use for your site at very low mycent cost. At the end, i'm saying that don't go for .co.cc and cz.cc or .tk domains.


web_designer

If you want suggestion from me on this then i'll tell you to stick with .trap17.com domain but never ever try for .co.cc domain. Those domains kill traffic and efforts. better save some mycents and get yourself some money and buy domain. Why i'm saying this is because i've seen many sites going down because of this .co.cc domain.
.Co.cc domain can reject you to give service anytime and you can't stop them cause they are free. Same is the case with .tk domain. Also note that these two free domain services are really bad when it comes to SEO. Better to stick with Xisto.com domain if you don't have money for .com/.net domain. If you want you can buy .info/and similar cheap domains which are good for SEO and you can use for your site at very low mycent cost. At the end, i'm saying that don't go for .co.cc and cz.cc or .tk domains.


i agree with you. this is the second time i've been told that co.cc will kill my traffic and makes trouble
with SEO. so i think i will stick with Xisto subdomain. but i think it is a good idea to buy a domain using mycent
so , i made a quick tour in xisto but i couldn't find something useful, i just find domains about 10 $ a year but couldn't find the details
so please if you can give me a link that can help i will be appreciated.

mahesh2k

i agree with you. this is the second time i've been told that co.cc will kill my traffic and makes trouble with SEO. so i think i will stick with Xisto subdomain. but i think it is a good idea to buy a domain using mycent
so , i made a quick tour in xisto but i couldn't find something useful, i just find domains about 10 $ a year but couldn't find the details
so please if you can give me a link that can help i will be appreciated.



You can buy domain by logging onto xistosuport.com/billing site. There you have to go to Order link in the sidebar. Once you go to that link. You'll be able to buy hosting and domain name. You can either buy it from Xisto - Domains.com or Xisto - Support.com/billing section. Top level domains like .com, .net and .org are priced at 10$. remaining domains are cost below 10$, like .info domain which costs 4.95$ last time checked. Check the prices with respect to the prices shown in Xisto - Domains.com site. Most of the prices are applicable from that site.

Xarex

I've been using Google Adsense for my affiliate program. There are so many out there. But I've been with Google ever since it came out and I trust their products. I've never had a problem with Google [yet].

 

So what is the best way to advertise?

 

Site Submission & Directories

Word of Mouth

Web Rings

Link Referrals / Exchanges

Other Suggestions


Site Submission & Directories

 

This is probably the easiest thing you are going to do. Submit your site to every search engine you can. DO NOT PAY FOR SEARCH ENGINE SUBMISSION! A search of Google "Submit my site" will show you endless links that will do it for free. Personally submit your search engine to the major players. Google. Yahoo. Bing.

 

But there are other programs that will submit your site to smaller search engines. Whatever you do, I repeat this: DO NOT PAY FOR ANY SUBMISSION. Even if you are offered your site to be submitted to 100 search engine sites. These sites are small and although people do use them, it only matters that you at least submit your link in some form, but without paying. But like I said: there are plenty of websites that will submit your link to them for free.

 

What you really want is your site to be picked up and indexed. This is not done through submission. A few years ago, search engines used to just go by submissions and meta tags. This isn't really done much anymore, other than search engines using the meta tag information to display something in the search engine results. Now your site is found from being linked by others. I will discuss this further in the Link Exchange section.

 

You want to definitely submit your site to directories. DMOZ is one of the most popular and the best to get entered into, though it sometimes takes a month to get in, as the site is just run by volunteers.

 

Here are some useful links for site submission & directories:

FREE

http://www.freewebsubmission.com/

http://www.dmoz.org/

https://www.somuch.com/

http://www.txtlinks.com/

http://www.theseoking.com/

http://www.jayde.com/main.html

 

PAID

https://botw.org/

http://www.goguides.org/

http://www.joeant.com/

http://www.gimpsy.com/

 

This is it for site submission.

 

 

 

 

Word of Mouth

 

Are you popular on MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter? Do you have family and friends?

 

 

First step: Friends and Family.

 

Tell your family to visit the website if they haven't already done so and ask them what they think. If the reviews are generally good, than they will likely support you. Tell them to tell their friends, and just spread the word and talk about it with others. It's not like they are selling something. Simply talking about their brother, son, husband, daughter's website or whatever. Most of their friends will likely be curious to see what it's about. Do the same exact thing with your friends and tell them to tell their friends!

 

Keep talking about it! No matter what! Keep talking about your website! Even if you think it's getting annoying. You don't have to bring it up in every conversation, but if it's got relevant content to what you are talking about, than you should mention it! And even mention it around strangers. Even mentioning you have a web site, which not everyone has, will spark some curiosity, especially if it's got something good on it!

 

Second step: Social Networks.

 

Facebook

 

My sister has 1200 friends on Facebook. My brother has 400. I have 450. I am not close with every single one of these people, but many know who I am and many I have had some decent conversations with. The people who I know would at least take a look at it are the people I went after first. This was about 10 people. These 10, we'll label A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J. These 10 do not include my brother, my sister, or myself.

 

A has 300 friends.

B has 1000 friends.

C has 600 friends.

D has 250 friends.

E has 800 friends.

F has 500 friends.

G has 100 friends.

H has 230 friends.

I has 1600 friends.

J has 2000 friends.

 

These people are potential visitors to your website. Lets first add these friends up including my brother, my sister, and myself.

 

450+1200+400+300+1000+600+250+250+800+500+100+230+1600+2000=9,680 people

 

That is 9,680 potential visitors. Not all these friends probably view their friends profiles, not all view my sister or my brothers or even mine. A lot of the time we remain hidden to our friends because Facebook only displays in the feed who you interact with most unless you change it.

 

So I'm going to give the example of 3,000 people who work in a building and enter and exit through the same door everyday. Across the street, clearly visible is a sign that shows a big (\/) (M) for McDonalds and McDonalds is right underneath it. 3,000 are not going to go to McDonalds everyday. 3,000 people are not going to go to McDonalds every week. Some will stay in and eat their lunch. Others will go elsewhere. But some will on some days! Of these 3,000 people, lets be hard on ourselves and say only 100 people go to McDonalds a day, but they go daily. They aren't the same people. But it's just 100 people at any given time of 3,000 that go to McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Has McDonalds made money?

 

100 people are still people. 100 people bring money and make business. If you can get 100 visitors to your site a day, would you consider that some kind of success? I haven't given us the benefit of the doubt. The benefit of the doubt would be that at least 300-500 people go at least daily, either for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

 

So these Facebook friends are visitors to your website. When it comes to Facebook and friends, however, I caution you: DO NOT SPAM YOUR FRIENDS! YOU WILL LOSE VISITORS THIS WAY! AND YOU COULD EVEN LOSE FRIENDS! If you post it once and the next day it's gone, post your link again. Tell your friend to just take a look. It's guaranteed that besides your friend, someone else is going to see that link. In another week and a half, ask your friend if he's checked out the link. Make it personal and direct.

 

A bad message is just posting the link without any comment.

A good message is like this: "Hey Gemma, check out my web site. I think you'd appreciate a lot of the music content on it. Let me know what you think "

 

I am not telling her: "when you get a chance, check it out." I'm actually asking her for her input. She is less likely to delete the comment/post because I'm asking her directly and it's not spam. She'll probably leave this up and her friends will see it as well.

 

Three more forms of advertising on Facebook:

 

1. There are several artists and people with thousands of friends on Facebook who will befriend you just for being there. Or you can befriend them personally by request and they are fine with it. Real live people/artists/musicians/etc. managing their Facebooks. Their pages are great for posting your link. Again: DO NOT SPAM YOUR LINK! Just mention their name personally and that you think they should check out your website. There are more eyes watching these pages!

 

2. Advertise your link on site's that are related to your link. Just search Facebook. My site is http://www.youtrippy.com/ - a site dedicated to music of many genres including psychedelic, classic rock, trance, acid, techno, experimental, alternative, rap, R&B, Hip Hop, etc. So what do I do about this? I search for this type of music. Classic Rock has a fan page. Psychedelic has a fan page. Psychedelia has a fan page. Trance has a fan page. With over 100,000 "Likes" on these pages, potential visitor to your site who can see these pages. And you are actually going after people who will favor your content and keep coming back. Trust me: People are using Facebook because they have nothing better to do. They are looking for stuff to do on the Internet. Your site could be the next place they are stopping at and returning for more.

 

3. Create a Fan Page on Facebook. I created one for my website: /areyoutrippy?_fb_noscript=1

You can create your own page here: /login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2Fcreate.php&_fb_noscript=1

Under Brand or Product, choose website and fill out the information.

Like your page and get other people to like it as well.

This will also help you later if you decide to add a Facebook Like or Login button to your website.

 

 

Think about who your friends are. It's crazy, but in life, such as in Hollywood, it's not WHAT you know. It's WHO you know!

Use your friends to your advantage! If they have a lot of friends, get them to catch on to your website!

Get them to like the idea, get them to continuously visit your website!

And if they do like it, remind them to tell their friends to check it out as well! Their friends are more likely to listen to them than they are to you!

If you have a friend is in advertising, see what he can do for you.

If you have a friend who is good with video editing or photoshop, see what he can do for you.

If you have a friend who is good with public speaking, even he could be useful!

 

Of course, you are sure to return the favor in some way and help your friend out if he/she ever needs it!

But definitely utilize the skills your friends have! They are the portals to allow many visitors to enter into your domain!

 

So there you go. Facebook is a powerful advertising tool!

 

MySpace

 

 

A few years ago, I made a MySpace page. I wanted to be popular like everyone else. I had about 40 "friends", give or take. But I wanted more. I wanted people to know who I was! So I decided to make this page completely about something I was interested in. I made it about Vampires. I got just a few people who added me, and that was it.

 

I realized this wasn't me. I love Pink Floyd. I am obsessed with Pink Floyd. So what did I do? I turned my MySpace page into a fan page. I invited others to join and friend me. I invited bands to come on to my MySpace page and advertise their music. And that's what they did. And MySpace was slow, I could barely load my page for some reason. And I realized how much I hated MySpace after that and visited occasionally, like once or twice a week. Little did I know, I was becoming popular without even realizing it. More and more people kept adding me. And to this day, continue to add me. My site gets popularity depending on the months or seasons or whatever. I logged in once a few weeks ago. Nothing, not a single friend request. I then logged in about two more weeks after that to about 70 friend requests. I added them all. No one is ever denied.

 

They love my page. I haven't changed it since 2005 and the last time I posted that i was thinking about changing it, many people said I should keep it the same and not think about changing it. And so, I haven't changed it since. I have over 1500 friends now. Some actually read my few blog posts. So I advertised my website on there. I put my website in my About Me section. Anywhere I could see fit. I blogged that I wasn't very much active on MySpace and that people were welcomed to continue to read the page, but that I would be much more active on my website and to visit me there.

 

MySpace advertising explained!

 

 

Twitter

A while ago, I had an idea, and I realize this is the same with domain names: Come up with a good name and you can become popular: it's what people remember. Of course, this idea failed. And I've only got 14 followers and I'm following 28 people. I post my link occasionally. And I try to follow those with many followers, and get a post to my link in or whatever it may be. I'm not as familiar with Twitter and Twitter wasn't as successful for me, so I can't write a whole lot about it. But if you've got a lot of followers, they'll be reading what you post.

 

 

YouTube

Huge potential number of visitors here. A few years ago, I got into making accounts and just posting random videos about anything -- mostly comedy. Some Family Guy stuff. Some South Park. Etc. Almost all videos I post have to deal with comedy, and people love things that make them laugh. I've posted some music and concerts too, which also get a daily amount of viewers. I'll also upload scenes from movies which is also very popular.

 

These accounts I created became popular and I was getting thousands of views. On one of my accounts, I have 530,000 visitors in total to my videos and it seems it only increases each year. These videos don't get removed because the copyright owner doesn't mind having them there. It's definitely a nice advertising technique. These videos are not owned by me so I can't make any money off them despite YouTube advertising to me to become a YouTube Partner.

 

I have a link to my website in my profile. This doesn't do it any justice. I only have about 3,000 visits to my profile. That's it. 530,000 video views. So people are watching videos, but not looking at who I am. Who cares who I am? My videos are more important! So target where people are looking!

 

Guess where I put my link? Before I even write a description about the video, my link goes first.

 

Here are just some lines I've used:

 

Description: "For more videos and music like this, check out http://www.youtrippy.com/!

 

Dave Chapelle making fun of the word '*BLEEP*'"

 

Description: "If you liked this video, check out more on my site: http://www.youtrippy.com/

 

Spaceship I saw when I was in Jerusalem"

 

Description: "For psychedelic music and videos, check out: http://www.youtrippy.com/

 

Will Smith sneezes bulls.."

 

 

You get the point. YouTube displays only the first sentence that you write. After that, you have to click "More" and unfortunately, not everyone who sees the video is going to do that. So put your website link first and the description after.

 

 

MAKE YOUR LINK AVAILABLE IN EVERY WAY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! And there you have it. This takes care of advertising on Social Networks.

 

 

Web Rings

 

A web ring is a collection of websites linked together in a circular structure, and usually organized around a specific theme. You usually must keep a link or a banner on the main page of your site somewhere. This isn't so bad for a potential number of visitors that you could possibly receive.

 

My website is a part of http://dir.webring.org and you can join through the link. This seems to be the most dominant web ring and most popular on the Internet, at least from what I searched on Google.

 

The good thing about my website is that it's music-based around many genres so I can join just about any category, and there are a lot of different categories. The more categories your site can associate with, the better. I had wondered how I was going to be a part of many web rings and fit all the banners on my site. The good thing is they don't require that. They only require that you have one navigation code on there. And then you can apply to as many web rings as you want. It works on an approval-based system, so there is a moderator for every web ring who either accepts you or denies your submission.

 

Link Referrals / Exchanges

 

Referrals

 

I was quite skeptical when I first joined a referral service. It was free to join. But I did join quite a few of them, only to find that my inbox was spammed out. There are several that are good and do what they say. I did come across one known as LinkReferral.com in which you submit your site and you are usually placed right at the beginning. They claim that you will get at least 40-60 views per day. While this isn't far from the truth, it certainly does take time.

 

The catch: you have to view sites [30 per day], review sites [5 per day], post on their forum [1 per day], and favorite a site [1 per day].

 

If you don't, your rank starts to drop and your site goes below in pages. This is great for a few days as you don't mind checking out what other people are doing, talking on the forums, and favoring sites. But after a while, it just becomes annoying and tedious. Sometimes when viewing sites, the count won't register. I don't really know the logic behind what makes me #4 one day, #9 the next, and back to #5 on another day.

 

This is actually a great site to start out with .. get your site reviewed, just get some hard feedback about your site, as there are plenty who are willing to check out your site and review it. But after about a week, there are just better methods to promote your website. You can always buy a paid membership and they'll keep your listing in the #1 or #2 spot, but it's probably not even really worth it. But I do suggest signing up for at least a week to try it out.

 

Exchange

 

This is probably by far one of the best and most superior methods to get your website noticed. It is probably one of the most important things you need to do as well. When you use this method, you are creating backlinks. Sites that are linking into yours. Google favors this type of method and will rank your page based on the popularity it gets from other pages.

 

You will want to exchange links with sites that are getting noticed and have visitors as much as possible. You can check website ranks by visiting http://www.alexa.com/. The closer to 1 the better.

 

Before we continue, know that this is a method of: I'll watch your back if you get mine. So do yourself a favor and create a link exchange section page. You don't have to have the link exchange on your main page, but have a link to it on the first page that is clearly visible. Most of these websites will want to see a link on your page before they add you. Give them the benefit of the doubt. I often give 48 hours or so before checking back. I will send a second email usually giving another 24-48 hours.

 

Sometimes, depending on their rank and their popularity, I will actually ask them to add me first. This can depend on your descretion.

 

My emails are often very polite. In the subject, I put Link Exchange. In the body, I state my business:

 

I would like to link exchange with you.

 

My website is: http://www.youtrippy.com/.

 

Description:

A portal into the psychedelic world: music, videos, wallpapers, friends, and more.

 

You can link to me using this code:

 

You can find a link to your site on my reciprocal link is: http://www.youtrippy.com/

 

I look forward to exchanging links with you. I will leave your link on my site for 48 hours. If I do not hear back from you, I will assume you did not want to exchange links.

 

Let me know!

 

 

Sincerely,

...

 

 

You will want to exchange links with sites that are related to your website categories. Music. Art. Blog. News. YouTube. Videos. Movies. Etc. Look through the first 2 or 3 and maybe even 4 pages of Google, open up all the links, and see if there are link exchange sections. If they have a link for submission, than fill it out.

 

Many of the more dominant websites will try and charge you to post a link on their page. If this is the method you want to use, than go for it, but no results are guaranteed. If you're trying to save some money, than offer to exchange links. If you have to exchange links with a few lesser known but growing sites, go for it.

 

But do your best to just exchange links for free. It's easier, less expensive, and its supposed to be a partnership. Don't link exchange with every single website you come across. You can be picky and choosy. When I first started, I had many types emailing me and I was getting referred to places in Turkey and China, but the sites had nothing to do with what I'm promoting.

 

Link Exchanges are helpful to both parties because it allows for your members to see a link with your link exchange partners on it. They will get some traffic because people are curious and they will likely get more traffic if their site is more closely related to yours. You will also get more traffic if they do the same. And if they are up to date with their tools and all, they could easily tell where their visitors are coming from.

 

Utilize link exchanging as much as possible. It will help your rank greatly.

 

 

Other Suggestions

 

SIGNATURES

 

If you post regularly on any type of forums, make sure you put a link to your website in your signature!

 

If you are regularly sending out emails, have a signature with your website in it!

 

If you post a comment on a forum, a blog, a photo, a website, make sure that after your comment, you put a link to your website at the end!

 

If you make YouTube videos, music, or any kind of art, make sure you have a signature link to your website somewhere in there!

 

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If your website has anything on it -- whether it be music, wallpapers, videos, games, etc., make sure you mention the words: Free!

 

This word is very powerful to most human beings. The human ear hears it. And the human eye sees it. It does get attention! If you look at Google analytics, there are tons of keywords with the words "free" in it. So it's always good to put something like: "free music, free videos" in your keywords. If your site is not free, than offer something free!

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World Market: Europe. Africa. Asia. Russia. Australia. South America. Mexico. Internet is everywhere. We are in a global market and a global economy. Do not just aim for visitors from the United States. Do not just visit and exchange links with sites that only speak English. Find some sites in other languages that are common with your site. With Google Chrome and Firefox extensions, there are translators built right into the web browser and should translate the page automatically for you.

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I only went over 4 social networks. There are dozens more. Find these, learn them and make use of them, get your links on them in some way!

https://del.icio.us/ - to name one, which is a bookmarking site owned by Yahoo.

http://hubpages.com/ - another very popular social networking site.

http://blog.friendfeed.com/ - yet another social networking site.

Here is a list of Social Networking sites. Check some of them out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites

 

Social Networking is going to be your primary form of advertising, and keeping it fresh in people's minds. Social Networking is a huge market for potential visitors, clients, and friends.

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Sign up for Yahoo Answers! and reply to the Questions. In the source, add your link. Or just sign your link after your answer.

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Write on GoArticles.com, EZineArticles.com, and Helium.com. Write about something completely not related to your website, but include your link in some way. At the end, for example, "Check out more of my articles at http://www.mysite.com./; These sites are huge and Google will index them and you'll likely get a few people reading them and many more visiting your site if they are good articles.

 

More sites to write articles on: digg.com, Ideamarketers.com, Articledashboard.com, Articlealley.com

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Write interesting articles and blogs on your own website!

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Sign up for a free co.cc account and have it redirect to your website! I don't know why or who is using these, but apparently co.cc is Australia. And it might just be, that when Australians search Google, your search results are likely coming up with that specific domain name.

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Come up with a very juicy description of your website! Don't just post a link, post details about what you want people to click on! The more appealing details, the more likely it is that people are going to click on it!

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Use Adwords from Google and pay for advertising.

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Graffiti. Remember you used to get in trouble for this in school? Writing on desks, walls, the ground. Honestly, write some graffiti on walls with your domain on it. Of course, I'm not encouraging you to do it illegally, nor do you want to deal with the authorities, as they will eventually find out who you are through your domain. But take some chalk and walk into a city like Chicago and go to different areas, and just write your website down on the ground, on a tree, on a building. I used to live in Chicago, so a place I noticed where people are everyday is the Biker's Path. Constantly jogging. Many areas along there where chalk could easily be noticed!

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Link Bating: If your website is unique, than you can create a certain demanding idea around it. For example, why do people visit YouTube in the first place? Google? or Facebook? They visit these sites for the search engine, to keep in touch with friends, and to watch videos. Your site needs to hold something that people want, need, and will continue returning to everyday. This requires creativity, research, and a lot of thought - basically, the next "big thing" - but it can be done.

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Direct Emails to all your friends asking them to check out your site and review it.

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As I stated in the Link Exchange section, submit your link to sites that have ratings close to 1!

 

http://www.coolsiteoftheday.com/ has a rating of 37,117 in general, and 18,254 in the US. If your site is featured on here, it will surely drive in some major traffic. Find sites like these, check out their Alexa ranking and submit your site!

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Make your members feel as welcome as possible. Greet them. Make them a part of your life, make them a part of your website, and the daily things that you do and the daily things they do! Inform them of updates you are working on and things you plan to incorporate. Have a Chat Room if possible. Some kind of live communication where they can chat with you. A discussion forum is great and all, but live communication is even better. I recommend [url="http://www.shoutmix.com/v3/login.php%5B/url]http://forums.xisto.com/ which is a Shoutbox-like chatroom. Java-based and works well. The free version is about 60 posts an hour. And a certain limit bandwidth a month. Once your site gets more popular though, you should purchase the full version. It's only $20 for a year. Great deal.

 

Come up with creative ideas, contests, or other things for the people visiting your website!

 

Make your visitors want to come back! Not just because of the content of your website, but because of you and because of the community!

 

Update your site daily with new content!

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MAKE USE OF WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE! When it came to figuring out how to get people to come to my site, I began with Facebook. Then I thought about MySpace. Twitter. YouTube. Delicious. Stumble-Upon. Blogger. BlogSpot. Google BlogSpot. Google Buzz. You want to be putting your website, especially if it's an easy catchphrase into people's minds!

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There is always work to be done on your site. If you are finished with your website, than you are finished with hosting it and you should just let it run out and disappear into the abyss like so many websites have done before it. YOU ARE NEVER DONE WORKING ON YOUR WEBSITE! ADD NEW FEATURES! ADD NEW CONTENT! KEEP IT INTERESTING! KEEP IT FUN! KEEP ADDING NEW THINGS SO THAT EVERY TIME YOUR VISITORS RETURN, THEY ARE SEEING SOMETHING NEW!

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My site is only in it's first few weeks and I'm already receiving about 160 visitors a day and the numbers are increasing. My website has become my full time job. I am always working on ensuring that there are no bugs, ensuring that new cool features are added, and making sure that content is constantly being added. My next step is actually getting more people to interact with each other on the site! As I said, always work to be done!


Xarex

I know you said that you were curious about how to advertise in your website. But I figured you need visitors to advertise. So, kind of why I posted such a long post. Hopefully it's not too off topic!


web_designer

I know you said that you were curious about how to advertise in your website. But I figured you need visitors to advertise. So, kind of why I posted such a long post. Hopefully it's not too off topic!



are you kidding me, i found your reply vry useful and interesting that i decided to read it when i will have more time than now. because now i am really busy to do huge changes to advertise in my website. i know my site needs a lot of work to make a good advertising on it and unfortunately i don't have time for that now, but i know now that i have your reply and the others here to rely on when i will make changes in my website. so thanks a lot for your effort i am very appreciated.


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