Now that You have your web site on the Net the visitors
are pouring in, right? Probably not. What are you
missing? You probably are in need of a little web promotion.
Let's assume that you have already designed your site for optimal
recognition by the search engines. If not you'd better visit
the Search Engine Secrets Page
Now that your site is ready for the search engines you should begin
by submitting your site to the major search engines.
There are different methods
for submitting your site to the major search engines. You can
pay a promotional company to submit your site (the least desirable
in our opinion), you can use submission software, you can go to a
site that submits to all of the search engines, or you can visit each
one individually. Check out our list of resources on our
Site Submission Resources
OK, your site has been
submitted to all of the search engines, now what? Now it might be
a good idea to visit newsgroups that are related to your site.
If you sell a health product you might visit newsgroups that deal
in the subject related to what you are selling. Find out what
is happening in the newsgroup and become involved. Answer questions
if you know them and remember not to be blatantly commercial.
Just being involved and having your name, company name, and web address
will help to generate interest in your site.
Visit informative sites
that are related to your subject. Try to become linked to sites
that are relevant to your own. Reciprocal linking helps
everyone. Remember to be diplomatic. Many people will
link to you if there is a good reason. This is one of the reasons
why we suggest that your site be informative and not just an online
ad. Read our page on Why Not an Online
There are a number of services
that offer free banner ad exchanges. Take a look at our Using
page for more information.