The month of May here on the Webs blog will be dedicated to promotion and marketing of your small business and, of course, your website. We’ll kick things off today with a categorized list of places to list or promote your website or services that can help bring you more traffic, and ultimately more business.
You may recognize a number of these suggestions from a very popular post we did on this topic awhile back. As new sites have been added to the web, and we got some great suggestions in the user comments, we decided to post a shiny new version for you here today. Enjoy, and if you have any suggestions or your own, please feel free to add them in the comments below!
Social Media Bookmarking
Sites that help readers to bookmark favorite sites, links and news articles are a great way to spread information about your latest blog post and gain quality backlinks that give your website more credibility with search engines.
Submitting your website to popular online directories can help you gain more visibility through targeted searches and increase your website search engine ranking.
- Google Local
- Yahoo Local
- Bing Business Portal
- Merchant Circle
- Spotlight Business Directory
Writing an article specific for your niche interest is a good way to convey expertise both for yourself and your business, product and website.
If you recently introduced a new product or service, writing and submitting a free press release can help generate a bit of buzz about it. In addition, if your press release has links back to your website, it can be great for your search ranking.
Sometimes the best way to get someone’s attention is by reaching out and providing something they need. Answering questions or offering help on forums can be a great way to get noticed, get your website out there, and establish yourself as an expert in a certain field.
The internet is a big place, folks. There are probably dozens of smaller niche opportunities for getting your name out there. Keep up the good work researching ways to promote your website, and let us know what you find!