Earlier this year we posted tips on how to use YouTube to grow your small business website and how to use videos to drive traffic to your website. Today, let’s dive a bit further into what you can do to help your videos stand out, drive additional website traffic and grow potential fan base.

While there is no magic formula available for determining which videos will become viral, you can take some steps to ensure your video has a fighting chance. Here are a few elements to consider when creating your promotional videos:


In 2010, Facebook boasted over 500 million active users, and about half of their active users sign on each day. That is a huge amount of people who could potentially look at your site. This makes Facebook a great way to publicize your website and to help you get more traffic.

So, how do you start promoting your website on Facebook? Facebook offers a range of site-promotion features, but today we’re going to focus on the free and simple steps you can take to start publicizing your site on Facebook.


Small businesses have great products and services, but they don’t always have the volume of customers they deserve. One effective and affordable option for getting new customers is to advertise on Facebook, which currently has over 500 million users.

What Are Facebook Ads?

Facebook Ads are the small, square, image-based and text-based ads that show up on the side of Facebook pages to advertise businesses to people using Facebook. Unlike a TV ad, which anyone can see, Facebook ads are highly targeted.


Mashable.com is running the 4th Annual Mashable Awards from now until November 29th, 2010.

The Mashable Awards celebrate major innovations and achievements in the digital and social media landscape by companies, people and projects via an open, multilingual, international, community-nominated voting platform”

There are tons of various categories that you can choose from, and we would be honored if you would nominate Webs for “Must-Follow Brand”.

Quick note: For your nomination to show-up and be counted, you have to login using your Twitter or Facebook account.


Grow your site by advertising using iPromote

“Consumers spend 5% of their time online searching while the other 95% is spent browsing. Don’t wait for customers to search – bring them right to you.”

Help make your website stand out from the rest. Take advantage of online advertising by promoting your website using custom display ads. No need t hire a designer to create custom flash ads for you!

Check out iPomote Promotion Tool.

How does it work?

1. iPromotes’ sophisticated tool automatically scrubs your website and generates 5 different visual ads to help you promote your site.


Scared? Shocked? Think I totally lost sense of reality and forgot what time of the year it is?

Not to worry…  It is a steamy July afternoon here at Webs and it is the best time to start getting ready for that holiday season rush. So, is your business ready for 2010 holiday season?

Here are some interesting facts about online holiday shopping:

1. When asked what sources “influence your decision to use or not use a particular company, brand or product”  71% claim reviews from family members or friends exert a “great deal” or “fair amount” of influence (Harris Interactive, June 2010).


We want to hear from you.  Have you had a great experience with Webs.com?

Share your story by July 15th, 2010 and be entered in a drawing to win a new domain name subscription for one year!

We want to hear how Webs.com has affected your life, from meeting others interested in your hobbies, to expanding your business, or promoting your cause.  We would love to hear about the changes your Webs.com site has brought into your business or personal life.  Share by July 15th and you’ll automatically be entered to win.


Earn up to $200 Referring Customers to Webs.com!

We are proud to announce the launch of Webs Affiliate Program. Now you can make money by sharing the proven benefits of Webs.com (used by over 50 million people already) with the rest of the world. Help our community grow and in the process earn cold hard cash!

Why apply?

  • Generous 50% revenue payout!
  • It is FREE and easy to join
  • Unlimited referrals to maximize your earning potential
  • Operated through secure Google Affiliate Network
  • Timely monthly payouts, tracking, and reports through Google

How to get started?

Step 1: Apply now and get approved to join our program through Google Affiliate Network.

Step 2: Have friends, family and visitors sign up for Webs by clicking on the special affiliate banners and links you put on your website or email.


Did you know that your website will not be listed in search engines until you promote it?  Creating your site is only half of the process. You must submit your site to search engines if you want people to be able to get to your site through their search toolbars or search pages.

Not to worry! Submission to most search engines is completely free!

Need help figuring out how to add your site to search engines?

We provide you all the tools necessary to help you submit your sites to search engine on our Site Promotion page.  To locate it: Click on the Promotion tab and then on Site Promotion:



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