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How to Promote Your Website

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How to Promote Your Website
Posted July 06, 2009 by Brett Miller
 
       You know that you should be helping with your own SEO by promoting your website and providing opportunities for back links, but HOW? Here are a few ideas I shared with one of my Real Estate clients:

CRAIGSLIST and OTHER FREE CLASSIFIEDS

Craigslist is an amazing place to post advertisements for your services with a link pointing to your website. You should try it! Also, writing little articles in your Blog about what you do not only will be good for Search Engines, but they can be used on Craigslist, Backpage, and on Article Submission sites.

DON'T FORGET TO PUT LINKS TO YOUR WEBSITE!

Never waste a Blog Posting by not having links pointed back to your website. Without links you shouldn’t be wasting your time! Think of every link you place online as a vote for yourself. If your search term is “Colorado Springs Real Estate” and you have that term set up as a link pointed to your site, as top agent Brandon Smith does at ColoradoSpringsHomeSite.com, the more links like this that appear on the web, the higher your Google ranking will be. One by one, post by post, week in and week out, think about how you can insert the keywords and keyphrases you want people to find you when searching in Google and other Search Engines.

VIDEO IS REALLY REALLY EFFECTIVE!

Think about the Video idea as well. Create your own little commercial. Using a Webcam or a little Flip Videocam is so easy now.

The best part is that it doesn’t need to be long. In fact it’s better if it isn’t. When I scan through videos and audio podcasts, I’m looking for bite-size nuggets that won’t take too much of a bite out of my day, because I just don’t have that much spare time. Think 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Talk directly into the camera about what you do for a minute. You can do that. Keep doing takes until you have “the one.”

YOUTUBE IS FREE AND GOOGLE LOVES IT (THEY OWN IT)!

Once your completed video is on your computer and you’ve done any editing you wish to do, upload it to YouTube for Free. If you don’t have a YouTube account, set one up now. It will take just a few minutes. Once you have uploaded successfully to your YouTube account, I will point you the way of putting it on your website.

Just think how amazing it would be if you would record 30 second spots for each page on your website. Google likes to feature YouTube videos on Page 1 of their search results. If you took just a minute to add the main search words that you would want people to find your video with in YouTube, you may be rewarded for your efforts with Page 1 placement. (It happens all the time!)

FOCUS ON YOUR LOCAL MICRO AREA INSTEAD OF THE BIG METROPOLIS

Perhaps trying to throw a whole swath over a big marketing area (let’s say “Dallas”) are not going to be as effective as focusing like a laser on the actual smaller community that they really want to market to, like “Plano, TX.” There are thousands of people all trying to get that big market key search term placement on Google. To get that will certainly cost you a lot in paid premium search engine placement. By focusing smaller, your competition for that high Google placement is reduced significantly.

KEEP BLOGGING!

If you have been blogging, Congratulations! DON'T STOP! It's not a "get rich quick" type of operation. Think of it as a mountain building exercise and each post is a shovel of dirt. One by one you will create your mountain until it towers above all others in your field who are not putting in the time, or who only put money into the Pay-Per-Click programs.

This again is an example of the Assets vs. Liabilities theory talked about by Robert Kiyosaki in Rich Dad Poor Dad. Premium Pay-Per-Click campaigns are Liabilities; once they’ve been clicked on, they’re gone! Building your own empire online of Blog Postings containing links pointing to your website can stay up forever, and their exponential nature can build and build and bring you the benefits for years to come!

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Brett Miller is founder of HoopJumper Websystems, home of Great Small Business Websites and Great Real Estate Agent Websites and has helped hundreds of small business owners become the Master of Your Own Doamain™. Find out more at www.HoopJumper.com