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I have only 2.5 years experience in the SEO Industry. Within these years i learn few things onpage as well as offpage. I just share my knowledge .

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  1. 1. Best Ways to Promote Your Website or Blog I have hand picked all of these resources based on their usefulness, rate of success and overall quality. I have written this article to help people find new sources of traffic for their website or blog and to shed some light on some of the best resources related to each method of promotion. I hope you find this article informative and useful! Enjoy!1. Article Directories Article directories are a wonderful way to get traffic and backlinks to your website. There are many well established article directories that have been proven to get websites traffic. People search for articles in different categories and after reading the article they usually follow a link at the bottom of the article to your website.  www.GoArticles.com  http://www.ehow.com/  http://www.articledashboard.com/  http://ezinearticles.com/  http://www.amazines.com/  http://a1articles.com/  http://www.ideamarketers.com/  http://www.articleshub.org/ pg. 1
  2. 2.  http://www.articlesfactory.com/  http://www.selfgrowth.com/  http://www.articlebiz.com/  http://www.articlesbase.com/2. Business Directories Posting in business directories is still an effective way to get backlinks and small amounts of traffic. Most directory sites have many listings that are organized into. Being that there are so many business directories, the best way to find one related to your site would be to do a Google search or to use the websites below to find them.  www.dmoz.org  dir.yahoo.com  www.lii.org  www.stpt.com/directory  www.business.com  www.cannylink.com3. Classifieds Classifieds are a common way to easily make posts for free, and reach large amounts of people. They tend to work better for business or service-based websites, but you can also drive traffic to other types of sites as well  http://www.olx.in/  http://my.freeads.co.uk  http://www.vivastreet.co.uk/account_classifieds.php  http://www.ukclassifieds.co.uk  http://kolkata.craigslist.co.in/ 4. Forums Forums are another good way to get backlinks and traffic, but you need to contribute to the forums and not just spam them with your links. I recommend becoming an active member of forums that are related to your site, as well as including your website link in your forum signature. By making intelligent and informative posts people will be inclined to check out the link in your signature because you’ve built interest about yourself. pg. 2
  3. 3. The best way to do this is to manually search for forums related to your site and then sign up tostart posting.  http://www.seoers.org/BB/  http://forums.digitalpoint.com/5. Social Networking SitesSocial networking sites are often overlooked as a way to market a website or blog. Having lots offriends and access to groups can be a good way to contact a lot of people in an easy and efficientmanner. Most social networking sites also have forums and classifieds that you can post in.  www.myspace.com  www.facebook.com  www.linkedin.com6. Social Bookmarking SitesSocial bookmarking sites can be an amazing way to promote your website. What a lot of peoplewill do is write a killer article and then submit it to the social bookmarking sites to drive trafficto that article, hoping it will get bookmarked a lot  www.netscape.com  www.digg.com  http://delicious.com  www.furl.net  www.stumbleupon.com  www.reddit.com  www.simpy.com  www.newsvine.com  http://pinterest.com/  http://www.buzzfeed.com/  http://www.fark.com/  http://slashdot.org/  www.friendfeed.com  www.clipmarks.com  http://secure.diigo.com/  http://blinklist.com  http://dizzbookmarks.com pg. 3
  4. 4. 7. Search EnginesThis is probably one of the most difficult ways to market a site, but also one of the most popularways due to the fact that the traffic you get can be extremely targeted to exactly what your siteoffers. This is especially important for sites that sell a product and are looking for a highconversion rate. It is usually better to start off targeting niche markets and low competition longtail keywords. Ranking well on Google for a phrase like ‘graphic design’ in the search engineswould be extremely difficult to do, so look for longer keywords or more detailed ones.  www.google.com  www.yahoo.com  www.msn.com8. Pay per Click Advertising (PPC)PPC advertising takes a lot of studying to do right, and can cost a decent amount of money, but ifyour site is well designed and converts well, or you are just looking for traffic, it can be a verypowerful marketing tool when done right.  adwords.google.com  searchmarketing.yahoo.com  adCenter.Microsoft.com9. Banner AdvertisingThe difficulty in banner advertising is simply creating a very alluring banner design in theamount of space specified. Some sites don’t let you create animated banners, but if you havea very intriguing static banner on a good site it can get you traffic for sure.The best way to do this is to manually search for websites and blogs related to your site andcontact them for a banner exchange.  http://www.flickr.com/  http://picasa.google.com/10. Text Link AdvertisingText link advertising is usually cheap and can bring in lots of traffic, but the traffic tends to berather unspecific – which is ok sometimes. I find it best to look for sites related to your website pg. 4
  5. 5. to buy text links spots on. Or, if you are just looking for tons of traffic, you can go to major textlink sites that offer spots on very large websites.  www.text-link-ads.com  www.adbrite.com  www.adengage.com11. Portfolio SitesThere are many websites that host portfolios of designers and artists. By submitting your work totheir sites you will often get a lot of exposure to your own site by way of a link.  www.behance.net  www.altpick.com  www.portfolios.com  www.deviantart.com12. Tutorial SitesSubmitting tutorials is a great way to get traffic to your website via a link. A lot of designerssubmit tutorials to sites like the ones below, and get a lot of exposure. Most of these tutorialssites are very well ranked so getting a link on them can be very good for your website or blog.  www.pixel2life.com  www.good-tutorials.com  www.tutorialoutpost.com13. Link BaitingLinking baiting is when you write or post something that has the potential to be blogged about,linked or bookmarked a lot. Good content in general will help your website or blog out a lot, butyou can step it up a notch by producing videos or articles specifically for link baiting.14. ContestsPeople love entering contest, especially if there is a desirable prize. Contest prizes range in types.Some sites will offer you exposure and links and other sites will offer money or actual physicalprizes. The key to a successful contest is obviously getting lots of people to enter, so make sureyou promote your contest as much as you can on forums, classifieds and more. Also, don’tbe afraid to enter contests for a chance to win some money or prizes, yourself!15. Link Exchanges pg. 5
  6. 6. This is arguably one of the most important ways to rank well for keywords and bring traffic toyour website. It is important to exchange links or get one-way links from relevant sites. Makesure you are using an important keyword because your links anchor text and not a word like‘click here’ or something you don’t want to rank well for in search engines.The best way to do this is to manually search for websites and blogs related to your site andcontact them for a link exchange. Also, check out the two sites below.  www.seopen.com/seopen-tools/  blogsearch.google.com16. Email MarketingEmail marketing can be very beneficial if done well. You do not want to be a spammer or buylists of emails, though. The way to work email marketing is to have an opt-in email form on yourwebsite where users can sign up to receive emails and special offers. Offering a free e-book ortips is a good way to get people to sign up. Once they are signed up you can send emails once ina while to bring them back to your site or to promote something.www.aweber.comwww.icontact.com17. Viral MarketingThis is the hottest new way to market a website, but it is not easy! You have probably heardabout all these YouTube videos getting millions of views, and articles on Digg getting thousandsof hits. If you can think up a really clever, funny or useful idea and tie it into your website via alink or some other way, you can drive incredible amounts of traffic to your site with very littlemoney or possibly none at all.18. VideosCreating videos has become very popular since the creation of YouTube and other video-basedsites. This ties into viral marketing and is a good way to get people interested in your blog orwebsite. It is most common to show or say the URL of your website at the beginning and/or endof a video, or tie it into your video site profile some how.  www.youtube.com  video.google.com  vids.myspace.com  video.search.yahoo.com  video.msn.com  video.aol.com  www.metacafe.com  http://vimeo.com/ pg. 6
  7. 7. 19. PodcastingThis is basically creating audio files and then letting your users download or stream them via alink on your website or blog or via RSS feeds. This is a good alternative to creating videos if youdon’t have a video camera or don’t like being on film. I have seen many sitessuccessfully offer audio downloads as a way of bringing users a large amount of informationquickly. You can even post on craigslist.com and hire voice over talent for your podcasts ataffordable prices.20. BlogsBlogs are a great way to reach a lot of people in a fast manner. They take a lot of work, and tomake a blog really effective they need to be updated with fresh content at least several times aweek. A lot of websites will have a blog in addition to a main website as a sort of news systemfor their main site, or just as a way to drive traffic to a website.  www.wordpress.com  www.blogger.com  www.twitter.com  www.squidoo.com  www.tumblr.com21. eBookseBooks have become very popular and they tend to spread well in downloading communities.You can even sell your eBook on eBay, via a website or just offer it as a gift to get people to signup for your newsletter.22. Press ReleasesPress releases can be an efficient way to get media attention if your website or product isnewsworthy enough. There are several websites you can do this on. However, more commonlypress releases are mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines,radio stations, television stations, and/or television networks.  http://www.free-press-release.com  http://www.pressreleaseacer.com  http://www.pressreleasesharer.com  http://www.explorepressrelease.com/  http://www.information-online.com/ pg. 7 Sudip Nandy

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