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The Essence of Beauty and Brains in Self-marketing Through Websites


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Find out how to get the most of self-marketing through effectively maintaining a website.

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The Essence of Beauty and Brains in Self-marketing Through Websites

  1. 1. The Essence of Beauty and Brains in Self-marketing Through Websites Summary: Find out how to get the most of self-marketing through effectively maintaining a website. Having a personal corner on the web is probably one of the most fulfilling moments in an author’s life. It’s like completing a dream house, with a beautiful sunken garden, a freshly painted fence, and a high-end security device. Every person who would pass by the house would probably find it irresistible to take a closer look, and even more to get inside the house and get acquainted with the owner. Having a house is like having a spot on the World Wide Web. A website needs to be taken cared of appropriately and frequently. But one question is always dominant. How can one make a website standout? More than having the goal of driving increased traffic on a website, having the appropriate design is vital. It is important to consider the theme of the website that would suit the author’s book or personality perhaps. Colors play an equally important part too. Always check the website design’s readability. Beauty and aesthetics are not everything, but they are something. The Aesthetic factor draws attention for site visitors, and no matter how little, color selection can make visitors stay or drive them away. As the common cliché goes, simplicity is beauty. One must also consider that beauty is subjective. Not so good impressions about the color or the design of the website are inevitable. Besides aesthetics, content is the main gist in establishing a website. It is important to proofread the entire content before uploading any article. This usually works better when two heads are working. Comments and suggestions about the content are always helpful. Most of the time, the second and third revisions always come out to be the best. Establishing and determining the right content of the website will be very beneficial especially for the users who are plainly searching for some interesting reads. Content will not only strike for attention, but it would retain and keep visitors coming back. Maintaining a website can also be likened to keeping friendships. Communication frequency and interaction will keep the flame burning and the website traffic, too. When a visitor leaves a comment on your blog, always reply with politeness and appreciation. Apply it to all kinds of posts –even on the mean ones. Respond to negative comments and criticisms logically and professionally. In this way, visitors will appreciate your kindness and hospitality. Being up-to-date is also one big factor that can attract visitors to one’s site. No one wants to read entries which were dated months, or even years ago. The visitor might have a perception that the website owner might have passed away or something, or just simply abandoned the site. Updates will always keep the dynamism sustainable. Got twitter? Treat updating websites just like updating friends. One can also offer something really unique to keep site visitors coming. Uniqueness can always generate buzz, and who knows when the buzz would stop. A website cannot help to market a book, unless one would market the website. Take advantage of the World Wide Web’s social networking sites. There are hundreds of them. Participate on social networking sites and always tag the name of your website.
  2. 2. When there are concerns that link to the category of your book, give advices and state that there’s more to learn when they visit your website. Social networking sites don’t only drive website traffic; it creates powerful connections, too. Actively participating on social networking sites expands your connections, which can be of great benefit in marketing and promoting books. Increase web presence through participating on forums and blogs. Write a blog about your own website. People would always be hungry for ideas and suggestions. Wholeheartedly offer help through various ways, just don’t forget to tag the name of your website. Feel free to invite every after comment.