10 ways to promote your website

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You have a fantastic web design – the next consideration is getting the elusive web customer to your website. We are often asked about ways in which customers can boost traffic to their websites. After all a constant stream of web traffic will mean greater revenues and success for your online business.

Here we share 10 tried and tested ways for you to build your web traffic. Most of these approaches are free, but they like any successful marketing activity will require an investment of time.

1. Submit your web content and blog posts to as many social sites as possible
If you write content on your website – then make sure it is shared on all of your social media outlets. Its amazing how much extra traffic you’ll get to your website as well as building a great following.

2. Provide free viral giveaways
Web users love freebies – so why not provide a viral giveaway that will get people talking. It could be anything from free advise, an ebook download or a viral game. Just make sure your giveway clearly leads people back to your website.

3. Build your links
Ask customers, suppliers and partners to link to your website. Every link counts – so link building should be an ongoing programme – not a one off event.

4. Encourage customers to provide reviews
If you have a blog or news listing encourage your web visitors to comment on it. If you have an ecommerce website, allow customers to provide feedback and reviews.

5. Recommendation
Encourage good old word of mouth or word of mouse. Get recipients to forward on that email, followers to retweet that tweet and more people to like you. Implement a share this widget. Its free and its easy to do! Just ask and you’ll be amazed at the results!

6. Submit articles to high PR directories
If you’ve got some great content then make sure you share it in order to fully take advantage of high quality back links and traffic. Although this can be rather time consuming, article submission can have a whirlwind effect on yourweb traffic and search engine position.

7. Advertise it!
Advertise your website along with a data capture form in as many different places as possible. Whether it begoogle adwords, facebook or twitter, you’ll be amassed at who will be in touch.

8. Make a video podcast
Create a video and share it on You Tube and post on your website to further show case what you do.

9. Social media is your friend
Effectively use all of the social media avenues at your disposal to book your following and awareness to your website.

10. Build your mailing list
Send targeted opted in email marketing communications to increase traffic to your website and create a dedicated campaign landing page to further build conversions.

Having a web design is just the first part of the process. These are just a few cost effective ways in which you can drive more traffic to your website.

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