Free Advertising On The Internet by Gary Keehner
Free advertising on the interent is a very important method of promoting your website. It's available 24/7/365, it's very effective and most important,it's free.
There's a very large audience for the free advertising websites. Since the probability of anyone needing your services or products is very high, it's a good idea to browse the web and check out the websites, directories, ad sites and the services that they offer.
Some of the free methods that you can use to promote your website and it's products and services are listed below.
Search engines You can submit your site to search engines like Google and Yahoo. There are also a ton of other smaller search engines out there you can use to increase your exposure.
Submitting articles to directories (like this one) You can write articles on your given expertise and post them to the many article directories on the internet. Offer your readers valuable information ( not an advertisement ) and include links to your website in the article or your authors bio. Be sure to follow the directories policies for link inclusion and article submission.
Free classified ad sites There are a ton of free ad sites out there. Here again, you can include links to your website.
Blogs You can start your own blog and advertise your websites services and products. Follow the same guidelines when submitting articles and you will develop a devoted following.
Forums You can participate in the exchange of information by posting to forums. You can distinguish yourself as an expert in your given niche which will cause more and more people to checkout your website for more infromation.
Newsgroups Newsgroups can be used much like forums. Be sure to follow the guidelines for participating in newsgroups as well as forums.
Website optimization techniques By using techniques such as putting keywords in the title and body of a given webpage you will help the search engines find your website which in turn will help people searching for the information that you have to offer, find your website.
Press releases This method will allow you to get exposure on the various news sites on the internet and give your website some very useful exposure.
Trading links You can search for websites that are offering very similar services to yours (not direct competitors)and offer to trade links. This way you can each make use of each other's website traffic.
Email and E-Zine (once you have a list built) Once you have a list built you can not only offer valuable information to your readers, but you can promote your products.
Offer a free e-book with your links to your site and it's products in it
Submit your e-zine to free e-zine directories
Be sure to be consistent and promote your website on a regular basis. This will get you in front of your target audience and grab their attention.
While free advertising will do wonders for your website promotion, don't make it the be all, end all to your marketing efforts. Mix in paid and offline advertising as well. It will do your online business well by having a well rounded approach to your online marketing activities.
About the Author
Gary Keehner runs http://www.home-internetmarketing-business.com. For more information on free advertising on the internet check out his website.