Good website promotion can significantly increase the number
of visits to your website and generate more enquiries as a
result. If you don't promote your site it's not going to work
for your business as effectively as it could. There are many
options to get your website promoted however one of the best for small business sites is
organic search engine marketing coupled with an Adwords campaign.
Search Engine Marketing
This is all about using the power of search engines to connect
internet users with your website. If your site is built so
that search engines can understand what your site is about
you'll have a much better chance at connecting with your target
audience. If a search engine knows what your site is about,
it can more easily match your site to a user query.
Search engine marketing requires an initial assessment
of your web site to make sure the content and design are search
engine friendly. Research to find out which search terms people
are using to find sites like yours is then used to adjust
to your sites visible and hidden attributes to target those
search terms (search
Search engine marketing is generally not a 'quick fix'. This
type of website promotion is in fact a long term strategy
to carefully build the profile of your site over time. This
can be well worth any fee's that may be necessary to get your
site ready for highly targeted promotion in search engines
FURTHER INFO: Check out the Search
Engine Marketing Guide for a really good non-commercial
tutorial on search engine marketing.
Read this article about Search Engines and Search Engine Marketing.
Other easy options for website promotion:
Promote Your Site by Word Of Mouth
Tell everyone about your website! Make sure your staff tell
everyone! Make sure that there's something useful and interesting
on your site that will make it worth the visit. Leveraging
the power of your existing clients is the best free promotion
you will ever find and a website makes it much easier for
your existing customers to refer your services to friends
and colleagues. No more business cards wasted - all it takes
is one sentence: 'Just check out their website'.
Include Your Web Address On Business Stationery
All of your business documents have the potential to advertise
your site. Your letterhead, busness cards, with compliments
slips, invoices, product labels - everything - they can all
include your web address so that people will know about your
Mention Your Website In Print Advertising
Many small business owners choose to advertise in local papers,
industry magazines and the Yellow Pages. If these ads include
your web address your potential new customers can find out
about your business and make enquiries 24/7. Another advantage
of this is the ability to measure the success of any particualr
ad via your website statistics.
Use social media to promote your website across Facebook, Twitter, you Tube and LinkedIn.