What is the Best Way to Promote Your Site?
That’s a fairly simple question to answer, but a hard one to try to achieve. Google is the main search engine, and drives the most traffic to websites daily, so it is definitely the best way to promote your site.
The problem is, there are literally millions of people competing for all the keywords with the highest search volumes, so to get a really good amount of traffic from Google, you have to be incredibly good at keyword research, and search engine optimization.
The process is not all that hard, you have to have a good website to start with, hosted on your own domain, perhaps with an exact match domain name for the keyword phrase you are trying to compete for.
I wasn’t able to find a domain name with the exact match for the search I was trying to compete for, which was social promotion, but by updating my site with quality, relevant content daily, and making gradual quality back links from many different places, I’ve so far been able to get onto page two of that search, which is pretty good for a site that’s a month old.
To do some keyword research, try typing your main keyword into the Google keyword tool, and make sure you specify exact match, and that will tell you how many people type that phrase into Google every month around the world.
You can get a pretty good idea of the amount of competition from their competition stats, but to get a better idea, type it into Google, and have a close look at the competition on the first page.
Use a rank checker like the one from SEO Book to figure out how large a page rank the first page results have, and also have a look at the amount of back links leading to them. You can do that by using online back link checkers, or by using SEO Powersuite, or SEO Quake.
Is it Hard to Promote Your Site on Google?
I don’t want to make it seem harder than it is, because when I started out with this site, (a month ago now), I never thought I had a chance of competing for a high search volume keyword like social promotion, but I’m working my way up to the first page pretty nicely, and I’m on the first page for a whole range of other smaller searches, for blog posts like this.
Apart from writing lots of good quality content every day, I made back links from a number of high page rank sites like Ezine, Go Articles, Squidoo, Hubpages, Yahoo Contributor Network, Triond, Factoidz, The Warrior Forum, DigitalPoint, Dmoz, and a few dozen other places.
The key is to steadily produce quality relevant content for your site every day, and make quality relevant back links to your site every day. That’s it. Don’t trust anyone who says that they will blast out a million blog comments, and have your site on the first page of Google overnight, cause I tried that on a test site, and got banished to the hundredth page of the SERPs.
All you really have to do, is write about a subject, and try to promote it on other sites. Don’t focus too much on SEO, because if you just learn the basics, and stick at it, you will build a good page rank just from publishing regularly.
If you have any trouble with getting on the first page of Google, the next best way is to promote on the other most visited sites in the world like Facebook, You Tube, and Twitter.
I offer a number of services on Professional Social Promotion, not just mine, but things I use that work, and I have four years of experience in all aspects of internet marketing.
That includes video production, social media marketing, SEO, traffic building, web design, original music.
I’m sure I can help you with some good advice and services, and together we can work out the best way to promote your site.
Send me an email, my contact details are to the top right under my photo. I know I can help you with whatever it is you’re trying to do online.