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How To Promote Your Handmade Products For Free

Aug 8, 2008
Are you still looking for ways to promote your blog or website for free? Well here are five suggestions that will not cost you a cent but will increase your page ranking and site traffic.

Swap Links

Link swapping is pretty simple. Just find another web site with the same interest or product and ask the web master if he or she would like to post your link on their site in exchange for you posting their link on your site. This is a great way to rank high on the search engines and draw traffic to your web site or blog.

Become an active member in a sub-forum

Joining a forum is not only fun but it is a great way meet people and to promote yourself. Pick a certain sub-forum (a forum category) that relates to your craft or blog, and actively participate in all its discussions. Be helpful and try to be the first one to solve a problem in a new thread. Always be eager to offer help and advice to fellow members. And be welcoming to the new members. If allowed place a link back to your blog or web page but always check the rules of the forum first to make sure that you can do this

Comment on other peoples blogs

You can make genuine nice comments on other people's blogs and add a link back to your own site.

Submit to directories

Submitting your site to directories is a tedious and time consuming job. There are so many directories where you can submit your site that it would take you forever to submit to them all. Therefore look at the directories that are established and with good page rank and good traffic. Established high page rank directories, are well respected by Google, so getting your site listed there will get your site more Google respect, and higher listings within Google search results. And don't forget that when submitting pick the most appropriate category for your site.

Write a Press Release

The key thing with PR is coming up with a newsworthy angle. Spend twice as much time on the angle as on writing. You can Google free advice about how and what to write. This would have to be one of the most low cost and effective methods to receive publicity for you site. Having your story published is like a free endorsement of you, your website and your product. Use a free news distribution service to promote it. And don't forget you can also promote your story to relevant online communities and blogs.
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