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Tips For Marketing A Membership Site Effectively

Jan 22, 2008
You have an incredible website and you're wondering to yourself how can I get the word out. While marketing budgets can get into the six figures, it is possible to promote your website for next to nothing. So, before you spend a dime on internet promoting or website traffic, try these simple tips.

The most important rule of thumb is to put your website address on just about everything you can think of. Put your website url on letterhead and business cards in addition to the signature file of your email account. By using the signature file on your email accounts, every email you send out will have your web address included.

Use Message Boards and Forums to spread the word about your website. 'Google' search for keywords connected with your own site in order to ascertain all the appropriate message boards or forums, and then join them. This knowledge is going to be invaluable to you anyway - this is where your customers are likely to be- so get to know them. Once you've joined, then post frequently and take advantage of the signature line that is displayed on each one of your posts to advertise your URL and as much as you can about your site. In this way, you are displaying your information to the very people you're trying to attract.

Social networking sites have exploded on the internet and they definitely are here to stay. Consider that MySpace and Facebook both have huge memberships albeit free where people worldwide get together to share interests. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to find communities that may be interested in your website. Do your research first as there is a right way and a wrong way to solicit on social networking sites.

Another inexpensive strategy for promoting your website is article marketing. Just write articles that are related to your website and post them free to article directories. You can place a brief intoduction of yourself at the end of the article along with your website address. There are thousands of article directories and publishers who visit them that are willing to publish your article. This could mean that your article is on thousands of websites with your website address in the author's biography section.

It is important to promote your website in such a way that you are integrated into the web. It is worth the time and effort to utilize inexpensive ways to drive interested traffic to your website. You've built an awesome site is half the job. Letting other people know about your website is the other half.
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