Technique 3 Yahoo Answers

yahoo_answers The third technique in effective website promotion is through the
use of a simple “who would ever thought of” tool – the Yahoo! Answers feature
of Yahoo. Launched in 2005, this question and answer community site allows
people to ask questions and have them answered by other users in the
environment. Its feature makes it an ideal ground for selling promotion to your
brand and website. It is surely one of those fantastic places to visit where we
could get that instant exposure to potential visitors and yes, customers. And
of course why not utilize this feature? Yahoo! Answers breeds countless numbers
of internet users from all around the world. If you are looking for an ideal
marketplace to promote or sell your website, Yahoo! Answers is the place.

Located via the URL www.answers.yahoo.com , the
site contains all the possible questions ever conceived by the human mind. Well
some might not seem human at all, or dumb for short, but you may still consider
using this tool wisely. How does it work? Here is a simple step to utilize this
feature.

  1. First type in www.answers.yahoo.com and once
    inside the site, click on the new user sign up link.
  1. Upon clicking
    the button, you will be asked to enter in your personal information, given
    that you have no yahoo mail account yet. Then after putting in all the
    details, click the Create My Account button. By then you are ready to go!


  1. Once
    registered, you may now post your strategic questions. Or if you want, try
    to look for questions posted in the environment that are somewhat related
    to your website or brand. Meaning to say, considering your goal to attract
    more visitors and potential customers to your website, you may want to
    spot for the needs around. Once you find that question, you may post your
    humble answer there.
  1. Oops! don’t
    forget to attach your website link to your post. Without this move, you
    will not be able to promote your product or brand and you will waste that
    opportunity to advance your way up in the marketplace. One of the most
    surprising truths about this is that most of the users in Yahoo! Answers
    don’t have marketing and promotions in their mind. You may only find few
    users who did attached some links to their own sites, which means to say
    that you are among the first to wisely realize the tremendous benefits of
    using the Yahoo! Answers tool.

So here is fast run-through example. Let’s say you own a website about guitars and you want to have it promoted fast, then you may sign in to Yahoo! Answers and post a
question like, “Where can I buy good guitars?” then since it will be posted in
the forum, others may give their own advices and tips. But then as a
business-minded person, you may post an answer like, “Hey I have found a good
place to buy good guitar. It’s in www.yourguitarsite.com.” Now what you just
did there was you’ve nailed a link in your website link for others to see,
thus, generating more visitors to your website. You can also search for
questions related to your topic. For example, a question posted by an unknown
user says, “Where can I get online tutorials for the guitar?” Here you may put
in your humble answer in the post and also add the link of your website there.
Don’t forget – post and link. These and many other ways you can do in the
Yahoo! Answers tool to generate more traffic and visitors to your page. Cheers
to your success.

Technique 2 Social Bookmarking

Second Technique: Social Bookmarking

In the field of website promotions, links are not enough. And most of the time, web masters go through the season of waiting, where they just watch and wait for that visitor to come. Sadly this happens most of the time. The sigmoid curve applies to website marketing and promotions as well. At first, your site goes through the process of building, often the hard and difficult process we go through in marketing: planning, goals-setting, etc. Then it grows, where many visitors flood and traffic your page. But then soon enough, it declines. This is the reality of most businesses. The S-curve applies to all. So in the area of website marketing and traffic generation explosion, we might want to consider some effective solutions if we want to thrive and dominate the internet marketplace.

Social Bookmarking has been there for long but only a few people really know what it is really about. Similar to bookmarking the favorite pages of your business book or magazine, or bookmarking the last page you’ve just read in your favorite novels, social bookmarking works in the same way too. Contrary to using the bookmark feature of your web browser, social bookmarking involves not only you, but the many users also in the internet. This is why social bookmarking is considered as one of the best effective ways to promote websites and your brand.

Social Bookmarking has some amazing benefits. One of its benefits is heavy promotion. By joining social bookmarking sites, you get to tag or mark your website for others to see. And once it is viewed by many, alas, you give the notion that your website is something to be taken seriously, and that your brand is really good. Since you are using the internet and the art of socialization as your primary tools, you are 100% sure that your site will get promoted in the internet. Although it may take time to grow your marketability through social bookmarking, once it is marked, it is there. This means that once you have made it to the top list of the most bookmarked sites; you are going to be there for a long time. Your marketability will stay long too. Hard efforts equals to long-term results.

So how does social bookmaking work? Here is a simple way to do it:

  1. First, join a social bookmarking site, and sign up for a new account. The most popular website on social bookmarking is www.delicious.com. You may also check other popular sites in the internet.

Technique 1 Article Marketing

First Technique: Article Marketing

Most business experts agree that marketing is everything. This art comes first in every business venture. Marketing blends and integrates all the functions of the business together and presents them to customers in the form of advertising, promotion and other marketing activities. This is why most online businesses or websites consider marketing seriously. The importance of marketing lies in its ability to bring the business to the market – where customers dwell and opportunities thrive. In the case of websites, if one wishes to have his site linked to thousands of other sites in the internet, also known as backlink, then you may consider article marketing as your first option.

Apparently, the benefits of article marketing are endless, probably because countless possibilities could happen to you. But these things are certain and fundamental. What’s so great about article marketing is that it is the easiest and fastest way to promote your site. Not to mention, not only is it easy and fast, it’s free of charge. Contrary to the typical marketing strategy in the corporate world, where hundreds and even thousands of dollars are spent, article marketing is free. Later on, we will run through some of the basics in article marketing.

Another benefit is that it gives you instant exposure. Ever heard of stories where a song or a book gets that instant success overnight? This is also true with article marketing. It gives you a direct and instant exposure, period. Another proven benefit of article marketing is 100% efficiency. This technique is sure to win if used as a strategy. Then of course since it is marketing, once the effort is done and the seeds have been sowed to the field, all you have to do is watch and see your website get promoted passively! This means that everyday your site will be promoted, more and more customers will link you, and more visitors will attach your site, and this will go on and on.

So how will I do it? Let’s get our hands dirty now as we learn the basic type of article marketing. Here it is.

  • First, try to make an article or a review about your brand, in your case – your website, what you are selling or what you are about. For example, if your site is about guitars, you may want to make an article about guitars.
  • Then post it to popular article directories in the internet.

One or probably the top directory we have today is www.ezinearticles.com. Post it there and have it published. Ezine Articles hosts thousands of articles and are categorized in many sections. You may check in their site for further reference.

Then here is the one last thing you shouldn’t miss out – attach your website at the end of your article post, i.e. www.mydomainname.com. You may want to attach “for more resources or for further reference, please visit my site at www.mydomainname.com” or “Click here to Learn guitar tabs” as anchor text text.

Here’s a good example I got from ezinearticles.com:

When you do this, visitors can follow you to your website, which is our main goal by the way. There are other article directories our there. But these site directories are at the top: EzineArticles.com, GoArticles.com and SearchWarp.com. You may consider these sites in your priority list. Since article marketing is limitless, other web masters can take your content to their own site. Talk about passive marketing.