I am seeking suggestions which are sort of " home-made remedies " . I have a few ideas on what I can offer to the world thru a website. While there may be many others offering the same stuff or service, I still want to go ahead maybe because there is a bigger market for it or there is something different that I may offer.
I am aware of things like buying a campaign which would have a 1% CTR coming to my site or to hire a social media agency who will create FB fans for you and keep tweeting ...with a monthly retainership bill coming to me.
With an assumption that the content offered will be fairly engaging and interesting, can anyone suggest the simple most ideas to make it popular?
I am also still to understand if Likes to a FB Page will ever help me increase popularity of the website and create revenue opportunities.
So are there 5 to 6 generic pointers that are self-service and that can help any guy starting a website to bring it to some decent level of traffic?
Depends on the site. Bootstrapping is getting harder so you have to be ready to sink all your energies into it. If you are selling some widget then your approach will have to be different from say if you are giving away content. So give a little bit more gyan on what exactly you want to do.
Great question, I'm sure many of the entrepreneurs wants to get the answer of this. here is what I found over the net.
Hope this would help, let me know your feedback!
It is no secret, Google is the most popular search engine. From the novice to the expert; young and old; millions of people use Google to find what they are looking for. So getting your website indexed is very important. The best part, submitting to Google is free, fast and easy. However, before you submit you should search Google to find out if your website is already in Google’s index. To do this:
The next place to promote your website is Yahoo! Although it is not as popular as Google, Yahoo! is the best directory. It is also free, easy and fast to submit your site to Yahoo!.
Just like in Google, you should check to see if your website is already in the Yahoo! index. If your site is listed you do not need to resubmit. However, if your site is not found make sure to add your site to Yahoo!, rechecking in a few weeks to make sure it has been indexed.
At the bottom of your email, add a signature that includes your domain name. Just in case you need help with adding an email signature I’ve added some information for the most popular applications:
Yellowpages.com has a free listing that will remain active for 12 months. This is a good place to promote your site – and it is free, fast and easy.
Last, but definitely not least – Google Local Business. When you submit your website to Google Local Business, it is eligible to rank in the local business section. The section is displayed before the organic search results, toward the top of Google. For example, I did a search for: dentist in dana point ca. Local business search is displayed just below the sponsored link section, with a map inserted to the left of the listings.
If you are going to submit to Google Local Business you will need either a business phone number or a business mailing address. Toward the end of the submission process you will be given a PIN number. You will need to use this PIN to complete the submission. If you opt for a postcard, the PIN will be mailed. However, choosing the phone option, the PIN will be displayed and an automated phone call will be made. Importantly, if the number is not a “business line” you will have to take the postcard route. Either way, it is free, fast and easy.
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@ Yashvir Chawla - Thanks for the insights . Its a great help for many people like me. Thanks again.