60 Tips To Popularize A Site

Here is a list of 60 tips or ways to launch a new site, promote and popularize it. It is a large network of viral networking and link exchanging out there to execute, but being in this game you need to interact with other sites, bloggers, forumers and almost anything ‘webable’ to get your site noticed. the list is near comprehensive and they are based on my own experience and other people’s too.

Read on!

  1. If you’re launching a new site, write an introduction and submit it to share sites like Digg, Reddit and Now Public.
  2. Have your friends tag your best work in Digg. This is a site that allows people to vote or and against articles. Your friends can help you move your article in the right direction. If your article is good it can bring a lot of visitors. If you don’t have any friends, get some quickly.
  3. Encourage readers to Digg authority articles. If they like the article or post they will vote for it for you (it takes a few seconds).
  4. Create a Yahoo Group in the niche of your site.
  5. Create a MySpace account. You can publicise your site by it.
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  7. Bookmark your site on Del.icio.us and add it as button to your homepage.
  8. Create a Technorati account.
  9. Use Technorati Tags. It gathers the latest blog entries and organizes them into categories. In order to get into the right Technorati categories, you have to tag your blog entries. That way you will be exposed to other bloggers and webmasters that can link to you. To create a Technorati Tags use the Tag Generator tool. The only thing you have to do is to type the keyword, and the tool will make the code for the tag.
  10. Submit you site to free search engine directories such as Google, Yahoo & DMOZ. It’s worth it. Check for local government directories too – it is easy to get into local, online listings
  11. Place a free ad for your company on Gumtree.
  12. Sign up to StumbleUpon and get your friends to Stumble your site.
  13. Write an article and submit it to article sites.
  14. Offer your users every possible way to contact you.( MSN, Skype, Yahoo etc all complement email, phone and a real address.)
  15. Don’t worry about PageRank cos they ain’t always accurate.
  16. Use your Google Account for Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, Google AdWords
  17. Get a t-shirt with your website url on it, and wear it often. Ask a young, large breasted lady to wear one too.
  18. Sign up with an affiliate programme to sell your product, or if you’re a publisher, make some cash!
  19. YouTube and Google Video are excellent portals on which to launch a viral campaign.
  20. You can contribute to related subject areas on Wikipedia
  21. Tell your local newspaper about your site. These are desperate for stories.
  22. Publicise your site on related forums via signature links and profiles
  23. Have a Sitemap on your site. It not only allows users to navigate around quickly but also aid the search engines.Create a sitemap of your site and submit it to Google Index.
  24. Creating list-posts. People love linking to such stuff- Top 10 rules to become a winner, Top 5 Internet Marketing Gurus. Your list-post should be placed on a prominent location on your site.
  25. Comment on other blogs. Always fill in the URL box for the owner to find your site. Answering other people’s questions gets them excited and that is an effective way to spark an online rambling about you and your site.
  26. Respond to comments that are left on your blog. When people’s questions are answered, you become the authority. People can’t help but link to the authority.
  27. Respond to your email. Be kind, be cool and help people with their questions. Being helpful to others will earn you respect and link love.
  28. Link out to other blogs. If you link to interesting articles on other blogs, they will link back to interesting articles that you have.
  29. Get a MyBlogLog account. Bloggers go there to meet each other and find new blogging friends. Start a MyBlogLog.com Community there and create your own community allows members to join. Be social and invite members to join your community. This exposes a lot more bloggers to your site.
  30. Read your posts before publishing. Make sure they are correct before you show them to the world. Make sure your writing is easy to read and grammatically correct.
  31. Run spell check. It may sound stupid, but it helps you avoid spelling mistakes.
  32. Submit articles to article sites. They will allow you to place a link to your site at the bottom of the article. You can write an article about anything in your field in about 500 words.
  33. Write testimonials for sites whose services have helped you. They often turn into links, and the webmasters will surely check out your site.
  34. Alert friends when you create something that will help them. If so they should definitely give you some link love.
  35. Answer people’s questions on Yahoo Answers. If you don’t already have a resource on your site that will help answer a question, create one. Link to from Yahoo! Answers. You have a link, and valuable content for your site.
  36. Answer questions on Google Groups. It is similar to Yahoo Answers.
  37. Submit to free web directories. They are lists of thousands of sites. One of them should be you!
  38. Submit to blog directories. They are thousands of blogs, listed in categories.
  39. You can submit to paid directories – if you have a certain budget.
  40. Create a Squidoo Page about yourself.
  41. Join the Better Business Bureau – for this one you have to have a business!
  42. Join local clubs that have websites and include a link on your member’s page.
  43. Donate to an online charity. When making a donation use the name of your site.
  44. Place an ad in Craiglist. It is a very large, online classified site.
  45. Start a few more blogs. You can create free blogs on www.blogspot.com/Blogspot. Give your main blog a link once in a while. You could even update the blogs once a week.
  46. Encourage your friends to start blogs. It can work out great for your blog.
  47. Buy links. You can use a service like Text Link Ads to purchase and rent links.
  48. Rent links. It is the same as buying links except the links won’t be permanent. Usually you pay monthly for this type.
  49. Buy posts from other bloggers. you can buy posts through services like Pay Per Post and ReviewMe.
  50. Donate some time every week to hold question(Q) and answer (A) sessions for beginners in your area. They’ll link to you.
  51. Use free advertising! Tell your friends about your site.
  52. Find quality blogs and leave a comment with a link back to your site.
  53. If you want a Flash homepage, make sure you have a “Skip Intro” link.
  54. Use the local community sports teams’ for cheap, but highly effective sponsorship.
  55. Ask bloggers to write about your site for a link of course. Ask bloggers and other website owners to review your site too.
  56. Submit stories to news sites. Even huge sites accept stories from free lancers.
  57. Review products on other sites like ePinions. You can quickly establish yourself as an expert by writing thorough reviews of products in your field. Some of the traffic that hits your review will follow the trail back to your site, leading to links.
  58. Comment on online newspapers. Most of the writers will follow the trail back to your site.
  59. Use forums and discussion boards. The best way to answer people’s questions is by creating a short walkthrough on your site that teaches them. Show them where to find it and you have yourself a link.
  60. Ask your local, public library to link to you with their website.

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