How to Promote your Website for Free

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  1. Penny says:

    Thanks for this detailed review of all the ways to promote your website. This is really useful information for me, as I’m in the process f building my new businesses. You mentioned tactics that hadn’t shown up on my radar, especially utilizing Quora and Ezine, and I really appreciate it!

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Penny,
      Quora is a very good network to promote your brand name. Although increasing your traffic significantly through them is a long term project it’s a great way to build your brand name. Especially if your website is about marketing, online business or blogging it’s the right place to be.

  2. Very enjoyable post. Tons of very good information for the begineer to the very seasoned professional

  3. wendy says:

    this is a very comprehension summary which I find it useful- some of the things which I myself tend to forget like keyword search. There are so many social medias platform we can promote on, how many do you think we should have? I only am promoting in twitter and google plus now and even then i tend to focus only on google plus..

    • Nikos says:

      Use as many social media platforms as long as you think you can handle them effectively. Joining a social network but not interacting with the users in there because you don’t have time to do it will get you nowhere. Spend some time familiarizing and learning what works with each platform and you will do great. You don’t have to join a lot of them just the ones you feel comfortable sharing your content. It also depends on your niche. Some social media will only produce results for certain niches. Instagram, Pinterest and Dailymotion for example are ideal if your website has great photos, images and videos.

  4. Arief says:

    Wow. That’s definitely a huge list. There are some outlets that I have not tried or even heard of. I only use Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Instagram. Never thought about press release. I will try that later. Thank you!

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Arief,
      Press releases is certainly a great way to promote you website and build backlinks. You have to remember though that if you want to enjoy all the benefits press releases have to offer you will probably have to pay. The free services these agencies will help you up to a point.

  5. Maurice says:

    This article is very enlightening. It is informative and detailed in content. I like the options you provide for marketing. Your recommendations for improving a website so it can be market-sound is good for every newbie.

  6. Brandon says:

    Thanks for the great tips here. I’m all for more exposure, and this article has helped me find more ideas to use. My favorite will have to be YouTube. Being the second most largest search engine makes this website REALLY easy to siphon traffic off of. I am also going to try out Reddit as well, obviously because they have a lot of targeted traffic there, you just have to know how to find them. Great stuff, and good luck!

    • Nikos says:

      Thank you for your comment Brandon. Reddit is a great platform and you get great results if you respect their rules about self-promotion.

  7. Kendrick says:

    I totally agree we you, I think promoting your website for free is the easiest thing to do. Besides people be on some form of social media anyway looking at what other people doing lol. They can just post a post on their social media account and let them look at their stuff. They may like it and share it. There are a lot of people doing paid advertising. Do you think using PPC is better than using free methods?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Kendrick,

      Thank you for your comment. Well using free methods to promote your website are effective and useful but up to a point. Paid advertising if it’s done correctly can be really helpful and increase your ROI significantly. There are going to be some major changes in many social media networks in 2017 and the following years when it comes to paid advertising. Businesses and marketers will need to ‘pay to play’ to target the right audience in order to have an impact. So, paid adverting’s importance will increase significantly in the next years.

  8. JeffWA says:

    Hi Nikos,
    You presented some real gems to help the reader understand how to promote his/her website out in order to build a successful business.

    Being a member of Wealthy Affiliate, the #1 thing that is preached and something that you truly emphasized was the need to have outstanding and relevant content posted often to a website.

    I did take the time to click on the several links which re-directed to other articles that you devoted on the subject of content. Again I agree with your statement; long form content articles of at least 1,000 words is favored by the search engines thus will achieve higher rankings.

    If the content offers high value to the reader they will return back for more as long as these people sense that a website can help them.

    Keyword research is also crucial as you stated regarding rankings on the search engines.

    Along with that using social media to promote articles again would be crucial in driving targeted traffic to a website.

    This was an incredibly useful article for someone just starting out with an online business and the manner in which the website would get out to the online public.

    Thank you for taking the time to write this article, Nikos!


    • Nikos says:

      Hello Jeff,

      If you found my post useful and the tips mentioned here can help you with your online business that makes me really happy.

      Thank you for your comment.

  9. ririj says:

    Wow there are so many tools provided on your site that I was completely unaware of! Thank you so much for sharing! I do utilize keyword research which is something I started about a month ago. But there are so many other things I could be doing to get free traffic! I utilize Google Plus and Facebook but not sure if I am abiding by all the do’s and don’ts of Facebook. I saved your article to my notes. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Sam says:

    Great Article. I actually did not know there are all those methods you can use to promote your site. In addition you have provided great pieces of advice in here. Yep, there are many scammers and spam content that utilize people chase for shiny matters that requires minimal efforts.

    As you said, great results need effort. Definitely I will go through the mentioned sites above and I will explore the capabilities to promote my posts.

    Thanks a lot, by the way, I have added your post to my favorites so that I can easily get to the online directories and the mentioned platforms later.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Sam,

      I am sure the websites mentioned here will help you promote your content and attract more visitors. I am really happy i helped.

      Thank you for your comment.

  11. Israel says:

    Hi Nikos!

    Totally agree! There’s a ton of free ways to promote your website today, you just need to try which one works best for you.

    I personally vouch for quality content, keyword research and social media interaction with your readers.

    Thanks for the tips! A lot of useful information here! 😉

  12. HappyB says:

    Thanks Nikos.
    This is simply packed with information.
    I have several plans on the back boiler that are now coming forward with marketing based on your information.
    You have pulled together a mini training course in free marketing including sites I was not even aware existed.
    I am on LinkedIn but was unaware of Slide Share.
    I have book marked this for serious note taking because there are so many links, I need to explore them all.
    I am afraid I have nothing I can add to your detailed list. You have covered everything I know.

  13. Andrew says:

    This is a great blog about promoting a website! As I am still in the beginning stage of getting my website going, this blog will be helpful! You hear over and over that content is the key. Once again this was reiterated in the blog. There are so many ways to promote a website for free that I had not heard about. I have a Facebook page set up to help promote the website that way. The Do’s and Don’ts on Facebook is another helpful piece of information I will keep in mind!

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Andrew,

      I am glad i could help. Facebook is one of the most powerful social media platforms where you can promote you website you free. It’s also a great place to experiment with paid advertisement too. You can create ad campaigns for as little as $10-15. That’s a nice way to find out what your audience likes and what sells. 

      Thank you for your comment. 

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