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10 surprising ways to advertise your website


10 surprising ways to advertise your website

Promotion is crucial to build a successful website but coming up with new ways to advertising your website can be hard. For this reason we have created this list to try and help you successfully promote your blog and see visibly effective results. There are many small things that you can do, but remember that they all add up.


Purchase misspelled domains

If you have a hard to spell domain name then buying misspellings of is can be a great way of making sure that everyone who wants to view your website can visit it. If you have a ‘.com’ website then you could also purchase ‘’ or ‘.net’ as well. Alternatively if you have some competitors that are doing well in your niche then you could purchase misspellings of there names and set them up to redirect to your website.

Create a mobile application

Have a forum, blog or any other type of website ? Well then creating a mobile application can be a great way to reach out to new visitors.  It does not need to be something fantastic but needs to have great content and you will soon build up regular visitors using your mobile application.P.S If you run a blog then you can create a free application with Nokia app wizard.

Make a standout 404 page

Making your website stand out in the crowd is how you are going to get visitors to remember your website and there is no better way than creating an unusual 404 page. This is a great method of promotion. Try to make it as creative as possible. Click here to view our full post on creating a successful 404 page.

Share your website on Social Bookmarking sites

Go all web 2.0 and sign up to social bookmarking sites like Delicious. Websites like this get huge amounts of traffic and your website is certain to get some exposure. StumbleUpon is also another great example and can easily drive a huge amount of traffic to your website. As well as this you are also creating a great backlink to your website.

Get Known in your niche

Got a particular niche that your website is about ? well join them and start commenting on there posts and getting your website seen by people visitor other websites in your niche. Just make sure that you leave a link back to your website on your comment. The more interesting and helpful your comment is then the more visits you are going to get.

Start Social networking

This is key to a websites success these days. Sign your website up to Twitter and create a Facebook page for it. Start following others in your niche and build up a successful online profile where you can get some great targeted traffic from. As well as this just most regular updates with new website posts etc and you will soon build a following,

Join website directories 

A nice and easy way to actually get traffic. Just do a Google search for free website directories and submit your website to as many as you can find. This also gives you some backlinks which is going to increase your search engine visibility.  You can also pay for sp0nsered listings if you really want to make your website stand out.

 Add a share button to your website

If you have some interesting posts then ad a share button to your website. This means that your visitors are doing all of the hard work for you and you are getting some free advertising. You can easily get a share button on your website, with the choice of what communities you want your visitors to share your website with.

Guest blog

If you run a blog then guest blogging on other websites can drastically increase your reputation in your niche. Just write a great post on another website and this could give you the targeted traffic that you need. Try and find a successful website that will give you a good link back to your own.

Post your URL everywhere

Everywhere you go, then take your URL with you and leave it there. Use any online forums ? then leave your  URL on there. You can leave you URL just about anywhere, including:

  • Discussion boards
  • Forums
  • Blog comments
  • Notice boards
  • Social profiles
In this post we have gone through 10 surprising ways to advertise your website. Give them a try and see what works for you. Think we have missed one out ? Then leave it in the comment section.


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1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. chris

    April 15, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Well, you said to leave your URL everywhere, so…

    I have a couple suggestions, too, as far as advertising goes. Creating a video about your product or website and uploading it to video sites like YouTube is a great way of getting traffic. Also, as you mentioned social bookmarking sites, there are sites that have traffic trades like sub for sub or tweet for tweets.

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