Turner Website Design
Small business owners are resourceful people. It takes a certain kind of ambition to muster the guts to launch a new business. I am like you guys. Because I am like you, I also understand that you want to try to do everything yourself. Well, maybe not everything. But you want to do whatever you can do yourself, so you don't have to pay anyone else to do it. So here are some ideas from a professional website promoter about how to get started promoting your own small business website.
* Consider launching a blog in a subdirectory on the website. Business owners like you are usually pretty darn knowledgeable about their field of business. This can be a great advantage to you. If you add a blog to your website, you can answer basic questions that people always ask about your type of business. You just write simple one page articles answering simple questions.
How does this help?
Well, it helps because of the search engines. The more content that you have in total on your site usually means the more times people will find you in the search engines. Plus it helps build authority for your website in the eyes of the search engines. People will type questions into Google and other places trying to find answers. Your new blog pages will come up from time to time. They might even come up when someone is looking for one of your competitors.
* Another way that you should try promoting your website is by getting a link to it from your local chamber of commerce. Chamber of commerce websites are very valuable links. They usually have all kinds of authority and ranking juice. If you aren't a member of your local chamber, then maybe it is worth a look.
* Get your business listed in the Google Business Center so that it starts appearing in the local search results. In fact, if you get it listed there, they will let you put all kinds of detailed information in there that is beneficial to potential customers. You can even add things like photos of your business, as well as coupons. It is all totally free. If you aren't doing this, you are nuts.
* Ask your web designer about getting you some links from whatever places he or she knows about. Links are absolutely vital to the success and exposure of a business website. The more good links you have pointing into pages on your website, the better. You will have to read more of my material to find out what makes a link a good link.
* If you get sick of trying to promote it yourself and need a hand, then I extend you an invitation to let me show you how I promote a business website. There are a lot more ways than this to generate some good exposure for your business online. We can go way beyond the traditional means of marketing and advertising.
* Talk to other business owners that you know. Ask vendors. Find out if any of them would be willing to place a link somewhere on their site that points back to yours. A great way for you to help each other out would be to create a section on your website that says a few words about the reliable vendors, customers and other businessmen that you can vouch for.