Top 5 Ways of How To Promote Your Website For FREE

SEO is a good way to promote your website for free

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Congratulations on getting your website up and running.  This is a major achievement. You should celebrate it.

If you don’t have your website up and running yet, but want to build a free WordPress website in under 1 minute, please click here 

Now that your website is up and running, your next major problem is how to get quality FREE website traffic.

Why?

In order for your online business to grow, you will need a steady stream of new people coming to look over your website. We need a steady stream of new people simply because well…. how often do you go back to look a website twice? The answer for most people is that unfortunately time is so limited and new website pop up all the time, so only a few websites ever get repeat website visitors.

As someone starting out, luckily for you there are a large number of different traffic streams out there…. and they are all on stand-by to help you grow your business if you ask them too. Yes really!

These are my top tips for getting FREE traffic to your website.

Tip 1 ~ Make your own Video and put it on the Internet.


YouTube is a great way to promote your website for freeVideo streaming services are taking over the internet. It is estimated that people today spend more time watching video streaming services like YouTube than they do watching standard TV.

Just look at this chart.

Look at this breakdown by age. You can see that across the board LOTS of people are watching Videos online these days and if you look at the break down by ages, if you sell a product or a service to the Millennial generation, you just HAVE to get online as well.

 

Source: Contently, 2018

You have two choices when it comes to embedding video onto your online business website.

1) You can embed a YouTube video that someone else has already made.

If you need help learning how to embed a YouTube video onto your WordPRess blog, please click here to watch a step by step video.

2) You can create original content.

If you need help learning how to record your own original content, please click here to watch a step by step video.

The best free and easy online software programs to help you are:

Biteable ~ https://biteable.com/

Moovly ~ https://www.moovly.com/

Screencast-o-matic ~ http://screencast-o-matic.com/home (Screen videos)

Jing ~ https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html (screen videos)

 

Tip 2 – Write Great Comments and Support Others In Your Niche


So as part of your competitor analysis and general market research find out what the BEST websites are in your niche.

If you aren’t sure simply so a Google Keyword Search Query on a specific topic within your niche and whichever website URL’s appear at the top of your search, we will call them the “best” at that keyword topic for today.

Then click on the URL and then open up a blog post.

Search Engine Queries are a great way to promote your website for free

In this example we typed in “Best Chopsticks” and here are the market leading search engine results for that query.

Read the article and then leave a comment in the section at the bottom of the page that allows you to do this

Hot tip – DO NOT add your website URL link in the main body of the comment section, you will end up in the spam box and you may get blocked from the website entirely.

You will be given the opportunity to leave your website address as part of the authentication process for your website – you need to put your website in that comment.

Send the website author a private email

If the website owner has written some wonderful and helpful information it’s OK to quote them as a source. You can send them a private email them to ask for additional information if you think this extra information will help your readers. Don’t forget to add your URL link so they can look at the article. Many fellow bloggers will be flattered to receive your email and be really happy that you have mentioned them briefly in one of your posts.

Please respect copyright and original content credits whenever you can.

On social media, please “like”, share and tag any articles that you like. Please add your website link (you are sharing with your audience after all). This is also a great way to boost the amount of content that you share with your audience without having to generate all the content ideas yourself.

** If you like this article, please feel free to share it around as well. Please use the quick links on the right-hand side of the blog post or on the bottom of the page.

Please remember to stay polite and friendly and don’t become a spammer, stay a nice person!

When you figure out how to promote your website for free you will be very, very happy

Tip 3 – There are websites that will submit your blog post to lots of different search engines for you FOR FREE!


AddMeSEO is a great way to promote your website for free is one example of a bulk search engine submission service that you can use for FREE.

How it works is you submit your site to AddMe and they let up to 20 different search engines know that you have just created original content and it’s available NOW.

This is a great way to get a real boost in your Search Engine rankings.

If you use this service, then you need to Copy and paste the code on your website,

At the bottom of your post you will see this text displayed “Search Engine Submission – AddMe”

 

Tip 4 – Don’t forget the “Real World” as well.


Business cards are a great way in the real world to promote your website for free

Business Card, source Pixabay, TeroVesalainen

Don’t forget about all the great ways that you can promote your online business in the real world as well.

Business cards, flyers and leaflets are really, really cheap to get printed these days.

Don’t forget to get some created and then you can leave them at different spots like cafes and at libraries and community centres that are all happy to help promote small businesses in the local area.

 

Tip 5 – Get serious about spreading the word on Social Media.


Social media is a great way to promote your website for free

Social media, Source Pixabay, Geralt

Social media is your friend. You can use your existing networks to help spread the word about any new post and recommendations that you have just created.

Social Media can be really great if you have a little bit of creativity about you.

One thing that I like to do is to offer a FREE promotion like and eBook or something similar that I can give away at little / no cost to myself.

The best part about this is that people who follow you and follow your niche will really appreciate these free giveaways on the topic that they also really love.

Why don’t you give it ago? It could be as simple as writing 10 or 20 blog posts on a topic within your niche and then giving this away as “101 ways to enjoy XYZ”. I mean you have done the work and created the original content, why not use it in a different format to give your audience added value?

 

Bonus Tip: Share New Posts on Social Media Quickly and easily.


Here is a bonus tip on how to create a website for free

Sharing new blog posts on social media doesn’t have to be painful. There are tools and app’s out there that can make your life easier.

Two Social Media tools that I like to use are Buffer and Hootlet (by Hootsuite).

If you need step by step instructions on how to use either of these tools please see the links below.
Buffer ~ How to use                       for training on how to use Buffer  Please click here 

Hootlet ~ One click – 3 shares    for training on how to use Hootlet, please click here 

 

 So In Conclusion


Your buisnes will grow when you learn how to promote it for freeNow that you have done the hard work and turned your website into a living, breathing real live website the next step is to turn it into a genuine long term sustainable business.

The best way to make this happen is with lots and lots of FREE website traffic.

If you would like some more tips on how to grow your website traffic, perhaps this articles would help you out.  Please click here to learn more about https://extramoneyafter50.com/top-3-ideas-of-how-to-improve-your-website-ranking

I hope you found this tips and tricks really handy and useful.

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30 thoughts on “Top 5 Ways of How To Promote Your Website For FREE”

  1. Just when you think you know it all, BAM something else pops up. I have been looking for other ways to promote my website for free since I have created new content recently. I don’t think I have heard of ADDME. Thanks a million! How did you come across that site? It looks like it will help with promoting.

    1. Hi Kendrick,

      Thank you for visiting our website today. I really appreciate that. Thank you also for sharing a little of your personal experience with us today. Together we all learn and grow faster.

      I agree with you that as a website owner you need to be constantly looking at ways to promote your website. Times change, technology changes the needs of our audience changes. We all need to keep up with different tools that are available to us in the market.

      ADDME is a simple little search engine aggregator. It sounds pretty cool so I a gave it a go. I have seen a spike in website traffic which is great.  I rely on FREE organic search engine traffic so any little boos that I get is warmly regarded.

      Thanks again for visiting us today.  If you are looking for extra ways to help improve your website ranking, please click here Top #3 Ideas of How To Improve Your Website Ranking

  2. Thank you for a great post! I had never heard of AddMe so I went and tried it out. Very easy to use. Do you find it increases your website traffic?

    Also in your review I linked to a couple other articles on your website, one was how to increase my website ranking. I only skimmed it but am going to head back over there to read it more deeply as well as look at your other topics.

    1. HI Lisa,

      Thank you for visiting us today, I really appreciate that.

      Yes, this post was the first time that I tried AddMe as well. I also tried it out for the first time. It was really easy to use and I did notice a lift in my traffic.

      Thank you for taking the time to read a few of my other posts. I really try to add value to my audience whenever I can.

      The internet is changing so rapidly that we all need to learn and grow and share our knowledge so that we can all get ahead sooner.

      If you interesting in getting your websites included onto Google Alerts, please click here to learn more How To Add YOUR Content In Google Alerts For FREE

      Thank you

  3. Hey,

    Great post.

    Great information. I am still very new and I need to keep learning how to promote my site.

    Thank you for putting me on to your ideas. I can’t get enough information at the moment and I look forward to more of your blog posts.

    Keep up the great work,

    Tom

    1. Hi Tom,

      Thank you for visiting our site today, I really appreciate that.

      Thank you also for your kind words. They will help inspire me to achieve more.

      This website is dedicated to helping people like yourself who are over 50 and looking to earn extra $$ by blogging every opportunity to do so.

      I am glad that we could help you today.

      If you need help with some royalty free images, please click here Where To Find Free Website Pictures – 29 Awesome Sites

      Thank you again for visiting us today.

  4. Hi Glenys,

    Great article. I’m always looking for ways to promote my site better that don’t cost anything. I notice your very first idea is the one I seem to keep avoiding – creating videos. I know videos work really well and YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine, but for some reason I keep shying away from actually doing some videos.

    When you do videos do you think it’s better to show your face, or is just a screen view or images enough?

    1. HI Darren,

      Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate that.  You seem like you already have a website – thank you for sharing your valuable experience with our readers today.

      YouTube videos.  You are not alone.  I have actually been dragging my feet on that one as well (LOL).  I am working on an ebook and other business solutions which have taken up my time. I really do need to prioritize this task and make it happen.

      Video channels (including YouTube) are now taking over the search engines.  I read a report the other day that said that YouTube is the #2 search engine in the world. Wow!

      The trial videos that I have done are either photos with background music and words on the screen or animations.  So you are not alone in being reluctant to show your face!

      If you need some royalty free images for your photo’s please click here Where To Find Free Website Pictures – 29 Awesome Sites

      Thanks again for stopping by

  5. I really liked your post. Most people in my opinion focus to much on social media and they sometimes forget your second tip.
    Building relationships with other successful blogger in your niche is a great to increase your traffic. And also acquire backlinks. Promoting your website can certainly be a challenge but there are so many methods you can use that cost nothing.

    1. Hi Nikos,

      Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate that.  Thank you also for visiting us today.  You are most welcome to be here.

      I like your advice that yes… people simply focus too much of social media. Many people think that because it is “free” that it is wonderful. That is a mistake.  The goal of any business is to get customers and keep them coming back for more.  If you can meet this goal in the “real world” then that should have some of your focus as well.

      I agree with you that there are many methods that a blogger can use to promote their website that actually costs nothing.

      One way that I recommend is to get include onto Google Alerts FOR FREE – to learn how, click here How To Add YOUR Content In Google Alerts For FREE

  6. Hi Glenys,
    Thanks for this informative post, you can always learn something new and here I learned about Addme…new to me and great!
    I will look into it.
    What do you think about free traffic programs? Would you recommend them ?
    Curious to know,
    Cheers – Orion

    1. Hi Orion, thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate that.
      You know what? Funnily enough I had not heard of Addme before I started researching this post either. It’s great to think that there are services out there what are free and they are happy to spread the word for us.
      As “micro bloggers” with limited marketing budgets, we need EVERY help and tip and resource that we can get – don’t you agree?
      You sound like you already have a website and are looking for some fresh traffic. If that is correct please feel free to read this article on my top 3 ideas of how to improve your website ranking.
      Hope it helps, thanks for stopping by.

  7. Glenys,
    I am still missing the mark with YouTube. My son does several videos a week, I need to spend more time of this free way to promote my website.
    Thanks for the five steps. I did have some business cards made up and put them in a drawer. I need to get them out and post at some of the local businesses in town.
    John

    1. Hi John
      Thank you for sharing. I must confess that I am still a novice at YouTube as well. My child informed me the other day that he plans on being a professional YouTube gamer when he grows up – wow! See there is a new generation of jobs created all the time!!Like you I do need to spend more time creating YouTube videos and thinking about how I can incorporate this medium into my business….. it is the future you know!!
      I am happy to hear that you had some business cards made up. I am glad that you are inspired now to go out and do some more direct marketing. I hope that you get more business out of it.
      If you are looking for other ways to inmprove your website rankings, please feel free to take a look at this article that I wrote
      Thanks again for stopping by.

  8. Glenys you have a real knack for explaining things and a lot of things in an article without creating any sense of overwhelm. Or maybe that’s just me and information overload.
    There is a lot to do to create a good blog. You make it seem very inviting!

    1. Hi Dianne,
      Thank you so much for visiting us today, I really appreciate that. thank you also for your kind words of encouragement. They inspire me to create new blog posts.
      I agree with you Dianne, there certainly is a lot that has to happen in order to create a wonderful blog post that is well researched and then able to be shared across the internet by everyone. I think that it is very achievable for people to write blog posts though so I that is what inspires me to continue to learn new information and share and grow.
      Thank you again for stopping by, if you are looking for new ideas to help improve your website ranking, please click here
      All the best.

  9. I think there are some great ideas here

    I have recently set up an online business and had some business cars. I agree with you that the offline world is important to sustain a business.

    I have always wanted to look into the YouTube option as well, but I feel that I do not have the face or voice for it. I do not know why, I guess it is just not me. Is there a good service that will make videos for you?

    Thanks, great read.

    Chris

    1. Hi Chris,
      thank you for stopping by today. First things first – congratulations on creating your website. That was a wonderful step forward. I hope it will be a very rewarding experience for you. I can see that your industry is travel. This is perfect for an online business because many holiday makers are coming for the first time and a lot of them source information about where they are going before they leave home. Having a website will certainly help your business grow.

      Video. Yes, Video is becoming more and more important. There are different ways and means to do this, you do NOT have to be the person infront of the video camera yourself. There are options for computer screen only videos and also of creating a video with just an image and you talking over the top. Also different people can create videos and then post them onto YouTube and you are then welcome to embed them onto your web posts for free.

      See there are LOTS of different options for you to choses from.

      Because you already have a website up and running, if you would like some ideas to help overcome writers block, please click here

    1. HI Kristen,

      thank you for stopping by today. I really appreciate that. Thank you also for your kinds words of encouragement. They mean a lot to me.
      When we all start out blogging we all need to make sure that we maximise different ways of getting website visitors for FREE. I mean who has tonnes of money when they first start out right?
      I am not sure if you have a website or not, but if you need extra ideas to help improve your SEO, please feel free to read this article I wrote about internal links and SEO
      Thanks again for stopping by

  10. Hi Glenys, these are some great ideas here, I think everyone would benefit from following these, though I’m not sure if I’m up for making my own video just yet, kinda getting used to writing content that will be read by people.
    I do like the idea of using Buffer to help with posting to Social media sites, this would come in handy.
    Kim

    1. Hi Kim,
      Thank you for visiting us today. I really appreciate that.
      Thank you also for sharing a little of your experience with our audience. Together we all grow and learn faster.
      To tell you the truth… I actually haven’t made my first video either yet. I am a little nervous about sounding “funny” in digital format. Also I am really focussed on creating great content that helps a lot of people. I am happy that you might be able to use Buffer. There are new app’s created every day which can make our lives as Internet Marketers just that little bit easier.
      Thank you for stopping by today. If you need help on how to boost your website rankings, please click here

  11. Thanks for the information I didn’t know about the sites that would spread our websites around for free. You’ve got some good info. and hopefully will be of some good use to me. I’ve added my website to AddMe and going to check out the links that you have on traffic.

    1. HI Fred,
      Thank you for visiting our website today, I really appreciate that.
      Thank you also for sharing a little bit of your knowledge and experience with us. I really appreciate that. I added my website to Add ME and I am giving it 1 week to see if there is a lift in traffic at all.
      I can let you know if anything positive happens.
      You sound like you already have a website as well. If you are looking for new ways to help boost your website ranking, please feel free to take a look at this article that I wrote
      Thanks again for stopping by.

  12. Great article with lots of helpful information to bookmark. I have been thinking of breaking into doing video blogs so I will check out the links you suggested. I had been wondering about how people have been making screen videos and I believe that I want to start there. Thanks for including two links specifically for screen videos. Not all of us are the screen star type and that is what has been keeping me from using video so far.

    I agree with you that affiliate marketing is a great way for retirees to make additional income. I dont know why more people arent talking about the wonderful opportunity of online employment for senior citizens. I think onlne work is especailly good for part time employment because you can pick your hours. Thanks for your article.

    1. Hi Doug,

      Thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate that. Thank you also for sharing a little of your knowledge with us today. That was really nice of you. This article could be great timing for you. Video blogs are taking off, and off, and off. YouTube is now the #2 search engine in the world. EVERYONE wants videos if they can. I agree with you that screen videos are a great place to start. Not everyone has that “movie star quality about them”.

      Thank you for your comments on Affilaite Marketing, I also agree that it is a great way for everyone to make some additional incomes – yes! Even retirees! I agree with you that online work is great to part time employment and picking your own hours.

      If you are looking for some extra tips on how to boost your online ranking, please click here
      Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Starting a new blog or website, one always gets very excited, but the hardest part was always getting people to see and the geting it ranked. thanks for exploring and explaining these five easy steps for us.

    1. Thank you Oneil and thank you for visiting us today. You are right of course. I felt exactly the same way. I felt that I could just create my “perfect” website and offer amazing information then lots and lots and lots of visitors would come flooding to my website. The truth is exactly as you described. After the website is up and running the hard work actually begins.

      Getting your website ranked and getting a steady fresh stream of visitors is ultimately what will make your website successful in the long run.

      Thank you for sharing some of your experience with us today. Together we all grow and learn faster.

      If you are looking at different ways to help improve your websites rankings then this might help.
      Thank you again for dropping by.

  14. I am fairly recent website owner. This is all really useful information for me. I thought it would be easy. Like the movie “Field of Dreams” if you write it they will come. Well, it did not work that way. New sites do not get the quick ranking in Google like mature sites do 🙁 So I see that it takes more effort working on getting it promoted to increase traffic. Your article really helps. I am going to take your tips and run with them! Very grateful!

    1. Thank you for visiting us today Christina, I really appreciate that.

      Yes I agree I was EXACTLY like you in the beginning. I thought if I could just get my website up and running then that would be enough – and the truth is that it is not. Just like ANY business you need to work hard, smart and consistently in order to get the website up off the ground.

      You are right. Brand new websites take a minimum of 6 months before Google starts to pay them any serious attention. Many long term experienced Internet Marketers also believe that a website takes around 18 months before it hits “peak credibility” with the major search engines. Now we will never know their secret Algorithms, but I feel that this is very realistic and sobering advice for any new people looking to get into this industry.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your experience with our readers today. I really appreciate that.
      If you are looking for help with how to increase your websites ranking, please click here.
      Thank you again for visiting.

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