Monday, April 30, 2012

Any Free Marketing Ideas Out There?

By Steven Suchar

There are a large amount of free marketing ideas for getting your business noticed on the internet and some are also handy for getting those necessary backlinks to your site.

With over 100,000 websites on the web, your site is a raindrop in a sea, so finding some free marketing ideas is a good way of boosting your rankings, accelerating traffic and getting more sales.

If you're truly a businessperson, working many long hours to make your business a success, likelihood is you are one of the many millions of people doing it on a shoe string budget. Conveniently, there are a few techniques to get yourself out there and spotted, you just have to be creative.

Get yourself out into the community, that does not imply banging on doors either. By involving in 2 hours of community volunteering, you may meet a lot of new people, to whom you can give business cards, with your web address written on them. Don't bore people to death about your business, after you've become friendly with people, they will naturally ask what you do and you can tell them about your business at the right time.

Online marketing groups abound in the social networking world. Join some and see which you like the best, with the most active participants, ask questions and share your understanding with others.

Blogs are an excellent method to engage with others, you'll be able to find acceptable blogs by simply doing a Google search. Again, find the ones that have got the most active collaboration and stay on topic. Don't just go in there and pitch your business, you won't get many replies, but by providing helpful info to others, you may become an accepted part of that blog's community. Confirm they are a do follow blog as well, that way you can insert your web address every time you post or answer a query. Share free marketing ideas on your blog if that makes sense.

If you have made a list, via an opt-in form on your site, you could offer incentives to your customers. Free is always good in these situations and confirm what you give away is topical and has a price. That way your subscribers may forward the data onto their mates, thus bringing you an increased subscriber list.

Supply a discount if you can, to existing customers who introduce others to your products, kind of like starting your own network marketing group.

Keep your website Google friendly by adding educational info in the form of articles regularly. If you do not have a blog attached to your website, add one. If you use WordPress, it is possible to download plugins like Comment Luv, which is a structure of blogs that reward people who post, with backlinks to their sites. Always add fresh, valuable content like free marketing ideas.

Offer link exchanges with other applicable companies, only the ones who do not conflict with you. Backlinks are very important in Google's eyes, they're like votes of confidence and will pull you up through the rankings and afford you more traffic.

These are simply a few free marketing ideas, there are many more.

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