Excuse Me, Do I Know You?

Author: Jerry Iannucci

So you are working hard putting your pages up on the Internet expecting people to know of your presence without doing any real promotion on your part? Are you serious?

Let’s face it… nobody knows who you are!

Uploading your finished web pages to the Internet is not the end of your job. It’s actually only the beginning. It’s sort of like graduating from school is not the end but the beginning of your journey out into the real world.

Unfortunately I see many marketers who think that the biggest challenges is learning html and creating their web pages. They rejoice when their site goes live but this is a great big mistake.

The best time to start celebrating is after you make your first sale.

If you are just getting started then don’t make the same mistake most marketers, including myself, made. I can only hope that if you are reading this article then you will possibly be a little wiser.

Since you running an Internet business you are going to need to communicate just like you would in any other business. You need to interact. You need to let people know you exist and that you are ready to do business.

I am sure you can see what I am getting at here. If you have not been making much progress in your early stages of your business this may be the reason why.

Here’s a few quick and easy ways to get to get yourself started and let people know you are open for business.

1. Submit your site to major search engines (Yahoo!, Google, MSN, etc.).

This should always be the first thing to do after you upload your web site. However, this is NOT the only way to attract targeted prospects.

2. Submit your site to web sites with high Page Rank.

Having your link submitted to directories, forums, and other related sites with a high PR value will result in increasing your site PR when Google bots crawl the pages on your web site.

3. Participate on message boards.

Join one or two message boards where your target audience is gathering. Interacting with other people in your field is a great way to get yourself known and to meet people who are interested in what you have to offer. Don’t post on the message board only with the intention of getting your link out there. You don’t want to be seen as someone who is only there to spam other members. Spend some time getting to know the rules and ways of the message board and it will pay off for you in the long run.

4. Submit articles to other websites.

There are quite a few sites that specialize in listing directories of articles. If you include a link to your website in your author’s resource box, publishing your articles on these sites is a great way to establish some links back to your site. You also stand a chance of having other sites and ezines including your article in their next publication.

With 4 easy ways to start you can promote your website without spending any money. It takes a little bit of work but the results beat not doing anything productive at all.

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