I read this interesting article I am sure it has done its rounds and has likely been discussed in a few places.
It has some interesting ideas and pretty standard advice, but it seems solid enough to me. So the question at hand how would be, what would any of you do to promote a new site without spending much cash?
Obviously part of a strategy for starting a site with no or little capital has to include what one can do for free.
So assuming I was starting from scratch, I would register a .com, get some hosting and a decent theme. Average cost around $28.00. Even though it is a solution offered in the article I would probably spend the rest on a basic prweb release. It is rather clichťd but it seems a solid performer and is likely as good as buying ones way into small to medium directories.
If I already had hosting, .com and ability to build it myself my strategy would not change much. Except I would probably take the $20 change and buy some decent PRL articles in my niche and hand spin them. I would then submit them to various press release sites and populate my site with the remainder. Alternatively, ďfindĒ the articles and pay someone on to do a little link spreading for me.
I still think there is some value to be had from ezinearticles and similar so I would lay it on heavy around those kind of sites, each article unique and quality of course.
Instead of attempting to spam 300 blogs, I would try and isolate 30 or so I really liked factoring in SERP, Visitors and relevance. I would then attempt to post comments of a high enough quality to actually spark some discussion.
There is a bit of a process hereÖ.we are still assuming money is an issue so I am using traffic travis as its free and useful.
Letís pretend your niche is cpuís its highly competitive but also highly searched. So if you wish to tackle best cpu good luck, its currently getting 2323 searches a day (according to TT which is likely not so accurate) Still a lot of searches, likely competitive term.
However best CPU for gaming is getting 75 a day, which if one could convert 25 of those into a visitor. Itís good targeted traffic to your site.
Find some great gaming blogs, find a conversation or debate to join. Back up your arguments with your youtube video and link the post back to your comparison charts on your site. Itís a useful authoritative post which has added value to the blog and as such is less likely to be left un-culled. More over whether you stole, remade or custom created your video and chart itís a useful resource likely to be used by others.
I know I am digressing onto link building so I will stop now, it is however part of it.
I know I have not shared any bolts of lighting, itís all readily available information on the net and largely main stream approaches. Perhaps some other members have some great ideas they would not mind sharing.