26 March 2012, 3:14 pm
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What more can I do please?
Hi, in my introduction post I explained I have a specific niche in the care industry, the nursing homes I have set up websites for are same domain name, I have set them up with twitter and facebook, I have added all tags etc, I have put into google/bing / all other sitemaps, is that all I can do? Is there anything else I can do to advertise the sites and Im very sorry to say it has to be free. I also realise its a very specific audience but Im trying to think out of the box and that anyone could be looking for care any thoughts greatly appreciated.
26 March 2012, 3:58 pm
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A few traffic ideas on the free side:
-Ask some related sites to link to you. Try getting quality links, such as government sites or other trusted sites. Since you are offering free information, that sometimes helps when trying to get links.
-Write some unique quality articles and submit them for possible inclusion on a related site (with your bio/site url at the end). Just don't have the same article published in multiple places (as I think that can get a duplicate content issue with the search engines).
- Not sure if you have submitted to dmoz (http://www.dmoz.org/) but I'm pretty sure it is a free submission for that directory.
- If there is anything local about it, you can try things like bulletin boards, posters, signs, car magnets, etc. (though not all completely free).
- You could have visitors sign up for an e-mail newsletter as well, another way of getting repeat visitors.
- That's off the top of my head... if I think of some more I'll add them in.
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26 March 2012, 4:23 pm
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Thankyou JohnP for your advice, actually did manage to get some free stuff from an online stationary supply for car magnets and leaflets, but lots more ideas from you to try. I have the email newsletter singup on the sites its not doing very well but maybe I need to give it time.
26 March 2012, 4:34 pm
John, good tips. I look forward to any others you can add.
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