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Alternative ways to promote a website

Discussion in 'SEO, Social Media & Online Marketing Forum:' started by websitedesignpeterborough, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Hi
    I'd really like to know how I can promote my website other than SEO. My website is only one page, and I think this is affecting my Google rankings. You can view it here: Website Designers Peterborough

    Thanks in advance
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    If you are not going to invest time and money into SEO then you have to think of other ways to drive people to your site, so I would target your local market...

    Adverts in papers
    Leaflet/Flyer Distribution
    URL on your car possibly pick up online business, you need to frequent forums such as this, ensure your URL is in your signature (currently isn't), make as many posts as you can to ensure your website address is seen by others that may need your services.

    Just a few ideas off the top of my head.

    Hope it helps.

  3. Will do. Many thanks. :icon_smile:
  4. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Your website is made from tables - which (apparently Google doesn't rank as high) and has a lot of script. The leaner your code the higher you (are supposed to) go up the natural rankings. If you are selling website design you should try and get your web page high in Google - and then sell that to your clients. SEO, lean code and time will get you up the rankings.

    Network with other businesses. . . BNI and other networking groups abound.

    Leaflet drop. . .
  5. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Competition linked to info on the site
    Your website on all stationery and product packaging
    Stickers everywhere!
    Sponsor an event
    On products

    A few more for the pot.
  6. craftygeek

    craftygeek Member

    I've tried advertising in local magazines in my area & found it was a waste of money....I don't think many people look in a magazine for a web designer.

    Business networking is another good way to get more people to hear about you & meet other businesses...there are plenty around these days.

    Really given what you're selling, you need to get up the rankings - 2 main suggestions here are link building & add more content to your site.
  7. Logopro

    Logopro Member

    Same here - I think it's partly due to our position in remote west wales but the new business sector isn't exactly booming around here.

    You need to keep adding new content to your site and get a link to your page in every crack/niche on the web!
    I think where design businesses are concerned the web is the only real way to advertise, like Geeky above mentioned, nobody looks in their yellow pages for a web design company these days :icon_rolleyes:
  8. craftygeek

    craftygeek Member

    & it doesn't matter how many times or yellow pages ring to try & sell to me over the phone either:icon_tongue_smilie: lol
  9. demoncreative

    demoncreative New Member

    You want to push your business?

    Networking, networking, networking!

    Go join your local BNI, 4Networking or whoever. There's no quick fix, but get involved in networking groups and you'll soon see the results on your bottom line.

    We've been BNI members for 18 months and revenue has increased 200% due to referral networking.

    Flyers, leaflets, posters etc are all good - but you need to target them. What about some postcards giving an incentive to call you like 10% off. Get a list of local trades people i.e. plumbers, sparkies, gas fitters etc as they invariably don't have websites so are good prospects. With Yellow Pages in decline nows the time to start hitting the trades.
  10. AMI Creative

    AMI Creative New Member

    That's a nice design, but as said you should be using a full css layout nowadays. SEO wise, the site is quite poor as you're lacking content :(

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