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Site promotion and concerns
Promoting a small website
Todd




msg:3741554
 10:40 pm on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,

Since I'm new to this community, my name is Todd (like the username) and I just have some concerns about one of my websites and promoting it.

The website is called [snip] and it is not like most websites. It's a website where I have put several types of websites and free services available to users on the net. The main goal of the website is to drive interest in my software and provide free services online for those interested. I have made them all at [snip] so the site itself will receive more hits altogether.

My concern is that my website is not receiving as many hits as I'd like since no one ever comes. I've tried posting in advertising forums, site directories, and just spreading it around but it seems to deter a lot of people for some reason or just not catching their interest. My main guess at why this is happening is because everything is on one domain and I'm not sure if registering new domains for the better websites would do anything at all, but I'm wondering what you think.

Ultimately, I have a lot of ideas (some crazy and some just weird) for websites and software in PHP that I'd like to get out on the internet and I put them on [snip] as a central place to see it and maybe get some use out of it as a regular website.

As you can see on the website, there are "sub-sites" like Spam Aware, HostBB, FileQuick, Shop-n-PayPal, and more. They all have different purposes but my goal is to promote them for use by anyone. I just feel like there's something missing or something wrong with the website or any of the sub-sites in general. What do you think?

If anyone has any ideas or any suggestions to help me, I'd appreciate it greatly.

Thanks very much for your time!

Regards,
Todd Suess

[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 6:49 am (utc) on Sep. 10, 2008]
[edit reason] No personal URLs, thanks [/edit]

 

StoutFiles




msg:3741619
 1:02 am on Sep 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

The link will be removed soon, you can't put up links.

Anyways, what I would do is redo the entire homepage and explain exactly what each link does. The way you have it now is dull and confusing...are you hosting each service? It feels like I'm going to completely different sites.

Todd




msg:3741627
 1:26 am on Sep 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Whoops I'm sorry. I didn't know links weren't allowed. Do I need a certain number of posts to be able to post links? Thanks for understanding.

Also, I'll try putting up more information about each site on there. I host each service. The sites are different to make things less boring by being different in design.

Marshall




msg:3741694
 3:51 am on Sep 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Todd,

I suggest you read the TOS [webmasterworld.com] and Forum Charter [webmasterworld.com]. You are not allowed to post links or promote sites.

Marshall

brotherhood of LAN




msg:3741945
 12:57 pm on Sep 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome Todd,

It sounds like you've spent quality time building up useful services and content on your site, which is a major step in any website's development.

You mention that your website is not like other sites. May I ask in what sense? That can be an advantage obviously, as when you're
link building [webmasterworld.com], other site owners should recognise your unique site and content. Also, a quality site with an edge is more likely to build up backlinks without requesting them.

There are plenty people who come to the forums who've a great site and have applied their skills/products well, but aren't as confident when it comes to the SEO aspect. If you haven't already, I'd suggest spending a couple of hours having a look at these forums, particularly the forum libraries (link on each forum), to get an idea of the mindset people are in when they are promoting their site.

Check out these forums:
General Search Engine Promotion and Marketing Issues [webmasterworld.com]
Link Development [webmasterworld.com]
SEM Research Topics [webmasterworld.com]

[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 12:58 pm (utc) on Sep. 10, 2008]

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