Web site promotion
How the promote your site on the Internet
If you are just starting to promote your first web site, you'll find that getting traffic to your pages is hard work. There are no instant recipes for success. Fortunately, you don't have to actively promote your web site forever. There are two main reasons for this.
Where do you start
Well we'll give you the long version and the short one. The long version you will find by exploring the links on the menu to the left, the short version follows in the next couple of paragraphs.
If you have a unique web site, the major ten search engines will be your most important source of web traffic. You'll have to learn to use meta tags in your documents and you should probably avoid frames in your web design. More in our section on search engines.
The most important strategy in getting traffic from search engines and other web sites is based on link exchange. To be successful in link exchange you must first have good content. Only after you have created good content, you should devote some time and energy to improve your link popularity.
If your web site is not that unique, as most are, you'll find it very hard to be ranked high enough in the search engines listings to get their traffic. There are, for instance, hundreds of free graphics sites. You should still submit to the major search engines and try to get as high as possible for a few keywords, but other traffic generation strategies will become more important.