Without good marketing your website might as well not exist. After all, what is the point of a good product if no one knows about it? The secret to good marketing is to make your website stick out like a sore thumb – in a good way. The key thing to remember here is that users want information/answers really really fast. So it is up to you to get their attention and keep them there.
Know what they want – Your website must address an issue that the user is interested in. Having a website that deals with “Koi Carp feed and care” would be one such example. But once you have site like that, do not talk about anything else but Koi Carp. The moment you do, the users will deem your site worthless and walk away.
Get the right design – Avoid unnecessarily flashy colors and cluttered information. Keep it simple, to the point and easy to navigate. Whatever you do, do NOT use pop ups.
Content – The look and feel is useless without good content, so always be sure to back up your site with good, well-written content. This will make your site a place worth returning to.
User Friendliness – Use images, icons, mini info displays, etc to give your users quick information at a glance. Online ordering, comprehensive contact information, testimonials, etc will also boost your image in the eyes of the user.
Advertise – Get your website in the user’s mind where ever you can. Newspapers, radio, TV, bumper stickers, social media, forums, etc which means anything and everything you can get your hands on. Drive the traffic there and if you have done a good job with the previous four tips, the site should do the rest for you.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – SEO is one of the most important things you could do for your website. Learn as much as you can about SEO by reading online material or taking training course. Just a quick tip, concentrate on your content as mentioned above, but also you will need many links towards your website to rank well. Ask people to link to you, do links exchange, purchase directory ads and engage in activities that will increase your links, for example you could write articles and submit them to other sites for publication. You may also prefer to hire a Top SEO Firm.
Social Media Marketing – Create profiles on major social media sites such as Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin, Twitter and Youtube. Complete and optimize your profiles with your keywords. Post updates on regular basis. Increase your friends and followers. These steps will hep you market your website more effectively. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, we recommend using social media marketing services of iClimber.