Originally Posted By: rwills
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Here’s a few things I’ve learned along the way. Most of these ideas are free. When I started out I didn’t have a lot of money to pour into promotion so I spent a lot of time self-promoting if you will!
(1)-There are tons of sites that will submit your site for free such as EX: http://www.businessweb.com.au/add-it/free/
You have to sit there and input all your info over and over but,like I said it's free.
and learn at least the basics. You'll learn that META tags are how search engines find your site!
(3)-Go to any search engine,(I use Google), and type "yellow pages",you'll be surprised how many there are,and most will let you get a listing for"free".
(4)-A lot of the major search engines will let you submit your site for free also,however,some make take 4-6 weeks or more to post you.(So what, you got plenty of time,right?)
(5)-This should have been number one! Make sure you purchase a domain name to direct people to your site. I use:
make sure it's an easy name relating to your business.
(6)-Each county usually has a website with a business directory. Get on it,again "free".
(7)-Keep doing all of the above items every chance you get. It may take a while but before you know it,you'll be popping up all over the place. Don't believe me? I live in Bucks County-on Google search engine, or Yahoo, or AOL Anywhere--type:home inspection bucks county-guess who's at the top of the list? I didn't think this would ever happen!...Hope these help!...Bob W