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Subject:RE: How to promote a Web site? From:"Darren Barefoot" <darren -at- capulet -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 29 Mar 2004 10:57:04 -0800
> From: bounce-techwr-l-149771 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-149771 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf
> Of kelley -at- pulpculture -dot- org
> And this is how Darren has managed to get ranked pretty high
> on Google. He
> posts to the list with a link to his site.
Well, that's not the only method, but it certainly helps.
A site like
> techwr-l is spidered
> _very_ frequently and, as such, links posted to the list ride on the
> coat-tails of the site's established reputation with Google's
> spiders. :)
> That is, it looks like Techwhirl "thinks highly" of Darren's
> site since it
> links to it so frequently.... Eric doesn't do this on
> purpose, of course. :)
> So, another way to promote your site is this sort of sweat equity.
> Personally participate in discussion lists and boards that
> are publicly
> archived, always sign off with your Web site address, and
> *voila* you'll
> start getting spidered.
Geeks such as myself tend to forget the meatspace marketing strategy:
tell other people about your site. That's really a more important
benefit of the URL in my email signature. 1 in X people actually clicks
it and goes to my site. 1 in Y of those people like what they see, and
return regularly. DB.
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