There are various paths one could include in a successful marketing campaign:
Submit your site to major search engines - This is the first thing to do when you have finished preparing your website for marketing. You could submit your site to search engines free of cost through free services or for a fee. Before you submit your site to search engines, make sure your website pages link properly. Some of the major, popular search engines are Yahoo, Google, MSN, Alta Vista, etc. Your page rank increases with search engines upon proper use of links and keywords or key phrases.
Make optimum use of keywords - When a customer looks for information on the Internet, he types in a keyword or keyword phrase in the search box of a search engine. Your keyword should coincide with this keyword if your website is providing a service or a product online. It is more like a telephone directory. How do people look for a particular business in a telephone directory? Doctors would be listed under a doctor’s category, lawyers under lawyers’ category, etc. In this same way, your website business should use keywords that match the category for which your target customer is searching for. The search engine could then search the web and show your website along with many others in the same category. You could use the keyword tool online. This tool contains a data on number of searches done for a particular keyword during a particular period. Based on the number of searches you could pick your keywords.
Build links - Linking to other websites increases traffic that in turn floods your website. You should link your website to another one which contains same information or content. Trade links are mutually beneficial to linking websites most especially if those sites share relevant content.
Use video advertising - If you are a new Internet marketer, it does not matter. You could create video advertisements for your site at a low cost and make good profits. Make sure to promote your products through video advertising on video blogs and other sites that allow you to place your videos. Unique content and useful information tend to bring in a lot of customers instantly to your website.
Whichever path you take in to advertise your website for, it is important to retain your customers once they come in to see your site. Use online forms to capture their email address, follow up with emails for future promotions, offer them freebies if they sign up for a newsletter or guestbook, etc.
These are the most common promotional strategies for a website. Many have treaded this path to success so you could also do the same with confidence.--Roy