Miscellaneous strategies to promote a new website

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Promote site to online forums and blogs
Promote Your Site in Online Forums and Blogs

Announce a Contest
Ask Visitors to Bookmark Your Site
Exchange Ads with Complementary Businesses
Devise Viral Marketing Promotion Techniques





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The Internet offers thousands of very targeted e-mail based discussion lists, online forums, blogs, and Usenet news groups made up of people with very specialized interests. Use Google
Groups to find appropriate sources (groups.google.com). Don't bother with news groups consisting of pure "spam." Instead, find groups where a serious dialog is taking place. Don't use aggressive marketing and overtly plug your product or service. Rather, add to the discussion in a helpful way and let the "signature" at the end of your e-mail message do your marketing for you. People will gradually get to know and trust you, visit your site, and do business with you.