What are your plans on promoting this site?

Tejan Ausland's picture

What are your plans on promoting this site? We need to get some discussions around here, and I am sure that more visitors would increase ad revenue, which would make it easier to dedicate time to the website.

Support Guide's picture

In the old days, all you

In the old days, all you needed was a good website with great content, and the search engines would eventually pick it up and give you some traffic. Now, you could have the best website in the world, and the search engine's won't blink an eye. Too much competition and too many crappy sites spamming Google.

I think the best long term course of action will be building a community around the site, trying to increase forum and comment participation. Loyal visitors give a great base of support for the site.

In the short term, I think we will need to post on related forums and have a link back to this website in the signature. Nothing pushy, of course. Just some useful posts with a link in the signature.

We already have social media setup, but until you get a certain size following, it doesn ot help a lot.

We may actually have to pay for some traffic from OutBrain or other sources in the short term just so people know we exist.

Any other ideas?

System Administrator
The Complete Hosting Guide

Tejan Ausland's picture

I think you also need to post

I think you also need to post more articles on a regular basis. Google seems to like websites that have update their content frequently. I get the impression that Google will "try out" a new page in its SERPs to see if people click on it, and if they do, it's more likely to get more clicks.

Tejan Ausland
Author & Ghost Writer

Support Guide's picture

Possible Free Tech Support Promotion

I am thinking of doing a "free tech support" promotion where we invite visitors to ask questions about particular topics, and we promise to research the topic and respond with either and answer or links to possible resources.

On one hand, I think that this will produce more posts and discussions, but on the other hand, I fear being overwhelmed with requests that we cannot fulfill.

We would advertise this in various websites to try to get some traffic and participating on the website. 

What do you think?

System Administrator
The Complete Hosting Guide

WisTex's picture

Willing to Help

I am willing to help answer questions on the website. We have to be careful that we do not get overwhelmed though. What do you have in mind for terms?

Scott M. Stolz
Complete Hosting Guide, Editor-in-Chief
WisTex, Director & CEO

Tejan Ausland's picture

100 Requests

You would definitely need some sort of limit to it. Maybe you could limit it to the first 100 requests? After 100 requests, you no longer guarantee a response. Hopefully by then there will be enough new members and visitors where they start answering each others questions, lightening the load.

Tejan Ausland
Author & Ghost Writer