Saturday, June 10, 2006

How to realy promote your website or blog! #Part1

How to promote your website for free
the rules of the web
Introduction

So, you want to promote your website.

The things that you might want are:
a lot of visitors
visitors that enjoy your website, bookmark it and come back again
visitors that put a link to your website in theirs, and so attrack other, new visitors
basic idea
If you want to know about the basic idea behind this text, read this. You may find it boring, so I did not put it in the main text.
The conclusions of the basic idea are that it is important to get links to your page, and that links on similar pages are more valuable.

things to do
Generally, you have 4 things to do.
make a web site and put it on the net
let the world know that your site is there
check if your site is worthwhile and if your title/description is attractive enough
find out to which clusters your site belongs and get your site listed in those clusters
It is much easier to promote your website when it is has a clear subject, and when that subject is new or when it is better presented than other websites. Be creative and learn HTML. When you have that clear, make:
An attractive title for your page
A short, catchy description covering its contents
A list of keywords
When you have a site covering different subjects with a "main page" pointing to all of them, it is better to promote each of your pages seperately. Of course you should link back to your main page and your other pages.

If you need a place for your website, check this out: free web pages

Get Feedback

visitors
It is essential to get feedback, to know how succesful you are in promoting. If you want people to take a look at your website, get a counter that tells you how many visitors you have.
The question is how many visitors you can expect. I did some calculations on the figures that Nedstat mentioned (November 1996), it just gives an impression, it is not meant to be exact. A total of 10,000 websites gave a total amount of visitors of 150,000/day. So the average number of visitors for each website was 15 visitors/day. Looking at the Nedstat top 100, the top10 (=0,1%) gets almost 20% of all the visitors, and the top100 (=1%) more than 40% of all the visitors. A top 5% website would get about 25 visitors/day and a top 10% website about 10 visitors/day. If your website gets 5 visitors/day, you are still in the upper half of all websites.

On this page you'll see a number of free counters "in action"

do people enjoy your site
If you want to know what people think of your website, offer visitors the possibility to write their comments, add a "mailto" on your website or make a respons form. Another possibility is to keep a guestbook.
another section of this document is dedicated to checking if people like your site.

free guestbooks

links to your site
There are several ways to find out which sites have a link to your site. Some search engines offer the possibiliy of backward surfing.

Some other ways to find links to your site are described in "find out to which clusters your site belongs and get your site listed there"

Brand apple, macintosh the new iMac g5 and the old G3 some tips.

This is the image of the new brand iMac g5:

Rev up your digital life at speeds twice as fast as the previous iMac. Intel Core Duo and iLife ’06 raise the bar — again — of what makes a personal computer so personal. Enjoy everything you love about iMac, only turbocharged, starting at $1299.
Power has never been this much fun

No computer on earth makes it as easy to work with digital photos, movies, music and the web as iMac. And now it all happens with blazing speed — powered by the revolutionary Intel Core Duo. With two processors built onto a single chip, this new Intel engine kicks iMac performance up to a whole new level. Coupled with the new ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor and the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X, iMac will run all your software, fast.

Now whell I live in Romania, and in this country whe only use PC (personal computers) and there is no macintosh services where to buy, whe have only the chance to buy second hand mac`s. Whell I have a old iMac G3/350 and it is totaly cool. Mac OSX 10.4 tiger works very good with the iMac, and I suggest to all the people in the world to buy a macintosh. I don`t like macintosh becouse there is a mighty problem, the macintosh brand are expensive (too expansive for Romania and other countries).

Why do I like my macintosh:
1. Becouse the operating system is interactive, works good, and it is based on unix.
2. I like to create graphics on my mac.
3. I like the brands of apple.
4. I like the idea ( one computer in screen like the iMac http://www.apple.com/imac/ )
5. I like the idea of geting the OSX names after animals ( Cetha, Tiger, Panther etc. http://www.apple.com/macosx/ )
6. I like the macintosh staff becouse they work hard to make cool brands.
7. I like the i-brands ( iPod, iPod nano, IShufle etc. http://www.apple.com/ipod/ )
8. I like that there is no viruses for macintosh ( I am not joking http://librenix.com/?inode=6218 )
9. I like that apple is interacting with other brands like ( Nike shoes interacting with Ipods http://www.apple.com/ipod/nike/ )
So.. I Like MACINTOSH!

What is a blog (web log)

Definitions of Blog on the Web:
Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or the Web site.
www.bytowninternet.com/glossary

A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog.
www.conceptwebsites.com/SEO/common-terms.htm

An online Journal.
matra.sourceforge.net/misc/glossary.php

A blog is information that is instantly published to a Web site. Blog scripting allows someone to automatically post information to a Web site. The information first goes to a blogger Web site. Then the information is automatically inserted into a template tailored for your Web site.
mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/netterms.htm

A short form for weblog, a frequent and chronological publication of comments and thoughts on the web. They usually include philosophical reflections, opinions on the Internet and social or political issues.
www.epolitix.com/NR/exeres/0CE8163A-7446-43D7-A038-91C95E078E97,frameless.htm

a public web site where users post informal journals of their thoughts, comments, and philosophies, updated frequently and normally reflecting the views of the blog's creator.
www.worldwidelearn.com/elearning-essentials/elearning-glossary.htm