Monday, October 22, 2007

How To Have Users Subscribe To Your Site

Another tip for all you die-hard bloggers is to make it possible for your readers to subscribe to your blog through a RSS feed. Now if you are using blogger you already have an RSS feed, you just need to make it more accessible for your readers. It should be at the bottom of you last post and say something like "Subscribe to: Posts (atom)" The "Posts (atom)" is a link, just right click on this link and hit "copy link location".

Now go to you blogger layout and add a page element like you normally would. Select a text page element and simply type in what you want to call your subscription. For instance "Subscribe To Promoting Your Site Here!" you can see mine at the top right hand corner of this blog. Then you just make the text a link and bamm your users can now subscribe to your posts!

This way not only do you keep more users, but it allows all your subscribers to know when you have updated your page! Let me know if you have any questions or problems...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

How To Submit Your Website

The first and one of the most important steps in promoting your site is simply submitting your website address to the big three of search engines, MSN, Yahoo and of course Google. It is actually quite easy and all but Yahoo don't even require any kind of registration!

To submit your website or blog to Google just click here, for Yahoo click here and for MSN or Bing click here! Once you have submitted your site it may take a couple weeks before these search engines will crawl your site, but trust me it is worth the wait.

Once you are indexed you will begin to see traffic trickling in from these three search engines. If you are familiar with our site then you know you can track this through Google Analytics. It shows up in the traffic sources section of Analytics. They will show up as Google Organic, Yahoo Organic and MSN Organic. You can even take it a step further and find out what people are typing into these search engines to find your site!

Some of the other search engines including do not offer site submissions and are a bit more secretive about how they crawl their sites. Your best bet on that is to follow their sitemap protocol which you can find here.

So what are you waiting for go submit your sites today and watch the traffic flow! As always here at Promoting Your Site let me know if you have any questions.