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Getting Free Advertising for Your Business and Website

By Charles Hopkins Published 11/30/2007 | Advertising
What would you do if your website is not driving any traffic, and so your sales are dwindling; and you dont have the money to pay for advertising?  The truth is that if your website is not selling, you could expect lesser sales.

Getting Website Traffic for Free

You might be wondering how to get traffic to your website without having to pay huge sums for it.  Admittedly, free advertising does not generate customer response or boost sales immediately.  However, if this method is done correctly, it can drive traffic to your website for a long time.  All for free!  Free advertising with long effects that is what all website owners or online businesses want.  Yes, it could take longer to see results, but its worth it.

Kinds of Free Advertising

If you are business owner, one of your main concerns is looking for free online advertising.  Upon finding them, you have to determine which of these advertising would work for you and your business or your website.  There are methods that would work, and there are those that would not.  Some of these methods would give you huge traffic, and there are methods that would leave you merely hanging on anticipation.  You may also find methods that may lead people to your website who are not necessarily your target market.  The key, therefore, is determining the methods that would work well for you.

But what are the different free advertising methods?

There are a lot of free advertising methods, and one of the ways you can sell your business or drive traffic to your website without paying for anything is by joining Yahoo groups.  You can either opt for the advertising groups where you can post ads to your hearts content or opt to join in topic-related groups.  It is advisable to join in on conversations and find potential customers or people who you share something in common with.  You can also get listings of emails that you can later on write to and follow up on.  You might also consider joining forums and online communities to meet people who might be potential customers.

Two of the most popularly used methods are article writing and video advertising.  By writing articles, you get the opportunity to boost your website ranking and possibly generate more traffic to it.  On the other hand, you can also upload short videos that would introduce you and your product to people.  There are a lot of free video websites where you can upload your videos.