Check out these 25 + 1 Ways to Market Your Local Business Website for Free and get started with your enhanced marketing strategy at no extra out-of-pocket cost to you!
1. Create a Facebook fan-page -Invite friends, upload content, photos, videos etc
2. Have a Facebook icon link on your webpage
3. Create a YouTube account and upload videos. Have your business url included in description box and embedded in the video
4. Have a YouTube icon link on your webpage
5. Join Twitter-get social and keep your followers informed on special offers and events
6. Have a Twitter icon link on your webpage
7. Join your professional association in your local state and attend networking events. Give out your business card
8. Join online business directories that are relevant to your niche
9. Participate in online forums related to your niche
10. Write a 400 word article every day and submit it to an article directory
11. Write a compelling author resource box with your business URL link and use it in all your articles and forum postings
12. Write a report or e-book and offer it as a free gift to subscribers
13. Install RSS feeds to inform people on your new articles, blogs, tweets and web content
14. Engage in email marketing sending regular newsletters to your list
15. Use your email list to finance your purchases through “pre-order” sales
16. Engage in joint ventures with businesses offering complimentary services
17. Perform email list swaps with business associates
18. Advertise your website in your brick and mortar shop to your customers
19. Link your business website to similar businesses of quality reputation
20. Create a Google places business listing and optimize it
21. Insert Geo-tags or Google Map in your website
22. Invest in yourself by reading widely and improving your expert status in your niche
23. Sign up for free newsletters, webinars and other informative resources that will give you ideas and provide a platform for you to participate in discussions and forums.
24. Have excellent customer service responding quickly and politely to customers.
25. Post free ads on free ad websites like Craigslist.
26. Send free text messages from your email account to your customers’ cell phones promoting your business products and services.