"Hey," you ask me,
"Where can I promote my book
or web site, cheaply and effectively?
Boon or Bust?
Let's do some good news now. Yahoo, like Google, now allows you to submit your Sitemap. Yahoo’s version, a text file that contains a list of your site’s URLs, is a simplified version of Google Sitemaps. Your Sitemap text file for Yahoo should be located at the “root level” of your Web site. That's right! You can get every page of your site listed in Yahoo in less than 10 days!
Best of all, This New FREE service is yours direct from Yahoo. Details are yours FOR FREE from this friendly site: http://www.webmasterautomation.com/blog/
Now some bad news Might be driving up on us. It depends on how many pages you end up with on your web site. If you have less than 100 pages on your site, my advice is to use a site map. If you start edging over the 100 page mark you will want to consider the work you are getting yourself into. Maybe you can't imagine having more than 100 pages at this point. Back in the winter of 1996 I started out with one page, In the first week of 1997 I had three pages, then six. Now I have over 5,000 pages just on this domain alone. On another domain I had over 17,000 pages, but it was just flat too much work so I dismembered it. But I do still have four other domains besides this one. Yes, they are all pretty good sized.
Naturally I need my site maps built for me by mechanical means, and that can get expensive. So, let me give you the advantage of my 20/20 hindsight... I would have been a whole lot better off if I had never heard how good site maps are.
Before I ever heard of site maps I ranked in the top ten on Google with over 500 of my pages. Six, seven months after I put up a site map I was down to less than 70 in that grouping. Why? Because I did not maintain or monitor my site maps. Because my site map never changed Google decided Tale Wins was a dead duck floating in the water.
Once I saw what the problem was I got busy with other plans and now I'm back up with over 200 pages again in the top ten, but it has been a long, uphill battle all the way. So my advice here is, if you haven't got some way installed of sitemaps being updated automatically -- and if you are too lazy to update them yourself -- stay away from sitemaps.
Get listed, FAST!
There are LOTS of fast ways to get indexed on Google and Yahoo, and other search engines too. But like I said before, the one I have the most control over and therefore like best, is Blogging. In many instances I can post on a blog and have my links indexed in 30 minutes. Now when I say this I also want you to remember that before you whistle for the search engines that your pages had better be ready for their visit. Links should be fixed, and all your pictures showing, all your ducks lined up in a row, etc.
Other than that, blogging is the way to go. You can have as many blogs working for you as you can take care of. I have 8 that are scoring for me with more visitors all the time.
As a writer YOU have an even greater opportunity to score. You can go to someone else's blog and post an interesting entry or comment there. "Lin Stone offers hundreds of pages of free advice that can help you write better and read faster. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K8SDAA --"
WARNING! Somebody, somewhere, has given the world an erroneous definition of a COMMENT. Evidently s/he was a figure of some authority because that daffy duffinition seems to have filtered down through the whole Internet.
SpyFoo is another great, useful tool for writers to decide how much PAYING interest there is in the subjects they want to write about. Spy-Foo will even tell you how much the public is willing to pay for those subjects, then tell you how many people are willing to pay that much.
and buy other links from search engines. I do my own submissions, by hand, with constantly updated links so I don't waste ANY time.
Just as soon as I get my meta tags in my pages (or make semi-final improvements to a page) I click on that button and type the url in. I mean I don't wait 10 seconds to do it. You shouldn't wait either.
Now, why do I RESUBMIT the sites already getting traffic first?
Because those sites are pulse points I have established with my audience. My theory is, if they are drawing traffic already then I must be doing something right.
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http://www.ebookbroadcast.com/submit.html is a publicity release service especially for ebooks.
http://www.thefreesite.com is Home of the Web's Best Freebies, It has much help for authors.
http://www.prfree.com seems to work almost as well, and it is free. Friends of mine rave about the effective distribution but I have yet to experience it for myself.http://www.prweb.com/ I mention because a release there produced 18,263 actual reads of my release in less than two days for my last book (BUILDING UP YOUR FAT FIGHTERS) plus two international editors PHONED here for copies of the book. Another reason is because the staff there will go out of its way to get even better response to your release. PRWeb now charges $80 minimum for service.
Announce It America! submits all of your page URLs to 300 search engines, indices, FFA links, classifieds, etc. at one time. You can start the submission and then surf the Net in a different browser window.
http://www.ebookpalace.com a visitor submitted directory listing over a 1,700 titles in popular ebook formats including pdf, lit, html, exe, palm & Editions that you can download and read from your desktop, Handheld Rocket, Glassbook, Palm Pilot or Windows CE.
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Here is a strange one for me, a search engine that actually works. How it works is not a secret: Anyone with a web page can go there and submit theirs as often as they wish, in as many categories as they want. Every time it is resubmitted that web page goes to the top of the list. That explains how. What I can't understand is why the quality of links for writers is so high there. Anyway, take a look, and add your web page.
Free Classified Advertising
I've stumbled around some directories for hours trying to find WHERE to submit my book. It is usually far easier to find WHERE to get yourself included in a classified environment.
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http://www.ebookdirectory.com is a directory of Free eBooks, eBook Publishing and Tutorials. I have yet to find a way to list my books there, but obviously it can be done as there are thousands of titles available. If anyone finds out how to do it, please send detailed instructions to me.
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