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Old 19th June 2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new here and I have just started my own accounting firm. I have my website ready but I don't know how to promote it. My idea is to run the business from home. Any advice you could give me would be highly appreciated!
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Old 19th June 2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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The best way to "promote" your website is to ensure that it is optimized for free traffic from the major search engines. You'll find plenty of advice on these forums on how to do that. But if I were to limit myself to the top three things you can do to build free traffic, they would be the following:

1. Ensure that your website has a basic structure and internal linking system that is friendly for the search engine spiders to crawl and index. I prefer a 3-tier design for this step. You have only one Tier 1 page which is your home page, 6-12 Tier two pages which are the landing pages from your nav bar links from your home page (and each Tier 2 page links back to the homepage), and many Tier 3 pages which are links for further info from your Tier 2 pages.

2. Ensure that you nail your on-page criteria for the search engines. This means proper META tags, headline tags, keyword focus and density, etc.

3. Work to build one-way incoming links to your site. This will happen naturally (although it will take a while) if you have Step 2 taken care of and provided your pages provide real value to your target audience. However, you should be proactive with this and submit your site to relevant directories (the key word here is "relevant") as well as submitting articles to article sites focused on your target market. However, don't spend enormous amounts of time with this step. If you're in an early stage in your website, you're better off focusing your time on building more quality content pages focused on your main target markets.

Google has over 200 criteria they use to rank your website but if you really work to do a good job with the above three, you'll gain a lot of traction.

Also, you'll learn a lot from reading the posts on good small business forums such as this one.

Good luck with your business!

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Old 26th June 2008, 07:04 PM   #3
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Hi,

I also agree that you should start planning for Search Engine Optimization. I suggest if you are a new accounting firm you start start Google Local.

What is Google Local?

Type into Google, "accounting Minneapolis MN" Do you notice the Google map and then top 10 results to the right of the map? This is google local.

Google Local is free and you can sign up here:

http://www.google.com/local/add/

You can become #1 for a keyword with Google Local in 2-3 weeks. They key is to write good ads, select good categories, and make sure your business is actually located in the region you are targeting.

If you need help post a response and I will help you.

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Old 18th July 2008, 04:34 AM   #4
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Hi GioPerez,
You can do the followings for your website....
1. Forum/Blog post
2. Directory Submission
3. Article Submission
4. Press Release Submission
Above all work very well and I hope you will definitely get good traffic after the completion these works.

Good Luck!

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Old 11th August 2008, 02:57 AM   #5
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You guys are so helpful

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Old 12th August 2008, 02:02 AM   #6
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Hi GioPerez,
You can do the followings for your website....
1. Forum/Blog post
2. Directory Submission
3. Article Submission
4. Press Release Submission
Above all work very well and I hope you will definitely get good traffic after the completion these works.

Good Luck!
yeah i do agree with above mentioned
And you Also Need to create some video's Of your side And promote them on metacafe and you tube i think it will help you a lot ...

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