How to promote your business online for free

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How to promote your business online for free

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How to promote your business online for free Free online promote business • Use local listing services Register your business with Google Places allows it to be found more easily on Google search and it shows up on Google Map. All you have to do is fill out the form and register then get your business verified through their confirmation process which can be done either with a phone call or mail. Yahoo also has a big database of businesses called Yahoo Local. Its free and is certainly worth the few minutes it takes to set up. Microsofts Bing has a similar service thats easy to sign up for. • Embrace social media Social media is not just a tool to gain exposure it has now become a necessary time investment for every business to make. You can tie in add and offer on your Facebook page and have a direct channel with your customer on Twitter. Networking on LinkedIn both at the personal and company level can be another way to help your startup. • Start a blog A blog not only help your company get its name out through follower but is a way to connect with your consumer more directly. But remember that one of the major keys of blogging is to keep your stream updated as

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frequently as you can. A dormant abandoned blog is worth nothing. • Put a multimedia on You Tube and Flickr YouTube provide a free platform to distribute creative promotional videos but in order to succeed you must put up content that people want to view and are relevant to your business a simple ad will not work. A Flickr profile can also help by giving you one place to compile all the photos for your business and allow you to link back to your website. • SEO your company website or page Search engine optimisation can not be underestimated in the world of constant Googling. Pick up a book or head over to an online how to guide on SEO and make sure your site is primed for performance on search engine. • Press releases Every time your business does something news worthy do not hesitate to shoot off a press release maybe folks will pick up on it. They are a powerful media tool to use to help generate publicity and having free distribution of them is a bonus. • Join a relevant community or group Every niche has communities online that you can get involved in. But just signing up for a forum and posting

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every once in a while about your business is not beneficial for anyone and will likely just annoy people.

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