Why do you have a Web site? To make money, share your ... with the world? Or just spread some joy, kindness or ... Whatever your reason is for your site, you won't realiz
Why do you have a Web site? To make money, share your views/interests/opinions with the world? Or just spread some joy, kindness or inspiration? Whatever your reason is for your site, you won't realize your goals or dreams if you don't have anyone visiting!
Reciprocal links are becoming problematic, if you read the recent articles circulating the Web. Search engines are getting costly. Webrings can work if you have lots of room on a main page for posting, but it's getting difficult to find good size ones that will give you real traffic.
I've found a variation that is bringing increasing attention to my sites, and it allows me to share my interests with others and offer increased traffic to them. Have you heard of Top Sites, or Best Sites, lists? I love them. You go to a page that has a list of sites that specifically relate to your interest. Something like mini-directories. They have the benefits that reciprocal linking used to have, without the hassles. Something of a free advertising cooperative, actually.
They are such a nice idea that I decided to have my business site sponsor several lists that appeal to the interests of clients and site visitors. And I invite you to check them out and add your sites! (There's no cost or obligation of any kind!) Rank on the list will depend on votes (visits to and from your site to the list). Your banner will be displayed, and there's even room for a short description.
If your site fits any of these new "Best of" lists, feel free to join! Absolutely no cost or strings, just exposure for your site (and every site on the list) to an audience interested in what you have to say or offer!
These "co-op banner pages" (I believe I just coined a phrase!) can be a nice asset for any site promotion effort, as well as a convenient place to look for resources for your own interests. I figured it only takes a few minutes to set up, so what could I lose? Nothing, it turns out...but I gained visitors to my sites. Maybe you will, too.
You're welcome to join one of my top site lists, and if you start one, let me know!
Cherie' Davidson has been working as a Site Content Editor for several years. Two years ago she began her own business, Suitable Words (http://www.suitablewords.com), where she provides site development and on-line writing services. She is now her own client through LCBooks.com (http://www.lcbooks.com), her directory site for low carb enthusiasts. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org