Internet is one of the most effective ways to boost your business with its wide coverage. Seriously, your business may have greater chance to expand throughout internet, get more consumers, and raise your selling rate. So, if you are a new comer in this online business, this would be good first step to build your online business directory.
To be more specific, there are several steps that will explain the techniques to establish an online business directory.
First comes first is you should decide everything regarding your target market. If you already know your target market because you are running your current business online or offline, you can go straight to the second step. But if you don’t know about your target market, you can start by conducting research for something popular and profitable for an online business directory. They can be Real Estate Directory, Travel Directory, Online Dating Directory, Fashion Directory, and Automotive Directory.
After you make your decision, you can continue to the second step which is buying or registering the right domain name for your online business directory. It is suggested that you pick the name with no longer than two or three words. If you find little difficulties in finding the name, you can go to free online resource that will help you brain storm a new domain name and see the availability for the domain name you want.
After your domain name is available, the step three will tell you how to build the directory. Honestly, the amount of money you want to spend will decide what kind of directory you might have. However, if money is not one of the options, then you can hire a PHP coder to build custom solution for you. In addition, there is also a chance for you who want to build the business directory with limited budget.
Finally, the last step is also as important as previous steps. It is about the promotion of your new business directory. The good news is that you can do the promotion without spending money now. Therefore, here are five free alternatives and five paid ones you can overview. The five free alternatives including the option to join online forums or discussion groups that are related to your business directory and post business invitation for many business owners to put their websites or businesses in your directory with free charges.
You should ensure that you add an URL linking to your directory in all posts in the forum. Thirdly, many free link directories online available through Google can be the choice to submit your business directory. Fourthly, you can also link your business directory from other websites you have so the search engine will find the directory and index it. The last of these free alternatives is you are recommended to send email to your friends or customers that invite them to link back to your business directory and vice versa.
Additionally, you can pick one of the paid options choices, including by starting Google Adwords campaign to drive traffic to your business directory directly, purchasing paid links from other websites or directories that are relevant to your business, submitting your business directory to the Yahoo directory, purchasing some advertising in offline news papers for the local market, or the last one is by buying banner ads on other websites that relevant to your business directory.
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