Publishing on the web without a website

Megan Bennett - Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sometimes a business owner may be in need of a website but can’t afford to pay to have a site built or pay a web developer or designer. You may be starting a business and require a professional looking website but just can’t spend the money right now. There are many ways to get your business listed and for you to publish content on the web without it costing anything more than your time.

Here's some quick starters


http://www.google.com/places/
Millions of people search Google Maps every day. A free listing on Google Maps makes it easy for them to find you.
Use Google Places to create your free listing.When potential customers search Maps for local information, they'll find your business: your address, hours of operation, even photos of your storefront or products.It's easy, free, and you don't need a website of your own.



Google has a lot of businesses listed in its directory - so check to see if you are already listed.  If you area listed, claim you business.Claim your business – it’s already up there. Upload up to 10 images for free and link to YouTube videos

 


http://www.facebook.com

  • The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years and older.
  • Create a community around your business
  • Connect and engage with current and potential customers
  • Promote other content you create, blog articles, videos, whitepapers, or other resources 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php
You'll need a personal account, then use the above link to create a business page.  

Use your Facebook account for PR, customer service and marketing.


http://www.twitter.com
A social networking and microblogging website. Twitter has gained popularity worldwide and is estimated to have more than 200 million active users, generating 65 million tweets a day and handling over 800,000 search queries per day. It is sometimes described as the "SMS of the Internet".

Use Twitter for PR, customer service and marketing.

     

    http://www.blogger.com/  |  www.wordpress.org
    Start a blog! Blogger will allow you to point your domain name at Blogger, for free. Wordpress.org also free seems to be the choice of serious bloggers. If you want your blog to look like a website, this is a great option as there is free reign with the design capabilities and a wide selection of widgets and plug-ins to choose from.


    http://www.startlocal.com.au/

    A rapidly growing Australian business directory and business search engine receiving more than 2 million visitors a month who are eager to sample your product or service.

    StartLocal® is specifically a local business directory so if you're a local business then what are you waiting for? Take a few minutes now and register for your free business listing. Search for your business and see if they have you listed, if so claim your business. If not, add yourself for free.




    http://www.truelocal.com.au/
    With 8.6 million business searches across the TrueLocal network each month, and with TrueLocal being part of the News Limited group of newspapers and websites, there's never been a better time to advertise with TrueLocalSearch for your business and see if they have you listed, if so claim your business. If not, add yourself for free.
     


    http://www.youtube.com/
    YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. More than 100 million videos viewed each day, tens of millions of unique visitors, one of the top sites on the Internet.  Executive presentations, training, help, marketing and events are all different kinds of video your business can host.

    Start a You Tube channel.




    http://www.hotfrog.com.au/

    HotFrog is Australia’s fastest growing FREE online business directory listing over 1.5 million Australian businesses.HotFrog now has local versions in 38 countries worldwide. Anyone can list their business in HotFrog for FREE, along with contact details, and products and services. Listing in HotFrog directs sales leads and enquiries to your business. Businesses are encouraged to add the latest news and information about their products to their listing.

    HotFrog is indexed by Google and other search engines, meaning that customers can find your HotFrog listing when they use Google, Yahoo! or other search engines.

    Search for your business and see if they have you listed, if so claim your business. If not, add yourself for free.


    Thanks for reading my post!



    There's loads more ways to get your content up on the web, these are just a few. Remember getting found is about content - write interesting, remarkable content.
    .... Megan Bennett 



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