As an entrepreneur, marketing activity is the main job for your startup business. As internet users are growing dramatically in the past 5 to 10 years. it is very much important to promote your business online. so we have found that there are tons and tons of social media websites and business directories online, we have shortlisted a list of top free websites to promote a business online.
These 100 websites categorized under 1. Business Directory Websites 2. Social Media Websites 3. Social Profile Websites 4. Classified Websites 5. PDF Publishing Websites 6. Question & Answers Websites
Business Directory Websites:
United States: 1. YellowPages.com 2. Manta.com 3. USDirectory.com 4. dexknows.com 5. addresses.com
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India: 1. Justdial.com 2. Sulekha.com 3. Getit.in 4. Askme.com 5. Asklaila.com 6. Hudku.com 7. infoline.com 8. Hotfrog.in
Social Media Websites:
- Facebook.com – Create a facebook page from your facebook account with your startup business or brand name and all other information required. Then invite your friends to your facebook page. once the page is reached 25 likes you can create a Custom URL for your facebook page. This is very much helpful to get page likes and engagement of your audience. The important thing to do in custom URL is, use your business keyword For eg: women beauty spa or mobile phone repairs etc.
- Twitter.com – twitter.com/yourcompanyname or twitter.com/yourbrandname
Social Profile Websites:
- Linkedin.com – Create an account in LinkedIn and use the custom URL option and change with the business category, as already we have done with facebook.
- about.me – create an account in about me and same as use custom URL option
- bark.com (previously skillpages.com) – same as above.
- brijj.com – same as above.
To promote your business or brand name using classified websites are like a rocket launching, because you can see how many visitors visit your advertisement.
- Create a 3 to 4 paragraph about your business, your experience and about your clients and achievements with image.
- Then upload this content as a post in the below top classified list by country wise.
India: 1. OLX.in 2. Quikr.com 3. Click.in 4. Locanto.in 5. myavoo.in 6. innetads.com 7. twarak.com 8. ivarta.com 9. zamroo.com
United States: 1. craigslist.org 2. backpage.com 3. classifiedads.com 4. global-free-classified-ads.com 5. freeclassifieds.com 6. usfreeads.com 7. locanto.com
PDF Publishing Websites:
PDF publishing websites are very much helpful to promote your business profile to the relevant audience. The main advantage of doing this step is that your company profile will be available on cloud server for lifetime.
Create a PDF document about your company profile as we have already created a copy for classified ad, but the additional thing is you can add your company website in the PDF document. if you do not know how to create a PDF document, A simple way is available to do this. An excel add in can save your MS Excel document as PDF. Click Here to download the excel add-in to save your document as PDF file. Then create an account in the below mentioned document publishing websites and upload the created PDF document with the business keywords in document title. This will help boost your document in the top search engine results page as the below mentioned sites are already ranked well in the SERP’s.
Question & Answers Websites:
These websites are basically called as Q&A Websites. one of the best way to promote your business is question and answers websites. The idea behind this method is very simple. You need to find out the questions relevant to your business asked by users previously and take that list in an excel file. For Eg: if you are a florist, you can find the relevant question by searching the query tag like this in google. “florist” site:answers.yahoo.com. then you will get some number of questions already raised by the community users. Then create an account in the below-mentioned websites and answer the query with your business information and contact details.
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The websites mentioned above will give you a better exposure for your brand name and website. but it will take some time. you have to be patience. Hope your business will get more customers. Happy Day!!!