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Best Way for Advertisement

First of all, I want to say that I realize this is a very general question, but I need some help on advertising... extremely bad.

I have a website (Vehicle Aid) www.vehicleaid.com. It is a fairly new site (has been up for about a year now) and it is a site similar to this one. It gives help to car owners with their car problems. There are about 500 members so far, but things have really slowed. We'll maybe get a question once every other day.

Without using any money (or very very little), what would be the best way to get this site's name out to deem it a success or get it to a point where it can take off on its own? I realize that there are too many factors to mention them all, but if you could point me into a direction, that would be great!

I appreciate it,
Steve
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ashishjvwCommented:
With very very little or no money :

1. Do seo only once and keep getting links for the site.

2. Post the site on forums or signature in forum.

3. Some offer ?! - Take the help of the 500 members to get more members.

4. Make stickers for this site and post it on your car, relatives car , friends car, members car.


Regards,
ASHISH T.


Regards,
ASHISH T.
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stjowaAuthor Commented:
ashish t., thanks a lot for the reply.

What do you mean by do seo only once? I thought that seo was a continual process. Also, what is the best way to get the most productive SEO?

Another thing, a lot of forums do not allow advertising. Is just a signature the best way or is the better method of getting sites on forums?

Last thing, I am very interested in the idea of taking the help of the 500 members to get more, but how would I do that?

Thanks,
Steve
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ShaneJonesCommented:
Do some extensive keyword research on your topic area, find out what is competetive and what is easy to rank for, take a split of the 2. Optimise all of your pages for no more than 5 keywords per page with your main keyword always appearing on every page.

Revise a link building strategy free directory links from www.isedn.com for example.

With using a forum signature you can normally put your site, its allowed in most forums..

Gain more members by offering a small prize for the member who refers the most new sign ups, in your member registration you coulod have a field that asks for the member that referred you. The one who refers the most can claim this prize you may have.

Shane
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John-BaylesCommented:
how does google can your website? i find the way the google index's this site very good ie... if i search google for some lets just say for example slow windows start up it displays mostly pages from experts-exchange relateing to that topic. So in your case you need to design the page so that google can scan it and then when peopel search google for there car problem it will display your results!
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ashishjvwCommented:
Hi Steve,

-I did not say promotion. I meant SEO. You have to optimize your page and then work on promotion. Promotion is ongoing.

-Yes, not all sites allow that so an attractive signature with active participation in related topics at forum will be helpful.

-"taking the help of the 500 members "
Use your imagination :)


Regards,
ASHISH T.
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amitkh2006Commented:
the best way to start is to implement a banner exchange program with other relevant websites. once people start coming to your site through that, your popularity will automatically grow as more the clicks you provide to others, more clicks will you recieve on other's banner networks.
most banner exchange programmers offer you a 2:1 swap ratio. look for the ones with 1:1 ratio and grow gradually.
design interactive and attractive banners to increase your click throughs.
banner exchange is a highly cost effective and powerful tool if harnessed well.
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