How To Get Your Website Seen On Some Of The Biggest Websites On the Net
What would happen if your clients saw your name and website on a major online publication such as INC.com, MSNBC.com, Huffington Post or other famous websites. Not to mention have a link from a major site like these can help your website tremendously if you're doing SEO and Online Marketing.
A while back ago I told you how WebsiteDesignHouston.net was listed as a source within an article on INC.com. You can read the article at: http://www.inc.com/john-brandon/new-start-ups-heres-your-digital-to-do-list.html
Now as promised I'm going to show you how to get your website seen too!
Step 1: Sign up with a website called HelpaReporter.com for a free account. Here's a link: http://www.helpareporter.com/sources
Step 2: There are several types of accounts but If you just want to try it out then select the "Basic Free" which is at the bottom.
Step 3: Select your interests. Now this is where you have be very careful about what fields you select. The reason for this is that it's better to provide information to a reporter about what you're passionate about and what you really know inside and out instead of trying to be a jack of all trades. Just focus on your strengths and don't try to respond to everything.
I selected web design and a few Information Technology fields since that's what I'm passionate about.
Step 4: You'll start receiving emails with queries from reporters who are writing articles and maybe even interested in interviewing someone specific.
Make sure you read completely what they're looking for. If you're not sure then don't submit any information. Last thing you want to do is overload them with too much information.
Please don't lie to them. Just because you selected that interest does not mean you'll have the answer to what they're looking for. You may not even be the right person for this specific query.
On average I help answer maybe 1-2 queries a week. I spend about 15-20 minutes or sometimes more if I really have some information to include for them.
Normally my responses are at least 150 to 300 words, sometimes more. There's no exact rule of thumb on this.
Make sure you email the email address listed for that query. Don't use the reply button.
Don't forget to include a few lines about yourself such as your name, what you do, your website address, etc.
That's it. It's a little bit time intensive but its a great way to increase your website presence, get seen on a major website online and stand out from your competitors.
Have you tried this? Post your comments below.
About The Author
Sameep Shah runs
WebsiteDesignHouston.net where he hammers away B2B / B2C websites for businesses in and around Houston area. When he's not working on websites he's busy writing informational content. He was also recently sourced in an INC.com article.