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3 Free Marketing Tools You Probably Don’t Know

3 Free Marketing Tools You Probably Don’t Know

If you have your own online business or want to promote your business and you don't have much money or any money for that matter.

You can either hope for the best or wait for web users to discover you or you can use one of these free marketing techniques to drive traffic to your pages for no money at all.

The beauty of these free tools is that they can provide you with great results and all you have to do is invest your own time and effort and they don't require any financial investment at all.

So, what are they well the first one is a site you may have heard about or even used in the past it's called:


If you've ever wanted to buy used furniture look for a job or even find romance you may already be familiar with Craigslist.

It's the biggest and most popular free classified listing on the internet in the US and elsewhere.

It's also a great place to promote your website for free but you have to know a few tricks.

Whatever your websites niche, there's a Craigslist directory you can use to promote it. Craigslist hosts discussion forums on everything from health and beauty products to sports teams, from celebrities to dog owners and you don't have to pay post on these forums.

The only Craigslist postings that cost anything or help-wanted ads.

Participating in forums related to your niche is a free easy way to gain exposure to your website where people who are already interesting your niche or gathered. You can also engage in conversations with other craigslist users on the common threads. 

So, you can promote your own products and services, build your professional reputation and identify prospective customers that you can convert into loyal fans.

RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds are another highly effective free tool for promoting your website or online business.

RSS feeds are a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works. They're sort of like a web version of a newswire service.

The biggest difference is that the content can be about anything, you can even include video, audio recordings, slideshows, infographics and other types of content.

Users who subscribed to free RSS feeds receive content delivered to their RSS reader as soon as it's published to the feed.

Frequently RSS readers are pasted to a desktop and many people today are even posting RSS readers on to their smartphones and tablets so they can stay up to the minute while on the go.

You can promote your website using RSS feeds by offering your own RSS feed to subscribers. 

That way, you can provide a constant stream of information about new products, price changes, availability, promotions and other things related to your business.

Choose from a variety of RSS aggregators to build your feed and offer it to your customers.

A second way is to provide your content via somebody else's RSS feed such as an existing local business groups feed that industry feeds a news feed or any other feed that will accept your content.

Whichever method you choose make sure the content you provide is valuable and accurate and that you always include a link to your website.

Finally, there's:


It's a search engine that's used to search blogs. It's based on the micro descriptions called tags which blog creators use to identify the content of their blogs.

Technorati uses these tags to help find users find blogs topics of interest to them. If you have your own blog Technorati is an excellent way to help people find your content.

It also serves as the centralized site for everything having to do with blogs and offers articles and links to other sites involving blogs news and statistics.

It even hosts numerous blogging forms in which bloggers can exchange information and ideas.

So, you see you don't have to have a lot of money to drive traffic to your website pages at least not after you use these free web-based marketing tools.

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