Vangelis, on 24 October 2011 - 05:01 AM, said:
I would like to ask you how you go about promoting your website. I have a new website and pretty much 0 traffic at the moment. Since you have a very successful website I would be interested in knowing how you went about promoting it and building up your website traffic.
I didn't do anything special. As you can see the site doesn't even has its own domain name, it's just a sub-domain of mine. I guess I picked the right subject, but it was definitely not an overnight success. It's been up for almost 2 years and in the first couple of months I barely had any visitors.
That's when I hired somebody to create 50 themes for the site. Very simple designs, based on the built-in Yii theme and uploaded about 5-10 a month. At this point I saw an overall monthly growth and I realized ppl would come back if I have more themes, so I started making a couple of them "higher" quality based on WordPress or something else. Soon these took over and now they are the most downloaded and viewed themes. I luckily also had some other designers uploading their themes, which was the original goal of the site (thanks for that
Of course I'm also running the Yii Radiio
podcast, which is the only podcast for the framework and I was constantly linking back from that site.
That's pretty much it. I didn't pay attention to special SEO tricks or anything like that. I probably should have
I hope this helps,