One can make a Groupon clone website in a day by using ready made Groupon script offered by Ndot under few hundred dollars. Promoting your new website is the most important thing for your business. Initially you can easily promote your website in your local area where you have started your business and can expand it to other areas immediately. Some of the simple steps for promoting your business are described here.
Since the nature of the business is online, businesses must pay more attention to online marketing. Some of the online marketing methods we mentioned here are cost effective and efficient.
1. Press release
Write article content about your new Groupon clone website using professional content writer and submit it to the free and paid online press release directories.
2. Youtube Promotion
Use youtube.com to market your site. Since it is the free visual media you can tell about your company, offers and how it benefits both the merchants and the buyers in the youtube.
3. Search Engine Marketing
Promote your website through PPC methods in major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. You have to pay small amount once the people click your advertisement. You will get targeted visitors through this method.
Use forum’s market place area to introduce your business and sell the products. Post the answers to the Groupon related questions.
5. Social Media
Make use of facebook and twitter to market your business and write blog post in the Squidoo, hubpages and bravejournal to establish your brand name.
6. Blog Comments
Write blog comments about the Groupon related articles area and introduce your business site.
7. Coupon source
Submit your Groupon clone site to coupons, deals and discount sites. Provide some special offers to the site members.
Post your website in the free classified websites with detailed description.
9. Article Submission
Article directory submission not only boosts the search engine ranking, but also boosts brand image and traffic to your website.
10. Organic SEO
Optimize your website against major search engines in organic ways. This will bring traffic in the long run.
It will be costlier compared to online advertising. Market your site via all the advertising media in your area.