Now that you have a website up and running, you will want to promote it.
An entire industry is create dedicated to website promotion. Big words such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Link Exchages, Page Rank and what not all belong to this industry.
But do not worry about these words too much, you can still promote your website without knowing what all this jargon means.
The first step in promoting your website is by letting search engines like google know. These links let you submit your website to the important search engines that matter
Next, you should let people know. Let your friends at twitter and facebook know about your website.
You can also email people or, if you are a member of forums or disscussion boards, you might want to let them know as well. Just remember not to spam people.
You may also want some social media buttons on your website. Social media buttons let people spread the news about your website on places like twitter and facebook with just one click of a button.
If you know people with websites, let them have their website link to yours. This is a really good way to promote your website.
Lastly, you can try to have your website listed on directories. Directories may have some rules about posting your website, so please read them before you do.
Here are a few free directories to help you get started:
There are many more directories out there, some are paid, like the yahoo! directory.