Harness the power of cross promotion, can we?

Last Update: October 26, 2017

This thought has been coming to my mind quite often. We all are working towards the same goal of setting up a successful online business and under the able guidance and support of Kyle, Carson, Jay and others in the WA team, we are busy creating our niche websites, writing excellent blogs (at least trying to be excellent but for sure improving by each passing day), identifying keywords, and promoting the site in order to attract traffic.

While on promotion, email, facebook, twitter, Google+, pinterest and any other such external platform are great vehicles, are we not missing out the huge WA community itself? With 100,000+ members, almost each having at least 1 website addressing 1 niche, would it not be a great idea to cross-promote websites?

For instance, I have a website addressing the 'haircare' niche and there may be many others. If my website focuses on one aspect of haircare, say, caring for dry hair and someone else's website addresses another aspect, say, hair loss, would it not benefit both of us to promote each other's website which actually complement each other? This can be done by way of a link to the other's site placed on our site:

"Hey, in order to get a great insight on causes and treatment for hairloss, look into hairloss@xyz.com"

Can this be done or is it a 'thumbs down' thought?

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XavierPerez1 Premium
Great question. Hoping to try that soon as I still have not generated any funds from anywhere. Thank you for your thoughts.

Xav
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Memorylaneuk Premium
I think this is a great idea. I am about to write a post which will have some fabulous photographs taken by my niece. I intend to credit her and include a link to her blog. Whilst this is not quite the same as you suggest Google likes that we have external links to our site, so it won't do her any harm.
As far as I know there are no rules in WA saying we can't but I guess it is down to personal relationships here and the willingness of others to help a fellow Wa er out.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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DeepikaJ Premium
Thank you!

Yes, I agree that there is nothing to stop one from doing but would it not be great is this is introduced as a formal option on WA platform and promoted by Kyle in his inimitable style? I think that will encourage all members to look into this option and make a concerted effort.

Cheers!
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Memorylaneuk Premium
I totally agree with you.
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MKearns Premium
A great idea for like minded friends and niches Deepika
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DeepikaJ Premium
Thank you so much. I hope to see some more responses and if many people feel it to be a workable idea, perhaps we can draw Kyle & Carson's attention, too
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JeannineC Premium
This type of cross promotion exists in many groups. I think it is a good thing to do, as it can introduce your site to a whole new audience, and vice versa for the referring blogger.

My only caveat is I've seen some people connect for no other reason than "you promote my site, I'll promote yours." Often it makes no sense to connect. It is my personal opinion that you should only connect with other sites which are logical to join with. Haircare to haircare, for example.
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DeepikaJ Premium
Totally agree. Cross promoting just for the heck of it will be detrimental for both the sites as it will show it in poor light.

Which groups have you seen such cross promotions in? Are these within WA?

Thank you for your response
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JeannineC Premium
Most of the organized cross promotion efforts I've seen have been in Facebook blogger groups.
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DeepikaJ Premium
Oh ok, got that. thanks
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