Having an online business and having a successful online business are two different things. While an online business is almost always a clean slate, if you don’t promote your business, there is very little chance for profiting. This is simple and basic business sense, but when it comes to finding the most accurate methods of promotion you might end up not quite sure which direction you should go. There are a few basics for online business promotion that you should make sure become your priority. You want the search engines to find you, and there are only so many ways that you can do this. Using keyword indexing to make sure that the web crawlers can find you is a simple and basic step. If your sitemap is well indexed, your search engine results are often much better. Adding in articles through article submission site and a well thought out keyword density indexed right on your website all play into your search engine ranking. Beyond this, there are other aspects of promotion that you should consider. Using social network sites to promote your website is easy, and it can even be fun. Many people understand the social value but often don’t see the potential for their business. You don’t have to know someone personally to add them as a friend. Your daily comments and even going as far as carrying all of your blogs through all of the social networking sites help people become more familiar with you. This familiarity helps you build trust, which can turn into business for your site. After all, most of us will make a purchase from someone we trust well before we will make a purchase from someone we don’t know at all. Sometimes that trust is nothing more than branding. Once you understand this element, Twitter, Facebook, and connected blogs start to make much more business sense.