Search engine optimization cannot be underestimated in the world of constant Googling. Pick up a book or head over to an online how-to-guide on SEO and make sure your site is primed for performance on search engines.

Hone your search engine submission processso you can get the best exposure possible.

If you're still itching for more exposure, you can explore search engine marketing, wherein you pay to have a text ad appear when visitors search for certain keywords.

Launch a sweepstakesthat offers anyone who registers on your site or subscribes to e-newsletters within a certain time frame the chance to win a free gift.

Send out a weekly e-mail newsletterto registered site members that offers tips and news related to your company or industry with links back to your site.

Offer free contentto other sites. It's a win-win situation: The other site gets free articles to beef up their offerings and you get a link back to your site and the cachet of being an expert.

Send a well-planned, customer-focused e-mail promotionto a targeted list of potential visitors and offer a credit toward the purchase of anything from your site. Spend time on your e-mail's look and content: You want to offer value to customers and not have it appear to be spam.

Create your own link exchangeby asking sites complementary to yours (but that don't compete) to put your link on their pages and you'll do likewise.

Hook up with webaffiliates--hundreds of sites that all link their traffic to yours--and get visitors from sites with related content.

Get active in online discussion groups and chats and always include your URL in your signature.

Any time someone orders a product from your site, include a catalog with their order to get them coming back for more.

Inspire your visitors to spread the word for you with viral marketing techniques, from the aforementioned newsgroup participation to including an "e-mail this link" on every page of your site.

Not sure what your customers want? Try creating an online surveyto get their crucial opinions on how well your site is selling to them.

When creating your own ads, make sure you understand who you're targeting, the goal of your campaign, and how to creatively use the ad confines to get viewers to click on your ad, not away from it.

Every niche has communities online that you can get involved in. But just signing up for a forum and posting every once in a while about your business isn't beneficial for anyone, and will likely just annoy people. Actively contribute and build a rapport with the community, while keeping your business out of it. Passively promote your business by putting a link in your signature or mentioning it only when the context is appropriate.

Use other selling venues like online classified advertising or online auction sites to increase exposure to your site and products.