Just imagine how many web sites there
are out there in the world. Simply
getting a great web site out on the World Wide Web does not guarantee that
folks will be able to find your site, but it is definitely the first step.
Your web address will need to be submitted to search
sites and directories, and other web sites that might help bring visitors
to your site.
There are a few companies that let you submit your web address
for free, and some will add your site "immediately" to their directories.
When promoting a web site, a web site developer
should use keywords and descriptions on every page of your site so relevant
pages can be indexed by a search engine. Different search engines use
different techniques to come up with a "hit list" when someone
searches for something on the Internet. Here are a few differences:
- Some send out their "indexing
bots" and look at a site and determine for themselves what a web
site is about, and what words to use to make their index,
- Some use only the information provided by
the web site owner or developer,
- Some use unique formulas for the words on
web pages, titles of web pages, and popularity of a web site,
and new formulas and methods for finding
information on the Web are developing every day!
the unique spirit of the Internet by trying to use "free submission" sites
It is important that YOU continuously promote your own web
site, too. There are
many ways to get visitors to your web site:
|Always include your URL (www address) in your printed documents,
like stationery, business cards, and invoices.
|Always put your URL in advertising, such as yellow page ads,
billboards, magnetic signs for your vehicles, signs on your building, ads in
school yearbooks, newspapers, magazines, and so on.
|Always memorize your URL and say it aloud in conversations as much
as you can.
|Always put your
URL on your business checks
|Always list your URL with any trade organizations that you belong
to, or other network of peers that do the same business that you
do. Usually all you have to do is send them an email message and
"poof!" it's done.
|Always put your URL on your outgoing email messages.
Sometimes a quick click after reading a message from you will be just the
instantaneous results your potential customer will need
|Always tell your friends and family about your URL. They can
refer folks to your web site any time they are discussing your experience
and expertise. If your URL is memorable, your potential clients and
customers will find YOU.
The Website 101 pages are basic informational pages to provide an overview
of some of the more standardized functions of most web sites.
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