In order to create a business from your website, you have to treat it like a business. That means focusing on how you can get customers Let's face it, there tens of millions of websites on the Internet and chances are high that you're not the only one offering the products and services that you do. The competition will bury you if you don't do anything to promote your site and let people know that you are out there. One of the most important ways you can do this is to use the organic search engines. Getting a good ranking for keywords related to your products and services can mean the difference between a profitable business - and one that fails miserably. Here are some of the mistakes webmasters often make when it comes to the search engines: - Assuming it's going to be easy.
Nothing in life worth having ever comes easily. This is certainly true of search engine rankings! Don't fall for the latest and greatest software or techniques. What you need is good old-fashioned hard work if you want to see sustainable results. - Not choosing the best keywords. It's easy to rank well for keywords that no one searches for.
But that won't bring you traffic. Instead take the time to actually research what searchers are keying into the search engines and then work on optimizing your site for the most relevant ones. - Using "black hat" techniques. The search engines want to display only the most relevant results.
In order to do this they've implemented a lot of rules into their algorithms that prevent people from simply repeating the same keyword over and over again and getting a good ranking for their page. Avoid doing anything that the search engines deem as "black hat" or you'll be banned before you know it. - Underestimating the power of links. Having links from other sites shows the search engines that other people find your site valuable enough to link to it. No matter how great your site is, without links you'll never be able to rank well.
Take the time to find link partners, publish articles and submit your site to directories. - Not having enough unique content. Since searchers demand content, the search engines consider it one of the most important aspects when deciding which sites will be ranked well.
Spending time on writing content is time well spent. - Not understanding that all search engines are different. None of the major search engines operate the same. So take the time to learn what each one wants and give it to them!.
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