I've noticed that most SEO articles focus on what to do after you launch your site. Those that do deal with preparing your site for launch usually discuss on-site SEO like keyword research and meta tags. What tend to be neglected is the advantage that you can gain by getting your site indexed before you launch. With a little planning and a few hours of work it's easy to be indexed by Google, Yahoo, and MSN before your site goes live.
The key to getting your site indexed in the big three is getting links pointing to it from sites that are already indexed. When the search bots crawl those sites they will inevitably find the link to your site and your site will be added to their index. Follow these five steps a month before you launch and you'll be a step ahead of the game.
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- Register your domain
Today anyone seems to call themselves web designer just because the learned to create a web site.
Is it traditional graphic design involved or is it just experts on programs like Flash, Dreamweaver, etc. who call themselves designers?
One guy looking for work told me he had a web design education and when I looked at his work it was like 5 pages crap made in FrontPage!
For me as an art director and graphic designer it all looks a bit strange. I have spent years in art- and advertising classes, over 30 years in the advertising business in Sweden and Spain and I'm still not sure I can use that title. Even if I have designed hundreds of websites last 10 years.
So be aware when you are looking for help, with internet anyone seems to be whatever they like and advertise their services, trust them or not. You … Read More