Search engine strategies to promote a new website

Contents

Page Title

Page Title

Description and Keyword META Tag
Keywords in Header tags
Placement of keywords
Use Keywords in Hyperlinks
Search Engine Friendly Navigation System
Several pages for a particular keyword
Submit URL to Search Engines
Fine-tune with Search Engine Optimization
Promote Local Business on the Internet
Linking Strategies
Submit Site to Directories
Submit Site to Industry Sites and Specialized Directories
Request Reciprocal Links
Write Articles for Newsletters
Begin a Business Blog
Issue News Releases




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Perhaps the most important -- and inexpensive -- strategy is to rank high for your preferred words on the main search engines in "organic" or "natural" searches (as opposed to paid ads). Search engines send robot "spiders" to index the content on your webpage, so let's begin with steps to prepare your webpages for optimal indexing. The idea here is not to trick the search engines, but to leave them abundant clues as to what your webpage is about.

 

Write a Page Title 

Write a descriptive title for each page of 5 to 8 words. Remove as many "filler" words from the title, such as "the," "and," etc. This page title will appear hyperlinked on the search engines when your page is found. Entice searchers to click on the title by making it a bit provocative. Place this at the top of the webpage between the <HEAD></HEAD> tags, in this format: <TITLE>Web Marketing Checklist --

32 Ways to Promote Your Website</TITLE>. (It also shows on the blue bar at the top of your web browser.)

Plan to use some descriptive keywords along with your business name on your home page. If you specialize in silver bullets and

that's what people will be searching for, don't just use your company name "Acme Ammunition, Inc." use "Silver and Platinum Bullets -- Acme Ammunition, Inc." The words people are most likely to search

on should appear first in the title (called "keyword prominence"). Remember, this title is nearly your entire identity on the search engines. The more people see that interests them in the blue hyperlinked words on the search engine, the more likely they are to click on the link.