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I Have A Web Site Now What?

By George Meszaros

Are you one of those business owners that took the time to build a Web site and now ready to sit back and ready to reap the benefits?  If you are you are, then you are in for a rude awakening.  Building a Web site is only the first step in a journey with many miles.

Just because you have built a Web site, it doesn’t mean anybody will ever come to see it.  A Web site is like any other marketing tool.  If you don’t get the word out about it, nobody will know it exists.

The funniest thing of it all is the first who need to know about your site are not human beings.  Oh no,  they are robots.  If you prefer living things, you can call them spiders.  Spiders are working for the search engines like Google and Yahoo.  Without the spiders visiting your site the search engines will never get to know your Web site.  These spiders are not your normal eight legged creatures.  They can read your Web content, evaluate your links, and index and categorize your site.

Once the spiders came, they’ll be back.  It is not a one-time visit.  Spiders return more-and-more often.  The more often the spiders return to your site the more important they think your site is.

To get the spiders to pay a visit to your web site sooner you should build links pointing to your site from other related Web sites.  When a spider visits another site with a link pointing to your site it then visits your web site too.

There are many ways to get links pointing to your site.  You can contact other Web site owners to exchange links.  You may write articles related to your products and services and posted in article directories.  You may contact bloggers to pitch your products or services.  You can submit your site to search engines, and list your site in online directories.

There are many ways to get visitors to your site.  The most important concept to realize that building a Web site is only the beginning of your online marketing campaign.

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