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Guide To Achieving A Successful Website (Revised)

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Ratman2050, Oct 10, 2006.

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    Achieving A Successful Website (Revised)
    SEMrush
    Creating a successful and potentially flourishing website is not a walk in the park. It does take time, hard work, and a lot of thought. A website can be compared to a child. If you want to raise it to be a good child then it has to develop. In order to do so many steps must be taken and patience must be acquired. You need to learn how to function a website, how to engineer it, how to optimize it, how to rank it, how to get members, how to get quality, how to create ideas, and more things are yet to come. Everything seems so monotonous doesn’t it? Well that is what it takes to be a top webmaster. Here are some guidelines that are helpful to follow, which are written by me.

    Put your site in Web Directories, those are just like phonebooks but with use to your website. Find ones that have good Page Rank, which is ranked from 0 to 10. So a Page Rank 3 or higher will give you a decent backlink. Also to achieve a more eminence link there are more steps to follow. You have to find a website with a good niche; niche is defined in the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) world as a category in what your website falls into. Such as Google would have a Search Engine niche, MTV has a music and entertainment niche, Comedy Central has a comedian type of niche and so on and so forth. Next you have to do some research on the type of link you are receiving. This includes the four golden rules: pagerank, indexed pages, backlinks, and niche. It is mandatory if you want a quality link to find a website that has mastered those qualities. If you get a backlink that has a good PR but no indexed pages, and not the same niche, then there is not much use to it. If you have a backlink with indexed pages, but not the same niche and no pagerank, then it is not worth it. So it is necessary to find a website that has a link with those four qualities mentioned above. This is also helpful in the marketing world. People will try to sell links for a cheap price, and say they are quality, but without doing a background check (A good tool to use is Iwebtool) they might be just giving a poor link for a cheap price. I call those wasted links, they have little or no effect on your SEO. I bought quite a few of them, and had experience, and I now know which links are quality. Also it is always better to find a website that has less outbound links as well.

    Another excellent way to acquire good links is to put your website in your signature. If it is a good website with the 4 qualities mentioned; pagerank, indexed pages, backlinks, niche (not necessarily niche required for this one) then you should go ahead and put your website in your signature. I can’t stressed this enough, people tend to not realize the important of this. It is always good as well not to simple place the URL but to provide an Anchor Text. This is a keyword, and will help identify your website! Also if you can’t afford to buy a link, it is always a good idea to exchange links with partner website (remember to follow the four golden rules). Be sure to do a link exchange with a SEO friendly website, not a bad one.

    It came to me that I saw a plethora of people trying to use Free Search Engine Submitters, well that will get you nothing. It is better to index yourself in those major search engines by having quality backlinks. Also submit a sitemap! Not many people are aware of this but if you go to google.com/webmasters you can find out how to submit a sitemap. Sitemap’s help Googlebot to crawl your website and have different pages analyzed and indexed. If you can’t figure it out be free to ask me or anyone else.

    I know most of you want to learn how to drive traffic to your website. This is one of the most difficult and intricate parts of developing a master website. It is always a good first push start to alert you friends and people that you know about your website. Chances are this will help quite a lot. I had success using this as many of my top posters are personal friends. But you might want to stay away from those jocks and cheerleaders :D ; they probably won’t understand what a website is. Another good way to get a numerous amount of traffic is to do advertising. Aside from getting a link on a high SEO’ed website, try to get a link on a high traffic website. The only rule for this is have it related to your niche, the worst thing that could happen is having an Illegal Music Download site receiving traffic from a Government Justice website, it just doesn’t fit eh :p ? It is good to have a banner placed on high traffic websites. There are many different ways to advertise including; content creation, Myspace bulletins, banner advertising, Google Adwords, blog posts, signatures, and more.

    Trade is always a good way to receive something. Especially links, anyone would want to have 50 posts on there forum for a monthly link on their high traffic, high PR, or highly indexed website. You can also trade many other things including links, posts, traffic, advertising, signatures, avatar space, and more.

    I think the best way to receive traffic to your website is something that draws attention. Let’s take a look at some successful websites shall we? Digitalpoint has resourceful tools and a helpful community, Google has a massive search engine, Iwebtool has a plethora of SEO tools, Apple has the revolutionary iPod, AOL has the instant messenger and internet services, Youtube has video broadcasting, and there are more. If you have something that someone in the world likes, such as a videos, then a person will surely link to their website. I know on my Myspace I put certain videos that I like, and that is a plus for the video creator. Now it is up to YOU to find a unique specialty that attracts interest for your website. If someone likes something, chances are they introduce it to others, then they introduce it to others, and a chain of free advertising occurs. It is also best to get fresh content. Improve your site more and more all the time! Everyone loves this and so will you. It makes your website look clean, sophisticated, cool, attractive, and fresh, just like you want your child to be right?

    Another crucial component needed is an excellent design. If your website has a simple and dull design then most people won’t want to visit your website. Your banner, logo, theme, and forum should look neat and attractive, and should be matching. You cannot throw of design, and it is complicated to find the right theme for you. You should stick to your website as well. Be devoted, and it will be devoted to you, hopefully your members will also be dedicated towards it. If you don’t care for your website, no one else will either.

    I find it best to keep users entertained. The worst scenario is that users get bored, and this leads to leaving and finding another substitute website. On my website I have an arcade, a news section, videos, contests, a lottery, and more. Find an amazing idea that keeps members attached. When they get attached they want to post, and posting leads to activity, which is a forums best friend. Also have special groups, such as an Elite Members club, as I have on my website Fantasy PC. This makes users want to feel special, and therefore find a liking to your website. I also have a currency in which you can earn by posting. It is called FP Gold, instead of real money it is a fake currency on my forums. These can be earned by posting more, and can be used for graphic designs, services, forum posting, script creation, website help, contests, link sales, signature sales, advertising, and more.

    Well, I covered as much as I could. As I said earlier, creating a thriving website is difficult, takes an amount of time and dedication, you even may have the chance you can be unsuccessful, which I hope shouldn’t happen. You probably noticed that I compared creating a website to raising a child. Even though I haven’t had any children myself as I am just a teen, I am pretty sure it is a pretty close comparison. You want your child to be successful and you have to develop him/her and put effort into it so if you keep to it, and learn and practice everything from my guide here to different guides, you can improve your website, to one day becoming a triumphant website.

    I hope everyone learns from this, as it took me a while to write it. I would appreciate a green rep for this if it is not too much to ask. Thank you and I hope your website is successful!
     
    Ratman2050, Oct 10, 2006 IP
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    Very nice, very nice. Thank you :)
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, the list is entirely from me and my experience. No copying!

    If you would like it would be very helpful if you could give me a Positive Green REP, thanks!
     
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    netmaster123 Well-Known Member

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    Good basic tips, you might want to apply this info to your site, it has a PR0, good information thanks! :)
     
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    seoindia Notable Member

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    Good tips will be useful for those who are new to the field.
     
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    good tips to test out.

    you might also like to do article directory submission and press release submission.
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Yes well thank you for the feedback.

    @ netmaster123

    Well as I said it has a PR0 for now because its been up less than 3 months.

    I should expect by the end of November to be PR2-4

    I also have applied mostly all those things on this guide, as I wrote it from what I have learned and done.
     
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    Good tips for newbies

    I will print out and give to new webmasters who ask me lots of questions
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to quote or give me credit, as well as a green rep! :D

    @ Andrewww thanks for the Rep!
     
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    Great post! :)
     
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    Great post indeed.
    Just found this site: rankquest.com, you can even download the toolbar. It is very handy.

    Also, if you want to sell/buy forum sigs, visit www.sig-link.com. I hear there giving out money if you sign up (something like $5)
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, also if anyone has something to add I would be more than willing to make this into a short guide!
     
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    Pretty good tips you have there.
    Thanks.
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    No problem, I might be adding some new guides on domains, link services, and content soon.
     
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    Very useful...Thanks Ratman
     
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    Correctus Straight Edge

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    Yeah nice basic tips, would help anyone interested in SEO, great resource, greens for you! :D

    IT
     
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    good info thanks
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the green guys I appreciate it!

    If you have any questions feel free to ask me!
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to put this on different sites as well.

    Oh yeah heres another tip:

    1. Buy a domain, there very useful.
     
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    Thank you for the list.
     
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