When trying to create a successful website, there are three simple steps that you should take. By following these steps, you will not only make the building of your site a lot easier but you will also create a website that gets noticed by search engines and has many return visitors, and with return visitors comes the potential to earn money from your website.
When you look at the most successful websites you will notice that they all have a couple of things in common, they are organised and not over complicated. If you try and over complicate your site by adding all the latest bells and whistles or you have a layout that is un-organized then you will greatly increase your chance of failure. Remember, keep it simple and organised and you will succeed.
1 – Planning
It is very important to plan what your website will be about and how you would like to present it. For example if you have an interest in golf and want to create a website on this subject then it is highly likely that you will be competing against thousands, if not millions of other golf sites. You may be happy with this, but to give yourself a greater chance of being noticed, try narrowing down the focus of your site to something more specific, like improving your golf swing or the history of the golf club. Remember, the more tightly focused the theme of your website is, the more chance you have of getting it noticed and making it a success. If you want to cover a broader subject then consider break the subject down into several different themes and creating a website for each of those themes.
2 - Content
Filling your site with content can be a daunting task, and whilst it may be a good idea to write the content for the main pages yourself, the job can be greatly simplified by using articles from ezine directories and private label sites like infogoround (See http://www.spaceboyfox.com/article-link/infogoround.php for more information). The more relevant content you add to your site the better, plus it is also a good idea to add more articles and information to your site on a regular basis, say every week or once a month. By keeping the content fresh and interesting, you greatly improve the chances of your visitors returning to your site and wanting to link to you.
3 – Promotion
Once you have successfully created your website, filled it with content and have a plan to regularly add more information to it, you just need to get your site noticed and create a stream of visitors. There are many ways to get your site, you can submit your site to the main search engines and wait for them to visit your site and add it to there index. You can get other relevant websites to link to you, so in our golf example above, you would find other golf related sites and ask the webmaster to add a link to your site and in return you will add a link on your site to theirs. You can write articles relating to the subject of your site and submit these to article directories, remembering to add a link to your website in the article content and authors biography box. You can post to forums relating to the subject of your website and add a link to your site in your signature. You can add a link to your website in the signature of all the emails you send out. You can even use word of mouth and just tell people about how great your site is. By doing some research on the internet, you will also find many other ways to promote you website.
By following the three simple steps above, you will greatly increase the chance of making your website successful.
One other thing, by adding in Google AdSense elements to your pages your web site will generate cash for you. The more content rich and highly focused your site, the better the response you'll get to the adverts you carry. And that means more money paid to you by Google.
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