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:: Friday, December 17, 2004 ::

A bit of help for the businesses this week who have asked me the same questions...


Problem: "My site isn't ranking well."

It needs:

1. promotion via advertising, keyword bidding, pay for inclusion

2. links to it, and the pages inside it, from sites that meet specific criteria - good rank, keyword anchor text, same or similar topic, not from a page with 100 other links

3. user centered design so that other people will use it,can use it, recommend it, and web owners will want to link to it without conning you to link back

4. a professional search engine optimization/marketer, choose your weapon of choice (hat color)

5. a professional copywriter with persuasive marketing writing skills

6. Submission to Directories - List of Directories



Problem: "I can't find my site in Search Engines"

It wasn't built so that search engines could index it properly.

See items 1 - 6 above.

plus #7. Your site was launched recently and is in the sand(box).



Problem: "Traffic shows people leave after seeing the homepage."

Who was it designed for?

Instead of guessing what's wrong, get a web site analysis. Try this. Budget Basic. Make sure the basics are covered.

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:: posted by Kim Krause Berg on 12/17/2004 04:37:15 PM

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