Amazingly hard to believe? That there are some winning tips that have nothing to do with Charlie Sheen these days? I digress. Here we go:
Have you decided you want lots of friends who are good for you? That seeing many people, and seeing them often, would be nice? Even nicer if they returned to you instead of you seeking them? How about this: Do you like to have a big social circle of people who you make money with and from? It’s that last question that’s the clincher. Now let’s apply it to your business website.
At the very center of making all of the above happen is successful submission of your website to Google, Yahoo and Bing. Submitting your website, whether it’s new or old, to the major search engines is a very straight-forward process. It’s a necessary one for anyone who is serious about having a successful business website. It’s not a difficult task – it’s one we include as part of our website building services – and it’s one you can also do yourself by following these tips.
- Make sure you have content for search engines to scan. If you have at least 10 posts on your site to give the search engines something to examine and evaluate, that’s a good thing. If you don’t have 10, at least have a few; don’t submit your site if there is no valuable content to be searched.
- Do not submit your site to the same search engine more than once a month (sometimes longer than monthly – depends upon their criteria). Getting impatient or overly excited about your site being listed is not productive.
- Have a list of your website’s various addresses/URLs ready. You can submit your main URL as well as specific subfolders or subdomains, categories and feeds to search engines. This will expand your search engine coverage.
- Have a description of your site that is less than 200 words long, the title of the site that is about 65-70 characters long, and the categories relative to your site – in a search engine directory – all ready to go when you start your submissions. Being ready to just cut and paste these into the text fields at Google, Yahoo and Bing is the easiest way.
- Use a list to keep track of the various search engines and directories you submit to so you do not accidentally resubmit too soon. Using the list to also keep track of how they include you among their pages and results is a good thing to do.
Of course, there are the nuts and bolts of where to go and what buttons to push to make this happen. We’ve got you covered there, too: How to Submit URL to Google, Yahoo and Bing.
In conclusion and in all fairness to the trials and tribulations of Charlie Sheen, it is believed that any new video he does next – especially if it is about SEO – will be redeeming. But seriously, best of luck and Godspeed, Charlie.