My website www.personalshoppingbee.com has been operational for a month now and I am looking for some do it yourself submission sites any suggestions? Also I realize that SEO could take months any suggestion on how to make my site friendlier to the crawlers? Thanks!
#1. "RE: free web site submissions" In response to Reply # 0
Okay, you have done the tough part already--making the move to opening a business online. Now it gets to be more tough parts (sorry) beginning with optimizing your site. You have no keywords! What exactly is the service about? I went to three pages trying to understand what you do. Sometimes more words only make people click away. How about spending more time on your site before stepping up to getting traffic that won't be impressed enough to make any action. You have 8 seconds--really--to wow them and get their interest. Time is not something a visitor will give without reward. Why not try something visual such as a step by step demonstration of how your service works. The visitor will want to know WIIFM--what's in it for me? Have a video spokesperson! But your question was about site submissions. Really, just do a Google search for "website submission" and you will get dozens. Don't pay anyone to do it and you don't have to submit more than once. You can if you want but your time is better spent on other tactics. And figure out what keywords it would take to get people to look for you. Hope this helps, Julia
#3. "RE: free web site submissions" In response to Reply # 1
Thanks. I've gone in a reworked my content a bit,adding a few keywords here and there. Hopefully now you're able to tell that we're a shopping service. I even looked into the video spokesperson. So we'll see. Thank for your help!
#2. "RE: free web site submissions" In response to Reply # 0
Submission to search engines is a little over rated, all you need to do is just go to google, Yahoo, and MSN and submit your domain and you will be fine, those websites feed many smaller search engines and you only have to submit your top level page. I also recommend you to submit to local or regional directories like Yahoo local, Google local, yellowpages.com etc.
You website seems to have a good amount of content for search engines to index, the design is nice looking so your users will be happy so your OK on that front.
Where you are going wrong is with Core SEO principles. Page titles, navigation, sitemap and your page naming conventions as well as the use of tables(this was ok in 1997 but not today).
What I don't get is it seems that the site is actually a WordPress Blog theme, using the latest WordPress release, so I don't understand the use of tables.
I would recommend that you consult with an SEO or knowledgeable developer, if you like we are available and are reasonably priced. All of your problems are able to be solved, the tables on the other hand will need a re-design or re-code of the site, and it may be more cost effective to use a free WordPress theme that has updated code.
If you don't understand feel free to call me and I will explain.
#4. "RE: free web site submissions" In response to Reply # 2
Thanks for the info and I've submitted to google,yahoo,and any other free submission that I can find. I am going to have to work with what I have can't afford to revamp anything right now. I'll keep you in mind...if and when I do...
#5. "RE: free web site submissions" In response to Reply # 4
If your site does not have good Search Engine Optimization than submitting your site to Google will really not help. Your site has a good start and look but you really need to spend some time optimizing.
Start by making a keyword list; in other words when your customers are searching for your services what will they type in? Who are your competitors? Do a Google search using your keyword list, who comes on top? Why are they on top? The text or copy in your site must contain these keywords, and this is only the beginning of the process. Keyword positioning, placement, targeted keywords, bolded keywords, H1 tags, alt tags, css layouts are all a factor. SEO is not always easy and should be re-visited at least every three months.
#7. "RE: free web site submissions" In response to Reply # 6
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#9. "RE: free web site submissions" In response to Reply # 0
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