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1. Getting more visitors from search engines
2. Writing content to attract search engines
3. Finding other sources to get more visitors
4. Gain/maintain more links to their web site
5. Get better Google Adwords results
6. How pages rank with search engines
7. Testing web pages for best changes to make
8. Creating better headlines for web pages
9. Getting better Adsense results
10. How/Which Search Engines to submit to
In regard to challenges over next 12 months and number one and two single biggest problems in running a web business, common theme was getting enough traffic, cheaply and finding time to do everything.
On how experienced respondents considered themselves with all areas of WEB DESIGN majority felt competent but would like to learn more.
When asked how experienced they considered themselves with PROMOTION of a web site majority knew nothing or just how to do basics.
It was clear from these early results that issues with search engine ranking and getting more traffic by what ever means were among greatest challenges for website owners in 2005. Other specific problems were in creating content, managing and getting links and finding time to do it all. The majority of respondents felt they knew little or just basics about website promotion.
It remains to be seen whether these results change as more people complete survey, since it's still ongoing. Not enough responses have been collected to make these results statistically sound, so if you would like to contribute to these finding then you can take short survey at link below.
I will publish an update to these findings on my site. As a thank you for completing survey I have some good advice on site to help with 3rd highest issue with web design that of choosing an adding a link directory. I am also giving away some free automated link directory management software.
Tony Simpson, has 5 years in the trench experience of Website Design, Promotion and Optimization. He provides advice & product reviews at Web Page Add Ons to Make Automation of Your Website Work for You. Contribute to the Web Site Challenges 2005 Survey at :http://www.webpageaddons.com/quest/index.php?sid=1