How to make a name for yourself on the 21st century InternetWritten by Ace Bravo
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I've put carefully selected links on my site to help you find all that you need to create your own web site. You will find links for free domain hosting, Internet access and much more.
One little note about free domain hosting, I do not recommend it if you are going for a professional and trusted web site. Also, sponsors who will be paying you don't like that.
Next, you get busy designing your site. Go to different sites on web to get yourself an idea on what your site should look like. Think how to make a better layout, better colouring etc.
Let's say you have registered your domain name, got an ISP to host it for you and now you site is up and running then what? Well, before anything else you need to make your site known to world and to do that you need to add it to all major search engines and directories. This is free so start with Yahoo and follow exactly their submission instructions. Other search engines will just ask you to type in your URL and their crawler will take care of rest, but for this to work properly your META TAGS should be correct. I'm assuming you've done your homework and used links on my site to various locations where you can learn all about HTML in no time.
So now you have a web site with good content that is searchable on almost all major search engines. You are almost there if you've made this far, you've proven you have strong determination.
Next, start contacting sponsors, usually you need to submit an application and in no time they will reply and guide you through process of becoming an Affiliate. You will get to know all sponsors and know which to choose.
Again, you can always go to http://www.sitefiles.com/ as a reference. Say you want to contact a sponsor but you need a name or URL, looking around on my site you'll get all information you need.
Ace Bravo is a Canadian entrepreneur writing articles in various news lists and how-to magazines. By profession, Ace is an Internetwork Design Engineer. He is the creator/owner of the successful SiteFiles.com.
Guaranteeing an Increase in Your Site TrafficWritten by David Gikandi
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Fact (5): This last fact is obtained from simple observation of search results on major search engines. If you search for any term on most major search engines, you will notice that many of top ranking pages in search results are home pages of web sites (i.e., default page of a domain name, such as index.htm, default.asp, index.html, etc). Also, domain names themselves often contain keywords being search for (e.g. a search for wedding gowns will result in pages with domains such as weddinggowns.com, weddingshop.com, gownsforsale.com, etc.). This is especially so with HotBot (www.hotbot.com). That is not to say that other pages do not rank well. It just means that your pages will rank better if domain name or page name contains keywords being searched for.
Now that you have seen how absolutely logical and easy it is to get that much needed traffic to your web site, you can now go ahead and make it happen for you. The only obstacle is one: to make a significantly higher number of web pages than those that you currently have, and make these for a wider variety of related keywords than you already have, and optimize them all for several major search engines, is not exactly a simple task if done manually. The hardest part is optimization because that is a mathematical and constantly changing thing (the engines use math to rank pages and they constantly change their formulas). There are several options available to you to make your work easier. You could find a consultant who does this. Usually, this is quite expensive but advantage is that you do not have to do anything yourself. You do have to be careful to choose a good consultant and not just anyone trying their luck at this. Your other option is to do it yourself. If you have a lot of time and know-how of workings of search engines, you could make templates and run them against your set of keywords to create your pages. The only danger with templates is that you could end up with duplicate pages that spam engines. And this method can be a messy process. Your last and best option is to use software specifically designed for this job. This is fastest, most reliable and accurate method. All you have to do is select right software package and everything else should take care of itself. This field is very new and currently very few packages exist that offer enough intelligence to do job correctly. A search at ZDNet's www.hotfiles.com should yield a selection of packages you can evaluate.
There are many other ways that people use to find new sites, such as following links on other sites, reading about sites on magazine, hearing from friends, etc. But no matter what other methods they use, they almost always use them in addition to using search engines, especially when actively trying to locate new information. If there was one thing you could not eliminate from a site's success driver and not ruin it, it is most usually its traffic from search engines. No other method of marketing is so powerful, effective, and affordable to majority of sites on Internet. In fact, it is virtually free.
David Gikandi (firstname.lastname@example.org) is CEO at SearchPositioning.com (http://www.positionweaver.com).