Getting a Google Page Rank 3 in Six MonthsWritten by Geraldine Jensen
I entered world of website ownership in July of 2004. I did a Google search for “websites for sale” and found that e-Bay was a big seller. I had learned some web programming as acting webmaster for a non-profit organization. My training consisted of reading, Learning Web Design: A Beginners Guide to HTML, Graphics and Beyond by Jennifer Neiderst.
Many websites are for sale on e-Bay. After watching ads for a couple of weeks I decided to buy three sites: a diet site (www.atkinsdiethelper.com), a travel site (www.epictravels.com), and a web tools reseller site (www.webmastersprofitpak.net). My choice was based on domain names, product being sold, and sense they were good products to sell. I had read an article that said search engines were more likely to index and rank a website where product or topic was part of domain name. My total investment was less than $300. The diet site was a drop-shipping business and required most time. The travel site was an affiliate so no web programming was needed, only advertising. The web tools site required some web programing. I decided that a few additional web tools to sell would be good, so back to e-Bay I went to purchase more software to sell.
Next came submitting sites to search engines. I found www.addme.com where you can submit sites for free---this definitely fit my budget. I also hand-submitted sites to Dmoz, Yahoo (free), AltaVista and any other directories I could find. I found www.directoryarchives.com, a directory of directories and submitted sites to as many of directories as possible. I also began to do searches based on keywords of my websites and did add url, or submit site, or exchange links to those who offered it. I figured that people searching for my product were likely to find same sites I found.
SEO - Search Engine Optimization You Can DoWritten by J. Ratliff
We all know what SEO is, and it seems like it has kind of an "executive" sound to it doesn't it? The truth is, thousands of webmasters spend millions of dollars every year on SEO services. Now, I am not discounting importance of these services.
Indeed, SEO is very important not only to big website portals, but to your website as well.
However, I do believe that a lot of people who spend thousands annually, do so without needing to. I have done SEO work on a dozen websites for businesses, and about 20 of my own. My secret? It's all in software.