How and when should I submit my website to Google?

Written by Glenn Murray

As soon as you register your domain name, submit it to Google!

Even if you haven’t built your site, or written an copy, or even thought about your content, submit your domain name to Google. In fact, even if you haven’t fully articulated your business plan and marketing plan, submit your domain name to Google.

Don’t wait!

There are two reasons for this. Firstly, getting on repparttar search engines has always taken a long time for a new site. Even assuming you do everything right, it takes months before your site is even indexed, and more months before it starts to rank well. As a rule of thumb, never expect to rank highly within 6 months of submitting your site to Google.

The second reason is a recent phenomenon called ‘Google Sandbox’. Many SEO experts believe that Google ‘sandboxes’ new websites. Whenever it detects a new website, it withholds its rightful ranking for a period while it determines whether your site is a genuine, credible, long term site. It does this to discourage repparttar 139451 creation of SPAM websites (sites which serve no useful purpose other than to boostrepparttar 139452 ranking of some other site).

By submitting your domain name to Google as soon as you register it, you’re establishing a site history even ifrepparttar 139453 site has no content. Byrepparttar 139454 time you’ve built your site, written your copy, and developedrepparttar 139455 rest of your content (and written your business and marketing plans), Google will probably see no need to sandbox you.

If you wait until launch day to submit your site, you’ll spend a month or two (maybe more) sitting inrepparttar 139456 sandbox watching potential customers spend their money elsewhere.

How to submit your site to Google

Don’t waste money by paying someone else to submit your site to Google. It’s easy!

Simply go to, enter your URL (domain name) and a few comments or keywords to describe your site. Then click ‘Submit’. That’s all there is to it. You only have to do it once, and only for your top level page (i.e. Home page).

Google’s robots will then crawl your websiterepparttar 139457 next time they’re out and about. Of course, they don’t guarantee that you’ll be included in their results.

IMPORTANT: As mentioned above, it takes quite a while for your site to appear inrepparttar 139458 search engines. This is partly becauserepparttar 139459 search engines are big and slow – especially when it comes to new sites. It will take a minimum of 6-8 weeks before your site is indexed.

How to submit your site to other search engines

There are hundreds of search engines onrepparttar 139460 Internet. It’s a lucrative business, after all! But don’t panic; studies suggest thatrepparttar 139461 top 11 search engines account for about 90% of web traffic. In other words, if you haverepparttar 139462 top 11 covered, there’s no need to submit torepparttar 139463 rest.

Search Engine Optimized (SEO) Copy – The Down and Dirty Details

Written by Jon Wuebben

Today, being onrepparttar first page for your most popular keyword phrase is like havingrepparttar 139414 most memorable prime time television commercial in 1973.

Essentially, that’s whererepparttar 139415 power of advertising is going. It’s all about Search. And Search is only going to become more important overrepparttar 139416 next ten years. If you can get on that coveted first page organically, well then, more power to you!

I know you probably have read other articles about writing SEO copy and how it relates to achieving high search rankings, there are plenty of them to go around. But some ofrepparttar 139417 articles are complicated; some are too long, others boring. Still others don’t explain that great SEO copy is rarely effective just on it’s own – in order to get those high rankings (which isrepparttar 139418 goal after all), you have to do other things too. So, we decided that what most people really needed was a “down and dirty”, easy to understand, ten step method. You ask, and we deliver. Here arerepparttar 139419 official ten steps in order:

1)Check your Competitors Who are your competitors? Do you know? If you don’t, you may want to go online and do a search for your product or service. Who is onrepparttar 139420 first two pages? That is your target. Those arerepparttar 139421 companies that you want to compete with. Because right now, they are getting your customers. Take a look at their website. Noticerepparttar 139422 copy. Analyze their business. Are they successful? What are they not doing right? Look forrepparttar 139423 holes. You’re going to meetrepparttar 139424 needs of their customers (that they are not fulfilling) so they become YOUR customers.

2)Research your Keyword Phrases Remember, Keyword Phrase research is critically important. It can also be a little tricky. Do you know what keywords or keyword phrases your customers search for when they look for you? Are you sure? See what your competitors are using. You can do this by right clicking on their home page, selecting “View Source” and then checking their keyword meta tag. Next, go on to (Now Yahoo), click on “Visitrepparttar 139425 Advertiser” section, and use their Keyword Selector Tool. Its great – and its free. You can also use, but it does cost $7.50/day.

3)Write Good Copy Now its time to start writing. Or re-writing. And if you can’t write, you can hire a website copywriter to do it for you. The bottom line is to write about benefits, not features. Don’t tell them how great your company is. They will discover that for themselves when you overwhelm them with your service and deliverrepparttar 139426 perfect product that meets their every need. Makerepparttar 139427 copy torepparttar 139428 point and snappy. Make it sure it has impact, and asksrepparttar 139429 potential customer for their business.

4) Integrate Your Keyword Phrases After you figure out which keyword phrases you want to use on your site, you need to integrate them intorepparttar 139430 copy of your site. Think Home Page and Services page asrepparttar 139431 most important pages to use them on. Essentially, you want to them to make up 5% ofrepparttar 139432 total words onrepparttar 139433 page. It’s not that hard actually. Just don’t use them all overrepparttar 139434 place like some stupid copywriters do – you could get de-listed fromrepparttar 139435 search engines. Definitely use them in your headlines and sub headlines. That will get you extra points, so to speak.

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