Getting your website launched, and waiting for visitors to start flowing in is pointless if you haven’t done what you were supposed to do in the first place – catch the eyes of search engines. This can be achieved by optimizing websites for search engines.
If you just launched your website, it may not even appear in Google search results no matter how detailed your search is. This is because search engines haven’t listed your website yet. Search engines like Google add millions of websites to their data banks on a daily basis, and update listings of existing ones. They can’t finish it all in a day.
It might take a while for Google and other search engines to analyze your page. Waiting for it to happen naturally might bring more trouble as sometimes it may take months or years.
Solution: Make it easier for search engines to find your website.
Here are a few tips for beginners to get the likes of Google and others to notice your websites.
Submit the website to search engines
First things first. Submit your website to all popular search engines. You can find the option to do so quite easily.
Go here: http://google.com/addurl
This is a submission tool for Google. There are similar ones for Yahoo, Bing etc.
Once that’s done, register your website in popular free directories like DMOZ. However, doing this doesn’t guarantee that your website will get listed. But it increases your chance of getting the attention of search engines, and it helps in the long run as well.
Get links from outside
Ever wondered how exactly search engines navigate the internet? They use links. And it doesn’t mean interlinking the webpages in your website. You need to get links from other websites. If you don’t have links, it reduces your website’s chances of getting noticed and listed by search engines.
Besides, multiple links to your website from other websites (reputed ones preferably) help build your website’s credibility in the eyes of search engines.
Use blogs and make yourself visible
Search engines like blogs. So give it to them. Occasionally post well-written blogs with original content, preferably lengthy ones (500+ words, but not too lengthy). Post blogs in your website and in other blogging platforms. Link those blogs to your website. Search engines won’t be able to resist your website now.
Do SEO and wait
SEO trends keep changing every year. Avail services from an expert SEO company to optimize your website the right way. Don’t expect quick results. Good SEO requires you to be patient. Search engines will not only notice you but also reward you with higher ranks in search engine result pages (SERPs), if your SEO efforts were good.
Pay and get it over with
If you don’t want to wait too long, and your online business relies mostly on visitors and their purchases, try paid inclusion plans of search engines like Yahoo. You can pay the search engine to immediately scan your site and get it listed promptly. This is not a route that many businesses take.
That’s it for this simple beginner’s guide to getting websites noticed by search engines. The aforementioned tips can make a considerable difference in the time it takes for search engines to notice your website. Couple it with good SEO techniques, and you will start seeing your website rising in search engine ranks.