5 Easy Ways to Index Your New Website

Number 1 is to create a site map. All of the major search engines encourage you to make a site map, which is not as complicated as it sounds. A site map is basically a list of all the urls on your website which makes it easier for the search engines to crawl, and then index your website. Site maps are generally submitted to the search engines in a format called XML, and there are various websites out there that will create an XML site map of your site for free. Google themselves have recently introduced a free site map generator, so there can be no better place to start.

Once you have your XML sitemap, it’s easy to submit this document to the search engines, and you can update this as often as you like. It’s important to point out that thanks to the complexity of the search engine algorithms, your site will probably be indexed anyway over time, and any new content will also be indexed fairly quickly but creating a sitemap – especially for a new website – is a big step in the right direction. Once your site map has been submitted, you simply need to wait for verification from each search engine (the most important being Google, Yahoo! And MSN/Live). That’s easy step number 2 taken care of.

Next on your priority list is to claim your Google Local Business listing (and Yahoo if you’re in the US). With the rise of Vertical Search, it’s important to index your website across all types of media that a vertical SERP might throw up. So the good news is that claiming your Local Business Listing is Free. Some websites might already have been listed in such results, which are a kind of local Yellow Pages and are accompanied by a street view of the town or city your business is located in, along with pin pointers, marking the location. Log on to your account at the search engine, and look for the tab of Local Business listing. As your site is a new website, you’ll need to complete some fairly standard check boxes, and complete the local details of your business, such as the physical address, etc. Verification is usually a quick process, although can take time if your website relates to a particularly scrutinised market (such as pharmaceuticals).

Number 4 on the list is probably going to turn into the most important part of your ongoing web project, and that’s to build a link. Building links to your website is probably the fundamental element to ranking high up in the search engines, and something you will constantly need to focus on, but for the purpose of simply indexing your site, then get a link from somewhere. Avoid low quality directories, and instead consider investing some money in a really beneficial listing such as the Yahoo! Directory. If your website has a link from an already-established site (it doesn’t have to be Yahoo!) then this means the search engines will find your site easier.

Finally, you need to find out if all of the previous steps have worked. Verification of your sitemap doe not necessarily guarantee that the whole of your website will have been indexed and will rank the SERPs. This all depends on the complexity and size of your site and can be influenced by on site factors such as in-site linking and also algorithmic qualities such as QDF (query deserves freshness) if your site is news-based or covers very current topics.

The quickest way to investigate specific page inclusion is to highlight and copy a unique piece of text from your web page and then paste that same text into the search bar of your preferred search engine (I suggest trying more than one). If the text shows up as number 1, then your page is indexed, if not, then you may need to wait and re-check steps 1 and 2.


5 Benefits of Choosing a Web Online Marketing Advertising Company

Online marketing continues to grow in popularity and interest. Increasingly more companies are seeking to Internet marketing for their organisations as they understand the strength of the system. Businesses and business handle to become more popular and more recognizable while receiving more traffic and sales through online marketing.

There are a lot of companies that attempt Internet online marketing on their own. They think that they can handle all of the detailed elements of online marketing, but will typically fail to offer their company with the success that they could attain.

, if you are thinking about online marketing you require to work with an Internet online marketing advertising business.. This business will provide you with the professionalism that you require to prosper.

Less Work for You

The easiest but most helpful advantage comes from the fact that Internet marketing companies make your life easier. They do all of the work for you, opening your time up to other jobs. You can still have the Internet marketing that you need without taking up valuable company time.

Expert Experience

Internet marketing services have actually done this in the past, and will be experienced in the location of internet marketing. Their expert experience will help them to give you the most effective Internet marketing possible. They will avoid what has not operated in the past and will highlight the things that have worked; this will make your marketing project successful and efficient.


An Internet marketing organisation will know how to straight connect with your target audience. They are experienced with target markets, and will have the ability to get in touch with them on levels that you may not have actually been able to do by yourself. This connection is extremely crucial, as it leads to interest, sales, and loyalty.


Online marketing businesses have a wide collection of services for you to pick from. Their capabilities surpass the abilities of those who attempt to do Internet marketing on their own with no experience. They will merely provide you with as numerous tools as possible.


Online marketing services are known for being innovative. They attempt to press borders and alter methods to keep campaign fresh and interesting. These specialists will bring imagination to your project that you would not have the ability to bring alone.

These five advantages show how a professional Internet online marketing advertising business can assist your business to reach its potential. The strategies that have actually been fine-tuned and perfected by these companies will assist to drive traffic to your site and will raise awareness of your business and brand. To put it just, these experts will be able to achieve results that few would have the ability to attain when trying internet marketing out by themselves. , if you want your online marketing to be effective you need to rely on one of these expert business.


More and more companies are looking to Internet marketing for their businesses as they understand the strength of the system. Businesses and companies handle to end up being more popular and more identifiable while getting more traffic and sales through online marketing.

The easiest however most useful advantage stems from the reality that Internet marketing businesses make your life simpler. Web marketing businesses have actually done this previously, and will be experienced in the location of online marketing. These five advantages reveal how an expert Internet online marketing advertising organisation can assist your business to reach its potential.

A Dummies Guide to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

A Dummies Guide to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

This guide is written not from a perspective of an industry insider, but is instead aimed at a layman. Rather than getting bogged down in the intricacies of writing code to positively influence search engines, this article will take a step back from that and concentrate on the history of this discipline as well as some theory.
To start off with lets give a reason why lansing seo should matter to you. Lets say you are a small business that is selling shoes. You invest a couple of thousand dollars in a competently designed website. Your website is published but you receive no visitors and visitors equal money because they will hopefully be buying your shoes.
So in order to get visitors to your website you write a list about how you will publicize it.
At number one on the list is paying for advertising space in the print media, whether national or local publications, or niche magazines. Advertising like this has been done for centuries and clearly does work judging by the billions of dollars spent every year.
At number two on your list is Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising which on the World Wide Web is mainly run by Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing, and Microsoft adCenter.
You’ve all seen these types of adverts in Google search results: they always in the right hand column. It works as a bidding system. You pay, say, $1 to Google every time somebody clicks on your advert and visits your site. If you pay more than $1 then your advert will appear higher in the list and so consequently you will receive more visitors. The amount that you pay for an advert depends on how competitive your niche and keywords are. For instance, you will pay more to advertise with a keyword like “home insurance” (extremely competitive) than you would “Gardening Services in Salisbury, Connecticut” (not very competitive).
Done correctly PPP advertising will yield a financial return. This industry is called Paid Search Advertising and although related to Search Engine Optimization, it is a separate sphere in its own right. Getting back to your list.
At number three is SEO. At the most basic level of explanation this means getting to the number one spot in the search engine results for your niche or keywords. Going back to the previous example then this means that if somebody types “Gardening Services in Salisbury, Connecticut” then your Salisbury-based gardening site is the first result in the list.
Why is being first so important? Won’t being number two or three or even number 27 on the third page do?
Time and time again investigations into people’s user habits revel that users are more likely to click on a result if it is on the number one sport. They are then more likely to click on the number two result than the number three result, but less likely to click on the number two result than the number one result. Simplified, the higher on the list you are the more visitors your will receive.
So how do you get to number one? And now here is the rub – the only people who can truly answer that question are the search engines themselves. They keep their formulas – like the Coca-Cola and KFC recipes – a secret.
This is because if they were completely open with their formula – technically called algorithms – then every two-bit spammer in existence would take advantage of this in order to get their Viagra or porn site to dominate the search engine results. Google would crumble into uselessness over night.
What they do is give us some information. Enough so that we can safely calculate that if we do X and Y then our website will eventually succeed in receiving a more prominent profile in the search engine results.
We know that if we put keywords into certain places on a page such as between the header or title tages, then this is beneficial to a SEO campaign. The search engines bots look at these prime spots on a web page and consider them indicative about what the subject matter of the entire page is about. The trouble comes in that which we don’t know, or at least that which we are unsure about.
Many of those involved in SEO often guess about the unknown factors, sometimes they make educated guesses, other times the herd mentality prevails. Consequently, because of the vast grey areas SEO has a bad reputation amongst many people.
As SEO professional Laura Callow wrote recently: “Personally, I’m really, really tired of the uninformed or the simply ignorantly arrogant stating with utter conviction that SEO is a ‘waste of time’ and that it is conducted only by ‘snake-oil salesmen’. Actually, effective SEO is pretty hard work, it’s not that easy, and it is a big deal. In my books, SEO remains misunderstood by the masses and I’m fast turning into Ms. Cranky-Pants when it comes to answering these detractors.”
Laura is right – there is much to learn from SEO.
So as stated above the layout and code of a website (called on-page optimization in the SEO industry) can be changed and that will make the website more attractive to search engines. This is only maybe a 25-30% slice of the complete SEO pie. The rest is down to incoming links: links that point towards a website.
Let me introduce to you academic Albert-László Barabási. In the 1990s he carried out a famous study into how the World Wide Web has evolved organically and he found that despite no one person or body organising the expansion of the WWW, a very definite structure had taken shape rather than just chaos.
At its centre were a few hub websites and around them were the many node websites. The hub websites were the most important as they had a vast number of incoming links pointing at them. To give an example, BBC.co.uk is a hub website as there are tons of links going towards it from every conceivable direction, while the node websites can be counted in their millions.
His formula for this reads:
D(k) = Z(k) -A
This is probably one of the most important mathematical equations from modern times. It underpins the growing discipline of network science as well as the the main search engine algorithms. You’ve heard of the thesis about six degrees of separation? And that we are connected to anybody else on the planet by no more than six places? Well that originates in the work of Barabási.
The central part of the search engine formula is based on the importance of being linked to from these web hubs. An incoming link from the BBC or the New York Times newspaper is far, far more important than a incoming link from Old Miss Tibbles Salisbury Cat Lovers site.
In the search engines eyes this really is a BIG thumbs up to your site. If these hubs are linking to your site then its value goes up in the eyes of the search engines and they deem it suitable for greater exposure in the rankings. Google doesn’t employ people to manually review every single site. It is reliant on automatically interpreting the quality and number of incoming links so to judge the worth of a site.
So if incoming links in SEO are extremely important and how do you get quality incoming links? That’s another tutorial for another time. The point of this article is merely to emphasis the importance of SEO and its potential effect on the fortunes of any one website if understood and implemented correctly.

Lance Watson is a web designer and developer and can be found at outranko.com