(PRWEB) October 11, 2006
Charlotte, NC With e-commerce at an all time high, many people are hoping to cash in by opening their own websites. However many soon find themselves left high and dry. How can one succeed in the cut throat business on online e-tail stores?
Many people start a website in hopes of discovering new found riches. However most are quick to learn that running your own website is far more difficult than just getting a catchy name and good content. To make a website work one must advertise.
The first thing a webmaster must do when they publish a website is to list it with the search engines. This may be an obvious thing to some, but you may be surprised how many people overlook this very simple step and wonder why no one is visiting their site. While there are hundreds of search engines out there just focus on the important ones like Google, Yahoo, and MSN.
Second to get a lot of traffic one must develop link popularity. Google assigns a pagerank to each website. The higher the pagerank, the more important it is considered to be and in turn ranks higher in relevant search engine results. When a website ranks in the top ten search results for a particular keyword it will receive excellent free traffic which is a priceless asset.
One can develop link popularity by exchanging links with others, listing on directories, through classified ads, or placing ads on other websites. Do not buy into brokers that offer thousands of links as Google will often ban these links. Aim to list on higher page pages with a pager rank of 4 or greater. This will help you out greatly because links on higher page rank sites make your site score higher than if you linked to a hundred lower rank websites. It usually takes about 4 months for Google to update pagerank so don't panic if you don't see an immediate change.
When selling products harness the power of eBay. With more than 80 million page views a month one can't ask for greater publicity. Online shopping malls are a good choice but make sure they have validity. Check their page rank and traffic and make sure you are listing on a site that actually receives real visitors looking for real products.
The most powerful and popular method of advertising is Google AdWords. Simply create a short ad and choose the keywords it will be displayed under. Next, set an advertising budget. The ad will be displayed on relevant websites and also in the first pages of search engine results. Webmasters are in full control over how much they want to spend daily, when they want the ad to run, and where they want the ad to run. This also builds great link popularity.
It will take some time to get the right combination for what works best to produce profits for a website business, but when one finds that combination the payoff is great. All it takes is a little patience and a lot of knowledge and soon your biggest worry will be what to do with all the extra money you make.
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