You've just finished putting in all kinds of effort towards
getting your website online. You're ready to take orders and make
sales. The only problem is... No one can find your website! You need
to get listed in the major search engines in order to get visitors
to visit your website. What can you do? Follow these 3 steps
and the search engines will know about your site in no time at all.
1. Write an article related to the main topic of
Not sure if you know enough about writing to write an article? Don't
worry about being perfect. Write about what you know. Keep the
article short, between 300-600 words long. When you write the
article, give out general information that anyone would gladly post
on their site as valuable content. Don't try to sell your product or
service in this article.
Remember the goal of the article is for you to get a valuable link
back to your website, not to make a sale. In fact, if you try to
make a sale in the article, most webmasters will not want to publish
your article on their site. The whole goal of writing articles is to
get your articles on as many websites as possible with a link
pointing back to your site.
2. Include a resource box at the end of the
article with your website link in it.
If you've created a good general information article that is
relevant to the topic of your website, you are ready to create your
resource box. Keep in mind here to get to the point quickly. It is
usually considered fine to promote your product or service in this
resource box but it is necessary to keep it short. You should
remember that the main point of including this resource box is to
get a link going back to your website. The secondary purpose of the
resource box is to get readers of your article to click through and
visit your website.
When including a link in your resource box, make sure that one of
your links includes the main keywords of your home page. Keywords
are a fancy term for the phrase or words a visitor will type in to
find your website. Make the keyword the clickable portion of the
link instead of your web address. Put this keyword text in between
your html anchor link.
3. Submit your article to the major article
Once you've created your article, submit it to the major article
directories to get the article distributed on as many websites as
possible. Some major article directories include EzineArticles,
ArticleCity, ZapContent, etc.
Do these three steps and search engines will find, crawl, then
list your website in their listings. It's as simple as that!