Stay Motivated with your website
Creating a website from scratch and pouring your heart and soul into
it only to see you are not getting any traffic can be very disheartening.
Let me give you some advice on this subject.
It takes time for web browsers to find your website. It can take months
even but if you have been following the guidelines I have on this website
and creating great content that people want to see then they will come
to your website. The search engines will realize you have good content
and people will come.
You need some faster feedback though. It would be nice to get some quicker
feedback. Here are a couple of tips to getting quicker feedback:
- Make up a totally new word and place it somewhere on your website.
I mean a gibberish word that doesn't exist. Something like "Sgranglemop"
. Be sure to do a search for it in the search engines to see that there
are no hits for this word. When you place this word on your site the
search engines will find it and index it. Now over the next few days
and weeks you can do a search of that word and finally it will pop up.
Voila! your website is in the search engine! Make sure you check with
one of the search engines that checks search engines. Dogpile is a good
example of this. It will check a variety of different engines for you
and pop up the results. www.dogpile.com
- Make sure you install the free statcounter software on all your pages.
And be sure to set the cookie so that your browsing is ignored. Statcounter
will show you that people really are finding your webpages. The numbers
will be very small at first but over time you can get thousands of hits
a day! www.statcounter.com See
my feedback section of this tutorial to learn about statcounter.
- Get feedback from friends and relatives. As a webmaster you will get
a certain level of admiration from them.
- Write some articles and post them to article directories. These directories
are very content rich and the search engines love them and spider them
often. Your article, and link to your website will show up real quick
in the search engines if you have written articles. Also as an added
bonus many of the article directories keep track of how many people
read your article. You can check this stat and see that 10 or 20 or
100's of people were interested enough to read your article. That is
great motivation. If they read your article they are interested in your
topic and some of them no doubt followed the link to your website. This
can happen in as little as a few days. See
my article writing topic for more information about writing articles.
- Send emails to other webmasters in the same genre. Ask for a banner
or link exchange with them. Getting email from other webmasters can
be very encouraging. They will take a look at your site and offer good
- Remember this: All of those ebooks and advertisements you see for
making thousands of dolllars real fast and by working only 5 minutes
a day are bunk! They just aren't true. It takes time, and work to make
some money with your website. You can do it. You just have to offer
good content and keep after it.
- Don't give up!
- If you are discouraged send me an email, I can help!