I’m a student at University of Washington. I always wanted to start my own business, and here i’m doing it. Just got my web site out a 3 weeks ago, but I’m having huge trouble getting any traffic. My site does not even show up on google :?
Is there something terribly wrong with it?
I’m trying really hard, telling all my friend to visit my site, facebook and all.
But I still get few hits a day.
Do you guys have any suggestions? I have borrowed a lot from CSS tricks and tips, since i’m not a web developer myself.
Here is my site, selling used laptops.
— The home page is very light on content. If it wasn’t for the website name, I would have very little idea what the website is about. I would suggest redesigning the site to use a more traditional navigation bar, and actually include some content on the home page for visitors to look at and get a clear idea of what your site is about.
— It’s not just the home page that is light on content, it’s pretty much every page in it. How will Google know how to index your site without content? That’s one of the first steps to get better search engine ranking — quality content.
— The images on the home page seem very much like stereotypical stock images, which don’t inspire confidence. The site feels a bit like a stock template at the moment, especially considering how little content is there.
— It is also probably important to stay consistent between pages in the site. Use the same basic layout for both the home page and the content pages on the site, to reduce confusion and improve consistency.
the fact that you say your site is only 3 weeks old, this is one of the main reasons why your site has not been indexed yet. Popular sites that have a lot of incoming links can get over this "sand box" stage, but in your case, no other sites link to it and its brand new, so google has not crawled it yet.
But even after google crawls your site, you don’t have much content in any of your pages and they are poorly linked internally, so I highly doubt you will achieve any ranking besides a keyword like your domain name.
What should I be paying for SEO optimization? I am paying $900 a month for SEO optimization for a condo a real estate site I have. Am i being hosed. Why is it a monthly fee and not a 1 time fee?
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