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SEO Part 1: You’ve created a website, but how do you get people to see it?

Posted by killerkulture on February 4, 2008

What’s the point of having a website if no one’s going to look at it? 

The best way to get traffic to your site is to have it listed as a relevant result in search engine results.  Step 1 (of many) is creating a website that can be easily spidered and indexed by search engines.  One of the best resources I found 3-4 years ago was http://www.searchenginewatch.com.  This website is a great starting point for all web designers, developers, QA/business analysts,  marketers, and anyone who has a hand in creating websites.  SearchEngineWatch.com has many free tutorials the cover the principals of search engine optimization. You can also subscribe to their email newsletter which includes alot of highlights from SEO related blogs and articles.
With many web dev jobs being out-sourced to companies overseas, having SEO knowledge will not only help you get job in the web industry, but will also help you to create better websites, with better content that’s relevant to search engines and your audience.
Search engine optimization goes hand in hand with quality practices in Coding, Usability, and Accessibility – all of which comprise the bigger picture…Web Standards means better quality which really comes down to one thing…a better user experience.

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One Response to “SEO Part 1: You’ve created a website, but how do you get people to see it?”

  1. vjnoone said

    Great resource. I haven’t been there in awhile.

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