The web design industry is growing with every day passing. New coding languages appear, new software, new technology. This world evolves extremely fast, so the competition is extremely harsh, especially as these days, owning a web site is almost as normal as having cable. Most web designers these days have a big issue. How to get their web site promoted? How to get their web site to be displayed as the first web site when people google it? A good question and a good answer here, from someone who is there, on top. Everyone would love their web site to be displayed as the first result when people search for this and that on Google or other major search engines. Here is how to do it.
Well, there are a few steps in order to get to that. First of all, arm yourself with ambition and patience, it will take a while. But the results are worth.
Web sites in Google are recognized by some keywords. Add various keywords in each page of your web site, keywords you want your web site to be returned by. So whenever someone searches one of those keywords, or one word that is on any of the pages of your web site, or your web site's name, your site will be displayed. Keywords are easy to insert while coding a web site.
The most important thing is for your web site to be up online. You cannot submit links to Google. You can also not submit web sites. Google assimilates web sites in time. Once a web site is up, it will take up to a few weeks in order to be displayed as a result.
One of the most important factors in this process is time. It can take a lot of time… Or not. The more Google web sites advertise for your web site by keeping at least a simple link on their pages, the faster your web site gets assimilated and goes up in the results returned.
Normally, this should be all, but of course, there are tips and tricks, as in every business. The most important advice you can use as a web designer is to communicate with other people in your situation. Display banners or links of other web sites, of other people who are trying what you try too. Get in touch with people. Advertise for them and they will advertise for you. Google is the world's biggest online search engine. It searches through millions of web sites around and this number grows with every day. There is a lot of competition and in order to get on top, you do need to cooperate and team up with others. You will never get there alone.
Does it sound like too much work? Get used to search for your web site on Google and see it displayed on an ending page. Get used to seeing it go up just a few spots per week. Work harder. It is disappointing and looks like a never ending road, but sticking to the plan will surprise you one day when you will search on Google and see your web site displays as the first result. The feeling cannot be described in words.