What are good marketing strategies for a Web Design website?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization and Marketing' started by GreenBotDesign, May 22, 2011.

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  1. GreenBotDesign

    GreenBotDesign New Member

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    Hi

    I recently launched my own web design web site, ( I work in IT but im trying to supplement my income with some work on the side), and I'm trying to figure out what are the best marketing strategies for a website like mine. I have played with my keywords and such, created a sitemap etc, but i'm kind of stuck with getting my name out there. getting links back to my website. Normally I would trade links with similar websites, but in this case is a little trickier because similar websites would in turn be competition, and people seem rather hesitant to exchange links. :confused:

    what are your thoughts?


    This is my website: GreenBot Design
     
  2. Quasha

    Quasha New Member

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  3. eonic

    eonic New Member

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    It is difficult in a saturated industry like website design, nice website. Wordpress 2010 modification?
     
  4. GreenBotDesign

    GreenBotDesign New Member

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    Thanks for the link. that was a good read :)

    Eonic:

    It is, it has proven to be a lot harder than anything else I've done before. Yeah it's Wordpress. I love the flexibility and how search engine friendly it seems to be. I don't think I would use it for a large website or directory of some sort, but for smaller websites or something informational it's awesome.
     
  5. GreenBotDesign

    GreenBotDesign New Member

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    The other thing I have been struggling with lately is search engine position. I'm not sure I quite understand how it works. I have been really careful about my keywords and what not, and since I started I have been monitoring my position in google. At first I wasnt on the first 1,000's results with the "web design orlando" keywords, and then all of a sudden I was on page 12.

    Then I moved on to page 9. which is still not ideal but it's good progress I believe. However, I checked last night to see where I was, and I wasn't in the first 1,000's again?

    I haven't changed anything, so I don't know why I dropped so low all of a sudden.
     
  6. eonic

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    Its not as flexible as you think - It is easy to use but when you want to start adding things in on sidebars I usually find you have hard code these in. - It isnt a proper CMS but a blogging platform. Ok for websites which dont require much flexibilty.

    As far as marketing you website goes I would start off locally, magazines, word of mouth, local forums, newspapers directories. Set realistic targets with longer tail keywords. And keep at it.
     
  7. Milagros Kornre

    Milagros Kornre New Member

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    Remember you are not the only one who is targeting that particular key term. It is always necessary you do SEO on daily basis if you want to see a steady increase on your ranking. What SEO methods are you doing currently?

    Do a lot of study on offpage SEO and it should help you in rankings.
     
  8. noelagnote

    noelagnote New Member

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    Just be consistent in doing SEO. Remember that your competitors also aims to be on top.
     
  9. rahmanpaidar

    rahmanpaidar New Member

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    You need patient after all your hard working for SEO. This is the key factor in SEO.
     
  10. computerGeek

    computerGeek Banned

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    isn't link exchange a good method in SEO..?
     
  11. merry12

    merry12 New Member

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    Networking is perhaps the most commonly used approach by small business owners. However, it is often poorly executed. Many people attend a networking function and take the wrong approach by trying to meet as many people as they can.
     
  12. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    I would agree with that BUT it's only when they DO become clients that you find that out.
     

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