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5 Tips For Building A Successfull Website

By Mohnish On July 22, 2012 Under Blogging, Guides and Tuts, Make Money Online

1. Design

Having a unique design for your website is very important. The first look of your website should tell the user what will he find here. Avoid using free themes/templates, but also don’t go for paid/premium themes as they are used by multiple websites. For starters, you could hire a designer to get a unique simple theme for $200-250. There’s no need to spend a bomb to get a jaw dropping design for the start.

2. Content

You need to have good content. By “good content”, I mean easy to understand, free and original. Everything is about information and content on the internet. The whole point of the internet is to find useful, relevant and free information. If you’re content is better than the others in the pool, your website will automatically stand out of the crowd.

3. Basic SEO

You don’t have to be a SEO expert to rank higher in search results nor do you have to hire a SEO expert to do that for you. Just do a bit of basic SEO for your website and you should be good to go.

  • optimal and natural usage of keywords
  • include meta title tags
  • simple navigation through out the site
  • provide good link bait article titles
  • include sitemap
  • proper usage of H1, H2 and H3 tags
  • use robots.txt file
  • use Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics to gain insight on what works and what’s not
  • avoid duplicate content (CMS issue)proper permalink structure
  • use canonical tags.
  • read the Google SEO Starter Guide (PDF).

4. Competitors

Why make enemies when you can make more money by being friends? Your competitors teach you a lot. You can learn from their mistakes and strategies. Win them by making them your mentors, don’t try competing with them while you have just started. Investigate, where is their presence and who is linking to them, etc. They rule your niche right now, learn what they did to  achieve what they are right now.

5. Promotion

Promote your website where ever you can. While meeting people, posting online, comments etc. Just don’t become a spammer.

  • comment on other blogs related to your niche,
  • use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any other social platform popular at the moment,
  • guest post frequently on well established blogs,
  • be active on forums,
  • pay for ads if you really have to (Adwords).

This will surely get you a good exposure on the internet. If you’ve got the first 4 right, you can’t go wrong.

Wrap up

Of course these 5 tips are not the only one’s to build a successful website. You also need to work on speed (of your website), monetization, building RSS subscribers and readers etc. The above 5 are essential tips to get started. Try, make mistakes, learn is the only way to survive on the internet.

“The internet will not give you anything unless you contribute to it” – Sensonize.com
The above quote only refers to monetary benefit from the internet. It  won’t make you any money useless you help someone else (make money). You can contribute by sharing your knowledge, using social media for recommendations/networking, contibuting content etc. Contribute, to Earn is the basic rule around the internet.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Annkur
    July 22, 2012
    4:28 am #comment-1

    Now thats basic advice and many don’t realise that these are JUST the things you need to do. And do them consistently. The only other thing I would add to the list is ‘patience’. Building a successful web property needs lots of patience, it isn’t an overnight journey. All the best !

  2. Struijk Makelaar
    December 16, 2012
    6:55 pm #comment-2

    Hello Mohnish, thanks for sharing this information about building a successfull website. I see that I can still improve my website!

  3. GTA V
    January 22, 2013
    8:25 pm #comment-3

    Thanks for the info Mohnish! Most people tend to rush through, just to be able to finish their site. It is a long process; and the designing and planning takes a while in of itself. Promotion and such just makes it take all that much longer.

  4. netExelixis
    March 13, 2013
    11:16 am #comment-4

    Basic information but it is exactly what a beginner need to read to build his own website.
    Thanks for sharing.

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