Maria asks…

How long will it take for a bot to come to my site?

I just put all of the search options in for my freewebs site, and added it to google. How long before the bots come and crawl my site and put me on their search engine? Will they even put me on?

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

To be honest..no one is sure when would Google crawls your website…

The only thing that we need to do is SEO @Off Page…

Try to submit your website in all Social Networking and try to keep some commenting in blogs that are relevant to your niche…

Check this out and try to implements all the factors that I have mentioned in this….you would surely get indexed by Google with in no time…

Http://bharathreddypunuru.wordpress.com/search-engine-optimization/link-building-tips/

Regards
Bharath Reddy

Chris asks…

How can I get noticed on youtube without playing cover songs?

I am a singer-songwriter and I want to promote my original songs on youtube, I have made a good start (about 13,500 video views) but I can’t seem to get much momentum going. I know people who have 20 times the views/subscribers etc on their page, just from playing covers. Are there any tips to attracting viewers / subscribers?

Thanks

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

Well the luck plays it’s part on this!! But I’m going to tell u something! If u put the idea on your mind and u worked really really hard on it! You will get it !! There is nothing impossible in this life!! As I see their videos getting a lot of views, they don’t seem to be special ( or very talented) even gives me a feeling that anybody who is serious about making videos can actually get a lot of views.
You can greatly increase your YouTube views by following basic optimization tips:
1. Title: optimize titles so that they get better search engine results plus get a lot of views on YouTube.
2. Thumbnails: Select a compelling thumbnail that catches eyes.
3. Don’t make an Ad(only for commercial purpose): if your video doesn’t provide any value it won’t be viewed again and again.
4. Be innovative: Innovative videos spread like a virus on social networking sites and easily get on the front page of YouTube. So be creative, be funny.
5 .Optimize tags: Ensure proper tagging to get better position in search results.
6.Social networking: use twitter,facebook,Myspace to promote…
7. Your personal blog: set up a website or a blog. Direct people from videos to blog also vice versa.
8.Use other video sites: use the power of Daily Motion, MetaCafe and other video sites.
9.Never Ever give up: Even if your initial attempts fail, do yourself a favour, don’t give up.

There is a great resource named “How to get more youtube views in 24 hours or less by Ryan hanks”
http://www.inselfhelp.com/how-to-get-more-youtube-views.php

Best of luck

Betty asks…

How can I promote my website without spending any money on advertising?

If anyone knows what the best free web submission site is, it would be a great help. I have also tried advertising using blog software but this does not seem to be helping. Any helps and links would be helpful.

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

Web advertising is a continuous thing. It’s not often that you’d get one link and VIOLA – traffic come pouring in. It takes months to get your site visible out there. Just make sure that you dedicate AT LEAST 1 hour per day marketing your site – whether writing press releases, participating in forums, etc.

Successful marketing is always a combination of many things — great content, good search engine rankings, listings in key websites, press releases, etc.

Here are some shoestring marketing ideas that can help you get the visitors you need at the least cost possible:

1. Create the best content you can with the best products you can possibly offer. Your content is your best advertisement – if visitors love your content, then they will go back and spread the word to others.

2. Make it easy for users to recommend your site. Viral marketing is very important — and easy to tap on the Web. But give your users the tools. Get a Recommend this Site script from websites such as cgiscripts.com and similar directories of scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more – that’s additional traffic that you get for FREE! Here are some recommend this site scripts (many are free) that you can use http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Website_Promotion/Recommend_Site/

3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not the pay per click). SEs can be a big source of traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche. If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority sites in your topic area.

If you are going to read only one piece on search engine optimization, I suggest you read Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld.com’s “Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone: 26 steps to 15k a day.” http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/2010.htm

4. Send out press releases. While outfits charge as much as $650 per release, there are free press release submission places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract media attention; (b) get more back links to your website without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News or Yahoo News. My website (see my profile) accepts free press release submission (no strings attached!)

5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and allows you to get backlinks for your website. If 50 websites publish your article and it contains a link back to your website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article. The more links you have, the greater your chances for increasing your search engine rankings.

6. Improve your conversion (if you are selling a product). Getting visitors is one thing; getting them to buy your products is a whole different story. Read the article “10 Ways to Convert Visitors to Buyers” http://www.powerhomebiz.com/072005/conversion.htm for tips on how to improve your conversion rates.

7. Promote your blog (if you have a blog). Here is a comprehensive list of sites where you can promote your blog or RSS feeds http://www.powerhomebiz.com/onlinemarketing/blogs.htm

http://www.powerhomebiz.com/guide/cases/ii-lexi.htm

James asks…

How do you create a perfect blog?

Tips on how to make a good blog, cool designs and more about blogs.

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

No such thing as a perfect blog. Learn how to create a blog. This article walks you through the basics of choosing a blog system, setting up your blog, getting traffic to your blog, and making money from your blog. Read the full article here: http://www.elated.com/articles/start-a-blog/ .

Blog Optimization:

How to Optimize Your Blog for Search Engines: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/11/24/how-to-optimize-your-blog-for-search-engines/
Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – SEO: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/08/15/search-engine-optimization-for-blogs/
How to Optimize Your Blog for Search Engines: http://www.quicksprout.com/2009/02/02/how-to-optimize-your-blog-for-search-engines/
25 Tips To Optimize Your Blog For Readers & Search Engines: http://searchengineland.com/25-tips-to-optimize-your-blog-for-readers-search-engines-10226

Ron

Susan asks…

How can i drive more traffic to my Hubs on HubPages?

I have watched many videos and done relevant keyword research, made sure there was relevant content in the article and around 1000 words, made sure there weren’t many pages already listed on google and that the search term had around 2000 searches per month. Added 3 pictures and 2 videos and some relevant links and tags and still only getting around 6 views a day?

Any tips or advice is welcome.

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

With the help of search engine optimization you can get the proper traffic on your hub pages. Back links are the most important part to get traffic. Submit your blogs and blog spot links on various high PR sites. So with affordable investment you will get the proper viewers on your blog spot.

Thomas asks…

How do i build up a forum with absolutely nothing on it?

I have a forum all about droid devices. I do know alot about electronics and stuff but i’m sure people don’t want to go on a forum to see threads from just one person. When I visit other forum’s it’s more to see other people’s opinions not just one. That’s what blogs are for… So how do I pull people to my forum? Just some tips would be fine.

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

Im a webmaster and have been doing it for 10 years. What you need to do is attract people via search engines, and convince your visitore that your forum is the place to be. If it was easy, there’d be 3489238479283749283742 forums related to your topic, which is obviously impossible. Work on search engine optimization, and your front page should be helpful. If you can impress people on your website, they’ll follow a link to your forum and its all uphill from there. Good luck

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