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Pre-website SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ampix0, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Ampix0

    Ampix0 Power Member

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    This may sound kind of funny, but it's just a thought. I have bought a domain for a website I will create this year for the online business I want to start. It will take some time before I actually build the software.

    Is there something I should do now before the site is operational to help me speed up ranking and indexing later when the site is completed? I had thought about throwing up wordpress on the domain now, but when the software is complete what ever I do now will be taken down and the site will be on an entirely new host.
     
  2. validseo

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    Put up a tuned landed page for your primary keyword. Set up GWT and analytics for it right away... You want to get the new domain into the google index asap so it can begin aging. New sites historically suffer about 10 months of PR handicaps before being attributed the full value of their backlinks. Google discovered a number of years ago that most web spammers give up in less than 10 months... Use other traffic generation techniques initially to get your site going.
     
  3. seoov

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    If you want you can set up a blog and make sure it's properly seo optimized on-page and start building links to it. Something like yoursite/blog (there you will have wordpress installed). The main page aka yoursitedotcom can have a 301 to the blog or a page that simply says "under construction" and a link to the blog until you get things rolling.

    Doing this ensures that your site will be indexed and what you've worked to accomplish won't be lost. And if you change host you don't need to loose all :)

    So, summing things up:
    yoursitedotcom - under construction/301 redirect to your blog on the main site
    yoursitedotcom/blog - where you SEO optimize the heck out of your blog posts (that will be with valuable content for the users, and all that) and actual blog

    At least, that's what I'd do.

    (sorry for not writing addresses correctly, but I'm too new to post them ;))
     
  4. sudorank

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    Build a small website and stick is up. Doesn't have to be anything amazing just a flavour of what your going to be about.
    Start your SEO straight away.
    I would start a Facebook / Twitter account too and start getting them powered up.

    If you go this route you can leave the launch of your site until you're absolutely ready to go. Even if it takes a year from now till you're ready because you know that when you launch, your gonna have traffic.
     
  5. Beven

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    The best SEO you can do before your site is up is proper, thorough keyword research.

    Sounds obvious but in my experience keyword research is 80% of SEO.
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

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    Since it's software - you can put together a one page announcement - "Coming Soon" or even a countdown timer along with a newsletter opt-in and a blog. After that, every now and then, you can do an update on the blog on your development or updates, and do a press release pointing to the homepage.

    This will help you get some authority before you start selling, and you might even build a small list in the process for the launch.
     
  7. Ampix0

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    I could set up the main website maybe and focus on that now and then get back to work on the software later. That might be the best approach? The only thing is I don't expect really ANY traffic. This will not have any viralness to it. It's going to be something based off of the 7878 method (but it is a very different approach to it). So only business owners will be attracted to this. However it can't hurt right?
     
  8. JoeMongan

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    Right now I would build a call to action page to build as much marketing data as possible and to hype up my
    software to as many people as I could. Tell them they will get a special offer or something for opting in.

    -RK