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What to do before launching new site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by christianbed, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OK, I've got about 7-8 launches under my belt, and I have always just done it this way:
    • buy domain
    • set up hosting
    • install wordpress
    • add a few of my fave plugins
    • add custom header
    • tweak design
    • commission or write about 5 articles
    • set up pages to target one keyword each
    • etc, etc

    I usually just block search engines from indexing until it the site becomes a minimally viable product (in other words, 'good enough for now').

    I'm wondering though, is there a better way to do this last part? Should I be setting up a 'coming soon' page while I work on drafting articles? Is there another way to keep the site 'offline' until I'm ready to throw the switch and do more of an official launch?

    Appreciate the feedback!
     
  2. Automation247

    Automation247 Regular Member

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    If your project is serious I recommend you to register at facebook, twitter and YouTube.

    It will looks more professional :)
     
  3. d3veta

    d3veta Newbie

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    Yes get Social Networks involved! i recommend to buy visitors from Fiverr to boost up your website for just 5$ month of 1K visitors It will help alot
     
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    If your project is really serious I recommend to bring a lot of money
     
  5. christianbed

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    well, yes, the social stuff is taken care of...i'm just trying to figure out how to work on the site behind the scenes without officially 'launching' it. I typically just toggle the option in wp to 'hide site from search engines' or whatever the terminology is. I want to know if there is a better way.
     
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    Well you are already doing it right. The rest is just about promoting it and you can use all important channels for that.
     
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    Pray to God before you launch any website
     
  8. KingZen

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    Don't use WordPress' hide from search engines option. Instead download a plugin such as Password Protected and set a password on your entire WP website. And once you're ready to launch, disable or remove the plugin.
     
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  9. christianbed

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    ^^Thanks for actually answering my question KingZen...that is precisely the kind of thing I was looking for! Cheers buddy!
     
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