What New Websites Tend to Overlook
We design a website, code it, and add some content. We then submit it to search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN and wait anxiously for our websites to be somewhere visible in the search engines. We may even start link exchange with other websites, hoping that this will increase our back links and therefore increase our ranking placement in the search engines. We look again at the search engines, seeing we're still not ranked well. Thus new websites tend to overlook for the factors that are affecting it.
After that we put second effort making sure our website is properly coded and meets coding standards. We go into our stats log to see just how many visitors we received from Google, Yahoo, and MSN and found that isn’t good.
The essential factor that we've overlooked is simple. We've tried too hard to rank well in search engines during the early stages of our website but forgot about a thing called the Google Sandbox which is incorporated into their search engine algorithm. The work of sandbox seems to filter out new websites and usually a site won't come out of the sandbox until about 8 months has passed. And as we all know, Google is the search engine that is most highly used and generates the most queries out of all the search engines.
It means that for a new website either it is very difficult or impossible to generate lot of traffic from search engines because Google’s sandbox system is filtering out new websites. On the other hand you can generate traffic from swapping links and finding affiliate partners to help increase your traffic.
To avoid this start providing quality content and building up your website as much as possible. Also swap links and submit your website to some new directories to boost up your traffic. Now as your website is rebuild and it is now more relevant than visitor start to visit your website which will increase the traffic.
Leave an impression on your visitors for when the traffic starts rolling in. The more visitors you have, I promise the more hurried and worked you will feel to satisfy them. Work hard to provide quality content and by the time you do have loads of visitors, you will have plenty of content to feed your visitors and the weight on your shoulders will be lifted.