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Old 14th April 2007, 03:03 AM   #1
akundimohan
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Default Donít Waste Any Pages On Your Website Or Blog

I gave some advice recently to someone whoís website wasnít quite ready. They owned the domain, they had the hosting organized, but because their website wasnít ready they just let the webhost default page stay there.

To me thatís a waste of valuable online real estate ! why advertise your host when you are paying them and it should be YOU getting the benefit if anyone happens to come across your site.

So what do you do?

Well for a start,donít put up one of those annoying ďunder constructionĒ banners, if anything is going to drive people away from your website that will. It also gets frustrating if you put a ďcome back on the 20thĒ and by the 25th youíre still not ready !

You need to be able to find those people who have visited, before you are ready to launch. You need to be able to contact them and let them know when you are open for business. You need to start building a relationship with them right now.

So if your website isnít ready, use the time to start building your all important contact list. Put up a simple page telling people about your upcoming website and include an opt-in form for them to add their email address to be notified when the site is up and running. Donít make it a complicated sign-up process, two fields are all that is necessary, name and email. (Do make sure itís a double opt-in to show people that you wonít tolerate spam)

Putting a page like this on your domain will serve two purposes, not only will you start to build up your contact list, and have a ready made database of potential customers to announce the launch of the site to. It also means that you wonít be under as much pressure to put a particular launch date on the site and then start to get stressed when you over-run and visitors are met with every stretching dates.

So remember every page on your website should have a purpose, even when the website isnít ready!

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Old 15th April 2007, 05:00 AM   #2
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there are many strategies you can apply to launch a new web site and you can learn from others.
I think it better to start building your web site such less than 20 web pages.
and you schedule to add articles and get more links with anchor text is the best tactic.
avoid to get big web site because it need more time and effort to maintain it and to promote this web site at the same time.

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Old 28th April 2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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Yeah. I've made that mistake in the past. Even if you have a website project you fold, use that real estate to route people to your new project, or capture leads should you decide to revive it. Think of your online properties as real estate. Even when a site is under construction, they still have a nice office where interested people can pre-buy, or at least have big banners up showing what the place will be. Great tip.

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