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I'm often asked "now that I've got a website - what should I do next?"

The best way to promote your business online is to get your website as high up the search engine (ie. Google or Bing) rankings as possible. But this isn't easy, because everybody wants to be on Page 1.

Google uses over 200 fancy algorithms to determine where websites appear on their search engine results, and nobody really knows exactly what they all are because Google keeps them secret. Google's goal is to be the best search engine out there, so that more people will use their paid services such as Google Adsense, so it's in their best interests to provide the best results for people who perform searches. So if an SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) company contacts you and makes promises about Page 1, it would pay to do some research before immediately signing on.

WebSolutionZ don't offer full-service SEO because frankly, SEO companies have the expertise, resources and time to do it better. However, there are a couple of ways you can help yourself.

The easiest way to start getting yourself noticed on search engines is to list your website on some directory sites. Here are some free directories that may be worth listing your website on. There are obviously hundreds and it pays to be discerning - if Google doesn't like it then your site may be better off without!

http://www.hotfrog.com.au
http://www.startlocal.com.au
http://www.aussieweb.com.au
http://www.banyulebusiness.com.au/ (this is my local council and I think you need to live here to register, but check your local council for similar)

Obviously you can also pay to add your website address to some paid sites. Make sure you investigate the costs etc. carefully, to ensure you're getting the "most bang for your buck".

Got questions? Feel free to drop me a line. :-) 

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