Anyone can launch a website. All it takes is hosting and a domain name. However, launching a successful website is a different matter all together. Unfortunately, this is a problem for many amateur website owners. Many websites are seemingly dead on arrival and never obtain the user or customer base the owner wanted.

Thankfully, there are ways to greatly improve your chances at having a successful website. Below are three things that can certainly help your website get off to a good start utilizing good web marketing strategies.

1. SEO Services

SEO stands for search engine optimization. Good SEO means that your website comes up close to the top of search engine search results for the keywords associated with your webpage. SEO can determine whether or not web surfers can actually find your site.

There are many things that go into good SEO. One of these is how a website implements keywords. Learning how to give a website good SEO can be done, but accomplishing it can be quite a task. For this reason, many website owners hire a professional SEO company to handle their SEO services.

2. Link Building

Another thing that is extremely important to a website’s success is link building. This means getting links from other websites on the internet. This will create traffic from those websites. Plus, it can have other benefits as well. If a website has the right links (good quality links and targeted anchor text links), it can greatly benefit that website’s search engine ranking.

However, the links need to be on websites that do already get a good amount of attention from the major search engines. The websites and the links themselves should also be somehow related to the keyword. If so, this can make the difference between coming up on the first page of search engine results or being shoved back several pages where very few people will wander.

3. Facebook Marketing

Today, the largest digital social network on the planet is Facebook. For a good chunk of Americans and people around the world, posting and interacting on Facebook is part of their daily lives. Due to this fact, having a Facebook presence can be greatly beneficial to many websites.

While a website owner shouldn’t switch over to Facebook only, he or should certainly consider having a Facebook about the main website as well. This can help inform new users of the site and drive them to it.

4. Web Site Design

Lastly, having strong web site design is extremely valuable to any website and should be considered in your web marketing. Ugly designs may not be appreciated by would be users or customers. Even more important is the structure of the site itself. The website needs to be designed in a way that makes it easy to navigate for users. It should also provide content that will result in repeat visits.

Do you agree or disagree? Perhaps, I missed something? Either way, I would just love to hear what your thoughts are on this topic… just let me know your alive!