Great forum, learned a lot so far. I realize there are some highly experienced people in here - need your help guys, my website is suffocating without any traffic.
I've recently bought a website selling designer shoes in Europe - what would be the best thing to do to rank my website REALLY FAST in Google, yahoo and msn atleast. I've hundreds of shoes on my website.
Should I use a software or hire a company? Please advise, I've a budget of $2000
Michael I already gave you some advise on another thread you opened in another part of the forum. Another word of advice is do not open multiple threads with the same topic. I am going to take it as a newbie mistake and not flag your post as a bad post but in the future, do not do it. It can be looked at as Spam. Believe me we all make newbie mistakes.
If you have a new website with some products to sell, you need to make sure you have a mixed strategy. Use PPC + SEO to get good traffic to your website. Obviously it would take least 2-3 months to get targeted organic traffic but you can start getting some traffic from PPC in the beginning. Hope that help ?
Unfortunately, marketing a website and driving qualified traffic does not come packaged neatly with a $2k price tag. My best advice is to either hire someone you trust to optimize your onsite components or if you have the time, buy some books on SEO, SEM/PPC, and maybe attend a couple of conferences like Webmaster World (PubCon) or SES and learn.
A great way to get traffic (worked for me) is to create a few you tube videos and promoting your site there. You tube has a lot of visitors, you can both create your own clips and use "video responses" to get people to click your link. You tube videos rank high in the search engines!
If you have the resources, you should hire different companies to do the different aspects of SEO for you. Not all companies have the same level of competence in each SEO task. Some are experienced link builders, some are good forum posters, some are great with articles and submission.