I just recently built a site for this class called My Weekend Trip Planner. It is a great website and I think you should check it out on a side note. Upon completing the site I realized that there are definitely a lot of challenges that need to be overcome in order for your website to be successful. Take my website My Weekend Trip Planner, it is a website tells people about great weekend trips that are located right next to them. These trips are meant to be affordable and for people that can’t use vacation days. I think this is viral idea and it has a lot of potential.
The Problem is having people find your website. The internet is a big place and there are literally millions of website out there. How is Google going to find you how are you going to be found. SEO is essential, but when a website is created it has a lot of disadvantage that really hurt it SEO. First, Google like sites that have existed for awhile. This makes sense because Google wants to make sure that the website is some fake that was just created to rick people. Another huge problem s since you were just created you obviously don’t have any links. Links are the currency of the web. It is essential to have a lot of links to your website this will really boost Google’s image of your site, but that takes time, but if no one knows you exist how are they going to link to you. Finally a news site doesn’t have a lot of content because it was just created. These are all issues that really devastate a website. In my next blog I will talk about possible solutions to help get your site discovered.