Msg#: 4162097 posted 3:00 pm on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hello lrcat - and welcome to the forums.
This is a very big topic, and it takes this whole forum to discuss it. There is no simple answer such as "do these 3 steps and you will have good results."
One of the most important things any new website needs is links from other websites - and these should be sites with good trust and authority in Google. Just learning how to get links from other websites is the focus of another forum here - see Link Development [webmasterworld.com] for lots of help.
Here in the Google SEO Forum, there is an Hot Topics and FAQ area [webmasterworld.com], which is always pinned to the top of this forum's index page. In there you will find two sections, "Some Basics" and "Some Guidelines" that can get you started
Msg#: 4162097 posted 3:01 pm on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Check out each of the forums in the Marketing World [webmasterworld.com] area of this site. Each of them has a forum library link near the top of the page... you'll find a good general gist of how people have been getting their site promoted over the past few years.