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- the HTML forum of this site (check out the "library" link for the various forums in in the upper right corner of each forum index page).
- work hard
- as for traffic - create good, compelling, useful and unique content.
most important step
Before you do anything else, take out a piece of paper and write the following on it:
THERE IS NO SECRET
Now tape that to the top of your computer monitor and every time you find yourself saying, "Wow, this is hard" look up at the No Secret sticker and put your head back down and get back to work. There is a lot to learn, it takes a lot of time, you will get frustrated. It's not easy. Keep plugging. Don't lose faith.
And read this:
You can make your website both seo and user friendly. For this please keep the bullets in your mind while going for a big shot:
- Design must be user friendly.
- Keep the users in mind while desiging the navigation.
- Display all your services on the index page in a good manner.
- Keep the site metas updated, focus site metas by adding targeted keywords.
- Create unique content and find out the individual requirement.
- Text you are writing must be seo copyrighted.
First you check above stated bullets, and if any question in your mind you can freely ask here. Besides, these are major bullets.
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On the other hand, even with the best content on the web, you need to have a minimum level of usability and aesthetics because you don't want to visitors to say, "I don't care how good the content is, I'm not going to pur up with a site that makes me angry and frustrated and/or hurts my eyeballs to look at."
As for the main question posed by this thread, try asking a more specific question. When asking how to build a succesful, high-trafficked site, you might as well be asking how to construct a suspension bridge.
Maybe there are some true secrets, but not many and as buckworks says, they don't do you a lot of good if the non-secret stuff isn't figured out. Worse than that, they divert your energy and attention and make you think that hard things should be easy.
Let's say that 99.999% of the stuff that's "secret" isn't secret, it just takes work and experience to learn it. If I were to buy 200 halfway decent ebooks on AdSense Secrets, Traffic Secrets, AdWords Secrets, and so forth, I would learn a lot, but none of them are "secrets" in any meaningful sense of the word. That said, the best of those books would no doubt save me time in learning a certain body of knowledge that is otherwise widely available. But so what? Until I put in hours and hours of work to apply that, I'm nowhere. A head full of these pseudo-secrets and $4.95 gets me a latté at Starbucks.
Then there's the other 0.001%. Like, let's say, every nuance of the Google algo. Of course, it's an utter myth to even use the singular for that - the Google algo is a collection of algorithms - indexing, ranking, canonicalization, spam filters and so - so complex that no one person, not Matt Cutts or Sergey Brin, knows half the stuff that's in there. But, a genie suddenly appears and gives me not only the Google algos, but a complete analysis of how best to create pages that appeal to the algos. It would not enable me to suddenly outrank Wikipedia page for page. In fact, once again, this secret probably does me no good whatsoever if I have an otherwise empty head, no good ideas, no writing skills, nothing to offer that people really want, no time to apply what I've learned. A head full of these true secrets and $4.95 still gets me a latté at Starbucks. In fact, for someone who hasn't already achieved a certain level of competence with the unsecret secrets, it probably does me no good at all.
Secrets are like luck, and the famous quip from (I think) Armand Hammer applies: "I notice that the harder I work, the luckier I get."
There is a difference between learning "the secret" and achieving mastery. To the beginner they may look the same. The person who knows "the secret" appears to effortlessly rank sites and rake in cash. And, in fact, she does. But not because one day someone said "shhhh don't tell anyone but..." and told her the secret and week later she was working two hours a week and living on a beach.
Nothing I've every tried in life has worked that way, but maybe I've just never been let in on a real secret.
I know this, though, from my experience in quite another domain. Someone read one of my published pieces and said "I wish it were as easy for me to write as it is for you."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Well, the words just seem to flow out so quickly and easily for you."
"That piece you read," I replied, "was my tenth draft. By the time I sent it off I hadn't seen any human being other than my wife in eight weeks and my constant resting pulse was 25 beats above normal. I woke up in the middle of the night once and had chest palpitations so bad I thought I was having a heart attack."
"Oh" he said.
So at least for me, in my life and in my experience
There is no secret