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what are the most effective ways to get visitors on your website?
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make a good website :D
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Technically, even if you did make a good website, people won't come to it because they don't know about it. That's what I'm asking, how would I get people to come to my site (which will include an MMORPG based on StarCraft mid-October), what are the most effective ways to get the word out about it?

Here's my site if you wanna check it out: (http://www.solartek.org)

The actual MMORPG isn't completed just yet, I plan to have it done sometime in the middle of October.
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when i said 'good', what i really meant is:
a site with excellent user-friendlyness supported with a decent design complete with massive amounts of dynamic content that would encourage people to return and/or to tell their friends.

if you wanted to get the word out though, id probably start with video game forums. only ones that come to mind right now is playphoria and gamefaqs. but there are lots out there. if its a starcraftesque game, why not starcraft boards? same fan base would probably play...
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advertising helps, both on the web and in print media as well. look for places relevant to your content focus - link exchange is also a good way
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Hope that helps. -Sam
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keywords!
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flavah where in canada are you from?
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Most effective, advertising as Musik mentions.
Very cost effective, hire an SEO specialist.
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(In case you don't know)

SEO = Search Engine Optimization

Basically, (very basically), this entails buying placement of your site from search engines when a certian keyword in entered. You might, for example, choose to buy StarCraft. So, when someone enters starcraft in the search engine, you site will be given special treatment. There are different levels you can buy, there are different search engines to buy from... and it can get very expensive (all keywords are not the same price...).

It also involves tweaking page titles and meta keywords and descriptions, as well as URLs in some cases and the actual content on the page. Sometimes, even the HTML layout itself needs to be tweaked because the full-text routine of Googlebot, for example, only indexes the first X number of characters (1000? I can't remember.. might be first 100 lines... something like that). So if you have a complicated navigation that, in the HTML source, sits above your pages content, GoogleBot will never see the content which will hurt your ranking.

SEO is can be a very complicated mixture of art and science... Which is why people make serious $$$ being a specialist in it.

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You can't buy your way into Google's results (except for specially-marked sponsors' results). Anyway, such is not part of SEO; that's plain old advertising.

What matters is that people like your site. If they like your site, they may link to your site. If they link to your site, your pagerank will increase.

Also, if you have content which is interesting and actually benefits the user, they will be returning visitors. This is often referred to as "stickiness," while I just call it a side effect of making something useful. For visitors to return, you will either have to make something so compelling or useful that people refer back to it for more information or to spend more time playing that awesome online game, etc, or you will need to update the content with more information rather regularly.
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Sam Hughes wrote:
You can't buy your way into Google's results (except for specially-marked sponsors' results). Anyway, such is not part of SEO; that's plain old advertising.


Advertising is a part of SEO.

Keyword buys, generally Overture (and... one other.. I can't remember it off the top of my head), is a HUGE part of SEO. Your content is irrelevant if no one knows it's there. Unless your site is in a previously unused space, other sites will already have a leg up in the search indexes, unless you pay your way in.

There are many tricks you can use to get in Google's good graces, and paying them does happen to be one of them. Youre right, not keyword buys like you'd do at Overture, but you can get sponsored links, which is just as good.


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rule nr 1: content is king
rule nr 2: content is king
rule nr 3: content is king
rule nr 4: content is king
rule nr 5: a user-friendly design.

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