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Congratulations on your new website design! You have carefully taken the time to choose the design that fits your business, your style, and delivers a clear message to your potential customers. You have taken into consideration conversion factors like having your logo and phone number big and bold in the header of your site, as well as, some type of call to action above the fold on each page of your site. With all this in mind, what do you need to know about your new website? How much traffic should you expect from your website within 30 days? While there are many different variables that will determine exactly what will happen with every site, in this post we will discuss what you need to know in most cases and what are healthy signs of growth for your website in its early stage.  In the first 30 days of your new website, you should expect to be indexed by search engines and to be contacted mainly by other site owners in your niche and salespeople.

Getting Indexed By Search Engines

Once a website is submitted to search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing; the site is crawled(scanned) to determine where your site should be displayed in their index.  These search engines will take a look at all of the content on your website and determine where your site should rank in relation to the thousands and in some cases millions of other web pages online.  The goal of a search engine is to deliver the most relevant web page for every search term.

In many cases when your site is first indexed, your website will not be on the first page for the most competitive keywords.  The reason for this is that you will need to show search engines over time why your site is the most relevant website for this term.  This is done by using search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to make sure your site is being crawled regularly, your content is updated regularly, and other sites are linking regularly.

How Much Traffic To Expect Within 30 Days

The best answer to this question is that your first month with your new website will be the least amount of traffic your site will ever receive. You should expect your site to gradually improve in traffic every month. Whether your focus is on local search, marketing your site nationally, or even globally the first-month focus of your SEO will be on getting the word out that your site is live.

How Do I Get More Traffic In The First 30 Days?

While your first 30 days will be slow in comparison to the full potential search engines, there are other options to generate traffic in the meantime.

The first thing that I recommend is to claim local directory listings  Google Places, Yahoo Local, Yellow Pages, Merchant Circle, etc. This will do a great job at letting the world know that your new site exists and will start to generate a buzz online from everyday web surfers like salespeople and other website owners in your niche. While you will probably generate a few unwanted calls from salespeople initially, you will also generate valuable links from well-known websites and smaller sites in your niche that will help you reach your ultimate goal of ranking for your keywords.

Create YouTube videos about your business and the services you offer. While television commercials are still effective, YouTube videos are a great way of generating traffic to your website especially when you are first starting out.

Note: This Next Tip Is For Service Industries Only- Create online classified ads for specials that your company is offering.  This will not only generate traffic to your site but also it will help you to get potential customers who need your service right now.

Create social media pages to give you an opportunity to speak to your current customers and provide live updates on what your company is up to. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, are great places to start. They will help you get traffic, as well as, develop a list of users who are interested in your business and looking forward to what your business has to say.

In conclusion,  while you shouldn’t expect too much from your website within the first 30 days, there are some things that you can do to get exposure and lay the foundation for the long-term success of your website.

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