12 New Year Resolutions for Websites

By: Brian Horn on: January 5th, 2011 5 Comments

Here are twelve New Year website resolutions that will improve your marketing skills and the overall performance of your web site.

Resolution One
Take the time to learn how to use social networking sites to increase website marketing potential.

Resolution Two
Start a blog and link it to your site.

Resolution Three
Learn how to use RSS feeds to market your site.

Resolution Four
Take a serious look at your website’s appearance and make changes where needed.

Resolution Five
Make your website user friendly with easy to use navigation.

Resolution Six
Take advantage of the “description” meta tag to let searchers know what your site has to offer.

Resolution Seven
Create a sitemap for your website.

Resolution Eight
Remove animations, flash and huge graphic files that are slowing your website’s load time.

Resolution Nine
Use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) instead of tables.

Resolution Ten
Repair any broken links.

Resolution Eleven
Install a mailing list script.

Resolution Twelve
View your website in all the major browsers for compatibility issues. Fix any you find.

Tackle one resolution at a time and complete it. Before you know it you will have completed each one and your site will be performing well and achieving better results.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Brian Horn, of HornDog Search Marketing, is recognized by many as the "Glazer-Kennedy Secret Weapon", because of his role in helping not only Dan Kennedy and Bill Glazer with search engine optimization and social media, but also many of the top Information Marketers in the world. Brian shares SEO tips for small businesses over at at his blog, BeOnPage1Blog.com.

    5 Responses

    1. Ray Higdon says:

      I was listening to Darren Rowse, I think, and he talked about all the browsers and how if someone used IE6 he wanted to make an automatic fax go to them when he published his blog, thought that was funny, I would use analytics to determine what browsers are accessing your site before going too crazy

    2. Twelve simple steps!

      thanks for sharing, Brian. great information, as always.

    3. Nick Gregan says:

      Hey Brian, great tips for a start to the new year, I love them all and can’t wait to get started on them. It’s a decent sized list but by tackling them one at a time gives you a real sense of achievement.

      many thanks

      Nick

    4. Great website make-over tips. BrowserShots.com is a good site for viewing a website in multiple browsers all at once.

    5. Not only learning, but utilizing social media will be absolutely necessary for businesses to survive in the future. Hopefully they will adapt.

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