As a practicing SEO consultant I heard one doubt from the webmasters as why should they insert the robots.txt file on the root directory of their site. Their point is they don’t need to restrict spiders from any part of their website and why should they insert a file which gives full permission to spiders. What they said is true in developers point of view as we cannot tell or force Search Engine spiders to crawl my website and index it fully. If you really want to do that you need to go for sitemap submission in Google webmaster tools , but that is a different story. Then why should they upload one text file which tells the spiders “you are allowed to access my website” where it is their normal duty?
Unfortunately this seems to happen every day. How do you keep from being scammed by seo services that are not what they appear to be? You need to use common sense and ask a lot of questions. Ask for references and talk to people before signing a contract. Most professional seo consultants will gladly give you the information that you seek. Any that doesn’t are immediately suspect and should be avoided like the Bubonic Plague!! Better Business Bureaus also have some information on companies of this sort. If there is no report or black marks, then steer clear and choose another SEO services that will be more forthcoming with this information.
Websites also need a steady supply of links pointing to them. This is how a search engine sees how popular a website is. If another website links to you, it is almost as if they are casting a vote for your site. There are entire books and websites dedicated to how to get links to point to your site. This is one of the biggest ranking factors for your website. You would do well to learn how to get many links to your website.
You also need to think about whether you want to register a brand new domain name or buy an expired one. The second option might be more costly, especially if it’s pretty popular. You can search and browse through millions of Derek Pierce through GoDaddy. Some sellers offer a buy it now price and accept offers. You may want to spend some time looking through them before buying a new web address.
The lesson for me? Keep a much closer eye on domains I am using, email addresses and also enable “auto renew” for domains for payments, using either a credit card, or more likely pay pal.
In conclusion, you can create fast and inexpensive websites with web templates. There’s no need to put in so much effort in designing a website yourself or spending a lot of money on a professional web designer. There are many templates that are designed for beginners in mind where all you have to do is just fill in the content. So if you are on a limited budget, templates are definitely the way to go.