One of the first things I learned is just because you put up a website, Google, doesn't know it's there. You HAVE to link to it from somewhere. See if you can guess what this post is about??
Give up? It's about linking, silly!
There's a lot I'm learning right now. I figure the best way to learn something is to teach it to others. While I'm not suggesting this blow will teach you much, it will share some thoughts with you. And if you follow along, or ever join the conversation, we might be able to learn something together ;-)
One thing I'm testing out today is to see if you can link more than one site in the same post. Well, not just link them because of course you can do that. But will Google Index them? I'm not sure how I'll know for sure, but it will be fun to try.
I've been playing around with a couple of other ideas on my main blog at Networked Inc. You can skip the post about my dad and playing too small and go to ones talking about "Microsites". I think there are three of them. Maybe even more.
So far we've made three sites for our Metro Detroit Area Office Furniture Dealer client. The goal is to get them to optimize for the combination of words: office furniture sales in Metro Detroit. So click that to see one of the sites.
Another one of our clients sells cars. Specifically all Chryslers as well as Buicks and GMCs in the Detroit area. He recently decided he wants to offer Employee Pricing to Grand Rapids residents. So we built a microsite about it. It's kind of cool.
This has been a very interesting learning experience. I will keep reporting on it on my main blog. Take a look if you're so inclined. Feel free to let me know what you think. I'd be happy to chat with you!!