But there are still webmasters out there with great ideas that feel that the content and features they have thought up can overcome any Panda or Penguin and lead to monetization.
Webmasters at a WebmasterWorld thread are discussing tips on what it takes to launch a successful site in the long term in 2013.
Moderator, goodroi, Greg Niland (who I have not seen in ages), started the thread with just about 30 tips. Other webmasters then came in to add more or to add commentary or clarity on those tips. Here are some of the tips that stand out for me:
- Minimize the use of frameworks, plugins & add-ons, they are cool today but will cause headaches tomorrow
- Ask yourself what your new site offers that isn't already on 100 other sites
- Expect Google rankings to be weird for your first year
- Don't launch the site until its good enough to attract webmasters to link to it
- Once you find the perfect domain, check to see if it was previously registered and used for spamming
- Archive all keyword data, its going away fast
- Launching a new site today is a much more weird process with many more anomalies than in the past
Plus many more at the thread.
So if you are thinking of launching a new site in 2013 or started working on a site, check out this thread.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.