Often hear new website owners that are concerned that on building a new website that their phone doesn’t ring immediately and that they are not flooded with orders. New websites don’t instantly get indexed in the search engines and even when they are will take time to reach their desired level. This assumes the site is search engine friendly and the site is fully accessible to the search engine bots (like googlebot). You need to be aware also that you shouldn’t rely on the search engines purely for your website traffic but you should aim to build up a social presence (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn) as wel as getting your website listed on forums and directories specific to your business sector.
Here is an example conversation that demonstrates a website owner getting upset by a lack of orders from a website that is only 1 month old!
[Website Owner] Still haven’t received any work and still not any where to be seen on net? Really ain’t happy with this web site doing nothing for my business
[Website Design Company] Received your text and it prompted me to review your website’s visitor numbers again Since the email previously sent, where I detailed the impressive start your website has made, considering its really brand new, 9 days ago visitor numbers are increasing and the site is getting more popular, if you are unhappy or don’t know what to do you need to re-review the suggestions I have made to you about using your blog and your facebook page, if you don’t understand this or want us to help you with then then I suggest you come and visit me again as I can explain things better face to face, I believe the site is behaving very well for a newly launched website in Google and its on track but my points below are still valid and can help you address them if you want.
Have you got the Google postcard yet to authenticate the business listing for Google Local?
[Website Owner] I just don’t understand that if the site has visitors why am I not getting any work or even phone calls from them ,I haven’t received the card from Google it must have got lost or sent to wrong address if it doesn’t improve in say the next month think we should meet up and review what is happening.
[Website Designers] Website visitors do not always convert to customers and you have to acknowledge that if everyone just built a website in a specific sector they can’t all get straight to the top of the rankings for their most competitive search term. You are up against businesses that have had websites for 10 years in some cases and those websites have been promoted loads have hundreds of pages and are very authoritative about your business processes.
Currently you are about 90th for your primary search term and have had 200 visitors to your website in the last 28 days. To increase the speed your site moves up the rankings and to attempt to increase its visitor numbers you should add information and photos to your new section / blog regularly with long relevant posts (and photos) you should also get more followers on facebook (you need to like the page and then let me make you an admin of it as I advised previously)
Alternatively you can get us to promote the site but it takes time / effort and money and I would really prefer you to help your own site before we done any work to promote it as you know the business better than anyone.