Below are some tips, that I have found will definately help your website to stay popular, or get popular. I'm not going to
guarantee that if you follow all these steps, then you will automatically have a site as popular as DBGT.com. However,
these steps will help in order for you to get a good popular website.
1. Update your site as much as possible. Don't go
slacking, updating once a month. Keep it to a good amount of at least 3 times a week.
2. Join search engines! This is where
people mostly find their websites, so go for it. Many popular sites, have their site listed in over 1000 search engines.
Some places do offer to submit your site to many search engines at a single time, so that you don't have to do it manually.
3. Be professional. Keep your site good looking at all times. Make sure your layout, graphics, and content make a good
impression on the visitor. That way, the visitor will actually come back to the website.
4. Join topsites. If there are
topsite lists in your website category, go for it! Many people look to find their websites in topsite lists also, so try to
do as many as you can. However don't go too far with it, or you mite get too many advertisements and pop-up banners.
Stay away from lots of advertisements. It is very irritating for visitors to constantly get about 2-4 pop-up banners every
time that they visit a page. Keep these advertisements to a bare minimum. If you pay for your hosting, most of the time the
server won't give pop-up advertisements, which is a good thing.
6. Affiliate with strong sites,
that are very professional. This shows that other great sites respect you and people in turn will want to check out your site.
This may be a little hard, and you might have to get a little popular first, but once they
accept you, it's great. Most of the visitors on your affiliate's site will also start visiting your site as well, if it's
7. Keep your content original! This is a big one. NO ONE, I repeat, NO ONE likes stolen content. It's completely
unacceptable, and you will immediately start to lose hits. Along with that, your site will get a bad name. Do your own
work, and post it on your site. It can't be so bad that you have to steal the content from another site. Originality is the
most characteristic needed on a website. It brings respect and shows that your hard working, and that you actually
work hard for what you get. Not just go around taking content and presenting it as yours.
Those are pretty
much the good tips I can give. Remember these tips when you're interested in starting your own site. Trust me, they will
come in handy. These tips are given for mostly those webmasters who are just starting out. Webmastering may be
frustrating at first, but you'll have to bare through it.