Before the launch of a new site
We all have our own ways of what we do when we launch a new site. Add it to Google Sitemaps aka Web Master Central, get a couple of links from other established sites to it, add it in our forum sig, use it as our URL when commenting on other people’s sites, and of course asking people to blog about it.nnWhat about before the site is live? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has several domains with half done sites, or domains that are due a site but just haven’t got one yet. Whilst you’re still working on the site what do you do about any pre-marketing? Do you include a link from an established site to it just to get it into the search engines? Make sure Google et al already know about the domain before the site is running?nnI’ve got a couple of sites like this and I often wonder if I should already be getting my own links up to the new site, hidden away in a footer of a site or something, so that the links are there but are unlikely to be clicked by anyone.nnWhat do you do during development?