In order for a business to grow and become successful via the web, it must first find a way to market itself and reach the audience it wishes to sell to. To do this, the best method has always been search engine optimization. This is a tricky marketing approach due to all the options that it provides newcomers. Follow some basic strategy guidelines and you will have a higher rate of success.
Search engines work very quickly, but they do not like to dig deep down into your directory. So make sure that you are not burying files in your directory. For example: You may have a page located at MyBusiness.net/shop/products/listings/videos/014.html. This is a long, long path. Instead, create a more streamlined directory: shop-listings/014.html.
If your site has a defined set of categories, optimize the URLs on your site to contain the keywords associated with the categories. Say you have two categories, cats and dogs. Google likes it better if the URLs for such a site are mysite.com/cats and mysite.com/dogs as opposed to something like mysite.com?category=1. Even more importantly, people searching for a keyword associated with one of the categories are more likely to arrive at one of your subpages when you use a logical URL structure.
Put those keywords into your URLs! Should there be special characters or numbers in the URL, you must consider whether people will actually search using them. This can hurt your search rankings. Including relevant keywords improves a page's traffic.
These are just a few good ways to build the foundation of a successful empire. They should be followed even when you have progressed into the CEO of a million dollar company. This is because SEO will always be a powerful and growing way to market your company that can keep your business afloat in even the toughest economical times.