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jock of loch
08-09-2006, 03:27 AM
Hi,
I will be publishing our website ( domain name; Lochdesignsjewellery)
in about 2 to 3 months due to being on holidays soon. My query is this. If I publish the home page for peer review by vodahost now, can I then delete the home page after all reviews are in, as I understand that unfinished web sites are not recommended? and I will not have time to finish or publish any linked pages. Or does it not matter as long as the site is not submitted to the search engines.
Thanks,
jock.

Bruce Hewitt
08-09-2006, 05:26 AM
That will be fine, when you progress you just republish the site as it improves!

bill2006
08-09-2006, 03:45 PM
Jock of Loch,
Yes you can publish, and change as many times as you want as you go along. I wouldn't delete the index page you are working on, save it as work in progess or a temp name. www.Lochdesignsjewellery.com/temp (http://www.Lochdesignsjewellery.com/temp) this way you can get all the suggestions you want.

What you might want to do is create a "We are under construction, and your message" page and save/publish as a your index. This way users will know something is coming soon.

Have fun

Bruce Hewitt
08-09-2006, 07:26 PM
Have to agree with bill.
Don't delete the index, just upgrade it and republish

jock of loch
08-10-2006, 12:34 AM
Thanks guys,
will do as you advise,
Regards,
Jock

FPRob
08-10-2006, 03:24 AM
From your post you already know about this Jock but i thought it was worth a mention for others to see....

It is definitely recommended that unfinished sites are not submitted to search engines. They do not like it at all and will often remove you from the listings.

navaldesign
08-10-2006, 06:50 AM
From your post you already know about this Jock but i thought it was worth a mention for others to see....

It is definitely recommended that unfinished sites are not submitted to search engines. They do not like it at all and will often remove you from the listings.

Well, this is definately a discussion topic. Having a "Work in progress" page is not bad at all. And you don't need to submit your site to SE, they WILL find you. And search engines do not - i think - remove a site from their listings just because it isn't ready. They might just not index it. But, they go on visiting it regularly, so when it will be ready, it can be indexed in a shorter time.

I think that you should go on and publish a simple "Under construction" index page, with maybe some contact information if you wish.

jock of loch
08-11-2006, 10:22 AM
Hi,
so can I gather that the SE's will DEFINITELY not have a problem with an unfinished web-site?
Jock

navaldesign
08-11-2006, 03:11 PM
Hi,
so can I gather that the SE's will DEFINITELY not have a problem with an unfinished web-site?
Jock

Excactly, on MY opinion

jock of loch
08-12-2006, 06:47 AM
Hi,
good enough for me, will publish a few pages soon, in the review forum.
Jock.

philipc9635
08-28-2006, 05:14 AM
Hi from Phil.C

I have completed 4 pages of about 14 pages for my site and I guess it will grow even bigger in time.

From this thread I can see there are differing opinions on when to publish.

I am thinking of publishing the four pages I have complete and publishing the other pages as "Page under construction." This is so I can see if everything works, forms, e-mail, links etc.

I don't particularly want the SEs to find the site straight away and I don,t want to be banned from an SE for having no content.

Does anyone else have any other opinions on this matter, re whys and why nots????

navaldesign
08-28-2006, 06:43 AM
SE do NOT bann, they simply index you (if they do in such a short time) in a lower position. Go on and publish your site. Also, this will shorten the SE indexing time when you will your site indexed.