Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,

web development question

So part of being a "professional" is keeping your self-doubt to yourself, I've learned. This goes under that heading.

I keep having clients ask me if they're supposed to buy some promotion "package" for their sites so it gets hits from search engines. My answer is always an outright "NO" because I don't think $40+ a month is going to do anything but waste money. They'd be buying some automated software or something that submits them to search engines again and again until they get banned, that's what I think.

I also believe that if your site is really valuable, it'll get found by who needs to find it. If it's not valuable and you're working really hard to drag people in by misleading them, then those people are just going to get mad and leave. Waste of bandwidth.

Opinions? I should stop telling customers to skip these promotion packages if they actually do accomplish something.
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