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Should I create a 'Website coming soon' page for my recently-acquired domain?

When launching a website the domain name is usually purchased before the content is ready. What is considered best practice with these domains just floating in space? Should there be a 'coming soon' ...
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Launching a news site without or with content?

When opening a new site for search engine crawl, should the site contain content (posts and articles) from day 1, or is it better to open the site for search engine crawl and than post the articles ...
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Can you use Google Webmaster Tools for a site that isn't yet live?

Is it possible to run Google webmaster tools over a website to diagnose if there are any faults on a site before the site has been made public? We are looking to pick up any SEO / faults on a site ...
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Are there best practices for preparing users for the launch of a revised web site?

We were contracted to revise and modernize a static web site that is very active in terms of adding content but had not been significantly reorganized since the mid-2000's. We are migrating them to a ...
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How to stop local newspaper from thwarting my efforts to promote a new competing site through their paper?

In order to raise awareness for my interactive social/classifieds site, which is aimed at a local and specific community, I need to advertise with my direct competitors, the local community paper. ...
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Pre-Launch Indexing - Is it good to posting on-topic content for indexing prior to launch?

Is it worthwhile to put up some content, sans design, just for the purpose of getting indexed on the topic/product of the site that will be launched. For example: Domain = ...
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“Coming soon” pages & SEO

I am setting up my personal website, and I have designed a simple "Coming Soon / Under Construction" page which basically has nothing but a small notice for the users. What kind of SEO can I make on ...
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Site launch do(s) and don't(s)

The major do(s) and don't(s) to ensure a smooth launch. Any tips ranging from A to Z would be very helpful. I hope this question isn't too broad, but I'm pretty sure that this community has had ...