Here is a kind of confusing :) web site/SEO newbie question. I was looking for answer everywhere, but it is hard to find the one I was looking for.
Since my product is still not ready for promotion, but would like not to waste time and work on SEO for my web site, is it somehow possible to have my site promoted, but in the same time "not visible" to outside world? Should I put some "coming soon" home page, or redirect the trafic to some other place (Google, Bing.. where), or...? Can I effectively apply to directories, make backlinks, and completely work on tuning SEO, without accepting visitors to ANY of my pages? Will crawlers recognize and succesfully promote contents of site like this, and will all my SEO efforts work the same as if I have site visible?
What are your suggestions, experience, recommendations? What's the best way to do this?
Thanks in advance for your time and your answers!