Website creation is important for an internet marketer. Web pages are the marketer’s window to the world. You don’t need to be a full time webdesigner or have web design awards to make your own website; you just need some web page design tips to help you on your way. I would like to help you with some website design ideas on this page. I hope you find some helpful insights into how to make a website.
There are lots of online website creation sites. Some will provide you with free software to put your web page together using their web real estate. There can be problems with this model as you must take care to follow the rules of these sites. There are some banned topics. Most of these sites make their money from the ads that are presented around the edges of your content. Occasionally these ads can be direct competition to your content. One of my friends has just suffered the ultimate problem with her free site. She was accused of duplicating content. The end result was that all of her entries were locked and she lost a valuable resource with a good following. If you can learn to live with the downside of these sites, they can be good sources for backlinks to your main website.
Choose your URL
The most powerful way to present your ideas to the internet is by building a web page yourself. This requires that you identify a good website name. This is known online as the website URL. URL stands for Universal Resource Locator and is essentially the address of your site. Finding your URL can be done by using a keyword search around your chosen topic, drilling down through the available options until you identify a keyword that meets 2 basic criteria. The keyword should be well searched and have a low competition. The keyword search tool at Wealthy Affiliate University can provide a quick way for these criteria to be identified. There are other tools but for a quick search for a good website URL this tool excels.
When a name appropriate to your niche is determined, hosting needs to be identified. Many marketers use Hostgator for this. It is a low cost service and is quite stable and well supported. Wealthy Affiliates provides free unlimited hosting to their subscribers as well. There are many more providers; you should get something you feel comfortable with using. Make sure there is good support and a proven track record from any hosting provider that you choose.
You have a URL, sorted out the hosting and are ready to build your website. Which program should you use to create this site? You can locate one of the free programs to do this or use WordPress to create a Blog platform. Landing pages lend themselves well to quick programs such as KompoZer. KompoZer is a free program that is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) program and can be used to create a webpage or edit an existing page. This program can be operated in visual mode or if you are knowledgeable with HTML the code can be edited directly.
I am partial to the power and ease that WordPress provides. This program, available from most hosts, is powerful, well supported and has a huge user base. Wealthy Affiliate University also has a customized option of this program called WordPress Express. This customization will install a good selection of Plugins that are frequently used by Internet Marketers, during the installation process. This saves time with the initial steps of getting a website operational and helps to make your time more efficient. There is additional information on Creating Websites with WordPress here.
I’ve tried to present some options for you to learn the options of how to make a website. There are lots of options. Sort through the ones I have presented and make your own decision. Wealthy Affiliate University has developed some very powerful tools that are optimized to make your journey into Internet Marketing successful.
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