Website hosting options
if you have a paid web hosting service, you can use the other free
website and to build up in-pointing links to your site, which
is essential to bring traffic from the search engines.
hosting choice depends on your goals for your website. If you are
a student studying internet technology, you can just sign up
for Bluehost or
just about any top-rated hosting service and get everything you
need if it doesn't really matter how much website traffic you
you are looking to promote your business or service, if you want
the website to become your business or, even if you just
want to share your
point of view with the world, website traffic is essential.
of all websites get no traffic at all.
can pay to get traffic, but the best things in life are free, and
this includes website traffic. If you have never created
a website or
done business online, the free websites are a no-risk way to
Scoop on Free Websites
free websites let you create a single web page of almost any size.
You most likely have heard of MySpace.com, since it
is in the news almost
every week (usually for someone getting into some bizarre
kind of trouble on the site!).
Facebook.com is similar to MySpace.com but
with a more upscale and business-oriented user base it began
as a student website project at Harvard. The most interesting
(and potentially profitable!)
free website is one you probably have never heard of
MySpace.com has become the cyberspace equivalent of the street corner, with some
folks passing by on their way
important, and some
just hanging around with too much time on their hands.
it is a great tool for promoting a business or music act, MySpace has
become filled with mostly useless and pointless
with so many tribute pages and clone
it is hard to find the page for any specific person
Facebook.com is a more serious and professional social networking site, and I
recommend it as a
to post your professional
MySpace and Facebook are
social network sites, which means you are expected to interact with
in a variety
of ways. You can
create groups of friends, leave comments on
others pages, send
quizzes and polls to your friends, play games,
create and join groups that have a variety of interests, publish
videos and a blog, and lots
created a basic page on MySpace to
promote my fractal art website.
a free social networking site that is more about information than
people. You can
web page about anything your business,
your hobby, your passion or anything that interests you.
page on Squidoo is called a lens (their mascot is
a squid with a giant eye), and you
can make as many lenses as you wish.
A lens is super-easy to build and to add a variety of components
such as related eBay & CafePress
items, RSS syndication feed, and allow
comments from visitors.
best benefit of Squidoo is that Google loves the site.
On almost any topic you Google there
will usually be a Squidoo lens in the first
page of search results.
Videos, Bookmarks & Articles
course you have also heard of YouTube. I am fascinated with this
site. You can
of anything you
can imagine -
any subject, any person,
any place, or any product.
it super easy to have video on your website either
your video or anyone elses.
Just paste a single line of code
into your web page and presto! Instant
video! Tip: If you do post video
on YouTube make sure you include a clickable
link back to your site, which will
really help your traffic.
websites are a great way to get free publicity for your business,
cause. You can write
and the sites
make them available to a wide audience.
are also a great way to build up links to
and rewrite it just enough that
does not look like a copy of
material to the search
release websites are similar to article websites but they
deal exclusively with
news items in press
they are an
excellent way to get the word
out about your business or organization.
free and paid service
websites like Digg.com, Del.ico.us and Propeller are
elaborate collections of links
to websites that
have been marked
of the site, to save the
links for reference and also to recommend
to others. The websites
and web pages that have been
on the home
the most popular
items. If you can get your
site in the
top section of one of these
bookmark sites it
you a ton of
traffic for a little
Free & Paid
blogs like WordPress, Blogger and TypePad allow
you to set
up basic blogs,
are a great
way to get
started, and to
blogging is for
you. The limitations
of the free services can make
for most types
You cant add
a lot of features that
are essential to making
money with your blog.
hosting for any business-related blog
is really the way
to go since it is
so inexpensive. For only
can have as many
blogs as you want
if you get a hosting plan
WordPress software itself
is free, and the
required for each
additional blog is only about
you get set up with a paid web
install many different
of websites including
sites, blogs, bulletin
boards, and content
store the website
a database and
create the web
blog on a paid hosting service
it with a variety
of business tools,
such as name
and address form
so that visitors
enter their name
You can also
add paid advertising,
such as SEO Pack
the search engines
find your blog),
unique look and
links to products
that you recommend.
really shouldnt run a business website as a blog, but a blog
can be great
support for your main site. The various services listed above should
be used to enhance a business website by spreading publicity,
and helping to bring traffic to the main site.
you are planning to create a basic brochure website you
should understand that it will not bring a flood of business
by itself -- this is just the beginning of the
The most beneficial things you can do:
- Expand your website with information
that your potential customers are looking for.
- Create links from other websites that point to your
site using a variety of free website services.
of a business
are a few essential
for a business
that you often
dont get with a basic hosting account. Usually, features like mailing
lists, contact forms, search engine submittal, traffic & search
can be separate
you have to
your web hosting
of different companies.
are flaws with
of these additional
hundreds of search
should be adding and updating your website content regularly & every
address in with
your hosting provider.
outline for building an effective website
of a link
Use the free sites,
articles sites, bookmark sites,
and a blog to create a network
all pointing to your main
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