Despite bookmarks, social media, etc…, domain names are still very important to the success of the websites built upon them. A great domain name can be the difference between a successful website or blog and one that is doomed to become a failure. If you were to ask someone “Where did you get that great shirt?” and they said “I got it at this really great website called superstorename.com.” it is likely to be remembered by that person and they in turn might visit that website to see what they offer. On the other hand if you asked someone the same question and they replied by saying “I faved a Tweet by someone I came across online and there was a website link in one of their previous Tweets and I followed that link and found this great online store who’s domain name I can’t remember.” then it is highly unlikely that you will receive a visit to your website because there is not a memorable domain name they will remember. Now before we go further into why a great domain name matters, I think I should outline some things that help define what a “great domain name” is.READ MORE !
I have been building websites and blog sites since way back in the 1990’s. I have also spent an unbelievable amount of time looking at different websites and blogs ever since I first got online and started browsing since the early 90’s. Over the years I have seen a countless number of websites and blogs, both good and bad. Now since I have spent so much of my lifetime online I often get asked, what makes a good website or blog? My usual answer to that question is, you can just tell if one is good by going to it and looking around! Since I usually give an answer that really doesn’t give much information to whoever asks me what makes a website or blog good, I thought I should maybe outline some key things that help me in my judgment on how good a website or blog is. The saying “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover” is unfortunately, something that I don’t necessarily adhere to when passing judgment on a website or blog. I do tend to look at how nice the site looks and that figures into my perception of that particular site. I’m onlyREAD MORE !
In today’s modern online world it seems that everywhere that you look someone is trying to sell you one thing or another, and that’s just about all they seem to care about. My belief is a bit different. Don’t get me wrong, I like to make money as much as the next person, but I have learned that building relationships with customers or potential customers can make you more money and be more rewarding in the long run. I have owned a couple of different business in my life, and they were all successful. I owe part of my success in business to the fact that I didn’t treat everyone like they were a wallet I was hoping to pry open as fast as possible. I was raised around my grandfather, a business owner himself, who had taught me that if you treat people with respect and go out of your way to show them that respect and that you value them as a customer of yours, it will pay off in the long run. Yes, these practices don’t always get you the quick bucks, but they will get customers to come back for more of your products orREAD MORE !
Every website or blog site owner should know or at least should have heard the term SEO, which is short for Search Engine Optimization. Now, for those who don’t know, SEO is basically things that you (or someone you pay to do) can do to your website or blog site to make them more search engine friendly so that your site will climb up or stay at the top of the search engine results pages or SERP’s for short. Basically SEO are things that you do to a website or web page to help improve the rankings of that website or web page in the search engine results pages. This means your website or blog site’s web pages will be closer to the top or on the top of these search results pages. That means more people will see your site’s web pages in the search results and in return that will increase the chances of more and more people clicking on those results. Most website and blog site owners want more people to click on the search results links to their site so that people will visit, hopefully return at some point and in many cases, see theirREAD MORE !
These days it seems like just about everyone either has, or wants to start their own blog or website. So many changes over the last several years have made it a lot easier for anyone one who wants their own site, to have one. Some people want to have their own site so that they can share their knowledge, experiences, information as well as lots of other things. Other people want their own website or blog to make money, whether it’s some extra spending cash or enough to live off of. No matter what the reason that you want to have your own site, the most important factor that can and will determine the success of your site is choosing the niche that is best for you. When people are trying to decide what niche they want to have their site in, sometimes that choice is a tough one to make. However, it doesn’t have to be a tough choice if you just take a step back and consider some choosing points. First, one of the main keys to having a successful website or blog site is having accurate and appropriate content (articles, stories, etc.) on your site.READ MORE !
There’s an old saying that I am sure most people out there have heard. It’s the saying that “You only get one chance to make a first impression”. That saying is so true! However, many website and blog site owners don’t realize that the very same saying, which wasn’t talking about anything other than when you first meet someone, also is true for websites and blog sites. When someone first comes to your website or blog, what’s the first impression that you want your site to make? Do you want them to think “Wow, nice site!” or something like “If you’ve seen one of these site’s, then you’ve seen them all!”? Personally, I would prefer the first choice of “Wow, nice site!”, and I am sure that most website and blog owners would like that as well. The feeling of having people come to your own site for the first time and being impressed at what they first initially see can be a great feeling for any site owner. Most website and blog owners want to standout from other sites and make an impression with their site visitors that is lasting. Most site owners want to be originalREAD MORE !
In today’s world, social media is a main source of getting your ideas, passions, hobbies, information and more seen by millions of people around the world. If you have your own website or blog site then using social media can be a key component in driving traffic to your website or blog site. The many social media websites, especially the larger ones like Twitter, Facebook and Google+, have millions of people that use them daily. This means the potential to get your posts on these websites seen by all these people is huge. Now, I for one, can understand why so many companies, websites and people make many postings on these social media sites. However, when do the number of Tweets, Shares and every other postings become just too much? When and where is the line drawn between doing great promoting and going too far? The answer doesn’t really have a definite line as to what is too much and what is adequate. Without a definite answer, as it’s impossible to determine exactly, each person, company and website needs to think about what message they want to send to their followers, friends, etc. on these social media websites.READ MORE !