What You Need To Know About Websites

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About Domain Names

First you need a name for your website, like "My Great Website". Next you need a Domain Name. All websites have a numerical address like but few people want to remember long strings of numbers so the Domain Name System (DNS) was invented. It matches the numerical address to the domain name. A domain name always has ...

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About Website Design

First impressions are vital. It is said that you have 7 seconds to grab a visitor's interest. They must know immediately what your website is about. This can be done with your choice of image(s), your logo, slogan, and content. But website design involves much more than first impressions. It must be easy to navigate. It should not take more than two ...

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About Hosting Your Website

Now that you have your domain name and your website is built, you need to find a server to host your website. A server is a big computer where your website will reside. The server computer runs all day and all night so that your website is available whenever someone wants to see it. Hosting companies have many computers, and each computer ...

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About Search Engine Optimization

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) involves many steps, and GOOD SEO is vital to having your website rank well with the Search Engines. To prepare your website for the Search Engines it is necessary to add meta data (keywords and descriptions) to your page titles, article titles, sub-headings, and body content. It is essential that these ...

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About Dedicated IP Addresses

IP stands for "Internet Protocol", so an IP Address is a unique address that computers use for finding one another. Every device that connects to the internet, like a personal computer, tablet or smartphone has its own unique IP Address. The format of an IP address is four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be from 0 to 255.

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About SSL Certificates

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificates create an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors' web browser, allowing for information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, data tampering, or message forgery. Because internet forgery has become such a major problem, Google is encouraging ALL ...

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About Promoting Your Website

Very often people just need a website as a legitimate representation of their business, and once it's built everyone can relax, but if you want to use your site to bring in new business, it is essential that the site be active. That means adding new content, and promoting it with social media. When we create your website, we optimize the site structure ....

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About Citations

The beauty of Citations, unlike Search Engines, is that you only have to add your business once. Search Engines, on the other hand, like to be reminded that you're still active, so regular submission of your sitemap is essential. A Citation (in website terms) is an online reference to your business's name, address and phone number (NAP). Google uses ...

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About Getting Reviews

After you have "Claimed Your Business" and added your Citations, it is time to start getting reviews and ratings. Online Reviews and Social Posts indicate the health of your business. Business reviews provide valuable feedback for the business itself and for potential clients. These days, a Google review can shape your business far more than a Google Ad.

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