The following are the items that must be accomplished before we can start working on the code end of your website. Please complete them to the best of your abilities.
A Website Address, or URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
The first item that must be set is the name of your website. This is can be called a website address, domain, or URL.
By correctly assigning a friendly URL to your web site, you will help achieve a better search engine ranking. The majority of internet users will not be able to remember a complex URL. A friendly URL makes it easier for just about anyone to remember a URL, a properly written URL contains keywords which are memorable to most.
It’s especially important if you are starting a virtual business or website as it’s both your company name and how people will find you. My overall rules for domains are: they must be easy to spell, easy to say, and .com (no .net, .us, etc.) domains. (If you purchase a .org, due to your type of organization, make sure you can get the .com as well.)
Do You Need One?
Below are the general steps to purchase one:
1. Brain Storm Names:
Type a list. Keep in mind that the better the name the more likely it is to be taken or expensive (see step 6, valuation). [a useful tool for looking at word combinations is Dot-o-mator.com.]
2. Initial Sort:
Go to Godaddy.com, upload your list using the “bulk upload” feature. If there are any domains that are not taken you will see them now. If you like any of the ones that are available, you just got lucky. Buy The URLs that you found immediately. They should be no more then $12.00.
The reason that we suggest purchasing potentially used URLs immediately is because Godaddy has a habit of selling your search results. The available domains today may be bought up tomorrow.
Please be cautious not to buy any unnecessary Godaddy items when purchasing the domains.
Be sure that you, the owner of the company, purchases the URL with your own credit card. Who ever bought it, even if it was for another person, owns it.
4. After the Purchase:
Please move onto the Website Hosting Section.
Do You Already Have One?
You now require Hosting. Please go to the hosting Section.
Hosting is a service that provides people with hard drive space on a web server so that they can have their website online and viewable by other people. It is a service that every website owner is required to have in order to provide their websites a home to live on the web.
Will you Host with Us?
Our Basic Plan:
Once we design your website we would love to put it in a safe place, and there’s no safer place than our servers. After all we host our site in the same place we would be hosting yours. Sure you can find deals, but when you do and you have a problem try to call someone to straighten it out. Then give us a call because we’re always here to take your calls, no problem!
Here’s What You Get:
- 55 Mb of Disk Space
- Database support (MySQL, PHP4)
- FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
- SSL Secure Server Support
- 10 Email Accounts
- Unlimited email aliases and autoresponders
- iManager web based email
- A large library of CGI Scripts
- Urchin site traffic analyzer
- No bandwidth usage charges
- Triple data backup
$25 per month plus $35.00 initial set up
Our Extended Plan:
Web Hosting with Search Engine Submissions.
We will optimize your site for search engine readability and submit on a regular monthly basis. We use the latest submission software and submit to over 72 popular search engines including Yahoo, Google, MSN Search and others. We also submit your site to thousands of classified ads and FFA sites.
Having a web site is kind of like placing a poster in the middle of the desert. If you don’t tell people where to go they’ll never find it. Naturally you’ll put your web site address on all of your marketing materials but 81% of the time people will find your web site through a search engine.
In fact today search engines have almost replaced the yellow pages as a resource for finding a business, and you know how expensive the yellow pages can be.
$45.00 per month plus $70.00 initial set up
Our Deluxe Plan
Web Hosting with Search Engine Submission plus SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and CPC Program with Google and Yahoo.
Many people complain that their website is not doing anything for them. Not here! With our Deluxe hosting package, we will use all the best and proven Web Marketing tools to get your website the positioning and ranking you need to succeed in the ever changing web world. We will optimize your web pages to meet most search engine requirements and add all the appropriate metatags and keywords. We will then create and maintain a Pay Per Click advertising campaign with international industry leader Google AdWords.
$65 per month $150 set up fee plus advertising budget.
Our E-Commerce Plan
Web Hosting with E-Commerce Solutions that best suit your business.
*E-Commerce sites additional, please call for a quote.
Do you Already have Hosting?
Please provide us with:
- Your Host Name.
- Host Username.
- Host Password
- Your Database Name.
- Your Database Username.
- Your Database Password.
- Your FTP Username.
- Your FTP Password.
If you need assitance with this step, please feel free to call (305)733-3938.
Now that you have sent us the information that we require to get started, the next step is content. This is normally the longest portion of website completion. Once the website is completed, it needs to be filled with content. (Please be aware of what sections your site will contain before starting work on content creation.)
Do you Already have Hosting?
A standard website page type, an about us page is one of the first and most important content hungry sections that must be sated. The following must be kept in mind to truly develop a strong and effective about us page:
First start with ‘Why’.
That purpose, cause or belief that goes beyond the products we make or the services we offer to create very strong customer loyalty and trust. Companies with a clear sense of ‘Why’ set the tone and direction in their respective industries. They lead and others look to follow them. Read More Here…
A Well Rounded Bio
Gone are the days of “Just the facts, M’am.” Instead we’re all trying to suss each other out in the relationship economy. Do I share something in common with you? How do we relate to each other? Are you relevant to my work? This new way of thinking could be the difference between a new client or a new client for your competition. Read More Here…
- The content for your about us page.
- A summary Bio of your companies’ ‘why’ with in 140 characters. (This is for certain social media sites and certain places in your site.)
The next item that must start getting filled is your blog. Our general suggestion is to have 5 to 10 blog posts written prior to the launching of a website to start with a strong base.
What Is a Blog?
A blog (a contraction of the term “weblog”) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.
How Should a Blog Be Done?
A blog shouldn’t be something that is only updated when you’ve got a new client or exhibition, or something new to sell. I’m not talking about a personal diary where you to post your musings on art, life, and the universe. I mean the kind of blog that grabs people’s attention by delivering outstandingly valuable, useful, or entertaining material — consistently.
Instead of writing, ‘here’s my latest work’, write about:
- “Here’s how I made it” – with pictures and/or video. Like this or this or this.
- “Here’s what inspired it” – if you like it, chances are your audience will like it too. Like this or this.
- “Here’s how you can make one like it.” Like this or this.
- “Here’s a gadget that makes my work better (and could help you too).” Like this.
Instead of burying your opinions in long paragraphs of diary-style ‘musings’, put them out there loud and clear:
And don’t forget to ask for the subscription! Repeat visitors are the best visitors, so one of your goals is to build an audience of loyal subscribers. Ask people to subscribe and offer an email option to make it easy.
Go through your website’s planned structure and attempt to develop as much content for them as possible, even if it’s just a small blurb. This will save you a lot of time in the long run.
Also start to gather items, like testimonials, for easy website integration later on.
If you require assistance with any of these steps or you have any questions, please feel free to contact us Here.