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  • ==== ====I found a great place online that lets you build and host your own website for free. You can signup for an account at this link:https://www.webstarts.com/?aff=ps123==== ====WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WEBSITE BUILDER...ÂDo They Offer A Free Domain Name?One of the reasons you have decided or are considering creating a website for yourself is cost,right? And because you have little idea on how to create or design this website you want thewebsite builder company to make it as easy as possible for you to be able to launch or publishyour online presence. This is why, when you are looking for an easy to use website builder, youmake sure that they offer a free domain name with your website builder package. A domain namecan be just as hard to purchase and setup as a website if you do not know what you are doing sobeing able to combine the two and have a domain name included in your website builder packagemakes the process less complicated and gives you one less thing to worry about.Does It Come With Web Hosting Included?This step of the process is crucial, if your website builder does not come with web hosting or is nota hosted website builder then you might as well create a website from scratch as after you havecreated the website, you will then need to purchase hosting, configure your website settings,upload all web page files and then publish your website after that. This is a time consumingprocess and once again will make the process very difficult if you do not have an understanding ofweb hosting or how to upload files to a server. Make sure that the website builder that you chooseis a hosted website builder to eliminate this speed bump.Do They Include Business Email Addresses?One of the reasons that you want to launch an online presence is to increase brand awarenessand sales opportunities, correct? Well, there is nothing worse than having a website but emailingyour clients from a Gmail or Yahoo account to follow up on sales enquiries, I mean, would you buyfrom someone sending an offer to you from joeblogs at yahoo dot dom? I know I wouldnt! Makesure that your chosen website builder package includes business email addresses such asyour.name@yourdomainname.com to ensure that your potential clients know exactly where youare from, to help to increase the overall professionalism and even help to increase sales.Are There Hundreds Of Quality Design Templates?A website builder will generally come with a host of DIY design templates for you to use and getstarted with. Make sure that your website builder package not only comes with website templatesbut, good quality and well designed, pre-made website templates. A good template will give you a
  • solid canvas to work from, reduce the amount of work you will have to do to enhance the design ofyour website and the finished product will look a whole lot better. A good design combined with asolid website structure will help to increase website enquiries and ultimately, online sales.Is There Comprehensive Tutorials To Follow?This step and the next step are crucial for anyone who is looking to create a website using a DIYwebsite builder. Ensure that the website builder that you choose has a comprehensive database oftutorials to follow that you can use as you go along. It will be like having an open book exam andbeing able to refer back to the text books for the relevant answers. Building a website using a DIYwebsite builder can be very easy but, if you get stuck, you want to have the answers right there sothat you can refer back to them, get the answer you need and move on quickly, without any delaysand without frustration.Do They Provide 24/7 Support?If you get stuck creating a website half way through your build, you want to know that there areeither step by step tutorials to follow or that there is someone there to help or else the process ofcreating your website or your website could switch from being a 30 minutes up to 3 day project allthe way out to 3 weeks or even 3 months by which time, youve lost interest, youve lost hope andyou have given up the ghost. Make sure that the website builder you choose or have chosencomes with a 24 hour, 7 day, or even 5 day support service, so that anytime to you have aproblem, question or query regarding the website builder or the website you are creating, you canalways turn to someone for expert advice.HOW TO CREATE A WEBSITE...Logo & Graphic DesignIf you already have an existing offline business you will most likely already have a logo design inplace and some marketing material that you may be able to place into your website to increase theoverall look and feel of your website, however, if you are a start-up and are just launching youroffline / online business this is most likely something that still needs to be done. There are acouple of good options here, one would be to hire a graphic designer to design a logo for you thatwill look professional and compliment your business image and there are plenty of logo designersand graphic designers out there that will design a logo for you for anywhere between $20 and upto $100. Alternatively, you may decide that you are willing to give it a go for yourself to savemoney of your start-up capital, in which case, there are also a few tools that you can use to notonly create logos but also eye catching banners for your website. You may want to check outSoThink Logo Maker, many of our clients have used this before and find it very easy to use.Site Structure & LayoutA well thought-out website structure and layout are crucial to the overall performance of yourwebsite. Sit down with a piece of paper before stepping into the creation of your website anddetermine how you would like your website to be laid out and what layout may increase websiteconversions. You want to ensure that the structure and layout of your website is easy to navigateand point to the places that will be not only of interest to the website visitor but will encourage
  • them to contact you or by your products, after all, we are not launching a business website to giveyour potential clients something to read and entertain them, we are trying to engage them andentice them to either purchase your products and services or contact you regarding your productsand services so that you have a chance of converting that website visitor into a long-term, payingcustomer.Content & ImagesAfter you have completed your little draft of how you want your website to be layout out for looksand performance purposes the next step is filling your website up with informative and relevantcontent and eye catching imagery. The content should be very easy as you are the creator of yourbusiness and know exactly what you do and what are the features and benefits of your productsand services. With creating content and inserting images here are a couple of basic steps tofollow...Have an objective, make a point, steer the reader to places of interest, try and insert yourtop 5 chosen search terms into your content as much as you can without seeming, ummmm, toospammy, with any images that you insert, before inserting, save the image with a description ofthe image itself. For Example: If you as selling toilet paper and you have an image of a manholding a toilet roll, try and save the image as man-holding-toilet-paper-roll.jpg and create analternate text tag when inserting the image as "Man holding toilet paper roll" as this will help withthe next step and if you have chosen a good quality website builder, you will able to do this veryeasily.Links & SEOThis step of the tutorial on how to create a website yourself using a DIY website builder could goon forever as it is the most important, is a fairly complicated and also a time consuming process.This part of the process is best left to the experts and you are best off dipping into your start-upcapital a little and outsourcing this part of project but if you decide once again that you want tolearn and go it alone, here are some basic steps to follow. As stated above, with your sitestructure, try to keep it simple, your content should be relevant and include the search terms thatyou would want your clients or your clients may search to find your products or services in asearch engine. Create links between pages within the content of your website, not only to helpvisitors navigate your website but also to help search engines find pages and then index thosepages, use bold and italic text to highlight your most important, relevant text and it will help searchengines pick up the most important terms for you website and will also help your text stand out toyour visitors. And last but probably the most important step of the whole SEO and on-pageprocess, create meta tags. Meta tags tell search engines what your website is about and will bethe very first thing that your client sees when search for your services in the search engines. Besure to add a unique title, description and keyword set for each new page that you create and alsobe sure to include your keywords in these three field to increase the chances of your websitebeing found for your chosen search term. A god quality website builder will generally have theseSEO features in-built and will save you from inserting title tags and description tags manually.HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR WEBSITE THEREAFTER...Promoting your website on other website, otherwise known as "off-page" optimization or "linkbuilding" is crucial to the performance of your website in the search engines. To keep this articlewithin the pre-defined workspace, Im going to need to keep this short but, here are the basics to
  • off page optimization in a nutshell. Create a Google account and verify your website with Googlevia Webmaster Tools by uploading a HTML to your website or inserting a meta tag verifier. A goodwebsite builder may already enable you to link your website with a Google Webmaster Toolsaccount but if not, a good quality website builder will have a tutorial to how to create a WebmasterTools account and verify your website with Google.Once your website is complete, try submitting your website to some online directories, there aremillions out there but try and submit to the most relevant ones. The most important one however isDMOZ. Make sure to submit your new / complete as it will help users find your website throughdirect searches as DMOZ is a very popular directory and will also help with the search engines asit carries a lot of weight in terms of optimization with the major search engines.Write articles about your products and services and post them to your websites blog, the majorityof good quality DIY website builder will enable you to add a blog via a one click install process butif not, create a simple blog via WordPress and publish all of your articles and posts on this blog butremember to link your website to back to your WordPress blog. You may also choose to publishyour articles to high traffic article submission sites such as EzineArticles and other big articlessites to help generate extra traffic to your new website that you have created using a good qualityand easy to use DIY website builder.That is the end of the article on how to create a website & promote it step by step using a DIYwebsite builder, I hope you find it as informative as i found found it enjoyable to write. Feel free tocheck out our DIY Website builder which is located at websitezbuilder.com, it is very easy to useand includes all of the above features and benefits that are mentioned above that should beincluded or found in any good quality and easy to use website builder.Lucas runs a web services company that provide top quality and cost effective solutions tobusiness owners to help them launch an online presence for their business. To find out moreabout Lucas and the web services his company offer such as their DIY website Builder applicationand various website creation tools, head to WebsitezBuilder.Com[http://websitezbuilder.com/websitez/website-builder-free-trial.html]Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Luke_Raby==== ====I found a great place online that lets you build and host your own website for free. You can signup for an account at this link:
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