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    Setting up your own web site

    Does anyone know how I would go about it

    I'd want to registar a name set up a site with 'under construction' ie really basic to start, maybe with a pic etc

    But also make sure it can be 'viewed'

    Whats the best way to registar a name and get a website up and running

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    What will be the main purpose of the site?

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    There are several domain name companies out there.
    I had my website with Yahoo for years, as their web building tool was super easy to use. I'm no website designer, so it suited me.
    The cost depends on the provider and the package you buy.
    When you pick your name (provided it's available), you need to decide what the purpose of it is (as Straycat said). This will determine wether you have a .com, .org, .biz, .net etc.
    The .com's are the most used ones, but might be hard to get unless you pick a very unique name.
    You don't want to go too crazy making up a name, and making it too hard for people to spell it right.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by Villemo View Post
    The .com's are the most used ones, but might be hard to get unless you pick a very unique name.
    You don't want to go too crazy making up a name, and making it too hard for people to spell it right.

    Good luck.
    WWW.stewart38.com very unique IMHO

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by straycat View Post
    What will be the main purpose of the site?
    The site will be under construction

    I want it to say who I am and what I offer but few bells and whistles

    What would 300/ 400 get me ? I need it to come up in search functions I assume I pay extra for that
    Last edited by stewart38; 4th-July-2009 at 10:56 PM.

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    register with freeparking.co.uk - automatic under construction page etc... free change of IPS tags etc... best way to start...

    search engines will eventually notice you, as long as you have something to notice

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    To get search engines to notice you, you need to enter meta tags for your pages, especially on your home page (index site).
    Then you need to list key words, these should also appear in your page content ie. www.stewart38.com is your site, you would put "Stewart38 -dance champion 2010" as a meta tag, then enter a short description of your services, and key words and phrases.
    You should find this under "page properties.
    Contrary to popular belief, it does not increase your chances to paste in the same few keywords 2000 times (I had a friend ask me to do this when making his webpage).

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    I am using www.one.com and I am delighted so far. It cost me around 10 pounds and comes with a website drag and drop builder package, with email addresses, blog, database, picture gallery.

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdjiver View Post
    I am using www.one.com and I am delighted so far. It cost me around 10 pounds and comes with a website drag and drop builder package, with email addresses, blog, database, picture gallery.
    About to registar the website and assume to use .com

    I see there are all sorts

    org.uk
    co.uk
    .net

    etc etc I assume .com is fine ?

    Its UK only business

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by stewart38 View Post
    About to registar the website and assume to use .com

    I see there are all sorts

    org.uk
    co.uk
    .net

    etc etc I assume .com is fine ?

    Its UK only business
    .com is just fine

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Though usually .co.uk domains are a good bit cheaper than .com ones

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by pmjd View Post
    Though usually .co.uk domains are a good bit cheaper than .com ones
    Last week I registered with UK2.net oothefuxthat.com and oothefuxthat.co.uk, the .com was free for 1 year.

    If you're able to (availability), register both .com AND .co.uk

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Doolan View Post
    Last week I registered with UK2.net oothefuxthat.com and oothefuxthat.co.uk, the .com was free for 1 year.

    If you're able to (availability), register both .com AND .co.uk
    Good find, most of the time the top level domains (TLD) like .com and .org are 10-20 a year and country level ones like .co.uk are less than 5.

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by stewart38 View Post
    About to registar the website and assume to use .com

    I see there are all sorts

    org.uk
    co.uk
    .net

    etc etc I assume .com is fine ?

    Its UK only business
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Doolan View Post
    Last week I registered with UK2.net oothefuxthat.com and oothefuxthat.co.uk, the .com was free for 1 year.

    If you're able to (availability), register both .com AND .co.uk
    agree. some people will type in .com whatever you print.

    The Internet gurus I have been studying says that google gives preference to .co.uk domains for enquiries from the UK, especially in brick and mortar businesses. They are trying to leverage goggle maps, and focusing more and more on relevant location. If your customers are mostly in the UK then .co.uk is probably the best first choice. Both customers and google like to see a street address.

    e.g. do a google search on dance classes perth and Franck's site comes in at no. 1 because he registered his venues locations (free) at Google.

    I have seen a report that Google actually scores some .com addresses lower, because they are over-used and abused.

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by stewart38 View Post
    About to registar the website and assume to use .com

    I see there are all sorts

    org.uk
    co.uk
    .net

    etc etc I assume .com is fine ?

    Its UK only business

    if its a UK business i would suggest .co.uk

    for good SEO consider trying to fit the most likely search term in the domain name

    eg if you selling firewood in Bristo,l bristolfirewood.co.uk might be good
    but remember Google constantly change there criteria

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove View Post
    ... eg if you selling firewood in Bristol bristolfirewood.co.uk might be good
    but remember Google constantly change their criteria
    When writing it use BristolFirewood.co.uk The computer treats upper and lower case the same in urls, but it makes it more memorable and readable for human eyes.

    A business site should be about your customers. This is an example of simple page that starts a relationship with a potential customer.

    Hi, we are ...
    Here is some useful free advice (I am on your side, and useful)
    If you give me your address I'll send you more good free stuff

    http://www.cardellmedia.co.uk/internet.html

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by Villemo View Post
    To get search engines to notice you, you need to enter meta tags for your pages, especially on your home page (index site).
    Not strictly true; I'm researching this myself and only Inktomi definitely uses keywords. Teoma 'unofficially' supports keywords, but AllTheWeb, AltaVista and Google definitely do not.

    There's obviously no point taking them out if you already have them (unless you've over-done it and abused the system, which may give negative results), but the general consensus nowadays is that it's not worth the effort putting them into new sites/pages.

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdjiver View Post
    When writing it use BristolFirewood.co.uk The computer treats upper and lower case the same in urls, but it makes it more memorable and readable for human eyes.

    A business site should be about your customers. This is an example of simple page that starts a relationship with a potential customer.

    Hi, we are ...
    Here is some useful free advice (I am on your side, and useful)
    If you give me your address I'll send you more good free stuff

    http://www.cardellmedia.co.uk/internet.html
    well there is some good advice there, its just a bit ironic that their website looks like a standard template i.e. millions of other non-descript web sites out there...

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdjiver View Post
    e.g. do a google search on dance classes perth and Franck's site comes in at no. 1 because he registered his venues locations (free) at Google.
    Whereas if the same search is done on Yahoo, the first entries are for Perth, Australia. Franck comes in at No 7 (just above the pole-dancing!)

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    Re: Setting up your own web site

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful Scathe View Post
    well there is some good advice there, its just a bit ironic that their website looks like a standard template i.e. millions of other non-descript web sites out there...
    Perhaps you could let him know where he is going wrong?

    http://www.entrepreneur2009.co.uk/

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