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From Concept to Website

Written by Staff, WebsiteSource.com

You’ve decided to create a website to market your products or services. More and more people start their information searches online, so having a website isrepparttar logical next step. But without web development skills or knowledge, how do you build and market a website?

To help you bring your business online, we’ve laid out these steps for you: The website concept •Choose and register a domain name •Write a site outline •Get a website template The website •Write your website content •Make your website user friendly •Put together an e-commerce system The online presence •Choose a web host •Set up your website •Market your website

1. The website concept Choose and register a domain name

Your domain name should represent your business and be easy to spell and remember. Your company name isrepparttar 142880 obvious choice, but ifrepparttar 142881 name is long, you may want to use a shortened version of it.

The domain name extension isrepparttar 142882 part that comes afterrepparttar 142883 main part ofrepparttar 142884 name andrepparttar 142885 dot. Dot com (.com) names arerepparttar 142886 most popular for businesses. If your business is specific to a country outsiderepparttar 142887 US, a country-specific extension helps show this. Country-specific domain extensions have rules relevant torepparttar 142888 country they represent, such as that you’re a resident of that country or have a registered business in that country.

To find out if a domain name is available, go to Whois Source (http://www.whois.sc/) orrepparttar 142889 domain name registrar of your choice. Whois Source has a name spinner tool, which suggests variations of a name ifrepparttar 142890 one you want is taken.

Once you choose a domain name, register it as soon as possible with a low price domains (http//www.lowpricedomains.com) provider. It might not be availablerepparttar 142891 next day. Be sure to renew it before it expires — your company identity will become linked with this name.

Write a site outline

What content do you want at your website? These pages are standard for most business websites:

•Home •About Us •Contact

If you offer just a few products or services, one page for each product or service will work fine. Onrepparttar 142892 other hand, if your company provides a range of products or services, your site will be easier to navigate if you grouprepparttar 142893 products or services into a separate directory for each group.

Good website content not only helps site visitors decide on your products or services, but it also helps increase traffic to your website. If you’re selling purple widgets, for example, a page on how to use purple widgets will bring your site more hits via search engines. It will also provide content that webmasters of other sites as well as posters in forums might link to.

Withrepparttar 142894 site outline ready, you’re ready forrepparttar 142895 next step. Get a website template

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•Doesrepparttar 142896 design convey a professional image that fits with your business? •Dorepparttar 142897 pages download within a reasonable time? •Doesrepparttar 142898 design look good in all ofrepparttar 142899 most common screen resolutions and browsers? •Doesrepparttar 142900 template come with a site builder that formats your content for you?

If you prefer to have an original website template but you don’t have web design skills, we recommend that you hire a professional web designer (http://design.websitesource.com). To choose a web designer, look at several web designers’ portfolios to see whose web designs meetrepparttar 142901 above criteria and suit your personal tastes.

2. The website Write your website content

Web readers are different from print readers. Web readers want to know right away if a page hasrepparttar 142902 information they’re looking for. If it doesn’t, they may userepparttar 142903 Back button to go to another site.

You can hire a copywriter to write your website content, or your web designer may work with a web writer. Or, you can write your website content yourself.

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•Organize your content with headings and subheadings. •Tell readers what each page is about nearrepparttar 142905 top of each page. •Write clear, concise sentences in short paragraphs or bullet format. •Use tables to display data such as product and price comparisons. •Provide details about your products and services. Imagine what you’d want to know if you were looking forrepparttar 142906 products or services that you provide, and make this information easily accessible at your website.

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Once site visitors come to your website, you want them to feel comfortable and to spend time readingrepparttar 142908 content. If your site is difficult to read or to navigate, you’ll lose visitors. Make sure that your website hasrepparttar 142909 following:

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