Sticks and stones may break your bones! But names could make your fortune!

Written by Al Smith and Ruth Ramos

This article is designed for those who are just building their first web site, particularly if they are interested in building a web site that could make them an online income. (Note: If you are still looking for a way to build an effective website…then you really should ‘click’ and read through this source initially: ‘How to build a website that can become a real online business!’)

If you are like we were a short while back, then you will probably find yourself being tempted by cheap hosting offers, intrigued byrepparttar numerous (and largely dubious) Internet ‘Get Rich Quick’ schemes, and maybe bemused byrepparttar 136661 concept of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and what it means for your web site building ambitions.

Every year millions more websites are being launched. Currently (May 2005) there are around 65 million active sites up and running (source: NetCraft), which account for many thousands of millions of pages! Many of these sites are published by novice web site builders, like you. Some will be doing it for fun, for a pastime, others will have recognized (as we have) thatrepparttar 136662 Internet can easily become a way of starting a small business that can earn you anything from a bit of ‘pocket money’ to many thousands of dollars a month…depending on how seriously you take it…

If you have decided to take web site building seriously, then, to be fair SEO is something you cannot avoid. Particularly if you are intent upon building websites that actually get visited! If you are naive enough you could even be persuaded to part with $1000’s a month to let someone do it for you! (OK so maybe YOU couldn’t be persuaded…why? Because you’re reading this…if you were paying SEO companies $1000’s a month you probably wouldn’t have hadrepparttar 136663 insight to ‘surf around’ and find this article! :-)

But maybe you have quite recently built your site, and ‘published’ it through a typical low cost domain registration/hosting company and are finding that you are getting few or no visitors? (Maybe you don’t even know how many visitors come to your site?) Then it is likely that getting to grips with some simple ‘optimisation’ techniques could help your site to be found by more than justrepparttar 136664 handful of family and friends you have given your URL address to!

Now, you could take advantage of an incredibly economical total package of web site building, hosting and optimising services from a company like SiteSell (the company we use) because along withrepparttar 136665 domain name of your choice, allrepparttar 136666 advice and coaching you’ll need is included inrepparttar 136667 low subscription fee (as is a fully supported, easy to use web site building and optimization technology)…BUT…

If you are determined to do it for yourself, no matter how many hours it’s going to take and how much frustration it causes then in this article,repparttar 136668 first of a series, we’d like to suggest that you start by taking a good look at your domain name (or what you are planning/hoping to register as a domain name) and ask yourself… “How good isrepparttar 136669 domain name I have chosen?”

The first thing thatrepparttar 136670 Search Engines (SE’s) get to know about your site is your domain name. They use programmed web crawlers, or ‘spiders’, to check outrepparttar 136671 domains appearing onrepparttar 136672 ‘Net for their relevance as answers torepparttar 136673 millions of queries they are receiving…So,repparttar 136674 more relevant they judge your site to be,repparttar 136675 more likely it will be prioritised by SE’s, which means that your site appears earlier in search results, which naturally means there is more chance surfers will ‘find’ and look at your web site. This is critical torepparttar 136676 growth of your online business. Announces First Annual Girl-A-Thong

Written by Greg Jones

(Toronto) May 2, 2005 - Live video chat site has announced a 4-hour free chat event they callrepparttar "Girl-A-Thong".

The event has been created to "thank allrepparttar 136619 users who stood with us throughrepparttar 136620 November 2004 Tech crisis," said webmaster Jen.

Site owner Mark Prince also has commercial motivations. "The Girlathong is going yearly now," he said. It's not just to thankrepparttar 136621 loyal regular customers ofrepparttar 136622 site, but to illustrate for webmasters how incrediblerepparttar 136623 retention is on LiveCamNetwork."

According to Prince, webmasters are still collecting regular checks from surfers referred torepparttar 136624 site 3 years ago.

"The site not only has what I know arerepparttar 136625 best chat hostesses onrepparttar 136626 net," Jen said. "But has developed, thanks to these regular users, a great cozy community feeling."

Last November, LiveCamNetwork and all sites were hit by a concerted logic-bomb attack which logged-off all performers onrepparttar 136627 network, preventing anyone from making money for ten days.

"During that time we set up a completely free chat room for anyone to come in and play, and to keep up a little patter," said Jen. "Which turned out to be an outpouring of support."

Prince also had a BBS/Forum installed, "to maintain lines of communication open between regular users and chat hostesses. People were posting long messages and threads about how cool we are and how they wouldn't go to other sites."

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