Starting Your Own Website

So you’ve decided your not satisfied with working 40 hours per week in a dead-end job, not getting ahead and you want to try something else. If you’re looking at starting some kind of Internet based business, great! I can help! You can read over my whole life story (http://www.cashsblog.com/about/my-life-story/) and more importantly, my reasons for trying something different on the about page (http://www.cashsblog.com/about/).

Get Creative

It doesn’t have to be an original idea, because chances are, it’s already been done. And if it hasn’t already been done, and it’s a good idea, someone will copy you. As my friend Nick always says, “Good artists borrow. Great artists steal!”

Maybe you use a simple website regally, but there are some parts of it that really annoy you. You could remake it! That’s why I created the website YouTubeKeep.com. I’m assuming that people reading this have at very least some basic HTML knowledge. If not, that’s ok too. But I suggest, if you want to create a successful website, you learn some.

Keywords

You’ve made your decision. Now you need related name and domain name.
First thing you need to do is come up with some main keywords (what someone will type into Google to get to your site). Then, if you can think of a name that contains one or two of these keywords, you’re laughing.
THEN find a domain that contains as many of these keywords in as possible (search engines will give a site preference if the keywords are contained in the page content, title, and domain name).
Use WHOIS to find out what domain names are available.

I know what your thinking: “How the hell am I supposed match the name and keywords to the domain? Well, sometimes it’s hard. Maybe you imagine a lot of your traffic’s going to come from word of mouth, so you might want to go for a domain name that’s short and easy to remember instead. It is defiantly a plus if you can get the domain name matching the keywords and name of the website, but it’s not the most important thing, so don’t worry too much.

Which TLD (Top-Level Domain) .com, .net, .tv?

A .com is the best (in my opinion). A .com website is easy to remember. People will know instantly that you’re talking about a website when you refer to whatever.com. Of course if your website is going to be a non-profit organisation, you might want to go for a .org. If the .com and .net are available, buy them both, then redirect the .net to the .com (or vise-versa). From my research, most experts agree that if you have some other domain names redirecting to your main website, you’ll gain a few “points” on the search engines. You may even want to consider country-specific domain names, like .co.uk, .co.nz or .com.au.

Still don’t know what I’m talking about? I’ll gives you some examples:

Scenario 1

We’ll start with an established business. Say you have a business that hires out boats, now you want a web presence. Maybe your put a form on your website so customers can request a quote and look at the boats you have for hire.

We’ll call the business “Jimmy’s Boat Hire” for this example. So if someone wants to hire a boat, they’re going to type “boat hire” into their search engine. So your main keywords are “boat” and “hire”. So if you get the domain name “www.JimmysBoatHire.com” you’re bloody laughing. It’s easy enough to remember AND it contains your most important keywords.

Scenario 2

Let’s say you want to start a business that sells model cars and planes online, at wholesale prices. So two keyphrases (phrases people would search) are “model planes” or “model cars” and maybe the keywords “buy”, “store”, “cheap”, “discount”, etc, etc.

So maybe we’ll call the site “Discount Model Cars & Planes” (I’ll avoid the word “cheap”, it makes me think of crap). So the domain name “DiscountModelCarsAndPlanes.com” is fantastic in terms of keywords, but a pain to write down or for people to remember. Maybe you want buy “DiscountModelCarsAndPlanes.com” then a shorter , easier to remember domain name as well. Hmmm… say “modelcars.com” and have it redirect it to your main domain: “DiscountModelCarsAndPlanes.com”.
Important Notes About Redirecting

There are certain methods of redirection that search engines like (and raise your “score”) and there are other ways which make your site seem like a scam or like it’s trying to scam search engines.

This is all covered in more depth on my blog: http://www.cashsblog.com/

Original Link: Where to Start I’m currently 22 and work at a servo (gas station for you yanks). But don’t worry, I have much bigger plans! I’m trying to prove is that there are alternatives to what people refer to as a “real job”. You can check out My Life Story on my blog
 

Easy To Follow Ideas About Search Engine Optimization That Will Really Help You

 

You could be the most ambitious person on the planet when it comes to creating a website with all the bells and whistles that people will love, but unless your visitors can find your site when they search specific terms, your efforts are just going to be wasted. Read these tips and make the most of your efforts.

 

On your website, headings are going to play a vital role in organizing information. So you need to use only a single H1 tag when you are putting your page together. You can use various subheading tags, like H2-H6, but keep things neat and clean by only using one main H1 tag.

 

To search engine optimize your website, don't include more than 150 internal linking hyperlinks on your home page. Too many internal links on one page can dilute a web page's search engine rank. Huge numbers of links also make it hard for visitors to find the information that they need quickly.

 

To ensure that your website is as easy as possible to crawl, keep your site architecture flat. Don't use too many sub folders, instead use descriptive names for each page. Keep your pages with the most competitive keywords in their names, close to the root folder, so they will gain a higher page rank.

 

A great way to optimize your search engine is to provide use internal links. This means you have an easy access to links within your own site. This provides an easier database for customers of viewers to use and will end up boosting the amount of traffic you have.

 

Find some SEO forums that take site review requests. Participate in the forums then ask fellow members to take look at your website. When someone you don't know well visits your website they can analyze it critically and unemotional, then highlight mistakes and suggest ways for you to improve your website's search engine optimization.

 

While purchasing a domain name may seem like the right way to go, many search engines do not recommend it. Some search engines have a long delay for adding new sites to their existing lists, and last thing you want is to delay getting new visitors. Using your existing website is more feasible, since the wait time for some engines is up to a full year.

 

Decide whether or not you want to use a link farm. Link farms are sites without content that just have thousands of links. This is generally seen as a negative thing. However, these do appear in search engines, and can help you rise in the ranks. It is your decision as to what is most important: rapport with other sites, or search engine rankings.

 

As mentioned at the start of this article, it's very important that you do not allow your efforts to go to waste. Learning the proper optimization tactics for the search engines out there is how your site or business goes from a simple start-up to being a legitimate and popular brand online. Use the tips you've just read to your advantage in SEO.

 

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