The best way to create an online presence for your business is to create a blog or a website .There is no simple way to create a web site. As a person who has been involved in web page design since the days of Windows 3.11 and Netscape Navigator 1.1, I can share some useful tips about web site creation.
First of all you must decide on your web site’s topic or theme. You should work on something which you have the knowledge and passion . For instance, you can do something about programming, sports and games, travel, books review, astronomy, health, education, any hobby, and more.
Next, you need to do some research by reading books, journal, searching for information from the Internet and more. Next, you have to write out the framework for your contents, get the main topic and subtopics properly arranged and linked up.
To start writing your web pages, you can use one of the GUI-based web page editors such as MS Frontpage, Macromedia Dreamweaver, PageBreeze, Amaya and more. For your information,you can download PageBreeze, Amaya for free.
Besides, you should also learn some basics of HTML so that you can customize your page better. If you are good in HTML, you can actually use notepad to design your web page . If you find creating a website from the scratch is difficult, you can always use one of those content management systems, which off course include weblog or blog. Some of the popular CMS are wordpress, blogspot, joomla and more. The advantages of a CMS are easier to create, easier to update, do not need much technical knowhow, can do it anyway anytime and last but not least, most of them are free!
After you have created all your web pages, you can then contact a web hosting company to register your domain name and to get a web server to store your files for online viewing. Off course you need to pay a nominal hosting fee. Besides that, you must think of a domain name that is related to your contents and special enough to catch people’s attention.However, currently many domain names have been taken up so you may not get the ideal name you want. In that case, you have to settle for the next best domain name. For example, my website is a tutorial website about Visual Basic programming so I registered my website as www.vbtutor.net. It is hosted by Webserver, which I have been using for the past ten years and the support I get is good.
Here are some popular web hosting companies that offer many kinds of web hosting solutions starting from budget hosting to fully integrated business hosting solutions:
And this one by Network Solutions should be good too.
For domain name registration, you can visit:
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Here are other hosting providers or directories of hosting providers, you can choose anyone that suit your needs and budget.
To market your web site ,first of all you must submit your site to the major search engines through many submit it website, like
and many others.
Remember to add all possible keywords related to your site in your META Tag so that search engines can crawl your site and find the necessary info.
Next you must market your site with whatever ways possible, such as by emailing your friends, join discussion groups, leave messages in guest books of other related web sites, join forums, and yes, leverage of the power of web2.o social networking by sharing your website through twitter, facebook, digg, Google Buzz, MySpace and more.