Do You Need a Web Designer?

Well that all depends. Are you using a blog or a regular website? You can find tons of websites that provide blog templates for your use. There are hundreds to thousands of designs on the internet that are free for almost any use. Some may require you to keep their logo or trademark on the website in order to gain recognition. As for your website you can find Wordpress themes to upload to your server. You can find some very nice Wordpress themes if you use Google search. Some websites require you to pay for the template. Perhaps can find a student on campus who is building his porfolio to work on your website. If not be prepared to shell out anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Call local companies out of the phone book or look for reputable companies online with quality portfolios. Better yet visit other websites with designs you like and look for the name of the design at the bottom of the index page or welcome page. If you can't find the name email the webmaster directly. If you have the time you can find tutorials online that teach you how to design websites. It will take time to learn Html, CSS, and Java etc. The more time you spend learning the more skills you will acquire. You will save money by learning on your own. Local community colleges and programs more than likely offer classes that you can attend. If you want flash and high quality designs be prepared to pay big time if you seek a designer. If not get ready to learn! Read More!

Are You Up With Social Media?

Do you have an existing account with Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter? Well if you don't, why not? Use these free avenues to promote your name brand and your business. These social media websites are seen by millions daily and who knows who may be in need of your service. Never assume no one will be interested in your product. If you have no faith in your business why would anyone else! Sign up for these websites today, make a profile that defines your business, and give incentive for people to be interested. Don't be shy. Use this free time to pull in big money. Make yourself shine! Read More!

Want to Increase Your Website Ranking?

There is an awesome tool called IBP or Internet Business Promoter that helps website owners increase search engine rankings. They will even retrieve keyword, link popularity,and other vital information about your website as well as your competition. They offer a free download but the features are limited. In order to use the full program you must pay. That isn't so bad if the program will give you useful hints to increase your keyword ranking which will improve your google rank. Awesome huh? A professional SEO tool at your fingertips. No need hire an expensive search engine optimization specialist if you can work wonders yourself. Read the testimonials for yourself and be amazed by the power of IBP!

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Research Profitable Domain Names

If you want to ensure you will receive targeted traffic, you should have a domain that speaks for itself. Your domain name should include a word that lets searchers know they have their niche. A website about flowers wouldn't be called Planet(fillintherestyourself).com. I would think the website would be about the solar system or related to astronomy. Include at least one major keyword in your domain name. If you want to rank high for flowers include the word flower in the url itself! For example, (fillinyourself) Want to find the most popular keywords and phrases most searched for? Look here.
Google has a keyword tool aimed to help advertisers who use Google Adwords to promote their campaigns. The more knowledgeable you are about the popularity of search terms and phrases, the higher your chance of being found by searchers. The tool will even help you generate keyword ideas to bring in more traffic. Yahoo Search Marketing previously had an external tool similar to the link above but has removed it from public viewing. Instead, you must open an account in order to use that function. Play around with the keyword to get a feel for what words are more popular than others and how you will use this tool to excel in your business. Read More!

Is Your Site SEO Ready?

Does your site have a proper meta tags and formatting? If you are do not have an indentifying title for your website you are asking for major trouble. Do not leave the title as 'Internet Explorer' as many people. Search engines will never find you that. You can go to websites like or and generate meta tags for your website. Submitexpress even has a meta tag analyzer that will explain how to make sure your tags are "search engine friendly." Put major keywords in your page title and in your description as well. Use keywords in the body of your webpage as well to increase search engine ranking. Now don't oversaturate your site with keywords or "cloak." When I say cloak I mean don't hide keywords. For example, if your background is black do not write keywords in black. Google can penalize your website for doing that and possibly blacklist you. Now do you want a major power like Google or Yahoo banning you? is a new search engine created by MSN. I have to admit I like them so far.

Submitexpress allows you to submit your website to multiple search engines at once to save you the trouble of manually submitting them. Once you have created your meta tags wait for the search engines to crawl your site. Don't think your website will show on the first page in a month. It can take months and sometimes years for your site to be number one on Google. Organic keywords, referring to the keywords in your meta and not sponsored keywords, are many times the key to search engine success. Before I delve into page rank and other key factors that determine search engine ranking, the basics must be covered. Read More!

Are you ready to be a webmaster?

Before you even begin to mark your territory on the world wide web, have you considered the basics to establishing a successful online experience? There are several questions that needed to be answered before you enter the webmaster realm.

  1. What product do you have to offer consumers? What type of useful service will you provide?
  2. What type of slogans and logos will you use to promote your product?
  3. Who is your target internet audience? Consider the age group who will benefit the most from the most your website. Research what type of interests people usually have that belong to different age groups. Identify your audience an brainstorm on how and where to promote your website to your target.
  4. Will you have a partner or will you manage your website alone? Will you hire people to assist you?
  5. How much are you willing to invest of your time, mind, dedication, and money?

Once you have firmly answered these questions then you can continue onto the next process. Decide on a catchy and potentially successful domain name. You want to stand out from the rest and create a distinguished online reputation. How many times have you see a website that resembled another (most likely in poor taste) to the point you did not want to even keep looking? Nobody likes a copycat especially a bad one. Spend sometime thinking of a domain name that is memorable and also relevant to your product. You can even Google and Yahoo search expired domains and search through the database to find results that could be very helpful. Use a synonym or rhyming dictionary if you can’t come up with many catch phrases on your own. Be creative! You can promote your website using many techniques and also increase traffic for free if you know how to drive website traffic to your domain. We will discuss that further another time. For now just plan carefully how you intend on embarking on the technology world.

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