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SETTING UP A WEB SITE

Discussion in 'Software' started by BOB D.O.L.E, 10 Jul 2008.

  1. breezer

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    you can always ask will they just host the name you already have.

    also as i mentioned, for a business you dont want to have it on a free webspce.

    yours will look like

    www.virgin/bobdole.com

    not as good as

    bobdole.co.uk is it?
     
  2. MarkBarl

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    You may well find that the company that you purchased you domain name through will offer hosting. Alternatively, you should be able to transfer your domain to another hosting company. I use 123reg for my domain registration. They offer hosting packages from as little as £1.48 per month. With regards to google. You can manually submit your web site to them here To get moved up their rankings, you will need to have links to your site on other sites. The more the better. You might try some of those on-line business directories.
     
  3. WoodYouLike

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    Not the more the better - it's the better quality the incoming links are, the better. If you receive a link from a website that has a high ranking itself, that will count much more than one of those (thirteen in a dozen) on-line business directories.
     
  4. Mister Dobbo

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    If you just have the one plain page, you could host it on free web space you probably get with you internet ISP that you use, then you point the domain name to it. You should have some control panel with whoever you registered the name with, in there you can redirect any hits to your page wherever you host it. You can also redirect an emails sent to you domain name email to your current email through the control panel.

    So you get you domain name website and email all for nothing.
     
  5. WoodYouLike

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    No such thing as a 'free lunch' ;)
     
  6. Mister Dobbo

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    Thats spot on, in fact some website links will give you negative ranking i.e. link farms.

    Dont try any tactics like adding text to you pages the same colour as the background text to get more keywords in as this will negative you as well. Google algorithms are very complexed now and they check everything out before they rank you.
     
  7. WoodYouLike

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    Best and quickest way to get decent links is to establish a 'blog' (dynamic website) next to your normal (static) website.
    BLOG: Better Listings On Google ;)
     
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    Where's the negative in it if you already have the webname? I've had a site that got ranked that was just pointed to by a domain name thats hosted on another website, no problem. Just use domain name masking and know one knows where its hosted.
     
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    What I meant was: all so-called freebies have their drawbacks. Doing it the way you suggest means actually 'hosting' it through two different set-ups - two separate things that could go wrong. Plus you hardly have any control over things.

    And besides: one page websites don't really have an positive effect on whole your marketing. With so many websites screaming for everyone's attention just one page with your company name, address and products/service is not going to stand out!
     
  11. Mister Dobbo

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    The way I see it is he's got a one page website, if he hosts it on his Tiscali BT, NTL, Virgin etc. free webspace I can't see what would go wrong or what control he needs... :cool:

    Why spend anything on a 1 page site!! ;)
     
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    Hope he/she's not expecting to profit it from it either ;)
     
  13. Mister Dobbo

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    It's already been noted. ;)
     
  14. BOB D.O.L.E

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    Thanks for yea replies i have ended my headache i joined host pa pa cost me a leg n arm mind yea but its soothed the head ache.

    Cant wait to get mi own website up and a runnin....

    This time next year ill be ill or a million air miles away with mi own little island next to Uncle Virgin Richard is he still a virgin never see him with a woman, i hope im not a living next to a bender.
     
  15. breezer

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    you can also put google ads on your website, (like what DIYnot has) and you do get paid for them)
     
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