What do I need to do to prepare?
Of course, we'll need your help with the content - because no one knows your business better than you do. Gather up your company information - Do you have any ads in print? Do you have any flyers or brochures? It is also helpful if you have photos of your products, your staff, your building or anything else pertinent to your business. If you don't have these things - don't worry. Our trained Customer Service Representative will help you to put together your site & pull from our large image library if necessary. If you do, we'll arrange for them to be sent to us.
Click here for some ideas about what you might want to show on your site & the types of information you'll probably want to include.
I already have E-mail through AOL- Why would I want the E-mail accounts included in my package?
When you have email at your domain name - i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org, you advertise your business and your web address every time you send an E-mail and it looks more professional than an aol address. Further, you can forward your messages to your other E-mail account if you wish, so that you don't need to check in two places.
How do I set up my new E-mail?
What if I need additional pages, or E-mail addresses, etc.?
No Problem! Prices to upgrade your site are in line with our regular low prices. Just ask your Customer Service Representative for specifics.
What can I do to promote my web site?
There are many ways to promote your site, some of the simplest and the best, is to put your www address on everything. Put it on your business cards, your letterhead, your awning and company vehicles. Put it in every ad & brochure you put in print - after all - they can't change, but your website can.
In addition, when you buy a website from us, we will submit your site to hundreds of top search engines regularly.
We can also place on-line advertising for you at leading on-line yellow pages web sites, banner advertising on top sites and register you with paid search engines like Yahoo.
How do I pick a good "www" name?
Short is better than long, although spelled out is generally better than abbreviated, and a name ending in .com is still better than .net or some of the other domain extensions out there. Just try to keep your name relevant and easy to remember. Also - remember, there are no spaces or special characters allowed in your name (except a dash). Be careful with the dash however. Imagine you're email@example.com & having to say "pizza dash palace" everytime you want to convey your name. It's probably best to skip it.
What about ".ws, .tv" and other new extensions?
They're out there, but unless you're dead set on a .com name that's already taken, it's not recommended. "Dot com" is still the best-known naming convention by far and even if you do secure a name with an alternate extension, you could run into a turf war with the .com owner of your domain.
How Do I Request a Domain Name (www._____)?
If you would like assistance regarding whether or not your desired web address name is available,
we would be happy to help.
Call us at 888.200.3120 or
Why is it Important to submit my site to Search Engines?
Submitting your site to search engines is one of the best ways to help people find your site - which is the point of having one, agreed? Statistics show that over 75% of web users use search engines on a regular basis. (April, 2000, RealNames Survey.)
What are the Top Search Engines?
As of 2009, the top 5 are as follows:
How long does it take to build my site?
We'll get started shortly after you decide to go with us. We'll contact you as often as needed during the website building process to ensure we're on the right track. Your templated site should be up & running in 3-4 weeks. A custom site might take slightly longer.
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