Write Long-Form Content — Once upon a time, stuffing your content with your top keyword would help you rank in the search results. Gone are those days, and just like on that first date we talked about earlier, you’ll actually be penalized for trying too hard. These days, it’s better to simply write your content for the user. Be as comprehensive and helpful as possible and Google will reward you.
I hear your pain. I know creating a website can be daunting, especially to someone who has never ventured into the online world, but let me assure you that it is really quite simple. If you don’t want to head down the road of building your own self hosted WordPress site, then I would suggest signing up to WordPress.com. This is the free version of WordPress where you can get your site up and running in no time and with no costs whatsoever. Sounds like you just need a no frills, no bells, no whistles type of website. If that’s the case then WordPress.com could be the option for you.
Weebly is a more user-friendly host and drag-and-drop website builder that offers more personalized customer support. This can make it a better option for less tech-savvy users who only need a simple website and want to build it on a platform other than WordPress. However, the price tag is $5/month, and this doesn’t include a domain or email account. Get started for free.
Even if you decide to build your own website, consider having professional graphics designed for the site; at the very least a logo or brand developed. Using these professional elements can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel. It also wouldn’t hurt to have a professional look over the content on the site to check the quality of the copy, ensure relevant information is positioned correctly, and the user is led through the site in a way that will increase the likelihood of sales.
I have no experience with blogs other than what I read online. I would appreciate your help regarding a “shared” blog. A friend and I are considering contributing posts to the same blog. Is it allowed? …to “own” a blog together? If so, how would we do it; should we both follow the steps installing WordPress etc. and then one of us create it and the other just logs in with the username and password?
The first thing you need to consider is that learning a lot of these, no matter how simple they are, will take you a lot of time if it is all brand new to you (here’s the story from my last re-design). This is tempting to a lot of small business owners because it saves you money, but it also takes time away from building your actual business. Choose wisely.

Hi David, Thanks for your comment and the analogy! As we say in the article, there are times when we definitely recommend a website designer. But for entrepreneurs, sometimes this isn't a realistic option. We truly do believe you can help your business grow and succeed by using a website builder - we've been there and seen it happen! While there's certainly a time to hire a web designer to make the most of their expertise, website builders are great for opening up the possibility of success to everyone. We believe nobody should be stopped from creating a website because of technical ability, and the same goes for financial situations. Website builders create more options for more people to promote their business online, and we think that's great! Thanks for reading and for joining the discussion, I hope you've found it interesting - Lucy
Under “Pages,” I navigated to where I wanted the blog to appear in the navigation — for this template, it was either in the main navigation, the secondary navigation, the footer navigation, or not linked (which means it won’t show up in any navigation, unless you link directly to it from a page within your site). I chose main navigation, to make the blog easy to access from the homepage. Click the plus next to the navigation of your choice, then click “Blog.”

Hi there. I need a junior Android Developer to help with various Android tasks, like: - Publishing Apps on our Google Play - Helping with Push Notifications (getting them working) - Copying & Re-Naming Apps, adding new designs - Adding new Listview pages to display various content - Adding new, but simple webservices (php functions that display certain

Your website is the first — and sometimes the only thing — your potential customers see when they are searching for your products or services. What type of first impression are they getting when they visit your website? Does your website properly represent your business and make potential customers want to call you, or make them want to look elsewhere?

Hi! My name is Omar Ochoa, a Top Rated Freelancer. I’ve been lucky enough to have the pleasure of Designing and Programming Websites for the last handful of years. I first worked as a Graphic Designer at a Printing Facility, designing everything from Business Cards and Logos to flyers, brochures, and huge banners. Eventually I was asked to make a website - and I did what every programmer does: I googled and figured it out. Since then, I have been learning the ins and outs of the Web Design world - specifically Front End Development. In Web Design I satiate my desire to visually design something while stretching my Programming wings at the same time. I like to work with the Wordpress platform, focusing on creating websites that result in a pleasing browsing experience for the user - making sure that the website is viewable on whatever sized screen, fast, and beautiful. Outside of work, I enjoy growing Carnivorous Plants and learning how to make stuff with wood. My Skills: Print / Graphic Design - 7 Years Experience - Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator - Knowledge of Design Principles - Experience working at a Print Facility Web Design & Development - 4 Years Experience - HTML, CSS/SCSS/SASS , Javascript, JQuery, PHP - Wordpress Expert - Bootstrap - Responsive/Mobile Design - Performance Optimization If you’d like to work with me, please get in touch. Best, Omar

Many realtors feel that the website of the well-known realty brand they work for is a sufficient online presence—especially if they have a bio on the site. However, there are a few reasons not to leave your online presence in the umbrella brand’s hands. First, you are trusting them to accurately represent what sets you apart from the other agents who work for them. Also, you are limiting your search rankings by not having a site of your own pop up when potential client search for terms like ‘Boston real estate agents.’ Finally, consider what will happen if you leave that brand in the future to work with a different team – you will have to start over earning authority for your new page on a different site.
There are website building software programs out there like "Dreamweaver" that are excellent, but, range in cost from $299 to $4000 depending on your needs. Dreamweaver also requires hours of learning, a good estimate is 480 hours.  Photoshop is another really good website building tool. It's cost ranges anywhere from $299 to $700. And of course there is always an html editor program which is about $79.  Surely you can find these programs to build a website at a bargain price. But while you are spending time looking, you could have had your website built by Build Websites Cheap for as little as $399 completed.
So, what do I mean by that? That sounds weird. So, when I say designer, I mean someone who’s strictly an artist, and there’s a lot of those out there. A lot of ‘designers’ are only concerned about the aesthetics of the site. What it looks like, or if its unique, or if it follows the latest website design trends. But at the end of the day they don’t really ‘get it’ when it comes to what the primary purpose of a website is.
First and foremost you need to do a bit of strategy work, you need to know why you are starting a blog and who you are blogging for, your target audience. Next you need to map out what your blog should be about, i.e. what your should write about and the topics to cover. Think of how you write and the language you use, most of us don’t like to read academic journals so don’t be afraid to be conversational and casual in the way you write. Quality trumps quantity. Studies suggest that long-form and in-depth blog posts outperform shorter shallow blog posts, when it comes to search engine optimization and getting shared on social media.
There are website building software programs out there like "Dreamweaver" that are excellent, but, range in cost from $299 to $4000 depending on your needs. Dreamweaver also requires hours of learning, a good estimate is 480 hours.  Photoshop is another really good website building tool. It's cost ranges anywhere from $299 to $700. And of course there is always an html editor program which is about $79.  Surely you can find these programs to build a website at a bargain price. But while you are spending time looking, you could have had your website built by Build Websites Cheap for as little as $399 completed.
Whenever I visit a small business website out in the wild, I ALWAYS click on the about page — I want to put a face to the services and just get to know the people behind the company. If I connect with them or their story, I’m that much more likely to work with them, buy from them, and support them. As a business owner, you want to inspire that kind of feeling in your customers — which makes your about page critical to your success. Here are some tips:
So many times people are faced with dealing with foreign countries to purchase things. Here at Build Websites Cheap we take that risk away. We actually build your website and show it to you before we charge you for it. That means that you are not sending money to unknown places and hopefully, just maybe seeing something in return. So if you want a website, here is a place where you get one-on-one correspondence with an American that understands, and speaks English.
...a program which includes an open-source console tool, and require that tool to be modified to contain our product name, icon and details. The application will need to be customized and built for Windows, Mac and Linux. Our previous developer was not able to complete the task and stated that: After installing the required openssl binaries and dlls,
Website content is the copy you write for the pages on your website. Business websites work best when they’re simple, clear, and easy to navigate, with straightforward text and a single call to action on each page. Business websites also tend to have five essential pages, including Home, Products (or Services), About Us, Blog, and Contact Us pages.
Doing what your competitors do is not always necessary or even wise. However, one important reason you need a website is to stay on par competitively. Since many customers rely on search engines to find products or services, you need a website to have a chance to show up among their search results. If you don't have a website, you give your competitors the advantage of drawing new business from new customers who might have preferred your products and services had you publicized them better.

A Website Designer and a Website Developer are technically 2 very different things. As far as job titles and job responsibilities go, a Website Designer would be responsible for the visual layout choices and aesthetic design of your website, whereas a Web Developer actually builds the website using various tools at their disposal. You might say it’s a little like the relationship between an architect and a general contractor. The architect lays down the design blueprint, and the contractor makes the design happen. But as far as most business owners are concerned, the terms are largely interchangeable. So, for the sake of clarity, we will be assuming that by saying, “I Need a Website Designer,” that you are a business owner, and you’re looking for someone to build or rebuild your company website. We’ll just pretend Website Designers do both jobs, and move on. 😊

Now obviously I can not build a massive website cheap, nothing like Facebook or Ebay for $399.  But I can build a website advertising you or your business depending on your needs, including publishing it on your hosting plan (server). If your new website requires credit card processing or affiliations with merchants then it would be considered complex and, therefore would cost extra.  When you contact Build Websites Cheap, we will give you all the costs up front so there are no surprises.

Yup. According to LSA’s (Local Search Association) April 2017 report, “The Digital Consumer Study,” 63 percent of consumers primarily use a company’s website to find and engage with businesses. That’s a pretty big chunk of consumers. Combine that with the fact that 93 percent of online experiences begin with a search engine—you do the math. Another compelling reason your business needs a website? Research by YellowPages and LSA found that, on average, consumers use approximately three sources before making an individual purchase decision, and 30 percent automatically strike a business from consideration if they don’t have a website.