Creating a Website

Many people think that it is hard to create their own website but actually, today, it is rather easy and it can be done in just a matter of minutes. There are three main things you will need if you are considering creating your own website and those three things are:

  • Domain Name
  • Host
  • Coding Software

Domain Name – This is the name that your website will be known as and as it must therefore be a unique name, you may have to try several before you find one which is not already being used by one of the millions of websites already online.

Host – In order for your website to be seen online, you will have to pay someone to host it. Hosting is offered on a contract basis for a specific period of time from a month to perhaps years and the longer the contract, the cheaper the monthly rate however, if you are looking to have your first website hosted, it may be better to start with a short contract to see how it goes and then, if necessary, extend it.

Coding Software – WordPress is perhaps the most popular coding software in use today and has already helped over 6 million people create their own websites. Before this type of software existed, the only way you could create your own website was to first learn computer coding but it was the introduction of this type of software that now allows anyone to create a website as all they need do is type in the instructions in normal type and the software codes it to computer code.

Although through the use of this type of software many people have created their own websites, not all of those websites are successful. So, even if you create a website using all of the steps shown at it may not be successful due to no one visiting the site. To get people to visit the site, you will have to learn about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or get an SEO specialist to assist you. Once SEO is in place on your website though, visitors should follow and so it is just a matter then of your content keeping them interested long enough to read all that you have to say.

To keep visitors to your site interested long enough to read what you have to say, you will need the website to be visually appealing, of high quality, relevant and interesting. To be visually appealing, you should spend time on the design of the website, ensuring that it looks good with nothing to deter visitors. Any written content must have good grammar as people will quickly leave the site if they have trouble understanding what is written. Lastly the content should be relevant to what its domain name implies and as interesting as possible. It has been estimated that 60% of a site’s visitors are return visitors and so to ensure your visitors return regularly also, up-date the content regularly.

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