Some online business owners try to save money by choosing to host their sites with free web hosts. However, there are a few drawbacks to doing this. This article lists factors that business owners should consider before choosing a free web host.
Got a Business Website? Think Twice Before Choosing a Free Web Host!
As an online business owner, financial savings is one of your top priorities. You want to give your business the widest exposure at the lowest possible cost. This is why some new business owners choose to use free web hosts for their business websites. But is free web hosting really the best choice? The answer depends on many factors, and will not be the same for all online businesses.
Obviously, the most attractive feature of free web hosts is the fact that you don’t need to pay anything to have your website hosted there. Unlike paid web hosting providers who charge monthly or annual fees, free web hosts allow you...
It's one thing to say you are going to promote your website, and it is another thing to actually follow through with it. Many times people have good intentions and actually do plan on advertising their website but sometimes they just don't have the time to accomplish everything they desire. Life can get pretty rough at times and the main thing to focus on is the amount of effort you can put in. If you find yourself constantly stress out, and having no time to have to yourself, than there is a clear and present problem in the way you manage your time. This relates to websites in the same way that if you have bad time management then you will never reach your highest potential. Without a clear goal in mind you are not going to accomplish anywhere near what you could possibly do. This is where a well thought out advertising plan can assist you and your business. Investing in other workers to help you out, should not be thought of as a business expense but instead a form of...
People often say things on the line of "Google is the best platform for creating a traffic source" towards a website or really any type of online content. The main flaw in this sentence is that Google in itself is actually a platform used to promote itself, and therefore everyone who comes and tries to get a higher "ranking" in that form is just endorsing the normal environment that the big G wants to control. It's almost as if you wanted to go play in your friends play house, and he said fine but you have to pay two dollars. Sure, you might think that is acceptable for a day or two, but once you realize that he doesn't own the only playhouse, and that his isn’t even the best looking one you will swiftly move to the next house over. There they will not charge you a fee, but instead it will take you some time to learn the new rules, the new settings of the game and many people just do not want to put in the time to learn how to master a new...
Many business blogs are failing to live up to what they initially set out to achieve. If your blog isn't driving enough traffic to your site, or failing to increase brand awareness significantly, it may be time for a face lift. You may be publishing first-rate content, but if you don't attract the right audience, your marketing efforts are wasted. By using some of the following techniques, your business blog should gain more qualified traffic and stimulate sales.
Boost Your SEO Power
In the same way your primary business pages should be optimized for the search engines, you should be using similar SEO strategies for your blog. Avoid too many banner ads, animated ads, and images. Include relevant keywords in headlines, subheadings, and throughout your post, but never forget your readers. Concentrate on making your blog attractive to visitors first, then you can modify it for the search engines. Videos and images are a great way to add interest...
One of the newest forms of promotion for a "brick and mortar" store is through online resources. One of these resources happens to be completely free, to utilize, and yet many business' put it off as child's play or focused on the wrong traffic. Whenever a company attempts to control their market, or to sell the most products/services, the same goal which one hundred percent of business' are centered around, the main way to do so is through traffic. The only way to make money is to sell your service, and to sell your service you need clients, and the only way to ever get a client is through some form of advertising or promotion. Even word of mouth counts as a, albeit free, form of advertising it is also one of the strongest. The reason word of mouth counts so much for everyday people is that they take their trust in the person who advises them, or reviews, a product and then they make their purchasing decision off of that. This is enormously...
The existence and operation of any website have one main simple aim or objective, and that objective is that people should be aware of the web page, or in other words, to gain popularity on the internet. Hence what web pages are actually looking for is web traffic. Web traffic is simple words can be defined as the number of visitors whom a web page has. It is the amount of information that is sent to it and received by it from people that have visited the site. It is determined from the number of people browsing through that site and how many pages they have browsed through. The greater the figure for both these determinants, the higher the amount of web traffic for any web page. Thus when a web page owner has to see how popular, its site is or how well its advertisement strategies are working. He will look at the amount of web traffic on his web page.
Importance of Web Traffic:
Web traffic is perhaps the most important element for the...
Why is traffic needed - Things that you should know
Website trafficking is perhaps the most important factor of running an online business or a webpage so much so that if a web page lacks traffic, there may be no point of it operating. No traffic means that the web page is not being visited by anyone, and that it is simply a waste of money. No traffic shows that any attempt you are making to sell products online is failing since people are not either aware of your product or are not interested in purchasing it. Hence, the question rises of how to increase trafficking for your web page. There are many ways to increase traffic for your site such as creating backlinks, advertising on social-networking sites, article marketing and of course buying traffic.
Buying web traffic:
Buying traffic is one of the ways to increase your web traffic. Traffic can be purchased from any third party. Many say that it can be risky to purchase web traffic, since there is sometimes no surety to...
If you've read anything about marketing in the internet age, you know how important it is to have an online presence for your business. In the age of the silicon chip, any business that markets solely through old media loses a significant amount of market share to online businesses every day. If you already understand the importance of getting your business online, but do not know how to go about doing it, the following tips will help you get started.
Tip #1: Hire a Web Designer
Regardless of how you plan to establish your business online, you will need to have a website. A website makes your business stand out visually, which is something a Facebook page or Twitter page cannot do particularly well. While it is possible to make a good looking site using pre-packaged solutions like Wix and Weebly, these sites use templates that are pretty recognizable, and therefore not unique. Hire a pro web designer and you will get a unique design that catches...
Have you ever thought about entering the lucrative world of online marketing; do you want something more than the same-old boring job making you significantly less money than you are worth? Lots of people are stuck into this fixed mindset which entails working all day and night for little profit, and then just expecting and accepting this horrible punishment because you did not want to put in the effort to try your hardest and see if you could succeed on your own. Many people have the first thought of starting up a blog, or really any type of website, and then they put in tons of effort by creating funny entertaining and just all around great content. They will even spend money on what they think is the most important part of a website, the front-end. People love to make their website "shiny," metaphorically speaking, instead of investing in the most important section, getting the viewers. It pains me to constantly see website that had huge potential, give...
Sitting in your computer chair, staring at the empty screen ahead, you ask yourself, "Why does Google hate me and my website?" You wonder why every single one of your competitors is able to rank for the best keywords, you know, the keywords that people search when they want to purchase a product or buy a service. Not the useless keywords that you have won over, the informational and frequently asked questions website traffic. Put plainly, it's not that easy to accomplish something as hard as ranking on Google. Nowadays, getting your site indexed and seen by Google is not really a challenge, granted you have to produce quality original content and create a niche or go through with a niche that already has a large following. Either of these options is fine, but the main idea is that you are nothing special just for getting on Google's system, that's the first fifty percent of the race, and the easiest portion.
The next stage in your...