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Internet Freedom and Your Website

Internet Freedom and Your Website

 

Doing business across the world has become easier because of the internet. Global corporations as well as smaller businesses can reach new markets. In fact it’s not unusual for small businesses, or even solo entrepreneurs, to have customers all over the world. One of the reasons why this is possible is because of the principle of internet freedom, i.e. you can theoretically access any website from anywhere in the world.

 

But internet freedoms are constantly changing which leaves the question: how will these changes affect your website?

 

So You Want to Open an Online Store?

So You Want to Open an Online Store?

 

So, you want to open an online store but you’re not sure how to do it? That’s okay because the process is like opening a bricks-and-mortar store. It’s not as complicated as you may think. Of course, some things are different. But the process is the same. Thinking about your online store as if it was a store in a mall makes it easier to plan the stages and get through them.

 

Find the Premises

 

The first thing you need to do when opening a bricks-and-mortar store is to find the right premises. You need:

 

·         A location that has the potential to bring you customers

·         A shop that is big enough to display everything you are going to sell;

Does a Domain Name Matter for SEO?

Does a Domain Name Matter for SEO?

 

Answering the question “does a domain name matter for SEO?” is quite simple. The answer is yes. Just look at any spam website with a domain name like new-get-rich-quick-scheme-to-become-a-millionare.info. Historically spammers have bought names like this because they get results. So yes, domain names have an impact on SEO. But that’s only the beginning of the answer

 

There are several guidelines that you should follow when choosing a domain name. But a word of warning first: don’t buy new-get-rich-quick-scheme-to-become-a-millionare.info. It breaks just about all the guidelines discussed below.

 

Planning Content for Your Website

Planning Content for Your Website

 

The best websites on the internet upload new and fresh content regularly. This applies to content heavy websites like news sites and blogs but it also applies to smaller websites and websites for bricks-and-mortar businesses. The only difference is scale: content heavy websites might upload new content hourly; other websites might upload new content once a week. Whichever category you fall into, you’ll need a structure in place so here are some ideas for planning content for your website.

 

But before getting into that let’s briefly answer the questions why? Why does your site need fresh content? There are two reasons.

 

Wearable Tech, the Internet of Things and the Future of Websites

Wearable Tech, the Internet of Things and the Future of Websites

 

It has been a cliché for centuries to say the world is changing fast. But the cliché has never been truer than in the modern age of the internet and new technologies. For a small or medium-sized business owner this presents the challenge of trying to keep up. To help, here are some of the things that might change the way we live and do business in the future. They include wearable tech, the internet of things, and the future of websites.

 

Wearable Technologies

 

Maintaining Privacy Online

Maintaining Privacy Online

 

The internet can be pretty wild with crooks and gangsters buying and selling information to make a quick buck. This can open you up to fraud and identity theft. It also opens you up to unbeatable offers for diet pills, a long list of people eager to date you, and much more. This is why maintaining privacy online is pretty important.

 

There are lots of resources available that tell you how to keep their private information safe online. This article will look at the extra things small business owners can do.

 

Close the Gate

 

Web Analytics Tools for Small Businesses

Web Analytics Tools for Small Businesses

 

Imagine you were able to get a report about the last brochure you created. The report would tell you how many people read it, how long they spent reading it, which parts they read, where they were when they were reading it, and whether they went on to buy the product after reading it. You could even learn which part of the brochure convinced them to make the purchase. That would be invaluable information, right?

 

You can’t get this information for printed brochures. But you can get it for your website. And best of all: many of these web analytics tools for small businesses are free.

 

10 things NOT to do with a new website

10 things NOT to do with a new website

 

Getting a new website is an exciting time for a business. It offers potential and is a way to tell the world what you do every day. But there are lots of things that most businesses do with their websites that they absolutely shouldn’t. So to keep you right, here is 10 things NOT to do with a new website:

 

1.      Writing about you

 

Are You a Ninja?

Are You a Ninja?

 

Well, are you a ninja? If you are and you are thinking of setting up a new website you are in luck. The same applies if you are a builder, a florist, a bull rider, or if your name is Kim. This is because of a thing called a TLD and the fact that lots of new ones have either recently been released or will be released soon.

 

TLD stands for top-level domain. It is the last part of a website address – the part after the dot. The most popular is .COM but you will also have heard of .NET, .GOV and .ORG. There are also country-specific TLDs like .CA (Canada), .CO.UK (United Kingdom) and .COM.AU (Australia).

 

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