Step One: Register Your Domain Name
Your Web site address is your online key to infinite possibilities. The web address you type into your browser to pull up a Web site is called its domain name.
As the Web grows, the chance of your domain name getting snatched up by someone else becomes a real possibility. So don't get left behind--sign up today! During the sign-up process, use our domain search to see if the name you want is available. If your first choice is not available, try other variations like mydomain-name.com or, mydomain-name.net, or mydomain-name.org. Once you choose a Web address, we'll register it for *FREE and you can start building your Web site right away.
Step Two: Design Your Web Site
In this step you will have to decide if you want your web site designed professionally or go on your own using Microsoft FrontPage 2000, Dreamweaver, Homesite, etc.. and take advantage of advanced design features and components. If your Web site is already online, use FrontPage or your favorite FTP software to transfer most existing pages and multimedia files.
Step Three: Host Your Web Site
When you finish designing your Web site, you need to choose a Web hosting company to make your Web site live on the internet. "NEED A DOT COM?" can provide you with affordable web hosting solutions.
Step Four: Market Your Web Site
Once you have your Web site set up and live on the internet, the next step is to drive traffic to your site.
How do i get traffic to my site?
1. Search Engines: Yahoo!, Infoseek, Excite, Web Crawler, AltaVista, etc - the list goes on. If you build a site, they will not come if you aren't properly indexed in all of the search engines. The trick is learning how to have your site listed in the top spot within each search engine... but every search engine is different. Some read Meta tags, some read content, some use keywords and pharases, some use your descriptive sentence, etc...
Here are some suggestions: Start by registering you web site to Submit It for a yearly charge or you can try Index2u , Iamhere.com , and AddMe.com for free url submission.
2. Advertising: It doesn't always mean spending lots of money. Most of the popular sites share links to one another. Some sites offer, for a nominal fee, a 'preferred' link to your site. As with everything else, you should measure the benefits of the increased traffic versus the cost of that traffic. One good way to do that is by purchasing 'CLICK THROUGHS' vs.'IMPRESSIONS'. We use: NarrowCast Media and Goto.com.
Step Five: Add Advanced Features and Functionality
As your Web site grows, "Need A Dot Com" can help you upgrade to provide additional services to enhance performance.