Want to create a good website? Not sure how? You’re not alone. Creating a website on your own or with little help can be daunting and overwhelming. There are just so many different things that you need to know. Creating a website is a long journey and it’s not something you can rush through. It takes time and patience, practice, planning, testing, and of course, assistance along the way. I have created many websites myself and have also assisted many people in creating their own website. This newsletter provides some articles to help you start your process on determine what you need in your small business website.


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10 Key Steps to Building a Great Small Business Website

A few of the key steps are:

  • get a good domain name
  • Display a clear description of your business
  • Optimize your website for search engines
  • Regularly create and publish quality content

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Build a Killer Website: 19 Dos and Don’ts

Here are a few “dos”:

  • Set smart goals for your website
  • Think about a mobile strategy
  • Write with call to actions in mind

Here are a few “don’ts”:

  • Make people think
  • Expect visitors
  • Expect a killer website overnight

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How to Make a Small Business Website (Beginner’s Guide)

This beginner guide goes through 9 steps to build a small business website.  These steps are with:

  • Choosing a website building platform
  • Picking a domain name
  • Finding your hosting provider

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Business Name and Domain Name

To get a business name, you need to register a trade name or “doing business as” name with the appropriate government authority.  But, there is a another place where you need to register your business name and that is getting a domain name.  A domain name is the word you enter into a web browser to go to your website on the Internet.  For example, in www.digitalmarketingextreme.com, “digitalmarketingextreme” is the domain name for my business.

Unlike a business name which only needs to be unique in your state, a domain name is global.  Anyone can register one though there can only be one.  So, when you are thinking about a business name, it is important to see if you can register the same domain name to make it easier for your customers and to have a consistent brand.

To learn more about domain names, please read my article at https://digitalmarketingextreme.com/websites/domain-name/