Build a Website

 

How to build a website in 30 seconds

I tell you it takes literally 30 Seconds to create a fully functional, WordPress website!

This video is a quick overview that will walk you through the process of creating a website here at Wealthy Affiliate.

                                                     Watch Video below

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This is easy the best website creation platform on this planet, not to mention all websites at Wealthy Affiliate are hosted on the most secure, reliable, and most powerful hosting platform in the WordPress world!

Ok! Know that you watch the video and want to get going, just hop over to Wealthy Affiliate and setup a FREE account. YES IT IS FREE. It will give you two free websites plus free hosting at Site Rubix.

 

What is SEO/ Search Engine Optimization?

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SEO is the process of getting traffic from the free, organic, editorial or natural search results from search engines.

Major search engines such as GOOGLE, BING and YAHOO do have their own primary search results. This is where web pages and other content such as videos and local listings are shown. It is ranked on the bases on what the search engines consider most relevant to users.

Things you should know about SEO and your website

It is a requirement to stay relevant in this digital age with the ever evolving SEO industry.

If you don’t do this you will find yourself been plaque with penalties and poor rankings. If your business relies on search traffic, these negative effects will harm you with catastrophic consequences.

It becomes more important to have a solid SEO strategy in place. Without it your business is heading down a dangerous path. Successful business understood the need for SEO and the impact it can have to the towards their business success.

The following 5 steps will help you to keep up to date and avoid the consequences associated with poor technical SEO.

  • Learn about penalty and negative SEO.
  • Let Google know when you webpage is formatted for mobile.
  • Have Responsive Web design that serve the same contend to mobile and desktop users.
  • Use shorter keyword phrases to accommodate mobile users.
  • Implement mobile traffic.

If your business depends upon online traffic, you should know  that more than 60% of online traffic now comes from smart phones and tablets.                                                              

More than 50% of mobile users make use of their mobiles to start search. [Study]  

More than 50% of that searches leads to sales.

So this is why it is so important to get your website SEO mobile friendly.

                Things you MUST know before you register domain with anyone.

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There is basically only two main things to consider when register a domain name.

Firstly make sure that you choose the right domain name. By choosing the domain name it should be as closely related to your business, niche and target market. Also make sure that the name is not to long.

Secondly make sure that you register your domain with the right web hosting provider.                                                                                                                                          Things to consider when making your decision to register.

Know the Registry company you dealing with.

The Registry is the company that is going to sell you your domain name. You can find them all over the internet. The popiler ones is Name Cheep, GoDaddy, and Network Solutions.

Know the cost to Maintain your domain.

Do not just consider the first time buying cost of the domain. There is also maintenance cost involve to keep the domain yours and running.

Know the Whois Fine Print

Everything pertaining to your domain is going to be placed on a Whois database. This can be easily accessed by the public to check who registered the domain. Make sure that you have the right to change the details on your Whois without any charges. Some registrars will charge you a fee every time you want to change details about the domain. The only way they can do this is by keeping rights of ownership. Therefore giving them permission to charge you for managing it.

Another concern is need for your email privacy. The providers have to keep all your incoming or outgoing emails and email contacts as private as possible. They should not have a reputation for selling any of your data to any third parties like email list providers, advertisers or spammers. Basically, take the time to make sure that your Whois ownership and clauses are as see-through as possible.

An explanation of how websites works 

digital-earth-10025978How Exactly Does A Website Work BY Scott Cameron

Well since you made it to this page and you’re readying this I am going to take it that you already know what a website is. However you may be a little confused on How a Website actually works, I am going to make this as simple as possible to give you an idea of how websites work.

Domain Name

Let’s start with Domain Names, a domain name is simply the address (URL) to the website, for example the Domain Name for my Site (this website) is www.The-Website-Teacher.com. You should be able to see this from the top of your browser. Another example would be www.Google.com, I’m guessing that most of you know what Google is. Simply put a Domain Name is the Link to a website, you could think of a Domain Name as a Street Address. To learn more about Domain Names check out the article on “Choosing A Good Domain Name”.

Without trying to confuse you I just want to mention why Domain Names are actually used. When you are connected to the internet your computer is identified using an IP Address (computers basically do everything using numbers), an IP address generally looks something like 324.186.246.125, four sets of 3 numbers.

An IP Address of 007.016.236.009 is actually used as 7.16.236.9, you remove the 0’s before any of the set of numbers.

I hope I haven’t confused you yet.

Continuing on, every website is also identified using an IP Address, for instance Google (ww.google.com) is actually identified using 66.102.7.104. You can give this a try type 66.102.7.104 into your address bar for your browser (where the www.website.com goes).

So why do we use www.google.com instead of the actual IP Address, simple, because our brains don’t like numbers that much. How easy is it to remember a website when someone says go to google.com, it is actually really easy to remember and it sounds good. Now what if I told you “Hey check out 66.102.7.104”, you would likely forget it before I even finished telling you the address, there are also many other reasons why we don’t use the exact IP address of websites but you can see why Domain Names are used instead. To find out how Domain Names are used instead of the IP address of websites read on.

Domain Name Server (DNS)

Now that you know what a Domain Name is let’s take a look at the role of a Domain Name Server. Domain Name Server is usually shortened to DNS so from now on when you see DNS I am referring to a Domain Name Server. The operation of a DNS is never really seen or known of, since they work in the background. When you enter a domain name like www.google.com into your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Etc) that Domain Name is first sent to a DNS, the DNS will then tell your Browser the actually IP address for that Domain Name.

So for an example say you type www.YouTube.com into your address bar (in your browser), your browser will then contact a DNS and ask for the IP Address for www.YouTube.com. The DNS will then reply with the exact IP Address like 123.456.789.123, your browser can then directly connect to YouTube.

So basically Domain Name Servers are used to make a set of numbers which are hard to remember and very boring identified using words instead. This allows us to make Domain Names much more human friendly.

Website Hosting

Now let’s look at how the website is actually displayed on the monitor in front of you. As you may know every website is made up of multiple files, these files need to be stored somewhere so that anyone on the internet can access them. This is where Website Hosting comes in, Website Hosting is basically a computer that is always on that holds all the files for a website and is connected to the Internet.

Using the IP Address from the DNS your browser can then locate the computer which has all the files for the Domain Name (Website) you are trying to view. I’ll try and give an example to help make sense;

Say you enter www.google.com into your browser address bar, your browser will then ask a Domain Name Server what the IP Address for www.google.com is. The DNS will then replay saying the IP Address for www.google.com is 66.102.7.104. Your browser will now use this IP Address to locate the computer that contains all the files for www.google.com. Now www.google.com (66.102.7.104) will send your browser the appropriate files needed to display Google on your computer.

Forgive me if I just confused you and wasted the last few minutes of your life, hopefully this does help you better understand the basics behind how websites work.

So what happens when you have a link like wikipedia.org/wiki/Website. Looking at this link we can see that the Domain Name is “Wikipedia.org”, this Domain Name is then used to find the computer that contains all the files for Wikipedia. The rest of the link “/wiki/Website” is used to tell the browser which folder the page you are trying to view is located in.

In Wealthy Affiliate your starter option offers you 2 FREE websites + hosting. When you upgrade to Premium you have unlimited Websites + hosting.

Also, if you have any questions or feedback about this (I would love to hear if you were able to pick up your own personally branded domain), please leave your comments below.

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6 Comments on Build a Website

Mariusjg said : administrator Report 2 years ago

Hi Marie Yes WA has lots to offer Thanks for the comment Marius

    Marie said : Guest Report 2 years ago

    Wow that's allot I still didn't know.

      Mariusjg said : administrator Report 2 years ago

      HI Max I am pleased that I could help. Thanks Marius

        Max said : Guest Report 2 years ago

        Hello Marius, Thanks for giving details on all the important aspect of a website. It will help me a lot when I will build mine!

          Mariusjg said : administrator Report 2 years ago

          Hi Rayson thanks for the comment Yes you will need all of thous aspects to build a successful web site. Wa will teach you all the stuff you need in the training courses thy provide to do all that. Marius

            Rayson said : Guest Report 2 years ago

            Hi Marius, Very detailed article on the different aspects of building a website. Is it really so easy though? Seems like you need quite a lot of different things to put a website together. Does this Wealthy Affiliate you mention include all of that in one place?

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