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So You Want to Start a Website?

So you want to start a website, but don’t know where to begin?  HTML, SEO, ISPs, FTP, NAS, SAN… It’s hard to digest the alphabet soup when you have a business to run!

How about downloading our eBook, “6 Steps for Getting Your Small Business Online and In Front of Customers”? This great little guide will get you started with all the basics, providing some easy tips and ideas for getting your site in front of customers.

First, we’ll walk through some basics of naming and registering your domain, which might sound simple but really is a critical first step. After all, it’s your customers’ first interaction with you, and first impressions count.

Next, we’ll learn about writing and building your website. Can hardly spell HTML? No problem. With Hostway, there’s a myriad of services that make building your own site a breeze. There’s a drag-and-drop editor for beginners; the more technically advanced can upload their own site built in Dreamweaver or another program. Either way, the eBook offers tips on making the most of your content and maximizing your valuable online real estate and readers’ time. On the web, every second counts.

This eBook even talks about making your site Google-friendly, boosting its rank in search engines, increasing the chance that prospective customers will find you. In addition, there are sections on social media, engaging with your community and Google analytics – all critical aspects of a successful, more profitable website!

Finally, remember all those strange acronyms at the beginning of this blog? This handy eBook has a glossary of common web terms. No longer will you be baffled by webspeak or feel like you’ve just landed in a foreign country! Best of all, no matter where you are in the process, if you have your site with Hostway, help is just a click away. With lots of online articles and how-to documents, email and voice support, you can spend more time doing what you do best – running your business – and less time worrying about your website. So what are you waiting for? Download the eBook and get started today!