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How to Set up a Simple Website
By: Joe Eitel
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    2007-10-24

    Table of Contents:
  • How to Set up a Simple Website
  • Create/Register a Domain Name
  • Find a Web Host
  • Getting Traffic to Your Website

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    If you're ready and eager to join the digital era by building your own web site, but feel a little confused and overwhelmed as to how to go about it, you're not alone. Fortunately, help is on the way. This article describes the basic steps involved in setting up a simple web site.

    The Internet has never been bigger than it is now. The number of websites online is growing everyday. Nowadays, it is becoming more and more common for average people to set up their own website or blog. Many people are setting up family websites or small informational websites, while others are looking to set up large e-commerce websites in order to turn a profit. No matter what kind of website you wish to set up, the basic steps to accomplish that goal are pretty much the same. Yes, it is a lot more difficult to set up a huge site like Yahoo than it is to set up a one-page family website, but the basic steps are the same.

    I would like to describe the basic steps which are essential to getting your site online. For the most part, this tutorial is for beginners who have never set up a website, but more experienced website developers may also learn a thing or two by reading this article. Keep in mind that I am writing this article based upon my own experiences with setting up a website, so there may be other ways to set up a website than the ones I describe here.

    Obviously, the first step to setting up a website is deciding exactly what you want your website to be about. This may seem like an easy step, but it needs to be given some thought. Do you want to set up a family website, an e-commerce site, informational site, or some other kind of website? If you wish to set up a website strictly for ad revenue, I recommend choosing a specific niche for your website topic such as fly fishing, a minor league baseball team, or 80s music; get as specific as possible.

    Do not try to make a website like Yahoo or MSN, both of which have a wide range of topics covered on their sites. It will be almost impossible to get traffic to your site, through the search engines, if you make a website such as those; that market is already full. It is much easier if you choose a niche, and write as much content as possible on that niche. If you choose a niche website, you will have a much better chance to get a lot of free search engine traffic, and in turn, make money with Google AdSense or any other kind of ads or products you wish to offer on your site.

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