One of the most important steps to setting up a web site is picking a good domain name. Ideally, you would like a short, meaningful .com domain name.
NameDroppers allows you to search for key words that you would like to include in your domain name. It will then list all domain names with those keywords and
give you some suggestions as to some that may be available.
After you have selected a domain name, you need to register it. GoDaddy provides domain name registry for $8.95 per year. When you register your domain with
them (or transfer your domain registration to them), they provide some really nice benefits: domain forwarding and masking, email forwarding, and a free email
Here are some GoDaddy coupon codes that you can use:
- Use coupon code OK412 for $7.49 .com domains (normally $10.99/year)
- Use coupon code GDBBREN8 for $6.99 .info domains (normally $10.99/year)
- Use coupon code cjcsave10 for 10% off your order
- Use coupon code cjcfiveoff for $5.00 off a $30.00 order
- Use coupon code cjchost for 20% off a hosting order
- Use coupon code BTPS20 for 25% off a $100.00 order
After you have registered your domain name, you are going to need a web host. GoDaddy has a great hosting plan (10 GB of space) from $3.16 per month.
Check out GoDaddy for their current specials.
If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to create a web site, consider Weebly. They have a nice visual tool which you can use to build a website,
which they will then host for you for free. They will host your website at yourwebsitename.weebly.com or, if you have registered a domain name (with GoDaddy,
for example), you can use your own domain name.
Search Engine Registration
This site offers some excellent advice on search engines and promoting your web site.
After you have your web site up and running, you should then go to StatCounter.com and sign up for a free web statistics account. This is a great free service
for webmasters. By adding a short snippet of code to your web pages, you can have a customized web counter on each of your web pages and the ability to track
keywords and visitors.