Learning Centre – Educate yourself about websites

Learning CentreWhether you are contemplating starting a website or you already have one up and running, it is very important that you educate yourself about what is involved with setting up and running a website so that you can make your website a success.

If you are starting fresh with no prior experience, you will need to arm yourself with enough knowledge so that you can:

  • understand what you can achieve with a website and how it ties in with your business plan
  • figure out the basic requirements for your website
  • have a plan for getting people to visit your website
  • understand the costs involved
  • choose a suitable web designer/developer to build your site
  • decide if you need other related professional services such as web marketing, search engine optimisation, copy writing, etc.
  • adequately relay your requirements to the professionals you have engaged
  • analyse your website performance
  • maintain, adjust and expand your website to improve it’s performance and achieve your goals

Our goal in this section of Web Design Pros is to provide you with information and resources to help you achieve success with your website. This website is new and we just have a few articles so far but we plan to keep adding useful content to this section and turn it into a valuable resource for the average business person who wants to make their website a success. Bookmark this page and check back occasional for new informative articles and resources.

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Web Directories - an easy way to improve your website's visibility

We’ve discussed the importance of getting links in to your website in an earlier article. In a nutshell, links in to your website help you get found in Google and other search engines because the more links in to your website, the more important it appears to be to the search engines. A great starting [...]

Why you should put your business on Google Maps

A great way to increase the visibility of your business on the web is to add your business to Google Maps (a.k.a. Google Places, Google Local). This will really help you get better visibility in local search results. By local search results I mean if someone is searching for a product or service and they [...]

Website Terminology

We have put together a list of common internet website terms that you you may hear when you are talking to web professionals about your website project. Here we aim to list the most important terms rather than create a long exhaustive glossary of internet/web terminology. If you are a website owner or planning to start a website, it would be a good idea to familiarise yourself with these terms.

Website Design - Do it Yourself Or Hire a Professional? - 5 Reasons for each

5 reasons for doing it yourself: You have good design skills and some experience You are technically savvy and confident you can do a good job You do not have a budget to spend on hiring a professional You have knowledge of tools that can help you build a website You have access to an [...]

The importance of getting links in to your website

A website without links to it is just drifting in isolation in the realms of cyberspace. It is unlikely to be found by the people who you want to visit it.  Many new website owners have the false notion of “build it and they will come”. But it takes much more than just building a [...]

Tips on getting your website found in Google

Matt Cutts, one of Google’s leading search engineers, is Google’s principal source of advise to the public on how to get better website visibility in Google. His advise is general common sense advise that lends itself towards improving your website from a user’s point of view as well as from a search engine’s point of [...]

Benefits of choosing a small web design company to work on your website

Web design and development is a field in which a lot of sole-proprietors and small businesses operate and there are also some larger web design firms to choose from. When looking for someone to handle a new web project some people automatically look towards the larger firms because they are under the impression that the [...]

Tips for choosing a web designer to build your website

If you are looking for a web designer to build a website for your business, you will find no shortage of options to choose from. So what do you base your decision on when choosing a web designer? A small business with a tight budget might simply request quotations from a number of web companies [...]

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