Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Some Considerations About Domain Registration And Hosting

Some Considerations About Domain Registration And Hosting.
A domain registrar is a company that supplies domain names, and sometimes hosting as well.
After deciding on your domain name, you would go to a domain registrar to purchase it.. You will get your desired name if it is available. If not you may have to modify it, or choose another name.
The domain registrar checks the name chosen is not already taken, and collects information about the domain name purchaser (name, address, phone number, email address and fax number). They hold the information for billing, administration and technical contacts for the domain purchaser. The admin. contact and the owner are usually the same person, or company.
Your domain name points to your hosting space. The domain name makes the space look more professional and makes it easier to remember. Your domain name would look like, for example, YourName.com or YourName.net, or YourName.org etc. Nowadays domain names are quite cheap to purchase. The DNS (domain name servers) is information also held by the domain registrar and consists of the primary and secondary name servers that let internet traffic know where the internet host is for the domain name they are searching for.
Hosting - you need your domain/website hosted, and there are several hosting companies out there like One.com and HostGator. There are also many that do hosting and domain names. GoDaddy and CheapDomainSeller.com does both hosting and supplies domain names, and if you take both with CheapDomainSeller.com, they give you a discount. They have different packages, but the Economy Plan gives 5 Gb space, 250 Gb transfer, 500 email accounts, free software, 10 MySQL databases, 50 email forwards, forums, blogging, photo galleries and no ads.
Bandwidth - each hosting plan has a bandwidth limit per month. You need to ensure you have a package with sufficient bandwidth for your purposes. Big video files take up more bandwith so make smaller files if possible.
You can upload to your website/blog using programs like Microsoft FrontPage or other ftp programs. There are many ftp programs like Smart FTP or Filezilla. A Google search for ’FTP Programs’ should give you a good choice.
Other factors to consider when registering a domain name and getting hosting are:
The cost of setting up, like purchasing a domain name, renewing it every year, the yearly cost of hosting etc. The other costs to factor in are SEO (search engine optimisation), advertising and marketing, etc. Research web hosting companies before you decide on one, compare prices and services with other web hosting companies.

Time in which you can be up and running. Most hosting companies can have you up and running within 24 hours.
How much space does your website need? A simple static space with small files, or a site that requires large database storage? If your site needs special software to run scripts or if your site requires a database, you should check with the web hosting company first. .
You should try and visualise what you want your site to be like and what its purposes are.
Write down all the functions of the links on your website. Make sure you have met all your requirements for your site so there are no complications after it is up and running caused by things you have omitted accidentally.
Remember, forums are also a great place to look for lots of good advice and information.

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Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Ins And Outs Of Choosing A Domain Name For Your Website Or Blog

The first thing you need to do is get yourself over to a domain registrar. There are several to choose from, and if you type ‘domain registrar’ into a search engine you should find several to choose from. GoDaddy.com are popular and they also provide hosting.
You really need to think carefully about choosing a domain name for your website or blog. The name you choose should relate to your business or whatever you are promoting. You should be specific with the keywords you use relating to your business, so as to get traffic from search engines. Ideally, build your business around these keywords.
A few things to consider when choosing a domain name are:
It shouldn’t be too long, so people can remember it.
Plurals aren’t a good idea, eg. John’sdogs’names !!
Nor are double letters, eg. Sandy’ssalon.
It should contain keywords related to your business.
It should end with .com if possible.
It should have a ring to it and be easy to remember.
It should create an image in the mind of the visitor.
It should not contain misleading words such as ‘best’, ‘top’ or ’No. 1’.
Hyphenating the words in your domain name can increase your ranking with search engines. However the domain name you give out to the public should not be hyphenated, so you should purchase both the hyphenated and unhyphenated name and link them. You can also have multiple domain names pointing to the same site, and you can have multiple extensions to the same name, eg. .com and .net and .org, or if you can’t get .com you can opt for one of the others instead.
Once you have your domain name, your website will be known by it, and repeat visitors will often type its name into search engines to get to it (type-in traffic). Changing your domain’s name would just lead to confusion and could lose you repeat visitors.
Include your new domain name in everything, emails, letterheads, business cards, but always use ‘www.’ instead of ‘http://’ off-line.
There are tens of thousands of domain names registered each day, so as you can imagine, it is getting harder to get a domain name you specifically want. Use your imagination and if necessary ask others for advice. Take the time to find the best one for yourself, you’re worth it!!

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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Four Amazing Ways to Generate Lifetime Commissions From Your Recommended ClickBank Products

So many people want to make money online, and so many people complain that finding products is difficult, promoting those products is harder still. In fact, for newbie and professional alike, there’s a very simple plan to follow to market virtually any product, even in highly competitive markets, for products that countless affiliates are already promoting.
I’m going to use ClickBank products as my example for this article, mainly because ClickBank is very picky about products allowed at their site, so you always know you are selling quality information and you’ll never be accused of marketing scams or unworkable products.
Once you have your product, the secret to making money is follow a definite marketing plan, to leave no stone unturned so to speak, and to promote your product in as many places as possible, on and off the Internet, using the easiest of all marketing techniques, all of them free!
The following marketing ideas can be applied to virtually any affiliate product, especially ClickBank’s enormous stable of quality items:
* Write an article about problems your chosen product seeks to resolve. So, say, for example, you are promoting a book about curing acne, your article might focus on causes of acne and recommend the book as a means of benefiting most sufferers. Upload your article to one or more top article directories, notably Ezine Articles and Go Articles.
* Build a Squidoo lens, add articles such as those you might add to article directories. At Squidoo you can include illustrations for your recommended product and you can also hyperlink your affiliate url direct to the product’s sales page.
* Mention the product in your outgoing emails, either as a direct comment in the body of the email or as a ‘P.S’ after your signature. You can format the P.S. as a Signature File inside your email account where it will be automatically added to all outgoing emails until you remove it or amend it to promote other ClickBank products later.
* Place small free classified ads. in offline newspapers, in categories read by your target audience. So, for example, your book about acne cures might be promoted under ‘Health and Beauty’ in some local or national publication and end by recommending readers visit your web site or blog for more information about the recommended book.
Individually those ideas might sell just ten or twenty copies of your recommended product, but each promotion takes literally minutes and costs nothing and really does represent the highest return for your investment of time and energy.

Avril Harper is a successful ClickBank vendor and affiliate and the author of A COMPLETE NEWBIES’ GUIDE TO MAKING MONEY WITH CLICKBANK which you can read about at