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Old 07-25-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Another day of thunder and lightning and I can't do much except play on my laptop with my dog (one of those terrifying Doberman Pinschers) hiding under my arm!

So I get on to GoDaddy, buy a domain for 10.57 for a year and use the website tonite feature. I changed very little, mostly just name and info, the rest of the text was there.

I never used this before and it was really user friendly!
Not looking for a critique, there is a lot that can be improved.
I just want to show how easy it is to get a basic site up and running.
So for those of you who have been putting it off, go for it!


www.utahpainters.com
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Another day of thunder and lightning and I can't do much except play on my laptop with my dog (one of those terrifying Doberman Pinschers) hiding under my arm!

So I get on to GoDaddy, buy a domain for 10.57 for a year and use the website tonite feature. I changed very little, mostly just name and info, the rest of the text was there.

I never used this before and it was really user friendly!
Not looking for a critique, there is a lot that can be improved.
I just want to show how easy it is to get a basic site up and running.
So for those of you who have been putting it off, go for it!


www.utahpainters.com
$10.57 per Year or Month? And you get all of that. WOW. Might be a good way to trial and error some stuff (seo, pay per click???) while maintaining your original site. Amazingly, cheap. That's pretty cool and thanks for sharing. Now - no one has an excuse for not having a website.
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The domain name is 9.99 for one year, gets cheaper if you get it for longer.
The website is hosted free, hence the GoDaddy ads. I pay 4.99 a month for basic hosting for my other sites and will probably add this, as I don't like the ads on it.
That is one of the reasons I did another site, I experiment with these.

I have several domain names, they can all point to my main site, if I ever get it finished!
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The domain name is 9.99 for one year, gets cheaper if you get it for longer.
The website is hosted free, hence the GoDaddy ads. I pay 4.99 a month for basic hosting for my other sites and will probably add this, as I don't like the ads on it.
That is one of the reasons I did another site, I experiment with these.

I have several domain names, they can all point to my main site, if I ever get it finished!
So, I could buy 5 different domain names for $50? Have each domain name for a specialty (int, ext, res, comm, biz)? And have all of these link back to my main site. Sounds freakin' powerfull.
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1. Google favors sites with domains that are not expiring in a year, so I would get them for longer.
2. You don't really "link" them to your site, you do a redirect.
3. If you can get domain names with the right keywords, that can work.
I have several domains with variations of my nearby cities and paint.

That gets more involved though. The first step is to create a website and add some content for your customers.
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I will be doing this sometime this next week.
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Totally does the trick. And now that you linked it here, it will soon be indexed into Google.
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I was playing around with it a little more, adding to GA, looks like it creates and updates sitemaps automatically
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Thanks Chris i am going to go through my photos and give it a try. I am do to come around into the hi-tech era.
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The only photo I added was the guys!
I do think putting your own on is better though.
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I am on it. Thanks again Chris. Good looking out for us lo-techs.
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But wait, there's more!

Google "godaddy promo codes" and get discounts!
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awesome. I didn't even see the site, just saw the content of this thread. I was wondering if those were yours! Hey did it give you the option to upload your pics?
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Chris,

why would create a whole new site at utahpainters? and not just have redirect to you current website?
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Look at her site, then mine. Guess who I am using?

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why would create a whole new site at utahpainters? and not just have redirect to you current website?
I just wanted to play around with "website tonight" and see how it works. I love my Iweb (mac) but SEO and making changes is a bear! But you are right, that domain should redirect to main site.

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I just wanted to play around with "website tonight" and see how it works. I love my Iweb (mac) but SEO and making changes is a bear! But you are right, that domain should redirect to main site.



Looks like you have upgraded to the premium package, how do you like it?
I LOVE dealing with godaddy. My other sites are with other companies. None of them are as friendly and service oriented as godaddy. They are not the cheapest, but they have VALUE. (there's that word again)

Have 4 domains with them, knew you could build a site, but did not know you could do that much. (see new projects in the works)

As far as redirect, just post links from one site to another. Get that helpful boost in google.

And for you guys that want to do it totally cheap, you can have the site and add links to youtube, flicker, twitter and blogs and have a pretty complete site for very little money.

Thanks for posting that Chris.
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You are welcome!
I noticed that they try to get you to sign up for twitter using your domain name. I think there is a thread somewhere about using social media!
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Great thread. I just realized last night that I have over 80 bookmarks to threads here on painttalk. Instead of bookmarking them, I am now rating them with the star rating feature. Now I can click on top rated and find the threads. This one just got *****.
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Thanks , I have seen the star rating, never really used it. I will now!
Almost as cool as the Thanks Button!
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