What is a Domain Name?

Domain Name

This is the address or URL of a particular website. For example www.Google.com is the domain name for the Google search engine.

Search-engineers-inc.com is the domain name of this site.

The domain name is the text name that covers up the numeric IP address of a computer that is hooked up to the Internet.

Domain names make the World Wide Web more user-friendly. Instead of having to remember a string of numbers, we can remember the name of the website.

Registering a domain name for an online venture can cost as little as $10. Website domain names are registered to prevent people from using the same name for their website.

There are several different companies that allow you to register a website and many of these companies offer hosting packages as well.

Network solutions is one of the most reliable and has been around for many years. Others will offer hosting and other services; for example, yahoo. Com and hostgator.com offers a full suite of tools, including email editor, easy upload, and ecommerce components.

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Email Marketing Secrets

One of the most important things you can do online is lead generation.

It is heart-breaking to see how many companies are so fixated on traffic, so-called eyeballs, they fail to see that a business based on a nanosecond’s visit to your site is not going to create revenue.

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Eyeballs don’t have wallets. People do.  So even if they do not actually buy something from you, you would like to be able to capture their attention long enough to offer them something for free in exchange for their email address.

Once you have their email address, you will have permission to market to them.

Now, the only problem with that is SPAM. So many marketers get an email address, and then abuse it.  That makes it tough for the rest of us legitimate and well-meaning business people who really do want to provide useful content and information on products and services.

So, make sure you require a double opt-in email system (such as one at Aweber). Make sure you do not overmail to your list, and offer value for money. Be very judicious about your subject headings, and never ever even consider giving your list or sharing it with anyone.

Above all, never buy a list! You will be shut down before you can even blink.

Finally, you might want to consider email deliverability assistance such as Delivery Watch:

Email deliverability optimization
 
After all, you could have the greatest email message in the world, but you will not get any customers if it does get delivered.

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Making Money Online with Keywords

Many people seem to think that making money online is rocket science.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is all a question of attitude, and placing value on your time, to realize that you can attain your goals to live a better life and provide for family or causes by generating wealth.

The internet has become the equivalent of the California gold rush. We have all heard the stories about people making millions online with little work and no effort

Well, the dot com bubble may have burst, but that does not mean that you can’t make money. People just recognize now that it does take patience and effort.

It also takes information, and education. Running your own business, even if you are selling other people’s products as an affiliate (in other words, for a share of their revenue) does require certain skills and discipline.

For example, you need to do research on markets, choose products which you think will sell, set up a website, and keep track of expenses at all times, since you will need to manage the books for your new business. You will have to set a budget, pay hosting fees and so on.

Up to 75% of new businesses fail within the first 5 years. It would be sad to think of you wasting all that time and effort because you leaped before you looked.

However, having said that, there are people who have gone before, who can help teach you, even mentor you, if you feel a burning desire to go into business for yourself.

At this site, we have been talking about SEO as a crucial tool in your internet marketing strategy, but it does not get results overnight.  However, your bank of keywords will become an invaluable tool for all your marketing efforts if you recognize that they are just that, tools which can be used in many ways, and that running a successful online business does take effort.

SEO is one of the first steps you will take when building your empire, because every single page on your website has the potential to become a homepage which will lure traffic to see what you have to say, or sell. Keep SEO in mind when you are first putting together the copy for your website.

And remember, keywords, not fancy Flash presentations, are what brings people to the site.  Words they type into a search engine. Keep your site simple, clean, and clearly written, loaded with keywords in a meaningful way, and watch your traffic grow

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