Website Design Resources
Below are some helpful website design resources. We can’t provide too many though. We have to watch our “Outbound Links” for Search Engine Optimization of course!
Submit to Google
Submit to Bing and Yahoo
Do I need to Submit my URL to other Search Engines? No. All you need to Worry about is Google and Bing. Yahoo’s Search Engine is powered by Bing. Ask.com and AOL are powered by Google. If you don’t submit your URL, they will find your website eventually and you will be indexed. Do fall victim to the “pay for submission to hundreds of search engines” schemes.
When selecting colors for your website, we will need to know the 6-digit “hex number”. Visit colorpicker.com
to help find your color, then tell us the 6-digit number.
If you need to inquire how much your domain name is worth, you can visit the website valuate.com
. You may be surprised how much your domain is worth if it is older and highly sought after.
Looking for a Domain Name but not sure if it is already taken? Use HostGator
to look up the domain you are thinking of and it will tell you wether or not it is taken and will also offer suggestions in lieu of taken domain names.
Need photographs for your website but don’t have any that look professional enough? Use Stock Photography! Here are a few sites to look at:
- Be very careful when looking for free photos. There are numerous websites that claim the photos are free, and ask for all of your personal information; sometimes your phone number and address! Resist the temptation and pay $20 for a few photos. It will be worth not getting spam emails and tons of solicitation phone calls.
Search Engine Optimization Resources
Want to know exactly where you stand in the Search Engine Rankings? Well this is the tool that will do it best. Keyword Position Tool
Social Bookmarking of your website helps SEO! It builds links and increases credibility. It’s also nice to keep all of your internet bookmarks in one place, instead of across multiple browsers and computers. Here are some good ones:
One big no-no of SEO is Plagiarism. Here’s a tool to help you verify if your content is unique: Plagiarism Checker
. Even if you have multiple websites, business listings, or social media pages don’t copy the same exact text and paste it all over the internet. Your rankings will suffer.
Check your website speed with this Website Speed Check
tool. The faster your page loads the better. No one wants to wait on a slow website!