This section of our Web site offers information
about Internet related topics that are associated with developing
a Web site. Some of these topics are: Web hosting, Domain Name
registration, Search Engine optimization, Web usability, writing
for the Web, etc.
Domain Name Registration,
Web Hosting and Search Engine Optimization
This section of the 'resources' page
contains information that clients may find helpful in determining
their domain name registration, Web hosting and search
engine optimization needs:
Domain Name Registration: What is it?
Domain name registration is the process of registering and reserving
a domain name for your exclusive use for a defined period of
time. If you want to have a Web site developed for your business
or personal needs it needs to have an address associated with
it so that it can be accessed on the Internet. This address
is sometimes refered to as the URL (uniform resource locator)
or the domain name. Examples of domain names are: www.alpharettawebdesign.com,
www.yourwebsite.com, www.redcross.org, etc. The companies that
offer this registration service are called Domain Name Registrars.
Some of the more popular and often used registrars
What is it?
Web hosting is the process of making a Web site available
on the Internet so that its pages can be 'served' or delivered to
anyone who requests them.
Some of the more popular and often used Web
hosting companies are:
Search Engine Optimization:
What is it?
One of the first questions we are asked by a client who decides
to have us design their Web site is, "What do I need to do to
get my site at the top of the page in Google?". Our answer to
that is, "It depends!". It depends on what type of business you
are in and what your competition is like. If you are in a business
that is local and you don't have a lot of competition in that
are you will probably have to do nothing to get good ranking.
On the other hand, if you are not local and you have a large
amount of competitors all over the globe you will have to work
very hard and most likely pay big bucks to get on the first page
Some search engine resources are:
Database Driven Web Sites