Designing a Website for Free “How To” Training

“How To” Training on Designing a Free Website From a Website Template
So you want to learn how to design a free website using a free website design template and free html editing software? If your answer is yes, then you have come to the right place. CB Web Innovations of Burlington, NC’s designing a website for free training series can help you get into a professional looking website in no time. In this creating a website for free tutorial, we teach you how to find a free website template online, how to load that template’s index page (home page) into Kompozer (a free html code editing software, how to make changes to the template (website template customization), and finally how to preview your website in a browser.

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Follow These Steps to Making Your Free Website

Go to Google and search for “free website template.” Search through the websites that appear until you find a free website template that you like. You will be able to change the pictures and colors of the free website template, so mainly focus on the layout of the website template. It is important to keep in mind that if a website looks and/or acts shady, it probably is. So be careful as you are searching for website templates and DO NOT download anything until you have read reviews about the site to ensure you are not downloading a virus.
After you have selected your free website template for designing your free website, download the website template, save the files to your computer.
Open Kompozer HTML code editing software (if you do not have this, do a search on google for “Kompozer HTML [...]

By |September 1st, 2011|Designing a Website for Free|Comments Off|

Adding HTML Title Tags for SEO

Adding the HTML Title Tag
In search engine optimization, one of the most important items to get your page to come up in the search results is what you Title the page. This is called the Title of the page. You can see an example of the Title tag and how it shows up in the Google search results page by clicking on the example below. In this example, we conducted a search for the term “search engine optimization.” At the top of the page, you will see three paid ads that appear. Below the three paid ads, begins the organic search results which is where search engine optimization will help to get you. The first organic search in this example is “Search Engine Optimization – Wikipedia.”

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Google Search Results and The Title Tag
Notice how all of the top websites have the term “search engine optimization” at the beginning of the Title. This term is also bolded meaning that it matches what we searched for. This is why it is extremely important to Title your page for the keywords your want the search engines to index your page for. As we will see in other trainings, the Title of the page is not the only thing you do for search engine optimization, but plays a major role.

What Does the Title Tag Look Like?
Now let’s look at what a Title tag looks like in a webpage. The Title tag is written in hypertext markup language or HTML. HTML is the predominant markup language for writing webpages. Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc) are able to read the HTML language and show you a webpage. Here is an example [...]

Choosing a Domain Name for SEO

Choosing The Domain Name For Your Website and Naming Individual Pages
In search engine optimization, one of the important items to get your page to come up in the search results is what you choose for a Domain Name of your website. Althought this is not as important as many of the other steps in the search engine optimization process, it is still believed by many of the SEO experts to hold some weight with the search engines. You can see an example of the the Domain Name of your website and how it shows up in the Google search results page by clicking on the example below. In this example, we conducted a search for the term “internet marketing.” At the top of the page begins the organic search results, which is where search engine optimization will help to get you. The first organic search in this example is “Internet Marketing – Wikipedia.”

Google Search Results and The Domain Name
Notice how all of the top websites have the term “internet marketing” either in the domain name or in name of the specific webpage. In the Wikipedia example, the domain name is not internet marketing, but the webpage name is “internet marketing” and it matches what we searched for. Let’s look at the second example we used, the website is www.internetmarketing.com. This website selected internetmarketing.com as their domain name as this is a primary keyword they wanted to come up for. Notice also that the word “internet marketing” is bolded in the domain name and in the individual pages because this is the term we searched for. It is important to choose a domain name and to name each page of your website for [...]

By |August 31st, 2011|Search Engine Optimization|Comments Off|

Adding the HTML Description Tag for SEO

Adding the HTML DescriptionTag
In search engine optimization, one of the important items to get your page to come up in the search results is the HTML Description of the page. This is called the Page Description Tag and is read by all the major search engines. You can see an example of the HTML Description tag and how it shows up in the Google search results page by clicking on the example below. In this example, we conducted a search for the term “search engine optimization.” At the top of the page, you will see three paid ads that appear. Below the three paid ads, begins the organic search results which is where search engine optimization will help to get you. The first website that appears in the organic search results is the Wikipedia website. If you read the black print below the website address, you will read “Search engine optimization – is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page…” This is the description of that webpage and shows up after the Title tag and the website’s address.

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Google Search Results and The Description Tag
Notice how all of the top websites have the term “search engine optimization” at the beginning of the description in the search results. This term is also bolded meaning that it matches what we searched for. This is why it is extremely important to describe your page for the keywords your want the search engines to index your page for. One of the things about search engines is that if you do not put in an HTML Description tag, the search engine will pull part [...]

By |August 29th, 2011|Search Engine Optimization|Comments Off|

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)