My First ever website

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  1. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    I have just started my first ever website: http:// socialinfomine.com/. Please have a look and give feedback to improve it. Thanks. I am still to put content in it should have something in there in a few hours.

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've just started my first website too
      http://ww w.aspergerschild.org/

      It's about Asperger's Syndrome.  Articles to come under Our Journey & About AS.  So far have submitted it to Google & Yahoo & got a few incoming links. Not sure how long it will take to get indexed

      Any feedback welcome

      1. viryabo profile image88
        viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not much of an expert on building websites (YET! lol), but i think your site is looking good.

        And that's a beautiful article BB. smile

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          Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          thankyou. I've only just figured out how to give each page tags.  Lots of articles to come.

          Am using Weebly - an easy, free drag & drop website builder (I don't know how to do code etc). 

          Not sure if supposed to put header/footer code on each page?  ie for google analytics etc.  Am I supposed to submit each page to search engines or just the home page?

          It has a page for my first ever blog too.  I didn't know if I'd be interested in a blog, but I've already posted 3 entries

      2. Julie2 profile image60
        Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Baileybear I love it. I am still struggling with my own site. Hoping to start it up soon once I finish reading up on everyones suggections. tongue

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          Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          thanks.  I got the domain name through name.com for $10 & did the site for free with Weebly (who also host it).  Was easy to use - nothing to download & none of this front-end, back-end stuff. Some nice templates to choose from to customise as your own.  Drag & drop text & image capsules.  Now just have to try to get on search engines to get some traffic

          1. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Baileybear, find some Aspergers blogs, and leave meaningful comments on them.

            Peter H posted a link to this site on another thread:

            http://www.inlineseo.com/dofollowdiver/

            Type "Asperger" into the search box and you'll get a list of blogs where you can post a comment.  You want to post on blogs which ask you to fill in the name of your website as part of posting the comment - that way, your name becomes a link to your blog.

            You could also look for forums about Aspergers, join and become an active member - then you can start mentioning your blog.  Or you may find they allow a signature which includes a link to your blog.

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              Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I was wondering if could do that with blogs.  A hubber left a comment & I noticed it linked to their website

      3. profile image0
        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        am now indexed on Google - so that means Google knows my site exists?  Can I expect to get more traffic? My traffic so far is from referrals

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's right.  Traffic takes time.

          Have you added a link from each your Asperger's Hubs to your new site? 

          Did you ever read Sunforged's Hub on how to promote your website and make money at the same time:

          http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Ultimate-Wr … -backlinks

          The only thing I would change is forget shetoldme.com and Factoidz (which are a waste of time these days) and substitute xobba.com and excerptz.com instead.

          Factoidz especially is to be avoided - it's a scam.  SF, time to update!

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            Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I have added some links from my hubs.  Plan to add some more after write some more pages.  Want to add more content first before writing on other sites.  Noticed google analytics reports much lower than weebly.

      4. viryabo profile image88
        viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well done Sid, it's a good start. smile

        I am in the process at the moment too, of setting up a website. I was at Godaddy yesterday and when i tried to pay with paypal, there was a response that indicates that it needs to be backed by a credit card.
        I don't have a credit card, but do have paypal.

        Now i'm stuck.

        1. sid_candid profile image60
          sid_candidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          May be you can apply for a credit card or ask some friend to lend you their credit card and you pay them cash for the domain and hosting charges. Just a thought.

          1. viryabo profile image88
            viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Sid. I think i should consider that.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I use Name.com, they accept Paypal.  They don't have special offers like Godaddy but they are easy to deal with.

          1. viryabo profile image88
            viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you so much Marisa. smile

        3. jpwriter profile image75
          jpwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I use iPage as my web host.  They do have deals and take Paypal. 

          I'm researching some new niches right now and I'll definitely stick with iPage.  I just renewed my domain w/them for 3 years and will renew hosting also.  They offer a lot of website building options.  I'm pretty much a beginner even though I've tried this before and the customer service is awesome.

          I wrote up a review awhile ago.  Check it out if you're interested. 

          http://www.infobarrel.com/iPage_Review: … _Guarantee

          Definitely check out iPage, especially if you want to pay with Paypal.

          1. viryabo profile image88
            viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            JPwriter, sorry i've been away for a few days, so i missed your comments.

            Thanks. I'm off to check out your article. smile

      5. Julie2 profile image60
        Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sid your site looks really well put together. I like it too.

        1. sid_candid profile image60
          sid_candidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the appreciation Julie. I am just starting and new to all this so thanks for the words of encouragement.

      6. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
        BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just checked it out, nice theme you have used. Time to get more pages added asap.smile

    2. SunSeven profile image67
      SunSevenposted 7 years ago

      I just launched 5 sites.

      Will it be ok if every hubber leave the link here to their sites?

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
        Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You're right SS and Saturdays are always great for posting links to your stuff in the forums as mods aren't available. This thread should be titled as please share your website.

      2. sunforged profile image75
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good Idea, I would love to see them.

      3. Richieb799 profile image80
        Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Sunseven, are these 5 your only sites? I'm just interested to know because I know some people make a living by making lots of sites. I have 3 at the moment..

        ww w.gizmospot.info is doing quite well as its on first page for a niche keyword

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          Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          does it take a lot of time having extra sites?  I am planning to add lots of content to my site and write odd bits and pieces on shared sites like HP

          1. Richieb799 profile image80
            Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It depends how often you keep updating your posts in Wordpress, it takes a while to set up the initial widgets(ie Adsense, link rolls and like buttons etc)

      4. viryabo profile image88
        viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's great Sun Seven smile

        For more than 1 website, does one require to buy a domain name for each one? Or is there a package deal?

        What would you suggest?

        I know they can all be hosted under i platform, e.g. Hostgator.

        1. BaliMermaid profile image55
          BaliMermaidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If yo

        2. jpwriter profile image75
          jpwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          @ viryabo

          Yeah, you need to buy a domain for each new website you want.  A domain is the name (www...) of the site and the hosting is the space is lives on or that's how I think of it anyhow. 

          There are sites that offer discounts for bulk domain name purchases.  You can buy a domain only and you don't have to host it/make a website.  I think it just depends on what you want to do with them.

          But, you can also make different parts of your site usable.  Like on HP there is a forum, so as long as you have a good site design you can do quite a lot with just one site.  I'm buying a premium WP theme because it's easier.

          Not sure if that answered your question.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You know, I've found that the reverse is true.  Free themes are usually straightforward - a premium theme often has a lot of flexibility, but that means you have to learn how to set it up, instead of just uploading it and forgetting it.

            Most beginners have enough on their plate just learning Wordpress, without having to learn a complicated theme as well.

            I have bought a couple of premium themes but have always ended up sending it back for a refund.  If you're worried about getting a buggy theme, there's a site called themegrade.com that picks and assesses quality free themes.

            1. jpwriter profile image75
              jpwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              This is the first time I've purchased a premium theme.  I used Thesis a couple years ago, found it okay as a beginner, then they changed and made the theme support and instructions available only to those who paid.  It was very frustrating and I wasn't willing to pay. 

              I'm hoping I chose the right company this time and that it'll run as smoothly as they advertise.  The main problem is me!  It takes me extra time to learn and do certain things.  Hopefully this works out! 

              Good to know about themegrade for future reference though.  I'm always adding resources to my list.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image96
                Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I guess that's my point. In my book, if I've chosen the right theme I should be able to upload it, activate it and forget it (except for putting my choice of widgets in the sidebar).  If I need to study an instruction book to make it work, forget it!

          2. viryabo profile image88
            viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Definitely answered my question. I always wondered.

            I like the idea of having one for starters and expanding on it.

            Thank you smile

    3. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago

      Seems to be the trend.

      I just launched this Question and Answer site that share 50/50 impression share (adsense|amazon|chitika) with the author of the question.

      I expect the focus will be mostly wordpress, hosting, technical questions and more expert focused advanced queries in other fields.

      ht tp://ask.xobba.com/

      there are a lot of q/a sites out there so Im going for a "stupid questions will be shot" style to hopefully keep the bar a bit higher.

      Any suggestions?

      1. BaliMermaid profile image55
        BaliMermaidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        question - I signed up for xobba.com - how does a person get into the revenue stream - I cannot find a link to a page that explains that?

      2. KiaKitori profile image76
        KiaKitoriposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        How did people blow their nose before paper tissues?

    4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

      It's great everyone is getting their own sites going. It's best not to rely on one place for earnings.

    5. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago

      Moderators work on weekends too, someone would just need  to flag the OP and the snip snip would come along eventually.

      personally, I dont care if a frequent forum poster like Sid wants to share his site,I went and looked at it. a little common sense should show the difference between Sid's share and the random Spammers that register just to promote a link.

      1. profile image0
        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I figure they will snip our links, but if we manage to get some helpful advice, it will be worth it

    6. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
      GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

      Hi everybody. Well we have fourteen, awts and it is quiet difficult to manage all of 'em. Two of them PR1, one is PR2 and the rest are PR0.

      Here is the list of our websites:
      http://ww w.askteamrage.com/
      http:// awesomepinoycraftsandarts.com/
      http://ww w.bestcrossborderlearning.com/
      http://ww w.healthfitnessnbeyond.com/
      http://ww w.lifestylehomenfashion.com/
      http://ww w.phenomenaltechnology.com/
      http://ww w.selfhealthpages.com/
      http://ww w.sportshubs.com/
      http://ww w.versatilesportsandluxurycars.com/
      http://ww w.webfreelancewriters.com/
      http://ww w.wisediscoveryinfo.com/

      Was so busy for the past few months hayz, I wish we could post more here... Websites are also nice for reciprocal backlinking...

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
        GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        awts how  i wish i can erase my post wahehehe. moderators how come i cannot erase my post hayz two minutes just elapsed...

    7. BaliMermaid profile image55
      BaliMermaidposted 7 years ago

      First of all, I am no expert at this and don't have any website of my own. But, I do have a good memory and I am sure that if you have websites hosted that show the same IP with WhoIs the same some of the sites are downgraded for search priority by Google.

      So that means to be safe, a different host for each website.

      I am moderator for two revenue sharing websites and both are hosted by completely different companies, and I believe even in different countries.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
        Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Never heard anything like this before. would be great if you can remember where you read all this.

        1. BaliMermaid profile image55
          BaliMermaidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I bookmarked the site that had this info but that laptop is with my daughter until later tonight (it's 9:15 pm Sunday here). As soon as I get my hands on that laptop I will get the link and post it.

          I also have a question about rss tags/ tags as keywords / and possible penalty by google for having "keywords that, while relevant, are not used enough in the post text. It's under help for new hubbers - could you look and give me advice on that please as well.

        2. BaliMermaid profile image55
          BaliMermaidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I found it - but had to Google search to find it as laptop not back yet.

          http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/interne … actors.htm

          It's in there some where - you will see what mean - there are over 40 things plus and minus.  Please let me know what you think.

          1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
            Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Hey thankss!!!
            I couldn't keep myself from bookmarking that article. Good one!! smile

            1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
              Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              BTW, I will be renewing my main domains soon. I'd already heard about renewing them for a longer term and this reminded me of that.

      2. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The IP C-Classes only make a difference for backlinks, you can host plenty of sites on one IP but if they link to each other teh links will have less value than links on seperate C-Classes.

    8. Maddie Ruud profile image76
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

      Links broken by yours truly.

      1. BaliMermaid profile image55
        BaliMermaidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile

    9. Richieb799 profile image80
      Richieb799posted 7 years ago

      Just thought I'd check this thread to see if the snip snip had been through because my site went up a notch on Google's first page so I thought it might be because of the link here but its due to my other backlinking lol

      Im glad Maddie broke them instead of the snip snip because the were more for educational purpose between hubbers sharing their projects

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I thought that was good of her, because strictly speaking she could have just snipped them altogether.  Remiss of me not to say thanks!

      2. sid_candid profile image60
        sid_candidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Richie,
        I appreciate you leaving a comment on my website. It really feels good as I was just starting out and your words of appreciation are gold dust for me. Cheers!

        1. Richieb799 profile image80
          Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No problems, I'm fairly new..well in terms of my keyword choosing anyway..I'm just wondering if I get into the top 2-3 ranks of my keyword which gets 22,000 searches a month whether I will get good revenue... Ive put my 3 ads, search box and link unit on my pages but getting minimal clicks at the mo
          I am at rank 8 on first page at present so Im holding some hope and keep backlinking smile

          1. R-J-T profile image58
            R-J-Tposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Is 22,000 exact match?

            If yes you will most likely get 10,000 per month from google ranked at #1 for the keyword phrase.

            How much revenue it will produce will deepend on many factors including CPC and CTR etc.

            For example a keyword in the health niche may have a 10% CTR with an average CPC of $3.00. Were a keyword in the tech niche might only have a 2% CTR with an average of $0.30 per click.

            Hope this helps.

            1. Richieb799 profile image80
              Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Interesting, 10,000 could help, I see what you mean by it depends on ecpm regarding earnings.

              why would a health niche get a higher CTR than a tech? surely shopping for technology is a big spending niche for online shoppers?

              1. jpwriter profile image75
                jpwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I think it all depends on the content. 

                Some health topics do not do well because ad competition is not very high.  If the numbers above were reversed you'd still do well.  If you have high traffic that converts it's okay if your CTR is lower.

                If you think about who is bidding on health ads it's a lot of money people, in general.  There are a lot more health problems than cell phones.  People searching for health info are looking for information which makes me think they're more likely to click on a good ad for more info.  Plus there are tons of health products for people to buy.

                Someone looking for a cell phone probably already has one.  I don't know if that makes sense (it does in my head!).

                I have some tech articles on InfoBarrel and they have a poor CTR.   When they do get clicked it's not much money.  Look up some tech topics with the Adwords tool.  I was surprised as well.  There are some things like the iPad that are .05, at least at one time there were.

                1. Richieb799 profile image80
                  Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Lol, when has somebody owning something ever stopped them wanting or lusting after the latest model lol

                  Anyhow, my sites doing quite well today because I see impressions are up and ecpm is high smile

                  1. jpwriter profile image75
                    jpwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Ha, true, very true!  smile

                    You might try using Google Webmaster tools to improve your site ranking. You can authenticate your site, submit sitemaps, see how G crawls your site, find top search keywords, backlinks, and more.  I've never heard anything bad about using it.

                    I actually thought Webmaster tools meant Analytics, Adsense, Adwords, etc., until a few months ago (and I've owned a site for 1+ years - oops).  Anyhow, just a thought, If you need it.

     
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