If you want to start an online business, I recommend reading the following articles first:

Below you will find all the vital articles on how to start an online business (websites in particular).

Sep 07 2012

Likely and Unlikely Search Engine Ranking Factors – Podcast EOTOB #2

In the 2nd episode of the Essential Of The Online Business Podcast I will cover:

  • Twitter launching interest-based targeting,
  • authorship as a ranking signal to Google,
  • how the newly released Twitter timeline widget rivals the Facebook Like box,
  • likely and unlikely Google ranking factors,
  • and many more!

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Sep 03 2012

Content & Sections for a Company Website That You Need to Have

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In this article I will tell you about the content that every company website should have. In particular:

  • what sections should you have on a website,
  • which add-ons will get you loyal, returning visitors
  • and what free tools should you use to monitor your site.

If you already have a website, definitely take a look at this article and check, if you're not missing any key parts.

If you don't have a website yet, this knowledge will be crucial for making the first overviews, sketches and wireframes - a lot of this content turns out to be required after the page is done, which is harder to do and more expensive.

Sep 01 2012

Proven Google Ranking Signals – Podcast EOTOB #1

It's here - the first episode of the Essentials Of The Online Business Podcast!

Topics covered include:

  • changes in the Google Search algorithm in June, July and August,
  • new post targeting on Facebook,
  • new additions to Microsoft’s adCenter and Majestic SEO,
  • Google ranking factors that you can be sure about,
  • and many more!

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Aug 28 2012

How to Find, Validate and Choose a Web Site Developer

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There are a couple of simple ways to validate the quality of work of a website developer.

Before you sign a contract, you should verify how good his previous projects are, not only by design, but most importantly - by the code.

You don't need to know programing yourself to do this. Validating your developer's skills will take you only a few minutes and can save a lot of money.

Aug 25 2012

What is Hosting? How to Choose the Best Hosting Provider?

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What is a hosting server and how to choose one?

Hosting is sharing disk space on a computer (called a server), which is working and connected to the Internet at all times. On this disk space, your website (so files) are being kept and served to the Internet users. In order for a website to function, it has to be put on a hosting server. If this computer isn't working properly, your website will be inaccessible. Because of this, it is essential to pick your hosting provider with extreme caution.

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