So you’re thinking about starting a website? Do you know where to begin? You might be a complete newbie, but
the good news is that there are many tools at your disposal which can help you with your quest. Of course, you also have to apply a little discernment as there are countless resources that you will find on how to build a website, but needless to say, not all of them may be useful.
Why don’t we take a different approach and instead look at a few things you shouldn’t do when starting a website?
NOT pay attention to keywords when picking a domain name
Picking a domain name is one of the first things that you ought to do when starting a website. It is where it all begins. You will find a lot of tips on how to pick a suitable domain name for your website, but if there is one thing you will want to remember, it is this: make sure you pay attention to the keywords you want to target. Do some research before settling for a name.
NOT look around for a good web host
There are so many web hosting services out there, that you may be tempted to settle for the first one you come across. Please, whatever you do, do not do this! As many as the web hosting services are, you will also find a lot of reviews and information on them. From GoDaddy to HostGator and tons in between – do some research and read up on them before you actually choose. They all have their strong and weak points, and their suitability will depend on your needs and preferences as well.
NOT have a clear idea of what content you want to put up
Anyone can go ahead and create a website, but it does not mean that the website will be a good one and that people will visit it. That’s where content comes into play. You have to have a clear idea of what you want to present in your website and what your goals are. You also need to make sure that before your site goes live, you have some content ready to put up so that people will have something to read.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but steering clear of these things ought to give you a good start. Good luck!