How To Get Your Business Website Setup – what you need to know

This is the first in a series of posts which will look at exactly what you need to know in order to get a website for yourself or your business up and running .

Did you know that more people look up Business services using online search facilities like Google than Yellow pages?

If you run a small to medium size business you can not afford not to have a website or web page advertising your services and products online.

So what should you be looking for when you want to get a website built for your business?

Step 1 – Domain Name Registration

A domain name is basically the internet address of your website. It is a unique name in a standard format which is translated into an IP address number that points to your web page.

Domain names are registered through a registrar and they are issued and controlled by a global regulatory body ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

An example of a domain name is banoncom.com and banoncom.com.au. The .au signifies a country code and so .com.au is referred to as a ccTLD or country code Top Level Domain.

When looking for a domain name there there are several tools which can be utilised, most domain name registrars have a search tool which will tell you if it is available.

We can save you time and money – let us do the domain name searching and registration for you.

For best SEO results a domain name should have the targeted keyword/s as part of the name, for example : plumbing.com.au or gregs-plumbing.com.au. Although this is not necessary it can give an edge for search engine rankings. The other alternative is to use your business name only such as banoncom.com.au.

If you are a business in Australia then a ccTLD would be most appropriate. To register a .au domain name you must have an ABN. You can however register a TLD such as .com, org, .net, .info and .biz without an ABN.

Registering a domain name is the first step in getting a website up and running. In the next post we will discuss the next step – website hosting.

Did you know that once you have a website setup and online the ongoing costs are astronomically low! And if you get your website designed and setup by us the initial design and setup fees are also astronomically low!

We are based in Adelaide and we specialise in getting small to medium sized businesses online with a professional, great looking and standards compliant website with a minimum of fuss. Contact us for more information or a quote.

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  1. Danny the Plumber says:

    Thanks for the info, I am looking at getting a website up and running for my plumbing business. This article has been very helpful and I am looking forward to the rest.
    You never know I might just get you to do it for me and save me the hassle.!

    1. banoncom says:

      Thanks Danny.
      Please contact us any time, we will get your website up and running no problem and for an unbeatable price which includes by default – Great Service.

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