Your website is the most important component of your digital marketing strategy. The better your marketing is, the more visibility your website has. Which is a good thing, but isn’t enough, because if you don’t know how to create a business website that is really effective, the visibility is completely useless …

But, what makes a website effective? Well, the concept itself it’s quite simple: you need to create an intuitive, highly functional and user-centered “ecosystem” where your visitors can accomplish their goals effortlessly. The problem? Well, the concept might sound simple, but the successful implementation – due to the large number of involved factors – will require a lot of time and effort.

In this tutorial I am going to share with you the most important factors and considerations that will help you to create a truly efficient website. Check them out, craft your task list, break it down into smaller manageable tasks, and get started! These important factors and considerations fall under 3 main categories: appearance, content and functionality.

And I won't lie to you ... If you want to stand out and if you want to learn how to create a business website that makes real money, you’ll have to make SERIOUS efforts. The truth is that creating and launching a brand new website can be a tedious task. Dozens of tough questions will arise in front of you, and each answer will generate even more questions. How are you going to structure your data? How many pages do you need? What are you going to write on each page? How do you get people to buy from you? And so on …

But, here’s the thing: your web project doesn’t have to be so difficult! The key is to have a logical and actionable task-list! Relax, it’s definitely not rocket science, and I am going to share with you anything you need to know in order to craft a nice actionable task list for your next site building project …

Before anything else, you should ask yourself 3 essential questions:

1. What would be the best domain name for your business?

Choosing the right domain name is essential. A poorly-chosen domain name will have a widespread negative impact on your online – and offline – marketing efforts. Make it short, relevant and memorable. If you already have a business name, your domain name should be relevant to your business. If your business name is too long, you’ll have to creatively shorten it (while still remaining on brand!). The shorter and more relevant your domain name, the better. What is really important: stick with what makes sense to your target market! Also, try to avoid using hyphens, numbers and special characters in your domain name. And finally, don’t make hasty decisions! Take all the time you need to find the perfect domain name, because it’s extremely painful to change a domain name once you have got your marketing underway!



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Zed
How do you know if your spelling and grammar are correct? Would the same rules apply to a long training post like this one?

How do you correct links that don't take the reader to the appropriate page? For example, a link to a sign up page, but takes a person to another WA page instead.
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imthedamo Premium
If you write your posts and pages in site content there is a spelling and grammar check. I also use Grammarly which in the free version will even correct my mistakes real-time right here in any comment.
As far as the links you need to click on them and check to make sure they are correct.
Damo
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CLandi Premium
Hi Damo
Spell check only corrects for spelling. It doesn't know if one is using the correct word. For example: there, their and they're and you, your and you're. All are spelled correctly, but each have different meanings. Spell check can only tell you if you spelled a word correctly, not if that word is used correctly.

Did you click on the image? If not, please do so. That is the page I got when I checked one of my links.

I'm following you.

Chuck
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smartketeer Premium
I recommend Grammarly Chuck ... In my opinions is the best option ...

Links ... You can't "correct" them ... Why?

Because when "links that don't take the reader to the appropriate page" this is what actually happens

1. the link will take you to the appropriate targeted page

2. which page contains a redirection instruction to send you elswhere
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CLandi Premium
Thanks, Zed. I'll check out Grammarly. I hope my questions are pertinent to your training subject.

I don't want to ask you questions about baseballs when the subject is about snowballs.
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for this useful, helpful and informative training.

I have learned so much and I am grateful that I have read this.

Thank you, you have helped me tenfold

Many thanks

Jennifer
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smartketeer Premium
Thank you for your time Jenniffer!

Glad was helpful :) If so, don't forget to check out tommorrow the next episode :)

They are connected ...
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for the heads up.

Will be looking out for it

Jennifer
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smartketeer Premium
Thank you Jennifer!
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Jadatherapy Premium
You are most welcome
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, thanks for your time Roger!
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem.
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smartketeer Premium
You won :)))))))))
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bigrog44 Premium
I wish I win.
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smartketeer Premium
You too?
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bigrog44 Premium
Yep.
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JeffGnagy Premium
Good stuff Zed!
Very timely information for me personally as I am in in the design phase of my 1st website.
Thanks!
Jeff
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Jeff!

If is timely, don't forget to check out my related tutorial tomorrow :)
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lesabre Premium
Thank you Sir.
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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dowj01 Premium
Really useful seeing the individual tasks laid out in sequence.
Thank you.
Justin
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smartketeer Premium
That's the point ... being useful :)

Thanks Justin!
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ahendaflo Premium
thank you so much for these lessons.
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smartketeer Premium
Thank you for reading these lessons Florence!
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MKearns Premium
A good basic sequence Szolt. Thank you!
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time and your feedback Michael!
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Floria Premium
Spot on. Thank you.
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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SAWalden Premium
This is excellent training. As you stated, a well designed website attracts and retains visitors - your post accomplishes the same thing! A generous amount of information all in one spot!

I do have a question and hope this is an okay place to ask: What is the difference between the function of a site map and the All in one SEO WordPress plug-in?
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feedback Susan!

The sitemap is just one important factor of the whole SEO topic. It must be submitted with or without SEO plugins in place.

And the AIO SEO plugin is a quite complex solution that handles many SEO factors ...
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wimone Premium
A thousand thanks....!! Printed and added to critical info notebook. Will reread every day until applied. no are thanks sufficient for this key council :))
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for being my loyal reader John!
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