Wednesday, 18 September 2019
 
 
Web Hosting: Portals PDF Print E-mail
One lone computer in a business is useful. When that computer is connected to a second computer a small network is developed that allow files and information to be more readily shared. Large companies have hundreds or thousands of computers tied together in a company-wide network that speeds many processes along.

This concept is a microcosm of what it means to develop a network known as the World Wide Web or Internet.

The Internet is a connection of computers linked through servers for the purpose of sharing information, entertainment and ecommerce.

Web hosting is the mechanism whereby you can access a portal to the World Wide Web. When you work with a web host to place your site files on their server you are moving from spectator to player in ecommerce.

This portal is important because it provides a means of interacting with your customers. They can view your site and you can gain access to information about the visitor that may assist you in developing new sales opportunities or introducing them to new products.

This portal is not just a storefront, it effectively becomes your sales force if accepted Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies are utilized.

It is also this portal that allows you to take your business to international markets you couldn’t have dreams of fifteen years ago. Web hosting makes it possible for you to learn new skills that will benefit your ecommerce store while supplying consumers with products or services they are motivated to purchase.

The privacy a website provides customers has allowed ecommerce to grow at a very rapid rate. Consumers are generally tired of impatient sales associates and limited stock at conventional brick and mortar stores. The ecommerce solutions on the web are the portal many consumers are using to facilitate the acquisition of many items they once purchased at a store as well as items they did not have routine access to.

Web hosting can be managed as an extension of site design, but it may also include site design. A web design expert can manage this design or it can be created and maintained by the ecommerce business owner.

However it is accomplished site function, maintenance and presentation are done through the portal of web hosting.

We live in a world where millions of computers are now connected. The knowledge base and available consumer products and services are mind-boggling. A web host facilitates a future in ecommerce in the online world.

 
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Web Design For Search Engines
Search engines don’t give higher rankings for a pretty site, but they do pay attention to what you say and how you say it – make that your priority and the rest will fall into place.

There’s an old saying, “People vote with their pocketbook.” I’d like to suggest they also vote with their apathy.

Current popularity choices are in a constant state of flux. There are times when site visitors seem to respond to flash technology while other times the simple site of flash will cause them to use their back button. They just don’t have the enthusiasm they need to venture through yet another animated flash design.

Sometimes visitors enjoy a stripped down site that is easy to navigate with limited bells and whistles while other times it appears sites with surprises and a graphic intense format captures attention.

The problem is knowing which format is popular at any given time. Sometimes your site design should operate independent of what seems to be gaining the most immediate attention.

I had been told about a site that had information I was interested in. I went to the site was met with a broad range of bells and whistles. I had no idea which function did what, but it looked cool and the sounds were great. I left with a sense of appreciation for complex site design, but never returned because I couldn’t easily find what I needed.

You can develop a site design that is both inviting and easy to navigate. Many web designers feel that you must sometimes sacrifice one for the other, but I’ve never found that to be true.

Web design is a simple mechanism that takes all your work and strains it into a comprehensive, yet condensed, representation of your greatest dreams and fondest hopes.

Sometimes the focus of the site can shift from what is most important in the overall understanding of your business idea to glamorous ways to present the site.

If you take a look you can find sites that seem to be more about looking good than they are about helping a visitor understand the business and products well enough to convert to consumer status.

Brick and mortar stores may give their showroom a facelift from time to time, but they also understand the decorations are not what makes the business. If the decorations are wonderful they may see more visitors, but they may only be interested in seeing what it looks like with little interest in what’s being sold.

In web design the first things to attend to are comprehensive content and easy navigation. Any dressing up of the site can wait until you know what your site will say and how you will get from one location on the site to the next in the fewest clicks (generally no more than two).

Search engines don’t give higher rankings for a pretty site, but they do pay attention to what you say and how you say it – make that your priority and the rest will fall into place.