All content may be added and edited using a visual Content Editor. When you add content, green rectangles will show all possible locations where this content may be added. Pick a location by clicking on a green rectangle.
To edit the content you already added just roll it over. A blue outline will mark the content you are going to edit and an Edit icon will appear on top left.
Roll over the Edit icon and click More to see all editing options for your content element. The editing options appear inside a black panel called Context Menu.
With the Context menu options you may edit, move around, delete, hide from viewers, select, cut, copy, paste and duplicate your content. Colored rectangles will mark the content you edit - for example, a red rectangle will mark the content to be deleted, pink rectangles will mark the content to be hidden and so on.
Any content you add in your website Admin will not be visible to your website visitors until you Publish it. To Publish your page click the label in the Top Admin Menu.
How People Will Learn About My Site?
After you finalized and published your site, you may email your potential site visitors the address of your site. Use the Share This Site and Email options, or send them an email using the Mailing List option. You may also list your site in local business directories (online and offline), ask your partner to put a link to your site and exchange links with other sites in your industry.
After your site was indexed by search engines, people will be able to find it by searching for keywords related to your site content. Becoming visible and well-positioned with search engines, however, may require additional actions.
Registering a Domain Name
The domain name is the name that identifies a website. Domain names may end in .com, .net, .org and so on. Publishing your site under a domain you own makes your site easy to discover by search engines, and easy to remember for everyone else. If you don't have a domain name yet, here is how to get one:
- First, choose your domain name. The domain should usually imply the name of your business, be short and easy to spell.
- Check if the domain name is available by going to this site and typing the desired domain name. If it is available - you may proceed registering it with any domain registrar. To register a domain with Godaddy, please follow this tutorial.
To increase the traffic to your site, you should aim at getting a good ranking with Google and other major search engines. Good, keyword-rich content and lots of inbound links to your site contribute most to getting a front position in search engine results. Very often achieving the desired search engine position may require restructuring and optimizing your page content, and monitoring the traffic changes after each restructuring.
Use web analytics programs like Google Analytics to find out what kind of traffic your site is getting, which pages are visited most, how long visitors stayed and which keywords they used to find you. Use this information to improve the pages making your site visitors leave the site, to adjust your page content based on your visitors profile, to start a Google adwords campaign and others. Read more on search engine optimization (SEO) and web analytics tools in the SEO Tutorial.
Bringing Visitors Back
Launching your site is just the beginning. Your site visitors will keep coming to your site only if they find new and interesting information each time they revisit. You may help them discover this new information by letting your visitors sign up for news and updates to your site. Using the mailing list option you may email them every time new information is posted.
You may also set up a News Blog and post important announcements there. Using RSS feed your customers will be able to get your announcements straight into their favorite RSS reader.
Retaining your site visitors requires much more effort than bringing new visitors to your site. However, your most loyal visitors are those who will spread the word about your website, will mention you in their blogs, and will drive more and quality traffic to your website.