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DIY Website Resources

No fluff.  These are the best tools for you to attempt to manage your online presence yourself.

Essentials For Website Owners

These website resources are the best and cheapest way to build your website the right way! We don’t recommend handling your website and online presence yourself if you need your website to rank in Google unless you have lots of time to spend learning how SEO works. Some of the links below are affiliate links and we may possibly receive a small commission if you do choose to use their services. We hope you enjoy.

 

Buy Your Domain Name

Search NameCheap for your perfect domain name

 

Host Your Website Cheap

Host with NameCheap too to make things super easy

 

Robust Website Hosting

Contact Us to learn more about hosting your website on our AWS server

 

Divi Visual Website Builder

Get Divi

 

Zoho For Free Company Emails

Get Zoho Mail

 

Email Campaigns and Automated Emails

Powered by Mailchimp

Google’s Free Tools For Websites

Google My Business

https://www.google.com/business/

Tutorial:  https://youtu.be/KrTF7Okx_A4

Warning!  If you click ‘Google Ads’ from Google My Business it will take you to Google Ads Express which is not what you want!  You will pay too much for each click on the ads you run and be very limited on targeting and other things you can have full control over on the full version of Google Ads.  Click ‘Switch to Expert Mode’ if you are currently using Google Ads Express!

 

Google Analytics

https://analytics.google.com

Tutorial:  https://youtu.be/v1BGe-CCXuI

 

Google Search Console

https://search.google.com/search-console/about

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/esPwzvgk9TI

More Resources by Google

There are plenty of other tools you may want to look into as you get more comfortable provided by Google.  A couple of these are Google Ads, Google Structured Data Testing Tool, and Think with Google.  The Google Keyword Planner tool is also great.  It is within Google Ads.  To get the most out of it you most have an active campaign running!

Bing’s Free SEO Tools

Bing Places

https://www.bingplaces.com/

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/wP8TNhLYSJQ

 

Bing Webmasters

https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster

Tutorial:  https://youtu.be/ZlUq2-A48ts

 

Yelp

https://biz.yelp.com

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/ROTJjt5SAJo

 

Yelp is not actually part of Bing.  Bing does use Yelp’s local business info along with the info you provide in Bing Places in their search results.  Bing shows reviews from Yelp, Facebook and more since they do have have a review feature built in.

Solid Advice For Anyone New To Website Ownership

The only 2 costs you cannot avoid when you have a website are domain fees and hosting fees.  Most domains are $10 or so.  Shared hosting plans are good enough for small websites without a lot of traffic that do not collect sensitive information.  $20 to $50 per year will cover the cost of shared hosting.  We highly recommend to not use GoDaddy for anything!  GoDaddy is good at marketing their services and nothing else.

Do not get scammed!  It is so frustrating as an ethical website design and SEO company because nearly all people who contact us have been burned in the past by a shady SEO company.  If you cannot speak with the person building your website on the phone, you should not do business with them.

We are here to help.  We pride ourselves on offering very fair pricing for our services.  Our goal is to make your business exponentially more than we charge and we are yet to fail.  If you are feeling overwhelmed already, talk to Ryan and see how affordable your specific needs may actually be.  Or, hop on Amazon for some retail therapy!

Best of luck.  Hope to hear from you soon.  Below is a little more info about our company and what we do.

Looking for more advanced information on how to get your website on the first page of Google?  Check out our SEO Check List to compliment these website resources.