We want all of our users to have secure websites that people can trust. And with new domains like .APP being released with higher security standards than ever before, having a secure website is imperative. That’s why we’re excited to announce that all current and new Website Builder users now get a free SSL certificate to secure their site with.
How to graduate your Etsy shop to a custom website
Etsy is a great way to get your business off the ground when you first start selling goods online. But once you’ve had time to establish a loyal audience and get into the swing of things, those little fees that Etsy likes to impose may seem less sweet. If you’re ready to establish a stand-alone eCommerce business, here’s the best way to get started.
How important is your domain name?
By Derek Miller
Branding is the idea that you can take something simple like a business’s name and have people associate specific feelings, memories, or ideas with that name.
5 essential elements every website homepage should have
When someone visits your website for the first time, there’s a limited opportunity to convince them to stay on your site, click through your pages, and make return visits in the future. No pressure, right?
While there’s no perfect formula for a homepage that’s sure to capture the attention of every person who visits your site, including these five key elements can vastly increase your chances.
Improve your SEO with these 5 free tools
Great Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, can be what makes or breaks a website—so it’s no wonder that some companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to make their websites as SEO-friendly as possible. But even beginners can access tools and tips that will put them on the right track for awesome organic search rank. Check out five of our favorite SEO tools that are free for anyone to use.
4 free ways to get more traffic on your website
One of the biggest challenges new website owners face is building up a healthy amount of consistent traffic on their site. Even if you don’t have the budget for expensive marketing, there are plenty of free ways to encourage more eyes on your content. Try one of these methods to boost the number of views your website gets.
4 ideas on how to use a one-page website
Sometimes the simple products are the best ones—and that’s how we feel about Prologue one-page websites, which allow businesses and individuals to set up simple landing pages online within a matter of minutes. Here’s how you can put your one-page website to best use.
4 reasons to create a website for your side hustle
We live in a gig economy where more people than ever are turning to side hustles to pay the bills. The best way to bring in more business is through a website dedicated to what you do. Here’s why it’s worth investing in a website for your side gig.
Why it’s time to get your brick-and-mortar store online
Toys R Us, the iconic retailer of our childhood, filed for bankruptcy this month, citing a lack of traffic to their brick-and-mortar stores as one of the reasons why the business has been on a slow downward spiral. Their lackluster online store and their inability to compete with online retail giants like Amazon proves that having a customer-facing storefront is no longer enough to bring consistent business through the door. If you own a brick-and-mortar business that sells goods, it’s time to seriously consider taking your shop online.
How to create great content for your website
Your website may have intuitive design, a flawless user experience, and compelling imagery—but at the end of the day, none of that matters if you’re lacking one very important thing: great content. Name.com’s Content Manager Ethan Conley and I recently sat down to talk about what it takes to create an incredible content strategy for your website.