Web marketing

4 killer reasons to get a personalized domain name for your website

Saks Skid Row just wouldn't be the sameIf you’ve decided to make a website, you might also have spent some (or a lot of) time thinking about it’s address. Every website has its own access address, and getting the right one for your site is vital.

Whether you’re a beginner webmaster making your very first site, or an experienced website developer, your site address is the first thing your visitors will use to access your site. Getting the right address is an important key to making a successful website.

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Easier, more detailed website visitor statistics tools

More detailed site statisticsOne of the great things about making a free website is that you can publish what you need, simply and instantly, to a global audience. Publishing stuff online is a great way to rapidly diffuse content to the widest audience possible, and the kinds of website builder tools available these days mean just about anyone can do it. But what if you went to all that trouble to make a website, and had no way of knowing just how many people actually saw it?

You’ve always had access to a suite of integrated statistical tools in your doomby website manager. They’re great for keeping track of your visitors, but we thought we could make them even better. Doomby’s new stat tools are just a taste of what’s in store for the doomby website community next year, with our next version steaming ahead and on track for release in the first half of 2011.

Here’s an overview of the latest updates to your site tools.

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Sharing and measuring website success made easy

Sharing made easy for your websiteAs friends, family, neighbors and the very astute will have already gathered, over the last couple of weeks the doomby team has bid a fond farewell to Starey and friends, and a big hello to our big new offices. Though the move has meant a hectic couple of weeks around the office, we’ve still found the time to come up with some great new features and free website builder tools to make your website development experience easier and better than ever.

Best of all, the entire doomby member community can take advantage of these new and improved tools - whether you’ve chosen to make a free website or to make a pro website or online store, you’ll now get more out of your favorite free website maker.

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The 5 essentials of successful online store design

Dress up your online store with doombyOne of the biggest hurdles facing e-business start-ups is ensuring the webmaster or online store owner remain motivated. It's not always easy to make an online store and to keep it running, or to stick with it long enough to ensure its financial success. It takes time to build website traffic, and to transform that traffic into sales and a loyal customer base for a new e-commerce website. And it can be disheartening to have spent time and effort to make a website with an online store, only to be rewarded with an empty bank account and a trickle of visitors.

Though it's vital to stick to a plan and to do whatever it takes to remain motivated as your online store grows, there are a few essential things you can do to give it a really good start, and to ensure you develop a successful e-commerce business.

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Instant website success? Try Jedi cats.

May the force be with your websiteThe internet is truly remarkable. Just think about it: 99% of what you'll find online serves no practical purpose at all. Yet that's the stuff most people spend their time watching - a lot like TV. If you want to make a website an overnight success, forget about adding free forums or wondering how to make a blog and build a following; it'll take way more than a couple of hours to build a sizable audience.

Got a great idea for how to make an online store a roaring success? Well, sorry, but that isn't going to get you millions of hits before sunrise. And no, if you're out to break a world record for building a massive following for your free website in as little time as possible, you don't have to take your clothes off, nor anyone else's for that matter.

To make your own website a true internet super phenomenon, you just need one thing: Jedi cats.

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