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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A free website with no hidden gotchas

I have just built a website using Google Sites. It is at www.ampers.uk and took me only two hours to build the framework and a few of the initial pages. Naturally one expects it to take longer writing the material on the website, proof-reading it, and correcting it before loading it to the page.

However, for a seventy-five year old, a couple of hours is something to be proud of.

There could be a cost, however. I don't like the long Google Sites' name, so went to my domain holder at 123 Reg and purchased ampers.uk – .uk is a new domain head, and is shorter than .co.uk. I subscribe to the old marketing adage of K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid). The shorter your name, the better.

The cost for my new name for two years? Circa £7.

Whilst we are talking about marketing, there is another adage I respect. The seven P's which are as follows:

Proper, Prior, Planning, Prevents, Piss, Poor, Performance

So, don't do as I do, do as I say, and sit down and plan exactly what you want your website to convey about you. I didn't, but think I'd have done it differently if I did.

Now you have your new name, and new website, have a look at the Vistaprint website and have some inexpensive, good quality, visiting cards printed.

Ampers

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