Once you decide what type of website you
want to build, then choose the right tools. This will save you a lot of
frustration in building a new website, and it's not really necessary for
your to understand HTML in order to build an effective website.
1. Landing Pages
Landing page builders are effective if
you want to build a list. You can also use them to help you promote on
sites like Google Adwords or Overture.
Most of these sites require some type
of landing page now because they won't allow you send your traffic
directly to an affiliate program.
You can use these tools to help you
build landing pages for your pay per click campaigns.
Landing Page Builder - http://www.landingpagebuilder.com
- Free tool to help you build landing pages.
Google Publisher - http://www.googlepublisher.com/index.html
- Offers a free and paid version. The paid version allows you to create
unlimited pages and add your Google Adsense publisher ID.
2. Content Pages
Content will make your site sticky.
This is especially effective if you choose to use some type of program
like Google Adsense to monetize your site.
The easiest way to make your site
sticky is to use articles. Make sure that the articles you choose are
valuable to your readers and solve a problem.
You also want to choose keyword rich
articles targeted to your market.
Orwell - http://www.portalfeeder.com/blog/
- Use this tool to search the article directories. It will also format
the articles in HTML for you, saving you hours of coding.
3. HTML Editors
Choosing the right editor will
determine how quickly you can get your site online.
If you don't know how to write HTML,
there are editors available to you that will do this for you.
NVU - http://www.nvu.com - This site
building tool is similar to Dreamweaver or Front Page. You don't need to
know HTML to use it. Since it's open source, it's free. You can also use
it on MAC and PC.
Easy Web Page Creator - http://www.easy-web-page-creator.com/
- This free tool will allow you to create web pages with a few clicks of
4. Content Management Systems
If you plan to build a content rich
website, you will find a content management system to be the best
choice. With a few clicks of your mouse you can totally change the look
of your site.
It's also much easier to add and
The most important aspects of a content
management system are ease of use and search engine friendly.
Open Source CMS - http://www.opensourcecms.com
- This site allows you to try out all types of content management
systems including blogs before you use them.
Since it's open source, they're all
free to install and use.
5. Other Scripts
If the thought of creating or writing
content makes you crazy, let others create it for you.
The easiest way to add content to your
site is to offer an article directory. Then all you have to do is
monetize and promote your new site.
Article Dashboard - http://www.articledashboard.com
- is a free article script you can use to create your own article
directory. It's very easy to customize, and very search engine friendly.
It also incorporates RSS, as well as email, allowing you to build a
list, as well as promote in RSS directories.
Regardless of what solution you choose
for building your website, make it search engine friendly, well
organized, and rich in content and resources.
Choose your tools before you build your
website, and you'll build a better website.