What I needed to know about a website 10 years ago
In the early days of the Internet, this was easy question to answer. Most people who were thinking about setting up a website would just ask their 12-year-old son, or the kid next door, or their cousin’s brother’s friend who did this work from his basement.
Today, don’t even think about asking any of those people.
In the early days, you created a website and you put it online (called hosting). Then, you forgot about it because your website took care of itself. People would find your website and link to it. Your website would show up in the Google index almost as if by magic.
That was then.
What I need to know about my website now
Today, after you set up a website online, you’re not done. You need to perform SEO on your website. SEO is Search Engine Optimization and, without SEO, you won’t get very far in the search results of any search engine, including Google.
If you have a website now, you need to do SEO…or pray a lot.
That’s the first thing you need to know “about my website”: create a website and do SEO.
To get this done, you should consult a professional website developer (like Accolade Group of Vermont, LLC) who should be up to date on whatever questions you have. Even if you don’t have any questions, a web developer can ask you a few questions and begin to understand what s/he needs to know to help you understand your website. You can find a web developer in the Website section of your phone book (do you still have a phone book) or by doing a Google search for the words “website developer” plus the name of your town: Website developer DeMoines, for example.