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Ecommerce - what is it?

So, you might’ve heard the term ‘e-commerce’ but what exactly is it? E-commerce is basically the transmission of data over the internet usually in the form of buying and selling goods. The type of sites that typically use e-commerce are: auction, music, clothing and retail sites. Some examples of e-commerce sites include eBay, Spotify, H&M and Amazon.

If you’re thinking of sta…

Can I really build an effective ecommerce store myself?

We live in an age where we rarely visit a store when we purchase the most common day to day goods. Online shopping has become a daily part of life, access to every product from toilet paper to wedding suit, it’s all there at the click of a button and with next day or even next hour delivery now common place why would you need to visit a high street store?

With the world of shopping migrating to the…

Top Tips for Choosing a Domain Name

Choosing a domain is often the first thing that you do when creating your website and it is very important to get right, especially if you are on a budget. Changing domain orders is expensive, a lot of the time you will just have to accept the loss and register another. Some people have a very clear idea for a domain before they start, which make their choice either extremely easy or extremely hard, they either ge…

Can you get a domain for free?

The best thing a website builder can offer is a free domain name. Firstly, it saves a lot of hassle. Your domain is there and ready, without having to worry about porting over name servers or changing A-records - you simply choose and get. Who doesn’t want that?! Secondly, it brings the aspects you need to piece together a website to just one place, making everything easier to manage. Lastly, it’s free…

Are free wordpress themes safe to use?

Many wordpress theme providers offer a wide range of template designs from simple blog sites to more complicated multi page sites.

One question many wordpress users ask is “are these free themes safe to use?” to which there is not one answer…

Most free themes are ok but many of them are buggy, some wordpress theme authors hide malicious code within a theme for vario…

Why is a good theme important for your wordpress website?

The quality of a wordpress themes or templates is an extremely important factor which they work very hard on improving. It's not hard to see why - when people look at wordpress templates they see what their potential website could look like, which is extremely important for the obvious reason of if you feel as if your website is going to look unbelievable using one brand and okay using the other, your decision…

Do I need web design skills to create my own web page?

Creating your own webpage used to be a thing only professionals with a background in web development and web design could achieve, having to write the code independently from scratch. It was a feat your average joe was far from being able to complete, but that's changed, wildly. Nowadays, everyone is making websites because it has been made so simple and affordable. This is down to the increase in su…

Do you have to be a business to own a webpage?

Owning a webpage was originally an extremely time and resource consuming activity, requiring hundreds of pounds and man hours to build and sustain it, a job only really applicable for businesses. Luckily for you, times have changed! Owning and maintaining a webpage can be done very easily by one person and a very small budget, with no professional help required. Online 'DIY' website builders have made this…

Whats included with free web sites?

There are many different web site providers and each offer a slightly different package. Web hosting companies charge users a small monthly fee (approx $3-5/month) for space on a shared web server. They normally include a free domain name of the users choice plus an email service. Web hosting accounts use FTP and normally come with a control panel like cPanel.

Free web site builders like websitebuilder.c…

How Can I Get a Free Web Site?

Ever since the internet first became common in many households, there has been sites claiming to allow you to create a free web site. From horribly rigid readymade template sites, to geo cities, there has always been so called free web site providers. But, many of these are free for a reason, they offer out of the box templates, which are extremely hard to customize and leave customers wishing they never bothered …

Who is the Best Website Builder?

Creating your own website should be a fun and exciting task whether the website be for a hobby or a small business. Choosing the right website builder is something which you should definitely spend some time doing before jumping straight in and starting to build a website using the first website builder you come across. Some website builders give you a 100% free account, with a free domain, whilst others charge yo…

What is a Website Builder?

A website builder is a website creation tool which allows you to construct a website, webpage or blog without entering code. Instead users normally start with a simple template of their choose, and use drag and drop or WYSIWYG editing to adjust key elements of the site. They can add widgets and elements from a dashboard of choices. This enables users to be complete novices with no web design or programming knowled…

Do I need any technical skills to make a blog?

Nowadays, blogs are so advanced there is no need at all for any previous technical skills or coding knowledge. Perhaps at max what is required is a mild understanding of web processes. Most editing / designing environments are drag and drop based, which makes website building life easier than you can imagine. What used to be hours and thousands of lines of code created by those only capable of wrapping their head …

How to fill my blog with content

It is very important to fill your  blogging site with content, and for it to be ‘keyword rich’ (have lots of mentions of the word you’d like to be found by on search engines), for SEO reasons. Search Engine Optimization is the art of making your website more attractive to primarily Google, Yahoo and Bing. The aim of which is to appear in the coveted top spot of Google, done by maximizing and…

How To Use Free Website Builder Accounts to Your Advantage

Here at websitebuildertop10.com, we are in the business of helping you find the best website builder for you, free or paid. Free website builder accounts are very useful in helping you see which is best for you, even if you are looking for a paid service.

Free website builder accounts are great indicators of how good the paid version is going to be, regarding the amount of and helpfulness of features, wh…

The Difference Between Website Builder Free Trials and Paid Accounts

Whilst looking for the best free website builder, on our website you will look to see whether or not a certain website builders offers a free trial or account. But what is the difference between them?

A free trial is usually for a limited amount of time, for example, SquareSpace’s free option is a 14 day trial, in which you have access to the least expensive and enabled account for 14 days, when yo…

Free Web Design Choices You Have To Consider

There are many ways to design a website for free in this day and age, ask a close friend, maybe a family member, or, just do it yourself! There are plenty of platforms which provide free software and content to spice up a page or give it a complete redesign. The effect which this has on your website is limited, however, as most often to have these effects published on your website it will have to be linked to the …

Your Web Design Options

When it comes to web design you have a few options. These range in price, time and level of complexity. It's important that you look at the different options available to you when it comes to choosing a web design company to design you a website.

Your Web Design Options

  1. Build a Free Website Yourself, using a Website Builder

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Can I get away with a free website?

Absolutely Yes! Many servies we have reviewed allow you to get a free website which normally just means you have advertising on your website and you have a sub-domain instead of your own .com domain name.

So the question is more about what the aim of your website is. A lot of websites are built as a test, of an idea, someones abilitie…

What you need to make a free website in 2015

A computer, an email address, 10 minutes.

Yes, it’s that simple! You may still have the mindset that to make your own website, not even for free, you need an extensive background in coding, a team of developers, and somewhere to host it all, but no, that’s far from the case in 2015. Now there are many different website building companies which offer paid and free services, helping you get an …

Can you create a website totally for free?

In short Yes!

You can create your own website completely free, and all it takes is time and your email address. There are a fair few website building companies who offer free accounts, which are probably just their way of signing up new customers and trying to upsell them paid accounts, Regardless, we think it’s cool that you can build a website for free!

You can choose from about 5 …

Is It worth paying to create a website?

It is possible to create a website completely for free by using the free service that most of the top website building services offer alongside their paid services. Everyone would like to not pay for something they don’t have to, so what is it that you actually pay for?

With a paid service, it is very likely that you will have more features to use inside the editor and out. For example, you may be …

How to choose which platform to build your own free website

We can only assume that you are looking to build your own website, for free? Right? If you are then you have a choice to make, as there are a few website building companies which offer a free service on which you can build design and publish a website completely for free. The trouble is, which one do I go for? You wouldn’t want to put hours into building a website to find out you don’t like how obstruc…

How to build and publish your own free website

It is now possible to build, design and publish your very own website for free! It is extremely simple to do, but it does come with a few drawbacks. In most cases, all that is required is your time and your email address, and you’re good to go.

You can build your own free website through a few select website building platforms who offer a free version of their service. You can browse through an ext…

The purpose of templates

Templates can do many things for users of a website builder, but the main purpose of course is to give users a head start in the building of their website. Most likely, when you first looked through the templates to choose one, you would either be looking for something which you like the look of or something which is somewhat similar to what you had in mind before you started.

As well as this, templates …

Why it is important to make your website look good on mobile

The mobile internet market is already colossal and is still growing rapidly, it has overtaken desktop use and approaches 2 billion users this year. You’d be silly to miss out on the mobile market. If you are an online business, then all of your custom comes from the internet, and if you are not satisfying over half of the internet users with your website, then you are missing out on at least half of all poss…

Do you get a better design with a paid service?

There are 2 options for designing a website, do it yourself, or have someone do it for you. If you do it yourself, I assume you’ll do it through a website building service, using their editor. If you have someone else do it for you, I assume you will have a professional design it.

Based on these assumptions, it depends on which option you choose as to whether your money will have an effect on the a…

Why should I pay to start a website when I can do it for free?

Website Builders are how most websites are started nowadays, and it is very nice to be able to do this for free. Of course, the paid service from the market leaders is going to be very good, much better than the free option, but how big is that difference? And is it worth forking out for the privilege?

Well, it depends on how serious you are about the website, and what you expect your traffic to be like.…

Utilize FREE options when deciding on a website builder

The  free options or trial versions of services are fantastic ways to test out services, which is very important when there are as many options as there are in the website builder market. All it usually takes to get a good feel for a whether or not a website building platform is for you, is 5 minutes and your email address.

 

We definitely recommend checking out the free versions of t…

Potential problems with a website setup

There can be many problems to overcome when looking to setup a website. That's why we think website builders are a great way to have your own website as they take the hassel and problems away. But if you do want to setup your own website think about the following;

The Plaguing Subdomain:

In all cases of free website building, if you can publish to a domain name it will be a subdomain o…

How to setup a free website

There are multiple ways to set up a website: through a website builder, pay a company or individual to do it for you, do it fully yourself, there are loads of ways of doing it. However, not all of these options are free. There is a way to setup a website completely for free, with the only cost being time.

The way this is done is through a free website builder. You can use their awesome editors, take full…

Website Templates - Quality Over Quantity

Here at WebsiteBuilderTop10.com we feel that when it comes to website templates, Quality wins over Quanity. To many templates can be confusing, we feel it's best to just choose a style and layout you like and customize the template using the website builder. That's what it's for after all.

Quality -

Of course, it is better for the templates to be better quality than not, and yo…

Top Tips for Making Your Homepage

Your homepage is the first thing a visitor will see, and just how people should make a good first impressions, so should your website. Ultimately, it’s aim is to impress the visitor enough for them to stay on, and return to, your website. The chance of this can be improved by abiding these few tips:

Tell them what your website does / is for: Likelihood is, the visitor has come to the website to do …

The Big ‘No-No’s of Website Building

Hundreds of thousands of websites are created daily, some fantastic, and some god-awful. Here’s our list of what to avoid when building a website to make yours more fantastic than awful.

Music or Audio Clips.

If your website isn’t a page on MySpace (we’d hope not), then you should stay well away from any sort of auto playing media. It may be cool the first time the website is …

How To Get Your Website More Traffic

There are many good tips on how your website can get more without having to spend astronomical amounts on advertising and place preference. These come under SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which is a process of, essentially, getting your website higher up on Google and other search engines. This drives lots of traffic to your website via certain key words which represent your brand / business, leading to many mo…

Do You Need a Pro to Design Your Website?

It is common place to see website building services offering their users an option to have their website designed by a professional web designer, most notably made available by Wix. But is this necessary for you?

Well, it depends. If you have never even stepped online before attempting to make a website it is an option you may want to consider. You would have to have a very large budget (costs are from $…

Top 4 Website Editor Features

We’ve seen and reviewed a plethora of different website builders, used many different editors, but what features did we like the most? Here’s our top 5 website editor features out of the 15 reviewed.

Mobile View / Editing

This is undoubtedly one of the most useful features any website builder can offer, it is extremely important to getting repeat website views and can determine whet…

Maximize the Aesthetic Possibility of Your Website

There is literally a website for everything nowadays, so what will set yours apart from the rest? In our experience, the better a website looks, the more successful it is. You can see this with Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, all are very simplistic yet satisfying in their design. So how can you make your website look better than the rest?

In 2015, it’s all about a clean, simple design. This is supp…

Having trouble choosing a domain?

The best advice for choosing a domain name has to be, try and keep it short and memorable. Your domain name has to be something memorable as it is the only thing a possible visitor has to search for, especially for smaller businesses. Also, the name should be relevant to your business or motive, this is a way for new visitors to find your website and to maximize this valuable type of traffic you should consider tw…

5 Features of a Successful Website

If you want to make your website successful, there are many ways to go about it, but at the core of every website success story are these 5 points.

It is easy to navigate.

Every successful website has an exceedingly simple layout, with every different page / use highlighted clearly by a side or top bar. It is worth spending time testing your website for chokepoints, there should be no point in …