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Tips Defining Website Goals

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Podcast episode 067 entitled Tips Defining Website Goals provides advice for planning a new web design or the upgrade of an existing website. If you’re already online you may not have considered the need to freshen up your website or upgrade to XHTML. Listen now and you may change your mind. Here’s the outline for today’s program:

  • Introduction to the Web Design Plan
  • The Planning Phase of Web Design
  • Website Owners Ultimate Pet Peeve
  • Simple Marketing Plan for Success
  • Quick Tip of the Day – Why Your Website Needs an Annual Budget

0:00:00 Podcast Theme Music and Introduction
0:00:45 Main Topic – Tips Defining Website Goals
0:05:55 Quick Tip of the Day – Why Your Website Needs an Annual Budget
0:07:10 Podcast Outro Theme Music and Credits
0:07:40 End of Small Business Website Mailbag Podcast 067

Referenced Links
Intro to XHTML by W3C, the standards authority for web design code

According to the W3C “XHTML is a stricter and cleaner version of HTML”. When evaluating a new or existing website design, my advice is considering XHTML which has been my standard for years. The advantage is code that is forward looking to perform well now and into the future. Follow the W3C referenced link above to the article comparing both before deciding to have your site created in older HTML.

Recovering Disputed Websites

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Today’s podcast Episode 019 entitled Recovering Disputed Websites presents advice concerning the practice of cybersquatting to assist small business owners who use their name for a website domain to resolve problems in recovering disputed websites. Here’s the outline for this podcast show:

  • Definition of Cybersquatting
  • Suggestions for Avoiding Cybersquatters
  • Website Case Study and Intellectual Property Rights
  • International Resources to Recover a Disputed Domain
  • Procedure and Cost for Filing a Complaint with WIPO
  • Website Quick Tip of the Day

0:00:00 Podcast Theme Music and Introduction
0:00:45 Main Topic – Recovering Disputed Websites from Cybersquatting
0:13:02 Tip of the Day – The Related Problem of Typosquatting
0:14:29 Podcast Outro Theme Music and Credits
0:14:59 End of Small Business Website Mailbag Podcast 019

Referenced links:
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva Switzerland, international body for dispute resolution
WIPO Domain FAQs with advice for disputed websites

In addition to advice for individuals using their personal name for a commercial small business domain, the tip of the day has advice for established companies looking to protect their intangible assets. Today’s show and tip of the day provides information and advice covering cybersquatting and typosquatting.

Website Basics Getting Online

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Today’s podcast Episode 002 entitled Website Basics Getting Online explains the beginner’s guide to the basics required to get their small business website online. From experience in custom website design, it’s surprising how many owners do not understand domains, hosting, and best practices for websites, blogs, or podcasts including SEO, Search Engine Optimization. Here’s today’s outline:

  • Introduction to basics needed for a website
  • Explanation of www domain registration and cost
  • Monthly hosting advice and estimated costs
  • Basics of small business custom website design
  • Website quick tip of the day

0:00:00 Podcast Theme Music and Introduction
0:00:45 Main Topic – Website Basics Getting Online
0:11:09 Tip of the Day – Website Expectations
0:12:15 Podcast Outro Theme Music and Credits
0:12:48 End of Small Business Website Mailbag Podcast 002

Referenced links in this podcast:
www.GoDaddy.com for domain registration and hosting
Website design pricing from my site for cost estimates

Once the basics are covered, future shows will focus on more advanced advice about small business websites. Please be patient as content is geared towards newcomers who are getting a new website online for the first time. Mistakes made in the early stages of having a custom website can result in disappointment or unnecessary cost, and saving clients money is a priority.

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