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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What is a Website?

It seems like a very easy & simple term to understand.

Based on Wikipedia, A website is a collection of related web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that are addressed relative to a common Uniform Resource Locator (URL), often consisting of only the domain name, or the IP address, and the root path ('/') in an Internet Protocol-based network. A web site is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network.

A web page is a document, typically written in plain text interspersed with formatting instructions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, XHTML). A web page may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors.

To put in a simple term, website is an identity representing an organization, company or an individual. Back to the early introduction of website till the dot-com boom until the dot-com bubble, we have been giving a lot of intention to the website on the Internet. Until today, people & business owner are still discussing & questioning about its importance and its doubts.

1) How importance is a website for a business?
Website is only serves as a starting point for your potential customer to know more about you. It is very important for a business/company to be exist in the Internet and searchable online. It does not need to be a very complicated design/structure. A simple webpage with company profile, product information and contact information are good enough to serve the purpose. Nowadays, people are looking for simple & clean design.

2) Why my businesses need a website if I am not doing online business?
This question has been frequently raised by traditional business owner. It is not true at all. Consumer and business owner are getting more technical savvy and they do like to look for information online. It is very easy to lose the market share of this group of user and consumer.

3) Is developing a website a one time off work or it needs continuous effort?
It needs continuous effort. We can engage a website designer to help us to develop the website but we could not afford to hire a long term website designer just to help us to maintain and update the content of our website. If a website is not maintained and updated regularly, it is like a billboard for customer with outdated information. It is not a good news for our potential customer.

4) How much will I need to invest and will it justify my cost of investment?
We have been talking about this issue earlier. People have been spending thousand and more for a single website. Will this cost really justify our return of investment? Based on our experience and research, we need not spending a great amount on to it. We could build a clean and simple website for visitor to get information. Most of the time, the potential customer will have a look on the website and then contact you directly for further enquiry.

5) Will the website really help you to make a big fortune for your business?
In normal circumstances, it won’t unless you are doing some web application with brilliant idea. For normal businesses, the website is only serving as a complimentary information counter to help your customer to know more about you. Don’t ever thinking that the website alone will generate a big sales of you, you will still need to discuss, negotiate, meeting with the customer and using other communication tools to close the deal.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2 New Template Designs for Premium Listing

We have just added 2 new template design for our Premium Listing

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