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An Internet forum, web forum or message board is an area on a website which provides a discussion facility to visitors. Members of the forum can submit or “post” their comments and discussions or posts as they are called. They can also read and comment on “posts” or discussions from other forum members. An Internet forum can focus around almost any subject and provides a host of communication benefits to both website builders and visitors alike. An Internet forum allows all members to make posts, comment on posts and start new topics. An Internet forum, web forum or message board normally asks new members to register or login before they are permitted to join the discussion with their own new posts. The various conversations or discussions in a web forum are commonly called threads. Threads are frequently made up of a number of posts from various members. The forum members can usually edit their own posts and start new topics.
These days, websites without background videos run the risk of appearing old-fashioned. Even dinosaurish,
There’s nothing wrong with dinosaurs, or with looking like one. Dinosaurs are cool. Unless they’re chasing you of course.
But our new background videos have landed, exploded and changed the game. They have wiped out the old standards for beautiful websites, and have replaced them with a new standard that will leave all other websites looking like fossils.
Luckily, both our existing clients and our new ones have access to this brilliant new feature we’ve introduced, and we’d like to share its benefits with you today.
A superhero is only super because he or she stands out amongst the crowd. If we were a planet of flying, teleporting, time-freezing super-strong aliens, then we wouldn’t think there was anything super about us. When it comes to using formatting methods such as bold, italics, capitals or centering, all of these little text-enhancing superheroes will only stand out if they are used sparingly, in the right place, and when absolutely necessary…
Reviews, testimonials, recommendations – we all seek reassurance in them. We might even skip past the good ones just to see if there are any bad ones.Other people are sources of information for us. They can tell us whether this product or service is actually any good or not. Reading their testimonials builds trust in your business.
If I have multiple domain names, will my website rank better on the search engines? Will I be more likely to draw in extra traffic? Will my website become a supercharged powerhouse bursting with domain names that will become a magnet for new business? The answer might not be quite as positive as you would expect, but hopefully we can answer your questions during this article…
Choosing a domain name for your new business may not be as simple as you think. Most people just use their company name, but unless your branding is well recognised, this may work against you…
Is it possible for your business website to look too good? Too polished? Too slick? Too posh?
Perhaps it depends on how slick and posh you already are.
“If a customer fills out a form and adds their email address, what can I do with it?” This is a terrible question, asked by non-GDPR compliant cavemen and cavewoman who still think it’s OK to treat other people’s info as if it’s their own…
You are building a GDPR-friendly email list, and now you want to start sending out newsletters, the professional way. Where do you start?
“Don’t sell your product. Solve their problems.” Mark Cuban’s wise words sum up the art of selling – it is about helping people, fixing problems and improving the lives of others…
iF we’re honest, not many people will accuse you of clownery for not having a proper business email address. But they might not call you professional either…
Building a professional website to grow your business should be easy and seamless from start to end. We offer to build your business website for you, in four easy steps…
When July 2018 hits, Google Chrome will make sure a strong warning will pop up on any website that has not yet updated from “http” to “https”. The warning will include something along the lines of “Website Not Secure”. Here’s how to avoid it.
A Blog differs from an internet forum or web forum in that it is more of a journal than a discussion facility. The control of its content is usually restricted. A Blog is usually written by only one or two users to provide specific information. Blogs are most commonly used to make political statements, promote products, provide research information or in our case to provide helpful tutorials. Blogs usually only allow other visitors to respond to the blog material by leaving comments. Any comments are normally received into a hidden area of the blog and usually require permission or approval before they are published.
An internet forum can be a great way to provide another form of communication between you and your customers. Use it to promote new products or special offers. Receive requests and wish lists from customers. It’s also a great way to get some real feedback from your customers.
A Blog page is an easy and fun way for you to provide specific or ongoing information to your customers and provides them with a simple way to give you feedback on that information.
Forum facilities are on DotGO’s development to do list and are a facility which will be introduced to your control panel in the not so distant future. However, in the meantime, it’s not that difficult to set one up yourself and link to it from your web pages. As a practised website builder you shouldn’t find it hard at all as there are hundreds of websites offering free forum and blog facilities, which offer very simple step by step guides to show you what to do. Just type “free forum” or free blog page” into your search bar and take your pick. Freeforums.org and blogger.com are two very popular ones. Many offer some very clean and stylish templates and do much of the set up work for you.
Once you’ve completed the set up, you’ll be given a domain or web address for your forum or blog page. All you have to do now is link to it from your website.
Copy the domain or web address for your forum or blog page, then open the editor for the page on your website on which you’d like the link to appear. Type in a line such as: “Click here to view our Blog Page” or “Click here to join our Forum”. Highlight this line, then click the yellow “Insert / Edit Link” icon > Webpage > External Webpage > choose yes to open in new window. This way when customers have finished looking at your forum or blog page, they will come back to your main website.
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One that looks professional on any device,
performs well on Google and is easy to update.
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