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Congratulations, you’ve made the very clever move to build your website with Reason8 using their award winning website builder and editing system. One of the first things you’ll need to do is decide whether to purchase a new domain (website address) or use an existing one, which you’ll have previously bought from one of the many domain registrars.
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 domain registrar is an accredited organization or company, which sells and assigns Domain Names. If you bought your domain through one of the many domain registrars rather than DotGO you will need to arrange for your domain to be pointed at your new website when you are ready for your website pages appear under your domain.
It’s best to do this as soon as possible after purchasing your website as the sooner DotGO can take your domain under its wing, the sooner their optimisation processes can begin and the sooner you can start moving up in the search engine search lists. Also, most business website packages from DotGO include 1 or more email addresses, which are associated to your domain, so you’ll want to start using your new professional email address straight away.
If you’ve bought a domain from a registrar, you’ll very likely have been given a Customer Login, username and password. This will grant you access to a control panel attached to your domain. If you’ve bought a straight forward domain you’ll need to change what are called the “name servers” for your domain. Nameservers make up part of the location address for your domain and at the moment may be something like “ns.123reg.co.uk” and ns1.123reg.co.uk. You’re domain needs to point to your new website, so that when someone types in your domain or finds it in a search - it produces your website pages,rather than your registrars home page!
To do this, you’ll need to log into your domain control panel and follow the menu options to find the “Domain Management” section. Some registrar control panels make it very simple by including a clear option called “change name servers”, while others can be a little more confusing by calling these sections - dns management or dns control. Once you’ve found the page where you can change your name servers, simply replace the current ones with the new DotGO nameservers, which are: primary nameserver: ns.dotgo.uk and secondary nameserver: ns1.dotgo.uk and then click to “Update” or “Save Changes”.
It can take anything from 1 hour to 48 hours to the changes to take effect, depending on your registrar.
If you have an existing domain, which includes existing email addresses and don’t wish to disturb your email addresses. It is possible to point just the website part of your domain at your new website. This can be a little more confusing and it might be easier to ask the customer service department from your registrar to do these changes for you. Rather than changing the name servers, which moves the whole domain (website and email), what they (or you) need to do is to “add an A record pointing to DotGO’s IP address, which is 184.108.40.206”
If you want to do this yourself, please only do so if you know what you’re doing, as any errors here could result in the interruption and disruption of both your domain and emails. Also, not all registrar control panels allow this level of access, so you may need to check first. If you are comfortable doing it yourself and have the necessary access, log into your domain control panel and you will usually find the required page under DNS Management. You should see an area where you can select the option to add an “A” record and a separate window to enter the IP address. Update or save once changed.
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One that looks professional on any device,
performs well on Google and is easy to update.
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