This will be a growing list of web design resources that I have found helpful. Whether you have a ministry site or an online business, it’s important that you take advantage of all the free tools that are available to you online.
If you want to get your word out there about your business or your ministry, you need to familiarize yourself with search engine optimization. By having a site optimized for search engines you’ll be more likely to bring targeted visitors to your site. Take the time to read some of the articles I have listed.
Keyword Suggestion Tool – it’s very important to determine what keywords you want to target on your website. Use this tool to see what terms people are searching.
Determining Keywords – an article on determining keywords for your site.
Web Weaver -a free webpage editor. If you are serious about starting a website, look into buying Frontpage or Dreamweaver.
Xenu Link Sleuth -find broken links on you site.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
If you want to have a successful website, you need to learn about SEO. SEO is a somewhat complicated topic but here are a few articles to get you started.
SEO Frequently Asked Questions
Improve Your Search Engine Rankings by Improving Your Link Popularity
Secrets to Increase Website Traffic
Search Engine Optimization for Dummies (book)
If you want to build a website for your business or hope to have the most impact with your ministry, it’s best to buy your own domain name and hosting. Check out GoDaddy.com for purchasing a domain. However, if you would just like a free website to start, here are some places to look.
A blog is a popular and free method for starting your own website. You can even buy your own domain (example: www.mysite.com) and use the blogging platform to still host your blog for free. There are also many free templates around the web that you can download rather than use the default templates.
Christian Graphics and Content
In His Image -Christian Web Design
ChristArt.com -Free Christian Clipart
Momof9’s Graphics – some nice free templates can be found here