Free Website Space

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Florida 5 Star, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Florida 5 Star

    Florida 5 Star LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 92

    Would you like to get webhosting for free? I saw an advertisment for a company called www.1and1.com. They will host your website for free for three years. They are betting that you will be so happy with them that when the start to charge you in three years time that you will be happy to pay for it. Check em out at www.1and1.com. If it works out sure bets paying for it.
     
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    I signed on. Thanks for the heads up! I'm working on my new site now.

    Soupy
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Soupy,

    Let us know how that hosting company works for you.
     
  4. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    Gopher, I like it so far. It only cost me $5.99 to register my domain. I have never had a website and know nothing about creating one though. I through some pages together but it needs a lot of help. A friend of mine has dreamweaver, but has never used it and is new to this also. I might see if we can put our heads together to get looking half way decent.

    If your interested seeing what I have put together in a few hours, let me know and I'll email you the web address. I don't want to put it on here yet.

    By the way, I have not purchased your program yet. But you can count on me getting it after the new year. I really hope you can implement some of the cool features discussed on your forum. I really look forward in using lawnmail also. Keep up the good work. I'll start recommending your program to some of the local guys. I don't think any of the companies around here know about these lawn forums. So they probably haven't heard of your program.

    Soupy
     
  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Soupy,

    Yes I would like to see what you have so far. Can you send me a PM through our tech forum?
    If we can help you out, let us know.

    Thanks!
     
  6. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Hey i just did the 1&1 as well. Looks to be a serious compnay. Made me do a phone idetifaction number and everything. Kinda cool. Havent got too it yet, but so far so good.
     
  7. BGL-florida

    BGL-florida LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    This seems to be a good deal. You get the 12 pages for free. You don't have total freedom to manipulate the pages but at least with the templates you can do something decent.

    One thing though, does anyone know how to get your site to begin to appear in the search engines without spending a mini fortune?

    with 1and1, you have the site, but who will find it unless they see your flyers, mailings, and door hangers with the website clearly displayed.

    Any anwers and suggestions?
     
  8. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Most search engines start indexing pages using a site called DMOZ.COM. Addition of your site is to DMOZ.COM is free, but after that every search engine site has it's own rules where you'll show up on a page. Add your site to DMOZ.COM and then do some research about HTML metatags, in particular "description" and "keywords".

    It may take several weeks, but after adding your site to DMOZ.COM you should start apperaring near the top if you have chosen your keywords and desctiption wisely.
     
  9. BGL-florida

    BGL-florida LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    TX Angler,
    hey thanks for the reply. I'll try that as soon as I can.:blob3:
     
  10. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    irepublics.com 33mb webspace, free forever. No ads attached to webpages, does attach a small ad on bottom of emails sent out from your email account with them, which I don't use anyhow. My site is there, has been for a year and never been down or slow. http://www.kandslandscape.com
     

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