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What is a domain name?

A domain name is the name used to find your website on the Internet eg lineofsite.co.uk. Think of it in terms of a label on a filing cabinet. Since your domain name will be what you become known by online,...

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Why is my new site not listed on Google?

Google finds sites through a process known as "crawling" the web which involves robot software that follows hyperlinks from site to site. Google currently looks at more than 8 billion URLs during its crawls. One of the most frequent questions...

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What is Google Adwords?

I generally recommend new web businesses (particularly small sites) to consider using Google's pay per click Adwords service in the first instance to generate exposure. These are the ads that appear on the right hand side of Google's search results...

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Adwords: How do I write a good ad?

The key to writing a good ad is relevance. I can not stress this too strongly. Relevance means making sure your ad matches as closely as possible what your customers are searching for by ensuring that it contains the words...

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Where can I find free images for my website?

Listed below are a number of useful sites where you can find suitable images for your website. Stock Xchng http://sxc.hu/index.phtml The huge Stock Xchng gallery contains over 100,000 quality stock photos submitted by more than 9,000 users! Images state whether...

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What fonts can I use for my website?

An important consideration when designing a website is choosing which fonts to use for the main body text. In order for the chosen font to display correctly when someone visits your site, that font must be installed on the user's...

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How do I choose a domain name?

One of the first steps once you have made the decision to create a website, is to decide upon and register a domain name. With over 50,000,000 domain names already in existence, it is likely that your first choice will...

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Why is my site not listed for UK specific searches?

When searching Google using the 'Pages from the UK' option, a number of factors are often cited as being taken into account. The region in which pages are hosted (ie on a server based in uk, or a server with...

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Will I need to resize my images for you?

For the most part this is not generally necessary although may be advisable if you intend to email your photos to Line of Site. Photos appearing on your website will rarely exceed 500 pixels wide. If you don't have an...

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