Before launching your blog or website, there are a number of things worth considering. In this weeks edition of Perfcast, David Peralty and I cover a broad spectrum of things you should consider such as:
Before Spending Money
Research (competition, friends)
Interaction (commenting, collecting resources)
Can I do this for a long time?
what to choose (preference, .com, .net, .org, country codes, .info?)
where to buy them (namecheap, godaddy, from Host)
next step – nameservers!!! (just because they are registered, doesn’t mean they are “attached” to your project)
Hosted vs Self Managed
The hosted blogging solution versus the self hosted solution
– CLOUD HOSTING –
Control Panels (custom, cPanel, etc..)
Basics: Uniques, Page Views, Visitors, Bounce Rate
Different Services/Apps, Different Stats0
As you can see, we covered a ton of information and this is just for the prelaunch. Next week, we dive into Lesson 2 which is all about Launching The Blog.
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LENGTH OF EPISODE – 1 Hour 5 Minutes
NEXT EPISODE – January 22nd, 2009 at 7 P.M. EST
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