Monday, December 29, 2008

I think it is now official; I'm the last writer on the planet without a website. Time to take the plunge. I've looked at the websites of other Oak Tree Press authors. They are all good. I've read scores of articles about websites. They are all boring. I think I'm ready, but how do you select from among all the folks offering to host your site?

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

Pick one that isn't expensive. I recently changed and pay $8 a month, my web maven found it for me.

Notice what Billie did on this website--she has her twitter tweets coming through here. I followed her example and now have them on my website.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

BillieJohn said...

There are lots of considerations about the website hosting. A really big concern is the stats that slice and dice visitors to your site. The ones that come with the main OTP site are incomprehensible to me, even after years of trying to figure out their message. Fortunately, there are many other options these days, widgets to install and so on that provide information about site visitors.

Another thing to consider is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). What's included in the monthly fee and what can be added on with reasonable cost and effort?

Billie