Hope all is well today.
I hoping as always I can have some great insight on questions I pose regarding naming a website, registration, content, and marketing.
I’m thinking of creating a website to promote the books, writing, and marketing services I offer. In the past (many years ago) I had a website that I named after one of the books and the ability to write content, edit, upload photos, audio, and video was very easy (even for somebody like me with no technical skills at all).
The company I used did not offer good pricing as I found out and the customer service wasn’t satisfactory.
If I were to go ahead and start a website from scratch would you recommend I use my name such as craigfenton.com? Something catchy instead or a combination such as acraigfentonproduct.com?
Can you have something other than a dot com that is considered professional such as dot net?
In terms of samples how many are considered good (balancing not enough but avoiding overkill)? Off the bat I was thinking of at the very least including the liner notes that I have written for a band in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (4 CD’s worth).
Do you have recommendations for a basic website company that I can get the domain name and hosting all in one, good customer service, good pricing, excellent up time, and ease of use? I do not like splitting domain registration and host.
Are there basic things (please even if the answer is obvious I will not take it as condescending) that should be on the do and don’t list for the site to look proper and professional?
Do the same rules apply once you are done creating the content and want the site available for others to see is there still a button you click that says “Publish?” Do you ping the site the first time and after each update and if this is true are there Pinging Sites that you recommend?
Thank you for your time as always.
All the best,