It is Dan here again, so after you brought your domain the next step is going to be setting up hosting. One thing I forgot to do was to check if the domain is clean, basically, what that means is check if the domain was spammed or had a previous owner.
What often happens is we have a website especially dot coms, if someone previously owned it and they did SEO work on it, there is a chance that website could be spammed and have a Google penalty.
If you find a website brand new and it has a penalty, it does not matter what you do to it, it’s never going to rank in Google.
There are two websites I use to check if websites are clean, the first is archive.org. The second website I use is a website called Majestic SEO.
I will leave links to these websites to make it easy.
What this first website does is check the history of the domain name, the website that I’m buying is going to be personaltrainer.net.au.
So, I will come on this website I will just put that in now and then it’s going to search history just to make sure that this site has never been used before. As you can see it does not have any former pages archived and to just show you an example of what it would look like for a website, it does have a history.
Put Google in there and search that real quick, as you can see this site was set up in 1998 and if I was to click on a date, it will show me what it used to look like back in the days.
The reason we do this is we want to make sure that this is a brand new website that has never had any work on it before; and there is going to be no spam penalties with Google, so really we want it to be completely clean.
As you can see, November was the first time it got screen shots back in 1998; while it’s figuring out that, this is the second site I use, it is called majestic.com. I will just put the URL in here and we just want to make sure there is no links pointing back to this site.
So, as you can see again, basically we know there is no links pointing back to the server and there is no SEO work done on it, that it is going to be clean, no penalties.
Also by checking this website it got no history as well and you can see this is just a test for Google and this is what the website use to look like in 1998. Just to give you a quick example of how to use that site, basically, I should have mentioned that in the last video before I go ahead and buy the domain name.
I always do a quick spam check just to make sure URL is clean, so once I have done that the next step is to get hosting.
I brought the domain now what I will do is buy a hosting package; I usually use HostGator I have been using them for quite a few years and it’s reliable, the support is really good, it’s pretty cheap as well, I normally go with the Hatching Plan, which is $2.78 per month.
So, I will buy that and once I have brought the domain and I buy hosting the next step is to get the website setup.
So, I have never set up a website before and I have got 400 websites I have never actually set one up; which is not the best use of my time, and as a personal trainer, you can earn far more money training people and getting clients results and marketing my business than learning how to set up a website. So I will go ahead and find someone to do that for me.
Usually there are two places I will go to find outsources; one is called Upwork.com and you can just put a project on this website and hire someone and the other website I use is called konker.com. What I will do there is a guy that I use to set up a lot of my websites and what I will do is send a link to his Gig.
This is Upwork and you can post a job on here and get someone to do it for you it should cost you no more than $20.00 maximum so that $20.00 will get you a site and just make sure that they put it on to WordPress.
We want to use WordPress for your site it’s very, it ranks well in Google and there is a lot of stuff we can do with that just with plugins; just make sure they add WordPress to your website.
Again this is the Gig I use over here I will send a link to this page and I will just find his Gig very quickly to show so you will know what it looks like.
This website is kind of like Fiverr, but it’s for online marketing and SEO people use; this is the one I use I will send the link to him and basically all you need to do is send him your details for the domain registrar and details for your hosting company and he will do the rest.
He will put WordPress site on for you and he will put some random content on your site, it will not be unique, you will need to switch content when you get the website back because the content is not really particular great; it is just to get it indexed in Google and to get you started.