WordPress and SEO basics for DIY Small Business Websites

Last night, I gave a presentation on “Website Basics: How to get your business online and promote it” to the local Licensed Massage Therapists group. They were a great crowd and were enthusiastic about learning to make or improve their own websites.

I provided some basic info on registering a domain name, selecting and setting up web hosting, and using WordPress to get a website up and running quickly and on a small budget. We also talked about some simple SEO strategies that you can implement on your website immediately. Hopefully, I’ve made the topic a little less scary.

Thanks to the Oregon School of Massage for this wonderful write-up and for collecting a few responses from participants:

“She was very approachable & knowledgeable and great about answering specific questions. I appreciated the specific recommendations she had about WordPress. For people new to websites there were good specifics such as where to get a host, domain name, etc. Her visuals were good in that she had screenshots of what she was talking about.”

“It was very nice to have some ideas about how to set up your own site using the suggestions that she had. I think that many people were also pleased that they could pay her once and then make changes as they chose.”

Your questions are welcome, just put them in the comments section.