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How to Create a Small Business Website

Washington, Dec 15 -

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How to Create a Small Business Website
Las Vegas Review Journal


Getting your personal or small business website up and running could be a daunting task that puts some people into "analysis paralysis" mode. Creating a website should not be a terrifying experience and thankfully there are solutions that have addressed these fears.

A new, super easy-to-use website building software called Zeeblio lets anyone create a website in minutes. The software was designed by Tripod and the search giant Lycos, which was born out of Carnegie Mellon University and has been helping people build websites since 1995. Finally you don't need to be a computer programming genius to create a professional-looking website for your small business.

You don't need to write a single line of HTML to add images, flash, audio, etc. to build an attractive, useful site. With an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, Zeeblio allows for the placement of content anywhere on your website. Simply upload your media and organize it all in one location with Zeeblio's Media Manager.

Easy organization is important for building a website on your own. To make finding what you're looking for easy, you can create collections of like files or use the search bar to search for your media by name. If you're building a website and one of your images isn't working out quite as you'd like, you can edit it right in your Media Manager so you'll never have to leave Zeeblio. You can even import images from your Flickr account straight into your manager. You can then make photo albums on your website out of the collections you have created.

Once you've built your site, it's important that you make the effort to promote it. Using tools like meta tags, Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools can help your website be more visible to searchers.

For those who want to build on to their site's capabilities, Zeeblio offers e-commerce tools, media add-ons, and professional templates that enable you to build a shopping cart for your virtual business or a gallery of your artwork. To see the builder in action, go to: vimeo.com/Zeeblio/builder.

For small businesses, a good website is an invaluable asset. Not only does it connect you with customers, but it can help you take your business in new directions, faster than you might ever have thought possible. And with tools that let you build a site without a huge investment, it's easier than ever to get in on the action.