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Site Building

As an affiliate, chances are you'll end up building a website or two. This section covers aspects of site building from purchasing your first domain and uploading your website, all the way through to creating 301 redirects in your htaccess.

Step-by-step: Building a Basic Web Page

The aim of this lesson is to show you a step-by-step guide to building a basic webpage - to learn how easy it actually is to create basic webpages!

Using FTP with FileZilla

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FTP is a system that allows you to log in to a server and upload, download or modify content. Today we're going to show you a program, FileZilla, which lets you use this system!

Linking Domains and Hosting

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If you've purchased your domain name and your hosting from different companies, you need link the two together. In this lesson we'll take a look at how you can do this!

Looking for Hosting Providers

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After you've found yourself a domain name, the second important necessity for your website is web hosting. However, you must be careful that you pick the host that's right for you!

Website Building Software

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Inevitably as an affiliate you'll end up having to create a website. In this lesson we'll look at what software is available, including Dreamweaver, Expression Web and KompoZer

Getting a Domain Name

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An important part of setting up and running an affiliate site is finding an appropriate domain name. Today we'll look at how you can find the best domain name and domain name registrar for your site.

Anatomy of a Web Page

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In this lesson we take a basic look at some common structures that make up a web page. Even if you don't write your pages by hand, it's important to learn some of these structures, especially for SEO.

Anatomy of a Web Page #2

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In this lesson we're going to look at a few more elements that make up your average web page, as well as a brief introduction to CSS!

Good Housekeeping

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Websites have a habit of getting very large, very fast. Here are some issues to avoid that don't immediately affect your success as an affiliate, but will help you further down the line!

Web Design Troubleshooting

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Sometimes when you upload your site, or look at it on a different computer, things can look wrong. Here's some issues that affiliates often encounter, and how to fix them!

How to Make a Rounded Box

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Round cornered boxes are hugely popular amongst web designers. They're also surprisingly tricky little fellows to create. In this lesson we look at one way you can do just that!

Hiding Affiliate Links

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Affiliate Links are (generally) ugly, and can sometimes put people off clicking them. In this lesson we look at making your links friendlier (and safer) by using redirects!

Simplifying Sites with PHP

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Websites with more than one page can be a pain to update. However, PHP includes allow you to create a file, then include this file in lots of pages, allowing you to change multiple pages at a time.

Date Scripts

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"Date scripts" are an internet marketer's best friend. What better way to get your visitors to act now than to give them a deadline? "Act now! This offer expires tomorrow!". Here's how to use them!

Sitemaps

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When you run into desperation, and can't find a particular page on a small site, there is one page you can refer to - the sitemap. Learn what they do, and how to create one!

Getting Your Website Indexed

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A question many affiliates ask is how to get the search engines crawling your website in the first place. In this lesson we look at How to Get Your Website Indexed.

To www or not to www?

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Most people would consider www.example.com and example.com to be the same website. Unfortunately this isn't the case, so we take a look at what this means for you as an affiliate.

Controlling the Search Spiders

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To index your site, search engine send spiders to crawl all the content on your site, so that other people can find it. But what if you have something you don't want indexed?

Moving Pages with Redirects

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Imagine you've got a page on your website that has attracted a whole lot of good links, and is attracting a lot of traffic, but you need to move it to a different place on your website. Here's how!

Creating Rollover Buttons

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In this lesson we'll be explaining the steps involved in creating a rollover button and how to add it to a page on your site.