Moonfruit

MoonFruit vs. WebPaper

MoonFruit is Adobe Flash based, it’s Editor is in Flash as well as well as their output of Websites. Flash based websites are not taken by search engines very well, they can be indexed but it is hard to get indexed with a Flash website as the text on the website is not readable by Search Engines.

Overall Positives

  • MoonFruit gives a free account.
  • 153 pre-design templates
  • Blog Application
  • Click and Drag
  • 1 gig storage

 

Overall Negatives

  • MoonFruit only allows 15 day trial free websites.
  • Not mobile friendly viewing or editing
  • Slow loading within editor
  • 5 website limit
  • $12.00 / month (lowest package)
  • Complex Terms of Use

 

WebPaper is HTML, CSS, and Javascript based. This means WebPaper is Mobile friendly, so creating and editing your website on the go is quick and easy.

WebPaper is Search Engine Friendly, allows you to dynamically change and add new ‘Title‘, ‘Description‘, and or ‘Keywords‘ for your web pages at anytime even after publication.

Server Updates

Due to server upgrades we are currently experiencing rendering issues on two central servers. If you were experiencing any down time, feel free to email “Request@WebPaper.co” and the time your website was down so you may be compensated.

These issues are noticed and are being addressed by our technical team at this very moment. Further updates will be posted on this blog.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

- UPDATE
All issues should be resolved, if you are still experiencing any issues after this update please email Support@WebPaper.co. Thank you.

How to Password Protect your web pages

Learn how to Password Protect your Web Pages on WebPaper.co.

  1. Navigation to your “Dashboard” also known as “Page List”.
  2. Left mouse click “Manage Folders”.
  3. Click “Add Folder”
  4. Input the folder name you wish to create.
  5. Left mouse click “Add Folder”.
  6. Click the “X” on the top right of the box.
  7. Left mouse click the new folder’s name.
  8. Folder Properties will pop up.
  9. Check box “Password Protect”.
  10. Input the password, then confirm that password.
  11. Left mouse click “Save”.
  12. Drag the pages you wish to be Password Protected into the new folder you created.

How to build a website

When building a website, the first thing to think of is an idea.  Most of the times you already know your idea so that should be quite easy, then you want to think of a title for your website.  Now the title can be very important so there are some great FREE tools that you can use to help you choose the right title.  Google provides some great tools like Google Insights or Google Adwords Keyword Tool, both of these tools can help you see the popularity of they keywords you might be looking into. Google Insights will show you the past popularity and future predictions of the keywords you search, along with giving you a few other related keywords. Google Adwords Keyword Tool also shows you the popularity of a keyword, along with other related keywords.  But it will also show you how dense the market is  this comes in use when you are trying to think of other ideas or names.  If your fighting against more people then your fighting an uphill battle but it can still be done.  For the easier path you want a market that is less dense so you can dominate it and then go after more markets once you have succeeded in the first one.

Now that you have your title picked out, we can move onto how to build your website.  There are many Content Management Systems (CMS) to choose from, some people who want a blog choose something like Blogger or WordPress as they are 100% Free but do keep in mind with free solutions some limitations do apply.  Now if you want full control over all your pages to drag anything anywhere and add videos to any place on your website then I would highly suggest WebPaper, they do offer a free solution with 3 pages and 2MB of storage for uploading of images and much much more.  But also if you want you can sign up and get much more access and applications to add to your website.  The great thing about WebPaper is it’s drag and drop simplicity that no one else can compare to.

Now you might want to consider Search Engine Optimization (SEO), this is how search engines will find you.  Although search engines scan the web looking for new websites all the time, it really helps if you have the right information in the right places so the search engines know just what your website is about.  This is so they list you in the type of market or results you want to be listed in, so your traffic is full of people looking for just what you offer.  Now Search Engine Optimization consists of a lot of things, but I will cover a few crucial ones now.  Keyword Density is the amount of times you use a target keyword in your content, from my understanding and past work you want to try and keep it at 8% – 10% this means for every 100 words use the keyword no more than 8 to 10 times.  If you exceed that then search engines will consider you a robot or spam and possibly sand box or black list your domain/website.  Now meta tags such as title, description and keywords are also a MUST!  and just F.Y.I. WebPaper lets you set them right as you start building your website, so it’s very easy and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Friendly.

Now do watch out because you might be saying oh I know some website builder that works to, well don’t just try any website builder.  As some build the websites in FLASH, and the bad part about FLASH is search engines don’t understand it.  Not to mention it wont work on cell phones or mobile devices, and as iPad’s and Smart Phones become more and more popular.  You will lose out on a huge and very fast growing market, so just keep that in mind.

WebPaper also offers tons of free website templates to help you get started quite fast, all you have to do is adjust the pictures with your own, and maybe add or adjust some text and your done!

Now it is up to you to share your website with friends and family, and ask them to share it with their friends and family.  Soon you will see the traffic grow as your site takes listing on Google in a few days as well.  From then on it’s just about keeping up with the posting and addition of content to your website.

Best of Luck ! and feel free to check out more blog posts on our Blog for more website building and marketing information.

How to gain more traffic to your Website

Gaining traffic onto your website can be a headache, with so many different ways where do you start?
The best way to answer this question is to dig deep into what your website is about.

Remember staying on topic is KEY! Having a photography website then talking about computers might be on topic but it all depends on how you are talking about computers on a photography website.

For example if I have an environmental website then I talk about computer mouses it would be straying off topic.

So now that “staying on topic” has been explained, ask yourself “What is my website about?” and “What is my websites goal?”.
Of course everyone’s overall goal is to make money, but what is it you need to accomplish to produce that income you are looking for?

Quality content, quality work; QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY! The better your content (written, images, videos, graphics and audio), the more overall stance you will have over your competition and longevity your content will have. Understand your field and understand what you need to deliver to not only satisfy but to bring back those users.

Having users come back to your content for references, usage or other reasons is a great thing to have. Think about it like your website is a supply base, people need supplies and you are providing it, whether it is knowledge or a physical product.

Key points

  • Quality website and Product (physical or not) content (images, written, videos, graphics and audio)
  •  Give users a reason to come back
  • Understand what your website is about and stick to it. Stay ON TOPIC!
  • Regular updating and additional content. Communication; talk to your users, let them talk to you as well.
Traffic Generating tips

  • Make quality videos about your website or product, post them on popular video sharing websites.
  • Stay connected to your audience, use Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Myspace, Instagr.am ect. (Research these social media networks, they change all the time [might be new ones out])
  • Blogging, this gives your website organic traffic from search engines. Try and blog as much as possible, it really is the best and most powerful tool right now.
A combination of quality content, blogging and staying in touch with your audience is a great way to bring traffic to your website. Just remember this stuff takes time do NOT expect traffic overnight. Make realistic goals and be consistent.