Promotional Website - experiences - Dreamstime

Yesterday I made my first promotional website, and I want to share my experiences here on DT.

You can check it out here

It took me very little time to make it (it's not finished yet, but I'm not going to add much to it soon) because I used Google sites as a platform.

I was rally impressed how fast and easy it was to make it.

It actually took me just one afternoon to make it :)

Here is how it works:

Google sites ( sites.google.com) is an online site creation tool which helps you easily create websites. You can also use html to code some parts of the website, but I noticed that not all html tags are allowed :(

Google will host your website on their own servers and will give you some web address like http://sites.google.com/site/ntrifunovic (you are always going to have sites.google.com/site/ in the beginning of address). When you create site you can easily connect your internet domain (you need to rant an internet domain if you want to use one) with your website.

After I created my website I connected it with Google Analitics. Google Analitcs ( http://www.google.com/analytics/) is another free web application which monitors traffic on websites and gives you many useful statistics.

Summary (Good and Bad things I have noticed)

Good:

Very simple and easy to use.

User friendly.

Free.

You don't need any specialised software to create your websites.

You don't need to worry about web hosting.

You can easily connect your site with Google Analytics to control traffic on your website.

There are numerous templates and gadgets you can easily add to your web sites

Bad:

Not all html tags are allowed.

Limited possibilities.

Photo credits: Nemanja Trifunovic.

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April 05, 2012

Ntrifunovic

It's been almost a month since I created my website, here are some statistic for this period:

175 Visits
124 Unique Visitors
2,361 Pageviews
13.49 Pages/Visit
00:06:52 Avg. Visit Duration
70.29% New Visits


Note: Site has been expanded a lot since this blog post was first posted.

March 15, 2012

Petin

Thanks for info. I would be also interested, after some time, how it influenced your sales, traffic on your DT site.

March 15, 2012

smartview27

Thank you for sharing !

March 14, 2012

Ntrifunovic

UPDATE: Two new pages have been added (home page and contact page) and +1 Button.

March 14, 2012

Calyx22

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! It's nice to get this kind of advice and feedback. Your site is very nice and I hope that it's successful. Best wishes to you with it! :)

March 13, 2012

Baldas1950

Very useful advice! Thank you for sharing!

March 13, 2012

FabioConcetta

Thanks for info!!!

March 12, 2012

Egomezta

Great, thanks for sharing... It is good that your images have the DT watermark.

March 12, 2012

Lejoch

Very nice site and very useful blog, thanks for sharing.

March 12, 2012

TMarchev

Good and useful! Tnx:)

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