The Internet is everywhere today. It seems almost every commercial on TV and ad in magazines and newspapers want you to visit a website. Most of these ads mention a dot com. GoDaddy wants us to buy domains from them, but what exactly is a domain name? What is a dot com and why is that good for a website? Let’s take a few minutes to look at those questions and explain some things for you.
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First of all, a domain name is the address of a website. Just like you have an address for your house or a company has an address for their brick and mortar location, every website has an address. In this case, a website’s address is a domain name. A domain name can be anything with letters, numbers, and certain symbols. Each domain name ends in a domain extension, with the most popular being dot com (.com). Dot com is the extension for commercial reasons, but really can be for anything. It’s the oldest and most recognized domain extension on the planet. Other domain extensions include .net, .org, .info, .name, and many, many more. Because dot com is the most widely recognized, we highly recommend that our website customers use domains ending in it. One issue is that the vast majority of all good dot com domain names are already taken. But, that doesn’t mean some aren’t still available. Plus, many already purchased domains are up for sale by their owners.
So now what is a website? A website is technically a collection of files and images located on a server at a web host company. Websites can be the Internet location of a business, whether it exists at a physical location or not. A website can also be just a person’s or group’s place to express their opinions, tell the world about themselves, or just get together to share thoughts and more. Each website needs to have two things: a domain name, like we mentioned above, and a web host. A web host is a company that physically stores the files needed for your website on a powerful computer known as a server. Your domain name is pointed at this web host’s server so that whenever someone types in your domain, ex: www.dmgcomputer.com, it displays your website to them.
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A website needs a good design to look good to visitors. Though not necessary, a good design is significantly better than just a page of text. DMG Computer is a Michigan web design company specializing in great website design. We also ensure that our websites have search engine optimization in mind. SEO is short for Search Engine Optimization. It is the digital marketing process of helping a website rank highly in search engines. It allows websites to be found by customers through search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing without having to use “paid-ads” to appear in the results. Search engines like Google, use software to search websites on a daily basis indexing them in order to help searchers find the information they are looking for.
DMG Computer ensures that your website is not only found by search engines, but is also found by people searching for specific keywords or phrases that you or your company want to be found for. For example, if you search for Michigan dueling pianos, you will find Midwest Dueling Pianos (Midwest). Midwest is one of our national SEO clients who are the country’s best dueling piano entertainment shows. With our SEO techniques, we have had Midwest at the very top of search results for their targeted keywords and phrases for nine years. They have grown into the nation’s top dueling piano music and entertainment company by being found as the first result when individuals and companies search for dueling pianos for weddings, corporate events, civic events, and more. This is what we do. We are Michigan website design and Michigan SEO experts. We are the #1 Michigan SEO company for a reason. Contact DMG Computer today to get your website to the top of search results. Call us at 586-764-3392.