Question by Your-mom-is-wow-upside-down: Is there anyway that I can make a website without paying for anything? Other than a blog?
I’ve looked up different ways to make your own website, but how do you go about it and do you really need to pay for web space and such or is there a site that allows you to create your own website for free (which would be the valued choice). Could anyone possibly help me?
Answer by colanth
You can run a web server on your own computer – that’s free. Your provider probably gives you some free web space (in the last 10 years or so, no one seems to be aware of this.)
To actually create the site, you just write it – you don’t need anything but knowledge – and you can’t do it without knowledge, unless you use a site that’s already created. Look at http://www.opensourcecms.com/ play with the demos and, if you find one you like, download it. (You could upload it to your site at your provider’s and set it up pretty easily.)
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Question by martin h: Have you tried paying online companies that sell internet traffic?
Buying 10,000 unique visitors for 50 dollars seems like a great deal. Are most of these scams, or worthless traffic? How do I distinguish the quality companies from the bogus ones? considering that the same amount of traffic would cost thousands of dollars using pay per click ads, this seems too good to be true.
Answer by Nick
If it’s too good to be true…it is!
Any company that promises a higher Google PageRank or something similar for low cost is lying and scamming. Even if there’s a high price tag, there’s no guarantee that it’s legit. You would *always* want to research anything you would pay money for – there’s probably someone who got scammed by it. (I’ve heard that www.trafficpowersucks.com is a great example of a sneaky scam that people say Traffic Power does.)
The idea behind search engines is that you find the most relevant responses to your search…not that you find the people who paid the most for advertising on the search engine.
If you truly do want to buy more traffic, I would suggest spending money in advertising, not trying to buy internet traffic. I don’t think the (slight) chance of finding a legit company is worth the risk of the money.
I’ll list a couple websites that will probably be good reading for you if you want to pursue buying traffic. Happy hunting!
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