Call us today and find out how fun and easy having
your own web site / "Boutique Store" can be!
Visit 2 Friends Shopping..
Our collection of over 450 fabulous boutique web sites!
2 Friends have built and continue to work with over 450+ Create-A-Shoppe Plus clients!
We know and understand the CAS+ system! Put us to work for you!
What is the FIRST thing you need to do to get started?
Easy-- BUY your Domain name! www.2friendsdomains.com
How do I purchase a DOMAIN NAME?
For your convenience, www.2FriendsDomains.com offers Domain Name purchases for $9.50 per year. Click to choose and purchase your domain today!
Do I need GRAPHICS for my new Web Site?
Yes! You will need a graphics set for your new web site. Please feel free to browse our ready-to-purchase OOAK Graphics packages *some priced as low as $150.00 OR.. contact us right away and we can develop a BRAND NEW Custom Graphics set--just for you!
(prices start at $450 for a complete custom Graphics set)
Please note: Our graphic set prices do not include site development. Our services for building your site may be obtained at an additional fee. We offer a basic package for $150 that will get your site up and going for a low cost. OR, you may opt for our deluxe development package for $450 that includes a one-on-one 90-120 minute walk-through/tutorial to guarantee your understanding and ease of use in operating and maintaining your new web site.
Learn more here: Site Development
Who will HOST my web site and how much does it cost?
We recommend CAS (Creat-A-Shoppe-Plus) for web hosting. CAS offers fantastic rates starting as low as $10 a month! Having your web site hosted by Create-A-Shoppe-Plus allows you to have maximum flexibility with your site.
No HTML needed to make your own changes and updates!
Who will BUILD my WEB SITE?
Lisa @ 2 Friends Designs will build your site for $450. This will include placing your graphics, customizing your site layout, building your pages, adding your informational content, setting up and installing the MALS shopping cart, adding any "10" products of your choice, SEO, Installation of numerous Google Tools, and teaching you how to operate your site (90+ minute instructional one-on-one class). You can add as many products (items for sale) to your site as needed. NO LIMIT. Lisa can also add additional products to your site over the initial "10" included in your package price, although an additional fee of $3.00 per item will apply. Why not call today? 928-554-4352
Can 2 Friends TEACH ME how to use my existing CAS web site? TOP
Even if you did not have us build your site for you, we can still teach you how to manage and operate your web site. We offer up to 90 minutes one-on-one tutoring for just $75. Call to schedule your class today: 928-554-4352
When you have 2 Friends Designs build your site, the tutoring is included- FREE!
BONUS #2: If 2 Friends Designs BUILDS your site, then you also get added to our popular www.2friendsshopping.com website FREE!
Who will MAINTAIN my site? TOP
You will be able to maintain your site yourself without needing to know any html. *** 2 Friends Designs will always be available to you should you not have the time to upkeep your site or if you have special needs along the way.
What is a "Keyword"? TOP
It is a word or phrase that is typed into a search engine or directory that describes what the reader will see on your site. Since, according to Yahoo statistics, 80% of all searches are multiple word searches, the best keywords consist of multiple words and phrases.
Read More here
What are Meta Titles & Descriptions? TOP
Though meta description tags are not a major factor search engines consider when ranking sites, they should not be left off the page. Both the meta keywords tag and the meta description tag contribute to your search engine ranking. A meta description tag is supposed to be a brief and concise summary of your page's content. Think of the Yahoo! or Google directory. You see your site title followed by a brief description of your site or business. The meta description tag is designed to provide a brief description of your site which can be used by search engines or directories.
Will the search engines (Google, MSN/Bing,Yahoo, etc.) rank my site? TOP
2 Friends Designs will submit your site to the Google upon completion. This tells the Google search engines to send out their "spiders" and to add your site to their database. You can frequently resubmit your site after updates and changes. Please refer back to this page and click the links to go directly to the Google/Bing/Yahoo submit area.
What is a SITEMAP? TOP
A Google, Yahoo, or Bing Sitemap file is like a code lodged in the "background"
(source) of your site - it is not for users to see - it is only to be
found by search engines, allowing them easier and faster access to your
Companies such as this one: http://www.powermapper.com/buy/index.asp
offer this service for thousands! -ouch!2 Friends Designs can create and submit your Google, Yahoo, Bing, and TheFind.com --for a fracture of this cost. Learn more (click)
How do I promote and market my new web site? TOP
It is important to treat your web site as your retail store on-line. It needs marketing, promotion, and TLC. There are many resources available to you such as Google Base (aka Froogle). You can register for a new Google account and then take advantage of their many FREE programs. Google also offers a nifty pay-per-click service called Adwords. You might also want to consider subscribing to a service such as our 2 Friends Domains "Search Engine Optimization" www.2friendsdomains.com for additional site optimization.
Please keep in mind.. there are trillions of web sites out there-- competition is fierce! You are a creative person... now it is time to think of creative ways to get your site found. Suggestions: Submit Site Maps, Create Blogs, Email Marketing Express, Link/Banner Exchange, Top Site participation, Google Adwords, Google Merchant Center, Google Web Master Tools, SEO - Search Engine Optimization, Newsletters, eBay, Flyers, Magazine Ads, E-zine, ADD THIS, Twitter, Facebook participation.
Your new site has been built and programmed with all the tools you need to be successful. Should you Need Assistance with marketing and promotion, and the other promotional tools as listed above,
- Just ASK!
Do I need a Mailing List Sign-Up form on my web site? TOP
Direct "email marketing" can be an excellent way to draw traffic to your site.
This process can be handled many ways.
- Choose to use your "contact form" as an email sign up page
- Add an email form somewhere else on your site to request mailing list sign ups
- OR-- You can subscribe to an excellent Mailing List and marketing program called Express E-Mail Marketing offered through 2 Friends Domains. There is a subscription fee with this program, but most of my clients consider it to be well worth it. This program supplies you with a form to add to your site, when a customer sends their info it gets placed securely inside your program. Then to send out a bulk email (that is legal and abides by all spamming laws).. you simply click a button! Read about it and/or subscribe here:
- Express Email Marketing
CAS also offers a professional Mailing List program for a one-time fee of just $25.00 - You can learn about it here CAS MAILING LIST.
Please research these programs and decide which one better serves your specific needs.
What is a "Blog"..and do I need one? TOP
A blog is basically an on-line diary. It is yet another way to get your self found out there in Cyberspace! While you can add links to your blog, it doesn't have a home page and other Web pages "under" the home page. (Therefore.. you can not add shopping carts and sell from your Blog.) Information is generally added in reverse chronological order. But you can easily upload photos or images and put titles or headlines to each post. There are many FREE Blog sites out there, but we find that most of our clients want a Blog that they can "customize" --in this case a subscription service may be best.
Once you have signed up for your Blog, 2 Friends can help you customize the look of it and we will install the link on your site. Here is a very good article regarding Blogs.
Ready to get your Blog started?
Try these companies : Live Journal, WordPress, Blogspot.com
Link / Banner exchange .. is it important? TOP
YES!! It is important --
Link Exchange ("Reciprocal Link Exchange") is a practice of exchanging links with other websites. There are many different ways to arrange a link exchange with web site owners. The simplest way of doing it is to email another website owner and ask to do a link exchange. Read more about the importance of this here.
What Other Services does 2 Friends offer? TOP
What is a Face Book "LIKE" button and why should I use it? TOP
Click Here to sign up --- It's FREE!
- Easy Bookmarking and Sharing - Makes it easy for your visitors to bookmark and share your content with others.
- Promotes Your Website/Blog - Helps send your content to social bookmarking services and social networks, which brings back more traffic to you.
- Increases Your Rankings - Increases your link popularity, which is a very important factor in increasing search engine rankings.
- Recognizable Interface - Users will know what the button does and how to use it.
- Removes Clutter - Eliminates the need to include a different button for each bookmarking service.
- Easy to Install - Our button can easily be installed on almost anywhere with a few clicks.
- Very Reliable - No matter how much traffic your site generates,Face Book can handle it, and reliably deliver the widget at all times.
- Free -
What is a FAVICON? TOP
Favicon (pronounced fav-eye-con)- is short for 'Favorites Icon.' A Favicon is a multi-resolution image included on nearly all professionally developed sites. Within Internet Explorer and Mozilla, the Favicon is displayed on the Address line and in the Favorites menu. The Favicon allows the you to further promote your site, and to create a more customized appearance within a visitor's browser. Often, the Favicon reflects the look and feel of the web site or the organization's logo.
Why not order a Favicon today?
What if I have special technical needs. TOP
Most times 2 Friends Designs can help you smooth out any rough spots that you might experience. If your needs are "service related", we urge you to contact your web site host directly at: email@example.com