Did you know that Yahoo! sells domains? And buying a Yahoo! domain name is just the beginning! They combine industry-leading performance, reliability and support at an affordable price in both Windows and UNIX formats.
If your business is looking to secure its place on the web, Yahoo! offers three Windows-based options to deliver just the right web hosting services, with each plan designed to address your particular needs. Domain based email is included as part of your small business web hosting package and you can get started for just $10 a month!
The basic plan might sound simple, but it gives you a Yahoo! domain name of your choosing, 100 email addresses, monitors site traffic, and comes with an easy-to-use website building tool. It also helps you get search engine optimized to help increase traffic to your site. They even have a manual review of your site which will help you identify any issues as well as give you suggestions on solutions.
The enhanced plan includes everything from the basic plan plus it comes with Standard Marketer which allows you to collect customer information for you marketing efforts. This plan also comes with tools such as a message board, calendar, site search, form to email, photo gallery and much more!
The premium plan includes everything from the enhanced plan plus all the gadgets and bells and whistles. It comes with extra space and bandwidth, and special SEO Management Tools to improve your website ranking. ShopSite is available if you are looking to sell from your site.
If one of these hosting plans doesn’t fit your needs, they also have Business Email. So, if you want to have professional, domain-based email accounts but aren’t ready for a full website, Business Email allows you to have a number of domain-based email accounts associated with the domain you register ([email protected]) without having to build a website (you can easily upgrade to a hosting plan later.)
Remember, there are always helpful guides and FAQ pages. And more great news, if you already have AT&T High Speed Internet you may qualify for a discount on your hosting plan! Yahoo! also offers highly reliable UNIX hosting plans, which are available to you no matter what operating system you use on your computer.
At the end of last year, about 153 million people were online in the United States and about 10 million are expected to adopt the Net this year. (eMarketer) Technology is important, and hosting allows you to create a site which delivers dynamic content to your customers. Most consumers are coming to expect that any professionally run business will have a web site. Signs indicate that a large portion of future business revenues will be derived from online transactions or from offline transactions that were the result of online marketing efforts. You need a yahoo domain name so that your business can have a presence on the web. Once you have a yahoo domain name, customers, potential employees, business partners and perhaps even investors can quickly and easily find out more about your business and the products or services you have to offer. With a well-designed site your small business becomes a real player both on and off the net. The more people who know about your company, the greater the chances you have for attracting new customers.
By Anmarie Bowden