(Last Updated On: April 21, 2019)

web presence website-builders.caUnderstanding your web presence

If someone else has setup you web presence how do you make sure you still have full control over it. In this article I will attempt to provide you with enough information, so it easy for you to gain control of your web presence.

Individuals and small businesses have realized it’s in their best interest to have a professional take care of their web presence.  A web desing company is your best option as they access to qualified resources.

This is the correct approach as opposed to trying it yourself.  Avoid waisting countless hours. Eventually you will come to the conclusion, you cannot really do what a professional can do for you. Yes this is the correct path to a professional looking, well composed, search engine integrated and secure website.

How to gain full access to your web presence

Once your website and web presence has been created, you need to take control.  You must ensure you have full access to all aspects of your web presence.

This does not mean you need to go make design changes to your website.  No major modifications to the various aspects of your web presence are requried.

All you need is to have the access. In other words you need the user ids and passwords to each aspect of your web presence.

There is multitude of good reasons you should be apprised of the full access to your web presence. I will only mention the one reason I feel  is the most obvious and at the same time most important. You need to have the ability to switch web designers at any time with minimal impact to your web presence. The only way to do this it to have the full access to all aspects of your web presence so you can pass it on to another web designer

What is ‘full access’ of your web presence

Here is a list of all accounts you should a have access to. For all of these its best to have a user id, password and link.  

1. Domain name provider
Your domain provider hosts your custom domain name, like www.yourdomain.com. You’ll need to know who your domain provider is to transfer or connect a website to it.
2. Web Hosting provider
In order to get a website active and live on the internet, you need to host a website. Web hosting is basically the space that you buy on a web server to store your website files.
3. WordPress wp-admin
The WordPress admin area is the administration center of a WordPress powered website
Service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain your site’s presence in Google Search results
Tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps
The service is part of Microsoft’s Bing search engine which allows webmasters to add their websites to the Bing index crawler
Bing service that enables businesses to add their listings to Bing
8. Social media accounts
FacebookInstagram
Google +LinkedIn
TwitterPinterest
YouTubeVimeo

Seting up SEO for local businesses requires addition to various directories. Local business listing directories are a must when setting up your web presence. Most of these require you to setup and account before entering your information. For each of these directories you should have the long in information.

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