|How to Build an AdSense Optimized Website | Free Template
Interested in building AdSense ad supported website for free? This tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a website with a free template from StorehouseBuilder.com.
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When you contact GoDaddy.com, tell them that you would like to purchase your domain name for one year, and economy Linux hosting for one year. Also, ask them to set up your email account for you. Before you hang up the phone, ask them to provide you with the FTP login and password for your new domain. GoDaddy.com needs a little time to update their servers with you information, but you should be able to begin loading your site in about an hour.
You will also need to download a text editor. You will edit the source code files for your website with this software.
In the zipped folder there are three folders: blue, red, and green. Each folder within this folder contains an index.php file, an "includes" folder and an "image" folder, and an AI file. The "index.php" source code file in the file that will serve as your homepage. The folder called "images" contains all the images that will make up the design of your site. The "includes" folder contains a CSS style.php file that sets the font/link sizes and colors for your template. The last file in the AI file. You will only need this if you choose to edit your template. (Right now your website template is sliced into eight pieces to allow your site to load quickly.) Drag both all four files to your desktop.
Next, drag and drop your "index.php" file, your "includes" folder, and your "images" folder into the FTP client window. If everything went well, you should be able to view the homepage of your new website at the domain that you selected. If it did, drag all of the website files on your desktop to the recycle bin.
To edit your navigation links you will need to drag the "index.php" from the from FTP client window to your desktop, and then select File>Open to open it. Next, locate the source code for the left column navigation links. They are in the middle.
When you downloaded your website template, every left column navigation link pointed to the home page, with the anchor text "NavLink". Begin editing the anchor text - the stuff your visitors will see. When you have that complete, change the code between the quote marks. The first example is for the homepage. The only thing that you need to change is the domain name.
<p><font class="small"><a href="http://chocolatechipcookiescrazy.com/>Home</a></p>
The rest of the navigation links will need to be changed to reflect your content. These links will look like the examples below. The only thing different is that they got a little longer, to include the name of the page they are linking to (chocolate-chip-cookies.php/ and chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies.php/).
<p><a href="http:/chocolatechipcookiescrazy.com/chocolate-chip-cookies.php/">Chocolate Chip Cookies</a></p>
Next, edit the footer navigation links in the same way. The only exception is the site map. If you are creating a simple site that won't change very often, keep this link. A site map is good-for-search-engine-optimization thing. If you will be adding content on a regular basis, delete the link. It will make you crazy if you have to update it every time you add a new page. If you do create a site map, you will create it with your text editor, and save it as sitemap.xml. You will create the site map after all of your shell pages (empty pages) are added.
Next, you will edit the title tag, meta description, and meta keywords. You will find them near the top of the HTML source code.
If you did this correctly, you will see the chocolate-chip-cookies.php at the top of the text editor window, as you see in the example above. Next, edit the title tag, meta description, meta keywords, page title. You can leave "Coming Soon!" for the content until later. Our goal now is to set up all of you pages, so that you site can begin to age. Repeat the process until you have created all of your pages.
If you have completed everything correctly, you should be able to navigate around your website. Congratulations!
Paragraph Begin - <p>
Once you have added you content, and applied all the necessary HTML code to make the text display correctly in your browser, save the file, and drag and drop it into your FTP client. Repeat the process for all of your web pages.
After this website generates the code, place your cursor at the top left corner of the source code space in your text editor. Search engines don't like to see extra white space in a site map. Next, paste the code into your sitemap.xml file, and save it. Drag and drop your XML sitemap into your FTP client.
Congratulations! You've built your very first website.
That's it. I wish you the best with your new website.
by Andrew Fling
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