KsKingBee. First task is to choose a domain name and purchase it. it helps if your domain has a lot to do with your websites content. Therefore "Peafowl" or "Peacocks" should be included in your domain name.You can go to Godaddy.com and purchase your domain name there. Since your from Kansas that may help your selection of a subject and location all in your domain name.
Next is to find a "host" for your website. Many "hosts" offers easy to build website templates that requires no html knowledge at all,,,no coding is needed. Weebly has many advantages but the main thing with weebly is they lower the cost for hosting if you use their complete package which will have for instance,,www.kansasfowl.weebly.com for your url.The word "Weebly is automaticllyused in your domain name where as if you buy your domain anywhere else and then transfer it to your host the domain name stays "as is",,for instance www.kansasfowl.com,,,you would choose the name as "Kansasfowl" and then choose a .com,,.net..or several other choices for the catagory you want,,.com is the most obvious since you will be conducting sales thru the site.
Weebly will give you 6?pages I think with their lowest cost package. Any more pages you want will cost more. Weebly is very user friendly. They have many templates available to choose from and many are "drag and drop",,simple as typing here in BYC and adding a picture with the exception being the templates are set up for text and photos in areas of the page that sometimes cannot be changed.
Now that you have chosen and purchased a domain name and found a host for the site and also a combination host-template supplier..you can now sit back and think how you want the website to be. You will need to think of how many pages you want and what content will be on each page.Weebly did offer you the choice to mettatag words and phrases on your pages. Mettatagging words and phrases on your website tells the "search bots" what you con tent of your website is all about. This is how when anyone simply types in a word in their browser that page after page of website links comes up. This is because the tagged words on those sites matches what you typed into your browser. It used to be where repeating the same words throughout the website would get you first search rankings but the algorythyms has changed and repitition of the same word will not necessarily increase your page rank on a simple search.
You also need to be able to "page index" each individual page so that content although is part of your website,,it's content is unique. Search bots loves rich,new content and will frequent your site and rank higher if new updates are added every few weeks or so. A blog is very helpful because content can be aded every day and blog bots crawl your site more frequently than just a search bot will.
We have built several websites our dogs over the years mainly because over time,they become outdated.They now offer SEO services as well which will give you a report every month on the most used phrases typed in browsers that coincide with the subject of your website. You can then change your text to include those words to help get a higher placing on a direct search.
Pictures are a big help. Having ablog that will encourage others to post or follow and keep coming back to your site also helps keep your rank higher.You should be able to direct anyone to your website by doing these things mentioned even if the person doing to search does NOT know the exact domain name of your website. Call me if you like, I can help you if you have some time.
Edited by frenchblackcopper - 11/24/15 at 4:52pm