Jimdo is a do-it-yourself website builder that makes it easy for anyone to create a professional website. You don't need to know anything about the web, coding, or design.
Starting a business is hard. Building a website doesn't have to be. With Jimdo, you can get your business online quickly and easily by following the steps below.
With over 12 million websites, Jimdo is home to countless small businesses on the web. From online stores to restaurant websites, it's all been done with Jimdo. Check out some of our favorites in the video to the left, and read on for more information about creating your own business website.
You can register a new domain name when you sign up for a Jimdo website.
Developing an online brand starts with your domain name. This will be your site's address on the web and the address you'll use for your business email accounts. Choosing a simple domain name will help your customers get to your site and will make it easier for potential customers to find your site in search results.
Start with your company name. If that's unavailable, try adding keywords related to your business. Avoid abbreviations, using numbers to signify words, or any other anomalies that will make it difficult to communicate your domain name to other people. The best domain names are ones that are easily relayed orally.
After you sign up for a Jimdo website and register your domain name, the next step is to start building your online presence. The template you choose will be the foundation of your website. With Jimdo, you'll have access to an assortment of modern templates to choose from, so you can find the one that's right for your business.
Each template is specially designed to look great and make your content stand out. You'll have specific places to put your mission statement, your employee bios, contact information, and anything else you want.
Jimdo's style options will help you make your website unique. After choosing a template, you can add your own custom background, upload your business logo, and choose your company's colors to make your website stand out even more from the competition. Making your website look great is only a matter of a few clicks with Jimdo.
Now that you've got the basic design aspects out of the way, it's time to start building your website. The structure of your website—the navigation—will determine how your visitors will find your content. Creating a simple navigation, with a clear hierarchy of pages, is the best way to help your customers get right to what they need.
Add an 'About' page where you can talk about the history of your business and a 'Contact' page so your customers can easily get in touch with you. You can even set up a 'Blog' where you can discuss small business related topics, current events, and whatever else is on your mind.
Jimdo allows you to create as many pages as you want. Add, delete, copy, and reorder the pages in your navigation as often as you like.
With the structure of your site in place, adding content like text and photos to each of your pages is the next step.
Great text and photos are key to a successful website. Most people skim content on the web. That means your headings and first few sentences need to be the most impactful. Get
your message across right away and supplement it with great photos and images. If you want your visitors to read a particular selection of text, make sure it appears next to a striking image.
This will draw your visitor's attention and they'll be more likely to read what you have to say.
With Jimdo, you can also add videos, sounds, store items, and anything else you can think of to make your site stand out. Everything you add to your site is an element. And Jimdo gives you a lot of elements to choose from.
Optimizing your site for search engines is the final step in the process of building your own website.
SEO encompasses all of the efforts you'll make to get your site to rank high in search results. The basics of SEO are title tags, meta descriptions, and keywords for each of your pages, and these are easy to set with Jimdo's built-in SEO tools.
But SEO is more than just title tags and meta descriptions. Search engines like Google and Bing prefer sites that have content relevant to your target keywords as well. Making sure the text on your site and images are relavent to your keywords is the best way to ensure that your site shows up at the top of search engine results pages.
Start your site free, then upgrade to JimdoBusiness when you're ready.
Choose from our collection of modern templates, and find the one that's right for your business.
Match your business colors, upload your company logo, and choose your favorite fonts. Giving your site a unique style will set your business apart from the competition.
With Jimdo's free apps for iOS and Android, you can edit your website wherever and whenever you want.
Start your website on your computer and finish it on your tablet or mobile device. Add photos and text and edit your content on the fly from anywhere.
Register a unique domain name using your business name and related keywords.
This makes it easy for your customers to get to your website and even easier for potential customers to find you in search results.
All Jimdo sites are automatically optimized for search. Use our built-in tools to add title tags, meta descriptions, and keywords to target new customers.
Selling your products online with Jimdo is easy. Even if an online store isn't your business's primary focus, it's always an option. Just add your store items, set up your payment and shipping options, and start selling.
Accept major credit cards and other digital payments securely with PayPal for small businesses.
With Mobile View, your Jimdo website will automatically be optimized for mobile devices, so your customers can access it anywhere, from whatever device they choose.
With JimdoBusiness, you can start creating your online brand. With your own domain name, custom email addresses, and all the powerful Jimdo website building tools, your small business will be a success.
You can upgrade whenever you like. Give Jimdo a try, start building your site, and upgrade when you're ready.
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