My Money Making Boating Website was a Boating directory. It was fun and made money so my efforts are biased in that direction. This time I do not want to write code so I am looking at off the shelf software. Of course, first have to think about the desired product, a Link Directory, or an Article Directory, or both. According to current SEO wisdom, link directories are bad because they have been abused, article directories are cool tho. I think a Boutique, well edited link directory is a plus to a website because the site is then getting traffic from similar interest sites. Also part of the motivation here is to investigate my interests and record and organize the results. Article directories are very SEO chic now and even tho I have not worked with them they need to be investigated and available. ...continue reading
In the past when I created a website, typically I would go to GoDaddy, buy a domain name and the minimal hosting package. I would lose interest or not be able to focus and in a year, it would go away. A couple times I have bought a website to play with a technology. I have tried Dot Net Nuke, Joomla, phpLinkDirectory. All of those sites have dried up and blown away. This site was a windows dot net site where I played with Dot Net Nuke and MS Windows dot net. When I made the move to WordPress, I installed word press on this MS Windows site. It didn't work so good. GoDaddy support persuaded me to convert the type of account to linux, and converted me to a "Deluxe Linux" account.