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Where can I go to build a new website?

Episode 1212

Ted from Mizzoula, MT

Ted wants to create a new website for his business after parting company with his partner. Is GoDaddy a good option? Leo says it's not his first choice because they use a site builder app that tends to be a bit out of date and makes no provision for mobile devices. Leo suggests SquareSpace. They have more modern site templates and can offer eCommerce. They also support mobile devices, and are very affordable. Google also has some nice site building tools.

How can I be heard on the internet through Social Media?

Episode 1095

Cheryl from Canyon Lake, CA

Cheryl wants to know how to use social media to reach the most people. Leo says that most social media is set up that most won't hear her unless they follow her. So she'll have to build an audience. She can't expect to be heard by the masses automatically -- she'll have to generate interest. Leo says that a blog or a podcast are good options so she can own a place on the net and get her message out. Then she can use social media as an offshoot of that.

What's the best site for hosting a web page?

Episode 1040

Don from Culver City, CA

Don is planning on starting a blog. Should he use Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org? Leo says they are the same, except that WordPress.com is a hosting site and it will limit his options based on templates. If he has his own server or separate hosting, then WordPress.org will give him what he needs to install on his server. If he doesn't want to learn how web hosting works, then he should go with WordPress.com and let them do the heavy lifting.