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Web Business 101

Answers to your questions about doing business on the web


Ronnie Jacobson
Roni Jacobson, Web Business 101 Expert

Roni Jacobson, one of the longest tenured Register.com team members, knows what small businesses need and as EVP of Product, it's Roni's job to solve customers' online problems. She has a way of breaking down web business into basic explanations - so she's the perfect person to answer your most basic web questions.
Web 101 Articles

Learn how to protect yourself and your privacy when you are shopping and buying online with advice from Jason Teichman the CMO of Web.com.

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There’s nothing like a cluttered, clunky Web site to drive away prospective customers. How can you make your site an enticing place? Here are my tips for improving 10 key aspects of your Web site.

Navigation – Put some real thought into site layout, so customers can navigate it easily. Make sure all important sections are [...]

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Looking for a web hosting service but have no idea where to start? Overwhelmed by all the options? Confused by the choices? Or perhaps you already have a web host, and you’re searching for something to give your site an extra push. Casting about for features to add? Wondering if it’s time to upgrade? Trying to stretch your web development dollar? Wherever you are along the winding path of website building, turn to Hosting-Review.

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Some business owners have found great success in registering a memorable domain name with an extension other than the ever popular “.com” … but before you jump at a name with an alternative extension be sure you understand the common uses for that domain type. Here are some of the most common uses for the most common domain name extensions in the industry today.

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As more businesses move to the web and explore selling products online, the necessity to provide customers with a secure shopping experience has become more and more important. With this in mind, many companies (Register.com included) have begun offering SSL Certificates at affordable prices that are easy to implement and offer various levels of security. These new certificate offerings uncover some of the mystery of SSL’s – but questions still exists in some business owners’ minds …”what is an SSL certificate?” and “do I really need one?”

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Whether you are just building your website or looking to improve the website you already have, there are a few key elements that are critical make your website the best it can be. Here are a few of the time tested elements that we’ve learned will help your website succeed.

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When it comes to selecting a domain name for your business or organization, you don’t have to settle for the minimal amount of .com names that are still available to register. A new secondary market of domains has opened up an inventory of over a million domains that might be just right for your business.

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If you have created your own great website but need to find the best hosting provider to get your site online – here are some important things to consider and some important questions to ask to ensure you choose the right hosting provider for your small business.

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If you’re just starting out in creating your website, considering this vast, blank space on the web may be a bit daunting. You’ll need to carefully consider what you want to do with your site (i.e. drive sales, inform the public, etc) but once you have established clear objectives for the site – here is a bit of very basic guidance to help you build a great site.

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What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization); What is SEM (Search Engine Marketing); and while we’re at it … What is a Search Engine?

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For many, a website is a big step in the life of your business. Although there can be huge reward in moving your business to the web – there is also a risk involved. It’s not just having a website but having a great website that will be critical to your success.

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As a small business, you need to be efficient so these small business best practices in email management are intended to help you put your business email to work for you and stop the cycle of email overload!.

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So, you’re ready to jump onto the web – all you need is the perfect domain name (i.e. website name). It sounds easy but one view of your Domain round-up® (your search for the domain name you want) tells you that every possible combination of words you considered is already taken. Now what? Here are some tips to help you find a great domain name for your business – despite all the competition out there.

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