So, like me, you’ve decided to run outside of DeviantArt or whichever artwork-posting network you’re using and you’re opting to create a portfolio from scratch and not something made out of Wix or WordPress’s own blog route.
Here are a few things to know because choosing the right domain will matter if you want attention.
Citation and Trust Flow
Building a website is easy; just use the WordPress installation app that most control panels of web domains provide. But if you want to get more attention from relevant customers, audiences or others, it would be wise to know a bit about metrics.
I actually learned this from a friend. Citation and trust flows from your web domain matters. It is possible you aren’t the first person to use the domain. A good number is the higher number of trust flow and citation flow. The more people who trusted the former content of that website, the better news for you.
Be wary of seeing the citation flow’s links. Some of them may come from spammy or corrupt websites. In basic Search Engine optimisation, that’s a big no-no.
Lastly – because this tutorial is a bit short – check the websites in your hosting. If the hosting is home to tons of spammy websites (you’ll know it when you see it – if not, well they’re these websites with tons of links and unintelligible and unrelated gibberish), then you might not rank well with Google.
Make sure to spot the right hosting for yourself before you land your own domain and start building your website.
Next time, I’ll be teaching you how to back up your website!