Creatives Meet Business
About This Show
Listen in on what industry experts had to say at the latest Creatives Meet Business event. Host Ashland Viscosi curates and shares the best content and tips from the live events to help creatives and artists transition into creative entrepreneurs.
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Ep. 14 - Website 101: A Website Admin Vocabulary Lesson with Alyssa Scavetta
Dec 13 16
Hi there folks! Creatives Meet Business is an event and podcast series based out of Austin, Texas for creatives of ALL disciplines to get from zero to one in thinking of themselves as business owners (in the creative sector). This episode features Alyssa Scavetta with Masonry. You'll find that she leaves no stone unturned when it comes to website admin. Topics include: domains, hosting, SSL certificates, 301 and 404 error messages and more. If website lingo confused you before this episode, you'll walk away with a spring in your step and a better vocabulary for chatting about the web. Because there's so so much that's exciting about this episode - let's hop in and hear what Alyssa has to say! 0:00 to 1:55 - Ashland Opening Remarks and Intro of Alyssa Scavetta 1:59 to 4:01 - Anecdote about aiding a brand after their original domain included the number 1 at the end of it (name wasn't on brand) Google Domains - find alternative domains and search misspells Domains - roughly $10 to $12 a year SEMrush - finding misspellings - shows what people are searching for when looking for your brand or site so you can see how they're misspelling it 4:02 to 4:36 - Domains and Hosting Domain - basically the address Roughly $10 to $12 a year, unless it's unavailable and someone else owns it Hosting - basically the house - server space you buy so the domain can live there 4:37 to 5:40 - HTTP vs HTTPS HTTPS - ALWAYS use with e-commerce. Necessary if you're collecting other people's personal, private data. Technically, Google favors HTTPS sites (but it's not going to hugely increase your site traffic) It's a certificate that talks to browsers and says the site is secure You'll see a green lock next to the domain Usually purchased on a one year or three to five year basis. Usually $100. 5:41 to 6:11- Security Updates Look for updates once a month Save the current version of your website before the update in case something isn't compatible Wordpress automatically updates sites 6:12 to 7:30 -