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How to build a site using free web domains

It is relatively easy to build a website using free web domains. There are a variety of free website domains available but it takes time to find out where they are and which is the most suitable. This article will discuss two main sites OfficeLive and Google Sites and will go through the process of building a free website.

Microsoft Office Live

Four level web address Office Live is run through Microsoft hosting, and it enables the user to build a business site relatively easily. The only thing to note with free website hosting is that the website is made up of four levels, which can create a particularly long website. For example, with Office Live, your website will be structured using Web.officelive.(your business name).com, rather than www.(business name).com or if you were to buy a domain name. If you don't mind having a four level web address, then you can sign up to Microsoft Office Live and begin building your website. The web builder available on Office Live can be customised to suit your web preferences and there are a range of themes and colours that you can apply to create your site. The rest is up to you to create the original content for your site. You can also integrate Facebook, Twitter and a Paypal button to your site, and add in a contact form, or map.

Google Sites

Google Sites is another site whereby you can easily build a website without buying a domain name. Signing up to Google Sites provides access to easy web hosting and a website can be built and be up and running within half an hour. Set up your site Once you have signed up to Google Sites, you will be able to set up your site choosing a template from a database or choose a black template for you to build your website from scratch. You can choose colours, add a contact form, change the page layout, add photographs or pictures from your computer and include as much or as little content as you require. Again, like OfficeLive, Google Sites is based on the four level domain. Your web address would be something like Googlesites.com (your business name).

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