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Are there some website about China?
123er




msg:3720229
 12:01 pm on Aug 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I come from china,and I want to built some websites,but I'm hesitation of the content.
Are there some website about China?About Chinese History,Chinese language,or Chinese customs?
Please give me some advice of content.

 

Quadrille




msg:3720324
 2:47 pm on Aug 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Try these Google searches:
[China]
[Chinese history]
[Chinese language]
[Chinese customs]

There's no censorship here, so Google should be able to find plenty of sites for you :)

[edited by: Quadrille at 2:48 pm (utc) on Aug. 11, 2008]

wolfadeus




msg:3720598
 8:45 pm on Aug 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi 123er and welcome to the world of webmastering! When you are choosing a topic for a website, I recommend to do it under consideration of a "business model" - what is your target group and what do you want to achieve with the website? If you do a hobby website, just do it the way you would find it interesting; if you want to earn money, do some marketing in advance.

As for Chinese websites: Not being an experct in the matter myself, I am afraid that there are indeed one or two websites out there that deal with Chinese history, language and/or customs - however, these days you won't find any wide area that doesn't have websites that would already cover it. Don't worry too much about your competitors - study them and then be better! Happy webbing!

LifeinAsia




msg:3720650
 9:55 pm on Aug 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I can tell you that there are indeed many, many sites about China. Many are well-established, although many more are crappy.

I would say that you have probably already missed an excellent window of opportunity. Because of the Olympics, there has been a huge increase of people looking for the types of sites you mentioned, but the amount of interest will probably decrease back to normal within the next month or so.

Yet that can also be a good thing- many people probably built their sites to take advantage of the Olympics and will fail to maintain them after the Games are over. And there will always be an interest in China.

So as was previously advised, take a look at what is already out there and figure out how you can do things better. And figure out your own specific interests and stengths- focus on those. I would focus on one site to start and build that up well. If you try to do several sites at once, you'll usually spread yourself too thin and not do any of them well.

123er




msg:3722126
 3:55 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thank you for your reply.I am late...
Hi,wolfadeus,Thank you for reminding.Indeed there are many problems.I have a lot question to ask.

========domain and hosting============
domain TLD: Which is better? .COM or .CN (In my experience,other TLD is bad)
What about the domain "nowww.cn" in your experience? nice or crappy?

Host:like LunarPages ,Godaddy ,HostMonster ,Dreamhost and more,
I have used Dreamhost,LunarPages,site5,but I hope get the choice of host recommendations from you.

============marketing in advance===================
Besides China,I just have google adsense only now,There are many complex reasons to contain.
===================================================

Forgive me for the failure of the standard of English.

Maybe you can give me a few links to answer this crappy question.

StoutFiles




msg:3722143
 4:09 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

domain TLD: Which is better? .COM or .CN (In my experience,other TLD is bad)

If you can afford it, both. If you can't, then .com would be better.

What about the domain "nowww.cn" in your experience? nice or crappy?

I'd try to come up with a domain name that relates to your topic. Don't just use a random word, use a word that relates to something chinese or relates to having chinese information.

I personally enjoyed HostMonster in the past. As long as you stay below 50,000 unique visitors a day it's cheap and they have good customer service.

Google Adsense is your best option...there are other ad companies you might want but you'll need an established site to be approved.

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