edit Microsoft Office Live | OfficeLive.comMicrosoft providing Web services for individuals and small businesses. The site is divided in to two central services: Office Live Small Business and Office Live Workspace. Both Office Live divisions are Microsoft's answer to the growing needs of customers for simple and effective online solutions for document sharing and storage, as well as Web hosting and other functionality, to build their online presence.
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Billed as "everything you need to take your business online" Office Live Small Business (at SmallBusiness.OfficeLive.com) is aimed at companies of modest size needing a comprehensive package for creating a presence on the Web. Office Live Small Business services include Web hosting, email, analytics and storage.
In addition to basic website hosting and management, Office Live offers low cost online marketing services. Through their email marketing program, you can send newsletters, promotions, and updates to existing customers and prospects. Search engine marketing is also an option, allowing you to advertise in some of world's most visited search engines.
edit How it works
Signing up for a free account with Office Live Small Business allows you to instantly create a professional looking website for your business, accompanied by all the tools you need to manage it. If you're without an IT Department, or are simple tired of trying to wrangle the complexities of Website building and hosting, Office Live may be the right fit for you. You can even choose a custom domain name (i.e. Example.com) and business email (), a service which free for the full first year. A website built through Office Live Small Business isn't just an information source and contact avenue for your customers. Using either your own site or the hugely popular eBay, you can set up your own e-Commerce website.
The best part? All of it can be done in one easy place. Below is an example of the home page for an Office Live user:
edit Office Live Workspace
Office Live Workspace (at Workspace.OfficeLive.com) is an online extension of the Microsoft Office you know and love. Currently in beta testing, any of your Microsoft Office documents - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint - can be added and accessed through Workspace. With Office Live Workspace, Microsoft has proven its ability to make cloud computing services available to everyone. Since it's release in March 2008, over one million people have discovered the power of this new tool from Microsoft.
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Office Live Workspace allows you to take any of the Microsoft Office documents on your desktop and put them in a secure place online, all for free. Once you've stored your documents on Office Live Workspace's password-protected site, you can view and edit them from anywhere using just a web browser. Not only are they accessible personally, but you can share your documents with whomever you want with the click of a button, all you need is their email address.
Office Live Workspace is a great web application for individuals, schools and businesses. Below is an example screenshot of how it might work for a business (click to enlarge):
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- Eric Wester (delighted) : Wow, I am not aware of any other website that will give you a free domain (yes domain, not sub-domain) name for free and provide you with such awesome WYSIWYG editing tools. Two thumbs up! 08:26, 24 October 2008 (PDT)
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The title of a web page appears as a clickable link in search results and bookmarks. A descriptive, compelling home page title with relevant keywords can increase the number of people visiting the site.
Search engines view the text of the title tag as a strong indication of what the page is about. Accurate keywords in the title tag can help the page rank better in search results.
A title tag should have fewer than 70 characters, including spaces. Major search engines won't display more than that.
The title tag of your home page (and any other page on your site) should not contain the site’s domain name or URL. These will appear near the title in search results, so use your 70 characters to tell people what the page is about. The title tag should not contain any HTML, because it will be displayed incorrectly or not at all.
- Good: This web page has a title tag.
- Warning: The title tag for this page is too long. It should be 70 characters or less, including spaces.
- The title of this site's home page:
- “Share Documents and Files Online | Create a Free Website | Microsoft Office Live”
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Just one H1
In most cases, a web page should have just one H1 heading. Using multiple H1 headings is okay if that is a logical way to organize the page, but they should be used sparingly. That’s because search engines can view multiple H1 headings as an attempt to signal that all the content on a page is equally important, a tactic that’s seen as an attempt to game the search engine algorithms.
Search engines look for an H1 heading to determine what a page is about. Human visitors do, too.
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The H1 heading appears on the web page itself, unlike the page title, which people will see mostly in search results.
The H1 tag (which contains the H1 heading) is usually listed first among the other heading tags for a page. None of the major search engines, however, will penalize a site for listing H2 through H6 tags ahead of the H1 tag.
- Good: This page has one H1 heading.
- H1 heading for this site's home page:
- “Access, Edit, and Share Documents from Anywhere”
OfficeLive.com in search results
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Website owners usually use robots.txt to let search engines know which pages or sections of their site shouldn't be indexed for example, web contact forms, print versions of web pages and other content that's duplicated elsewhere on the site. Robots.txt can also be used to request that specific robots not index a site. For more information, read How To Use Robots.txt.
Search engine robots
You'll need to know the names of specific search engine robots - or "bots" – if you’re going to exclude any or all of them from any part of your site.
- Google’s bot is called Googlebot. Google is the world’s largest search engine, and is where many people discover new websites.
- Bing’s bot is called msnbot. Bing also provides search results to people using Yahoo to search the Web. Together, Bing and Yahoo are the second largest search resource, after Google.
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- Good: This website’s robots.txt file is not blocking major search engines from crawling its pages. Your website can appear in any engine’s search results.
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Choose one or the other
If the same web page exists at two different URLs, people can choose to link to one or the other. Links from other sites to your website are valuable — they tell search engines that your site is important to people. By splitting valuable links between two identical pages, you're diluting the power of those links to help a page rank higher in search results.
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- Good: Your website resides at www.OfficeLive.com, and OfficeLive.com is permanently redirected to it.
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