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We hope you enjoy using your Quick on the Net website, so here's some useful hints and advice for new customers:

1. Your privacy and security (non-business users)
If you are a consumer (a private individual) and you are not using Quick on the Net for business purposes, then you should think carefully before you post any private information about yourself on your website. In particular, we would recommend that you avoid revealing:

- Your telephone number
- Your email address
- Your home postal address

If you are supervising children using Quick on the Net, then please pass on the above advice.

If you would like someone to contact you using your website, why not use the 'Contact' form provided. In this way, people can get in touch with you, and you do not have to reveal your private contact information.







2. Setting up your URL
One of the first things you should consider doing when you start editing your website in the TOOLKIT is set up your URL.

IMPORTANT: We don't often use red text, but is important for you to realise that you only get one chance to name your URL, so think carefully before you enter a name and save changes.


This will be your own unique web address, along the lines of www.customersite.quickonthenet.com.

You could consider using a URL name that is connected with the purpose of your website.

Here are some examples:
www.business.quickonthenet.com
www.hotel.quickonthenet.com
www.photogallery.quickonthenet.com
www.carsforsale.quickonthenet.com
www.accountant.quickonthenet.com
www.yourname.quickonthenet.com
www.yourbusinessname.quickonthenet.com

If you want to increase your long-term chances of your site being found in search engines, we suggest that you name your URL with useful keywords. For example, if your company is called 'The Smith Partnership' and your website is about garden furniture, then please consider these examples:

In our view, this is good:
www.garden-furniture.quickonthenet.com

In our view, this is not so good:
www.smith-partnership.quickonthenet.com

The other thing to consider is your location. When people use search engines to look for a product or service, they often enter a geographical location in the keyword search string. With this in mind, if you sell garden furniture and you are located in Brighton, then...

In our view, this is great:
www.uk-garden-furniture-brighton.quickonthenet.com


Please note that it can take a significant amount of time before your URL will kick-in. This is because the URL has to be propagated to internet servers around the world. However, under normal circumstances it should activate in a few weeks. The good news is that we can give you a version of your URL which will work immediately, the moment you make your site live in 'Preferences'.

To set up your URL, go to your TOOLKIT MAIN MENU and click on 'Preferences'.
helpClick here if you want to know more about 'Your URL'







3. Using your 'own domain' upgrade and/or other upgrades
If you have purchased the 'own domain' upgrade or any other upgrade, please click here for more details.


4. Menu names for your website
Our website template layouts are designed to be as flexible as possible and also very easy for you to use. With this in mind, we've placed a limit of 25 characters on the names of your menu items. However, you still need to be a little careful if you have long words in your menu names. Our advice is to try to keep them "short and snappy" whenever possible.

Try to have a combination of short words, rather than one very long word in your menu. This will allow the text to wrap within the menu and should keep it nice and tidy.
helpClick here if you want to know more about 'Your menu'


5. Uploading pictures
Your Quick on the Net website is ready for you to upload your pictures. When you login, have a look at Quick Help to see our advice on uploading pictures and making sure they are created at the best size for your website. helpTell me more about pictures


6. Timeout
Please note that your TOOLKIT is designed to timeout after 30 minutes of inactivity. When this occurs, you will be redirected to the Quick on the Net home page, where you can log back in again.

Now it's over to you. Click here to login and get started...

Best of luck!


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