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    Any good suggestions with retriever website development? I'm wanting to create a website for my retrievers and their accomplishments

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    So, what do you want the site to be for? Do you want it to be a commercial site, advertising your kennel or services? Or just a brag site, so friends and family can keep track of where you are all the time ?

    The options that are out there are different, depending on what you expect from the site. If you're just building something to record what your dogs have done, there are a lot of free website software sites.

    If you're looking to build a site that you want to be found by people searching for retriever breeders or trainers, that's a different beast with a lot more bells and whistles required.
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    It would be a combo of the two: a brag site as well as to advertise an occasional litter and to advertise stud services from a really nice looking, well-bred chocolate that is 9-9 in Finished hunt tests, 6-6 in Master hunt tests and won qualifying event at 2 years old.

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    I used WIX, picked a format and designed it

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    Yahoo SiteBuilder is very easy and cost effective at about $13-$14/month including the hosting and web domain registration.
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    www.weebly.com is free, easy, and works well. You can buy a domain, or just leave it off of the weebly domain as "myretrievers.weebly.com" I have used it for a couple of sites.

    http://www.varetrieverbenefit.com/ is a weebly site. It is a little out of date.
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    I recommand Google. It's free and pretty easy to put up a site.
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    I have a wordpress site and it really works well for me. Easy to update and keep current which is the downfall of a lot of websites. I think you can even do free ones that would be like "mylabs.wordpress.com". I use hostgator as a host and I think that I paid for three years and it ended up costing like $3.95/month for the hosting.
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    Homestead is very easy and simple to use, and you get a great looking site
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    I second Weebly. It is one of the cheaper website builders that is truly easy to use. It has options for photo albums, videos, fillable forms, PayPal.

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