Friday, March 17, 2006

Website Buying Guide Checklist

The days when websites were primarily distinguished by their code are long gone. Nowadays, the web is a true publishing medium that favors well thought-out ideas. You can get a professional-looking website online in minutes with many website building services and software. But what should you look for? What are the features you really need and which are just clutter?

Content Editing
Some website authoring software packages only allow you to entire plain, unformatted text. Some of them allow you to entire HTML tags. Others provide a WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") interface with options for font, links, and image insertion much like a word processor's. Some will allow you to use more than one, or even all of these options so you have a choice on how you want to format your text.
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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Product Marketing for Home Based Online Businesses

If you are like most internet based home business entrepreneurs then marketing your product and driving increasing traffic to your web page is essential to increasing sales. The challenge is to market your products and increase your traffic and to do it affordably or even for free.

Fortunately, this is an option for home based businesses, and all it takes is a little creativity combined with dedication. And for those home based businesses with advertising budgets, there are even more advertising options available. Here are some suggestions that should help your product marketing plan significantly.
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Non Reciprocal Links = Top Google Rankings

When I left my day job four years ago I had four website's, today I have forty five sites and a while back I noticed that two of my sites have held their “Top Three” positions through all of the trends, fads, search engine updates, even the Florida update did not affect their top positions. To say the least I was perplexed, there was nothing really apparent that made these two sites different in fact I had did a terrible job of keeping them updated, you know too busy with the other site's greasing the squeaky wheels. They were not broken so I did not fix them.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Important! How Website Speed Can Affect Your Sales.

As important as the design and the way a websites work, another important issue can actually have negative results on not only your customers but your business. Site speed is a very important topic and should not be overlooked when having your website designed or re-designed. It can actually directly hurt your sales and cut into your profits as people do not have the time to sit there and wait for your website to load. This is something that good sites take advantage of only having very small load times and bad sites seem to ignore(because they seem to overlook download time without even thinking of site optimization).
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Niche Marketing - The Way to Succeed Online

If you think that all money to be made online has already been made then you have not heard of niche marketing. As Internet marketing evolves the one thing you must do to attain success is focus on a specific niche and work it thoroughly.

A niche web site is one that is dedicated to a single topic where you promote one or more products or services that are devoted to solving a particular problem or filling a need.

According to the experts, the more you focus on one topic the better your chances of success.
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Monday, March 13, 2006

Benefits of Starting a Forum Community on Your Website

Forums and online communities are excellent additions to websites that make them interesting and informative. Forums provide a means for your website's visitors to interact with one another to discuss about anything they wish, or about products and services you are offering.(Read More)

5 Top Places to Maximize Your Traffic and Sales for Free

Do you want more traffic and sales to your site?
If so, do you want to know how to take full advantage of the internet to get your sales message out there without having to spend thousands of dollars?
There are thousands of high traffic sites on the Internet where you can market for free. The trick is finding these sites and using them effectively to market your business online.
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