10 Practical Suggestions For Fostering a Successful Website

Written by John Karnish

1.) Write every idea and task you have down. Ideas can easily be forgotten and never used. Plus you can miss tasks that need to be done, which is much worse.

2.) Keep a pad of paper for spur ofrepparttar moment ideas. A lot of times you might have a great idea onrepparttar 132060 bus or inrepparttar 132061 elevator. Byrepparttar 132062 time you get to your house or office, you can forget that you even had a good idea, nonetheless whatrepparttar 132063 idea was.

3.) Always spell check every document before you send it to a customer or a prospective customer. It seems like a simple idea but I notice spelling mistakes on repparttar 132064 documents of some ofrepparttar 132065 best internet marketers.

4.) Read all your business literature out loud and emphasize each word. This really helps you make sure no words are omitted, a very common mistake. Plus, you can tell if you used a wrong word becauserepparttar 132066 sentence will sound strange.

5.) Have at least one extra person read your literature. I personally feel it is impossible for anyone to spot every mistake. One of my college professors said that even he overlooksrepparttar 132067 same misspelled word several times. With two or more people checkingrepparttar 132068 documents you'll be able to spot almost every mistake.

Going Global

Written by Roberta Beach Jacobson

Its not always easy to think globally, yet many of our sites visitors live abroad. In fact, most of them do. This has forced us to pack a lot of learning into a short time.

We edit and publish a monthly e-zine fromrepparttar tiny Greek island of Karpathos. Kafenio, which premiered in March 2000, focuses on European life and culture. The first step in thinking globally was to accept our classified ads in any language using Latin letters, so French, Spanish, German - no problem for our software.

Not so hard, is it?

That was an important decision for us. Living on a remote Aegean island as we do, surrounded by goats and cats, it would be easy to get tunnel vision and forget aboutrepparttar 132059 rest ofrepparttar 132060 planet.

English is English, right? The first major conflict that punched us right inrepparttar 132061 nose was British vs. American English. We then had a contributing writer from Australia, another journalist from Canada.

What to do? We made it our policy that each writer would stick to his/her native usage of English. No way did I want to ruin an article by Americanizing it. Thats not global thinking. Savvy readers in Britain or elsewhere would spot that style slip-up a mile away. (I mean a kilometer away, no better make that kilometre. See what I mean?)

There is a vast difference between editing something for accuracy and acting likerepparttar 132062 language police. No, we cannot please everybody and we cannot spend every waking moment trying to. But to reach out to a global audience, we have to willing to widen our thinking.

Global excitement Recently we decided to run banner ads in languages other than English and this kicks off inrepparttar 132063 July issue with one German and one Russian banner. Its a start of something exciting and we think we can expand on our idea as time goes on. Not every improvement to a site or e-zine has to occur overnight.

Oops! Do most sites truly think and act globally? No. I cant countrepparttar 132064 times I have tried to sign up for free subscriptions to newsletters or zines, only to be rejected because I didnt fill in my state and zip code correctly. Or that my phone number did not fitrepparttar 132065 (American) format. This oversight is going to turn off not just me--with a Greek address and phone number--but other potential customers aroundrepparttar 132066 world as well.

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