10 Profitable Reasons To Add A Discussion Board Or Chat Room To Your Web Site!Written by Larry Dotson
1. You'll be able to communicate with your visitors. They'll begin to trust you and get to know you on a more personal level. People will purchase products quicker from somebody they already know and trust.
2. People will revisit your web site to participate on your discussion board or chat room. They will meet other people with similar interests and your web site will become a hang out were they can chat.
3. You can learn important information about your visitors by reading conversations they have. They may chat about your web site or products. With this information you could learn to market your products more effectively.
4. You could answer questions your visitors ask in your online communities. You'll become known as an expert by giving answers to their questions. This will give you and your business more credibility.
5. You could teach a free online class using your chat room. This will give you an expert status and increase traffic to your web site by offering free class.
HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL WEB SITEWritten by Ben McClure
Think you have a successful site? Maybe you really do, but chances are it might need a little mending. Here's some simple ideas to remember when trying to create a friendly, worthy site. 1. Looks aren't everything. Most sites can be categorized in two ways. Informative but lacking helpful and pretty interface, or completely useless, but good-looking. Though I can't tell you how to make a great looking and informative site, because then they'd all look same, what I can say is first, avoid single-page web site, and black-on-white, all blotched together default look. Add your own creativity to looks. If you were a consumer, would you like how your site looks? Even before looks, though, you should know what information you're going to include. It should generally be something you're good at and/or know at least a respectable amount of information on, and you should have a legitimate reason for making site. If this is done, you have potential of having a good web site! 2. Interaction. Your viewers hopefully like information you give them. But, think they'll come back, or even stay there for more than 5 minutes? That's why there's things like forms, Java, DirectX, Dynamic-HTML, and Flash! If you know any of those, there are effective ways to use them all in your site. Just be creative, but avoid over-using any of them. Add search forms to your site, or a discussion board, possibly a web site members sign-up page, a contact page if needed. You need to let users somehow interact with your site in somewhat of a helpful way. My site incorporates every one of those things I've mentioned. 3. Graphics It is almost impossible to get by these days without _some_ graphics on your site. It is simply a requirement. If you don't have graphics, you might as well go back to Telnet. Title graphics, colorful bullets, pictures explaining your site, buttons, etc. all will give your site a more advanced look, even though it's so very simple to add them! Not good at making your own graphics? No problem! Can't pay someone to make your