10 Web Site Add-Ons That Can Catapult Traffic!

Written by Larry Dotson

1. Add a message board to your web site. People will visit your web site to ask questions and answer other people's questions.

2. Add a directory of web site links to your web site. People will visit your web site to find related web site links forrepparttar topic they're interested in.

3. Add an article section to your web site. People will visit your web site to read and learn new info related to their interests.

4. Add an archive of past e-zine issues to your web site. People will visit your web site to read past issues of your e-zine that they've missed.

5. Add a free ebook directory to your web site. People will visit your site to download, study and read new information.

6. Add a free classified ad section. People will visit your web site to place their own free classified ad and to read other offers.


Written by Laraine Anne Barker

Other "unfriendly" things often found on web sites are: 1 "Blinking" text--fortunately not so common these days. 2 Words marching acrossrepparttar page. 3 Words marching acrossrepparttar 134763 status bar atrepparttar 134764 bottom ofrepparttar 134765 browser. That's where I want to seerepparttar 134766 URL ofrepparttar 134767 link at which my mouse is pointing, for goodness' sake!

These gimmicks, along with animated graphics, are extremely distracting, especially torepparttar 134768 eyes of visitors who are much more interested in whatrepparttar 134769 owner ofrepparttar 134770 web site has to say.

SUMMING UP: Well, this series of articles deals with some of my personal prejudices. However, things that irritate me might not be important to someone else, and you don't have to take notice of them if you don't want to. Nevertheless, most of these faults ARE considered by genuine professional web designers to be serious ones. While some people insist a web page is nothing like a printed page, and web designers are therefore free to break allrepparttar 134771 rules of good page layout and design,repparttar 134772 fact remains that if it looks ugly on paper it looks just as ugly on a monitor. Do you really fancy reading a book or newspaper with black pages and white, blue or bright green print, for instance? Well, then, why would anyone want to read something like this on a monitor? However, I'm amazed atrepparttar 134773 number of web site creators who expect me to do just this!

Certainly visitors who can't navigate your site are going to think you're less than courteous. They will probably think you're an idiot if they can't read your site's content because you haven't specified a suitable background colour and your type isrepparttar 134774 same colour as their default background colour. Also, if you don't specifyrepparttar 134775 height and width of your images these will take ages to download and your visitors will give up and go elsewhere. I do. Likewise, if you don't userepparttar 134776 ALT tag so that text-only visitors can read what your picture is about, they won't be tempted to ask for it to load. That's just common sense, surely!

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