5 Things Which Make Your Site Sticky

Written by Dan Grossman

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4. Directory - http://www.gossamer-threads.com/scripts/links/ - A script offered by Gossamer-Threads, Links is a great way to add a directory to your site just likerepparttar big search engines. Offer your visitors a full directory of human-edited links onrepparttar 134799 topic of your website and they'll think of you as their resource and come back when they want to find something.

5. Guestbook - http://www.geekvillage.com/guest_book/index.html - Add a free guestbook to your site and increase visitor interaction! Get them participating by adding their comments to your guestbook, and readingrepparttar 134800 comments of others who have posted. Increase your stickiness as they come back to reviewrepparttar 134801 guestbook again.

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Seven Free Tools for Your Web Site

Written by Dianne Reuby

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Starting an ezine or newsletter? I use Topica, http://www.topica.com/ for my mailing list. Type up your ezine in a text processor, copy it, and paste it intorepparttar "Post message" box. They supplyrepparttar 134798 sign-up code for your web page, although you can adapt this, or use your own, if you prefer. They will provide on-line archives, but these can only be read by Topica members, so I keep mine on my web site as well. eGroups is a similar service - they are now part of Yahoo! - http://groups.yahoo.com/

Auto-responders can be used to send out information to anyone who requests it. I use OttoResponder fromrepparttar 134799 Newbie Club, http://newbieclub.com/responder/?pramclub and GetResponse from http://www.getresponse.com for my articles, "lessons by e-mail", and sample ezine. For example, if you send a blank e-mail to mailto:fsb-lessons@getresponse.com , you will get a list of my free e-mail lessons. You can send out a series of e-mails, or just one. You choose an account name, and post your e-mail message(s) to that account. Every time a blank e-mail is sent to that e-mail address, your auto-responder sends outrepparttar 134800 information you've stored.

Some of my favourite freeware sites: http://www.completelyfreesoftware.com/ http://www.webattack.com/ http://www.jumbo.com/ http://www.moochers.com/

Dianne Reuby is co-author of the e-book "First Website Builder", http://newbieclub.com/builder/?pramclub Dianne created and runs the Free Site Builder web site and ezine, dedicated to helping newbies create web sites with free tools, services and resources. Visit FSB at http://freesitebuilder.co.uk/ Send for a complete list of free articles and lessons by e- mail : mailto:fsb-lessons@getresponse.com

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