5 Tips for Online Shopping

Written by Melanie Breeze

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CouponChief.com provides free online coupons, deals, and discount offers to hundreds of internet stores. They update their coupons daily and offer a free newsletter to savvy shoppers.

Top 10 Ways To Irritate Your Visitors

Written by David Bell

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6. Sign up to use a really slow-loading hit counter and putrepparttar button inside of a TABLE so that nothing appears untilrepparttar 135624 hit-counter responds. This is possiblyrepparttar 135625 best way to keep visitors from stealing from you as it keeps them from even reading your content and possibly typing it into their site from memory. For this to work reliably, you must avoid puttingrepparttar 135626 height and width intorepparttar 135627 call forrepparttar 135628 hit counter graphic. You can improverepparttar 135629 effectiveness of this technique by inserting not only a hit counter button, but a long string of banner exchange banners. 7. Forrepparttar 135630 occasional visitor that inadvertently makes their way to your ezine subscription form, fear not. All is not lost. You can still rid yourself of them by asking lots and lots of personal questions. Don't just ask for their email address. Ask for their mailing address, phone number, sex, age, hobbies, religion, race and some other things best not discussed here. This technique works equally well when applied to your order forms and minimizes your trip torepparttar 135631 UPS office to ship products. 8. Splash page. You gotta have a Splash Page. Lots of slow loading animation. If you can combine this withrepparttar 135632 requirement to download another obscure plug-in, you'll have hit a home run. I'm especially impressed byrepparttar 135633 many sites that have uppedrepparttar 135634 ante to include two splash pages before you ever get to evenrepparttar 135635 first word of content. Stunning! Brilliant! 9. Reconfigurerepparttar 135636 visitor's browser window. This will drive them crazy! People hate it when you run a script on your pages that expandsrepparttar 135637 user's browser window to fillrepparttar 135638 entire screen and then do away with all ofrepparttar 135639 browser Toolbar features such asrepparttar 135640 Navigation Toolbar andrepparttar 135641 Location Toolbar, 10 Finally, an oldie but goodie. Make your background dark and your text just a shade or two brighter. This makes it impossible to read your text and will rid you of visitors before they have a chance to clog up you server logs. If this is not possible on your site, userepparttar 135642 alternate technique of putting most of your content in PDF files so thatrepparttar 135643 visitor has to download them and launch another application. Very effective. Did I mention that all of these cool ways to irritate visitors work even better at driving awayrepparttar 135644 people reviewing your site for places like Yahoo, LookSmart and other directories to whom you've paid large sums of money to review your site and add it to their directory? I hope this helps in your future marketing decisions.

David Bell is Manager, Online Marketing, at http://www.wspromotion.com/ , a leading Search Engine Optimization services firm and Advertising Agency.

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