Ask Mr. D - "Sticky Sites"

Written by Bill Daugherty

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Sites like Yahoo and GeoCities have become giants onrepparttar Internet because of their "stickiness."

What makes a site sticky? There are many features you can add to your website to make it sticky. Below I have listed several ofrepparttar 119391 proven ones.

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When deciding how to make your visitors return again and again, think of what would make you want to return to a site like yours. You may come up with something that's very new and unique.

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Written by Mimi AK

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To create a Crawler Page in Internet Explorer: 1. Choose Favourites > Organise Favourite A dialog box appears. 2. CLICK on Create Folder and give your folder a name e.g. "Site Crawler Page" 3. CLOSErepparttar dialog box. 4. Go torepparttar 119390 pages on your site that you want to be surerepparttar 119391 site engine finds. 5. Choose Favourites > Add to Favourites A dialog box appears. 6. Click on Create in<< and choose your crawler folder e.g. "Site Crawler Page". 7. Click OK. 8. When you have finished adding allrepparttar 119392 pages you want, choose File >Import and Export. 9. An Import/Export Wizard will appear. Use it to create an HTML file of your crawler page favourites folder. 10. Uploadrepparttar 119393 page to your server and submit it torepparttar 119394 search engines you want to be listed on.

You might want to register your site with a search engine that specialises in your particular topic. Yahoo has a very complete list of specific category search engines. Wordtracker is a powerful free service that can help you find out which keywords will skyrocket your traffic and boost your ranking in search engines. Visit for more information on Wordtracker.

METHOD 3: Place Links in Related Web Sites

Persuading other related sites in your industry to link to YOU is another effective way of directing highly targeted traffic to your web site. Many marketing gurus will agree that it is carriesrepparttar 119395 same effect as a personal recommendation. A link from another highly respected source creates your credibility even BEFORErepparttar 119396 visitor reaches your web site, hence increasing their potential to become your customer!

Make sure you do your RESEARCH and when you have foundrepparttar 119397 web sites that deal directly with your target market, don't forget to record downrepparttar 119398 contact information forrepparttar 119399 web site owners. When you contact them, show them how your web site will benefit THEM and THEIR visitors. Don't talk about how you will benefit and how fantastic your web site is. Explain WHAT'S IN IT FOR THEM!

So there you go! 3 simple ways to get that targeted traffic to your web site! You already haverepparttar 119400 killer web site andrepparttar 119401 product/ service that people want AND you can getrepparttar 119402 targeted TRAFFIC to your web site and covert your visitors to paying customers!

Now you can start growing your own opt-in email list and advance to affiliate programs!

Mimi AK is the co-editor of the WebBizToolz ezine. Get your FREE subscription now and learn about how you can use low cost online tools to build your web business.

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