5. Offer a "Discounts of Month" navigation button on your home page.
Once your visitors find this one, they will be back each month to see your new offers. If you are like me and other Web visitors, you don't want to miss anything.
6. Host a discussion group on your site to bring back your visitors more often.
Here, they can interact fully as you share your knowledge and offer suggestions. This project will take more of your time than others, but may be worth it to develop more trust. If you don't use this idea, gather up your answers to clients' or visitors' questions. Use these in a special Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) column. I offer free answers for writing books on Web site: AsktheExpert.com.
7. Include "useful links "as a navigational bar on your home page where you post other related Web sites and a short description.
This adds value to your site because people like convenience of shopping for services and products all on one Web site of yours!
These tips are just beginning. Be patient with process. For every improvement you make, be sure it really is an improvement. Use a market survey with savvy friends and associates. Ask they to vote from 1-10. Does this move you to want to find out more? Does this feature enhance my site or not? For more tips, see "free articles" at www.bookcoaching.com.
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Syndicate Your Headlines Using RSS
Written by Shelley Lowery
Continued from page 1
Now, you're ready to create your headlines. Each new "item" tag represents a new topic. The rule of thumb is to include between five and fifteen items. You can include a description, but it isn't required.
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Your final step will be to close your channel by adding following tags:
Save your new file with a .rss file extension and upload it to your server.
If you'd rather not create your own RSS file, RSS Channel Editor is a free Web based tool that makes it easy to create and maintain RSS files. You can find script here: http://www.webreference.com/perl ools/
Now, you're ready to share your content. Visit following web sites to submit your new channel and enable other web sites to display your content:
If you'd like to display RSS content on your web site, you'll need a script to fetch content. RSS Fetcher (http://www.mimanet.com/scripts/rss_fetcher.html) is a free script that will fetch content, format it as HTML and store it in a file on your server. The content can then be displayed on your web site.
You can locate RSS files to display on your web site at following web addresses:
For further information about RSS, read Jonathan Eisenzopf's tutorial entitled, "Using RSS News Feeds." http://www.webreference.com/perl utorial/8/
If you have content that you regularly update, give RSS a try. Providing free content is an extremely powerful method of increasing your web site traffic.
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