How to Sell your Website

Written by Matt Dobinson

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Sell to your visitors - A commonly used technique to get a good profit fromrepparttar sale of your website is to post a 'site for sale' link or image onrepparttar 131687 frontpage ofrepparttar 131688 site for sale. This targetsrepparttar 131689 audience to people interested inrepparttar 131690 topic ofrepparttar 131691 site. But be warned not all of these people are or want to be webmasters.

Personal Contact - If you have a low budget, selling your website though your personal contact can be very rewarding. This takes everyone else out ofrepparttar 131692 equation and you pay no broker fees or ad fees. If you plan on selling your website this way make sure you know enough people who would be intrested inrepparttar 131693 site.

Website Checklist
Before you get to putting up website for sale ads and hiring a site broker, there are a few things you will need. Firstly, find out in detail your statistics. This including unique visitors per day or month, bandwidth used per month and current and past revenue forrepparttar 131694 website. Most people who are inrepparttar 131695 industry will ask forrepparttar 131696 pagerank ofrepparttar 131697 website too. You can find out your page rank by downloadingrepparttar 131698 google toolbar and re-visiting your website. A pagerank is considered by most webmasters as being a large factor.

Matt Dobinson is the owner of - A website dedicated to buying and selling websites online for the best possible price.. He also runs - an online community for webmasters.

Designing Your Website's Directory Structure

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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This arangement of directories and sub-directories will provide good file organization forrepparttar example website. Understanding my reasoning for this directory structure should help you to design a directory structure forrepparttar 131685 website you have in mind.

Default Page Configuration

Every website has at least one default webpage configured (also calledrepparttar 131686 "home" page). The default webpage isrepparttar 131687 webpage that is returned whenrepparttar 131688 user enters or clicks on a link containing onlyrepparttar 131689 domain name, without a specific file name. On a Unix or Linux web server,repparttar 131690 default webpage will usually be "index.htm". On a Windows web server (IIS),repparttar 131691 default page will usually be "default.asp".

The website administrator, or if your webhost providesrepparttar 131692 required "control panel" feature, you can actually configure any page to berepparttar 131693 default page. If your web server has more than one default page configured, I would recommend removing all butrepparttar 131694 default page that you intend to use.

Now, let's assume that all of your webpages need to link to an image file named "logo.gif" stored inrepparttar 131695 "common" folder. The relative link on your default webpage would be as shown below.


The website file manager interprets this as "look inrepparttar 131696 folder named common forrepparttar 131697 file named logo.gif".

However,repparttar 131698 link on any webpage contained in one ofrepparttar 131699 sub-directories would be as shown below.


The website file manager interprets this as "go up one level, then look down inrepparttar 131700 folder named common forrepparttar 131701 file named logo.gif".

This difference inrepparttar 131702 link may not be a problem unless you use SSI or ASP (Active Server Pages) to build your webpages from a common header file and a common footer file. Then you need a different link inrepparttar 131703 common file depending upon whetherrepparttar 131704 page linked torepparttar 131705 common file isrepparttar 131706 default webpage (where you would use common/filename) or a webpage contained in a sub-directory (where you would use ../common/filename). There are several ways to solve this problem.

1. If your website has a server-side scripting engine like ASP or PHP and you know how to program, you could implement code that selectsrepparttar 131707 proper link. 2. You could userepparttar 131708 complete path, includingrepparttar 131709 domain name, on all pages. This will cause problems if you ever have to move your website to a different web host (Until allrepparttar 131710 dns servers acrossrepparttar 131711 planet have been updated).

3. You could put your home page in a sub-directory, for example "common", and make your default page into a re-direct to your home page. Then you would use "../common/filename" for all links. The following meta tag, placedrepparttar 131712 head section of your default webpage, will immediately redirectrepparttar 131713 users browser to your real home page.

meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0,url= ""

In this article, I showed you how to design a directory structure for your website and how to create relative links to link all your webpages together to form a website. Website visitors don't like to do a lot of scrolling, so try to keep your webpages to only two or three screens high. Please, no more websites that consist of only one mile long webpage!

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