Internet Tip - Honor Your ViewersWritten by Maria Marsala
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<.html> <.head> <.meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;url=http://www.coachmaria.com/contest.html"> <./head> <.h1 align="center">*Maria's Place Redirector*<./h1> <.p align="center">We have moved page you've saved. You will be taken to a new page immediately.
<.a href="http://www.coachmaria.com/contest.html" rel="nofollow">Click Here<./a> if page takes too long to load. <./BODY> <./HTML>
Bonus: This program provides an on line, fill in blanks form, that produces HTML code you've requested for your re-direct page. It's by InnerPeace.org who calls it a jumper page program. http://innerpeace.org/pagejumper.shtml
Maria Marsala, Business & Life Coach-Consultant-Author-Teacher-Speaker. Visit www.CoachMaria.com for more information and to subscribe to "Growing You and Your Business" a free weekly on-line newsletter.
"Let Your Little Website Shine" Part 5Written by Lynne Schlumpf
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any? In a retail store, people walk in expecting to buy. On a website, they're aware that you're selling something, but it's kind of like that store where you that salespeople are constantly nagging you, asking you if they can help you. Subtlety says it all! 'Nuff said. 11. Is not like everyone else's: This kind of goes along with Element number 11 of presenting image your company has. Have you ever noticed that many sites that represent companies in same category all look alike? I'm not picking on any sites in particular. You know which ones they are. Try not to be a clone. This could take a long time to figure out how, but it is really crucial that you make your site unique. If it reminds visitors of someone else, they can easily lose brand identification that you'd like them to have about your product. If your site is memorable without being obnoxious, they'll remember you. The Internet makes it really easy to forget what sites you went to. Make sure your site is one they'll bookmark or add to their favorites in order to visit again. That's ultimate compliment - one you're working for. "Please come back soon" is tougher to ensure on Web. One site deals with mechanics of using a program called Bryce 3D by Metacreations. The site has a very unique name, but it also epitomizes Bryce 3D's capabilities because of its awesome graphics. You may have been there: www.digitalblasphemy.com. Great place to pick up free wallpaper for your desktop, which keeps people coming back, but it is also a great place to just learn about Bryce 3D. People don't easily forget name or focus of site. This is your ultimate goal. Another website you won't soon forget is www.websitesthatsuck.com. You’ll especially not forget them if they decide your site belongs in their list of Sucky Sites! Thanks for your joining me again! You’ve been so patient. (grin) Next time is our last time together, but we’ll talk about something very crucial to keeping your website in your visitors’ minds: Keeping in touch. See you again soon!
Lynne Schlumpf is the CEO of Route 66 Cyber Cafe, Inc., http://www.r66cci.com, a Web hosting and design company specializing in promoting websites for new owners, building affordable e-commerce sites, and providing reliable web hosting solutions as an affiliate of Virtualis Incorporated.