Steps to Beat your Website CompetitorsWritten by Edward Charkow
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5.) Make sure you have tools and services you need to communicate with your visitors. It might be live help ( http://track-it-now.info/helpcenterlive_tutorial.htm ) or it might be something like an autoresponder ( http://emaileasy.info/7.html ), but you better have some way for your visitors to contact you and ask you questions. 6.) Don't expect overnight success. Growing a site takes time and effort. However, don't get discouraged. Daily effort turns into weekly growth. One day you will wake up and find that your efforts have paid off. 7.) Use your expertise to help others. Did you know that if you have something you are knowledgeable about that you are being looked for right now? There are thousands of forum's, newsgroups, and communities on-line that would benefit from your advice. If you spend time to help them, you will see an increase in traffic and of course revenue. Many forums allow a signature which is similar to resource box for this article. People do click on those signature links when you help them. Since you have already taken first step and built some trust in your knowledge don't you think they will be more likely to use what your website provides. 8.) Do not be afraid to get some help. There are 1000s of freelancers and other helpful people that make their living on web. Farming work out to those freelancers may just be worth your time. Here is an example: You are running a finance site. You need to get a new layout, new graphics, and Search Engine optimization done. You could spend days working on all of that, and since you are not an expert you end up with an inferior website both in looks and functionality. Your two days of effort cost you money in lost sales, but poor website will cost you thousands over next year. A few minutes with a competent designer would have cost you a few days pay, but you end up with a great functional and attractive website. Which way is better?
Edward Charkow is the lead programmer and copy writer for Stmadeveloper. Stmadeveloper provides top notch niche sites that focus on high paying keywords. No technical knowledge is needed since they do the creation, content, and promotion. Visit Stmadeveloper at http://www.stmadeveloper.com
Why you should be using RSSWritten by Allan Burns
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Still not convinced. Then how about if I tell you that major players on internet such as Yahoo, MSN and Google are starting to pay serious attention to RSS. At moment itís almost an RSS arms race to be number one RSS player. You can bet that your competition is using RSS.
Unlike email, RSS is guaranteed to be delivered to your readers. Your RSS feed is contained in an XML file on your server so it is fetched by users RSS reader or feed aggregator. That means there are no spam filters of other servers between you and your visitors.
The greatest feature of RSS is that user is always in control. That means they are confident and comfortable with using RSS. They can unsubscribe with one click and be totally confident that they will be unsubscribed. If user is reading your feed then they must really be interested with what you are publishing.
Allan is the webmaster at http://www.newsniche.com/ an RSS resource for webmasters. Learn how to use RSS to attract and retain visitors to your site.