Take Off Your Blindfold! Discovering your visitors' thinking using your log files

Written by Milana Nastetskaya

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According torepparttar log file,repparttar 132028 visitor went torepparttar 132029 web site www.mamma.com and did a search. What was he searching for? If you can't readrepparttar 132030 text beyond www.mamma.com, then try this trick:

Open your Internet browser and paste this line

www.mamma.com/Mamma?p1=1&timeout=4&query= photos+seniors&qtype=0&x=1&y=11

inrepparttar 132031 location bar. Press "Enter". Ta-da! Now you should be able to see thatrepparttar 132032 user typed in "photos seniors" into repparttar 132033 search box, because it is inrepparttar 132034 box right now. Right atrepparttar 132035 top ofrepparttar 132036 web site.

My customer's web site is number 9 onrepparttar 132037 first results page. It is a success! Now, it would not be a success if repparttar 132038 user typed in "jeep photos" and my customer's site would come up number 9. Becauserepparttar 132039 user is not looking for a photographer, which is what my customer is.

That is why you always want to know what is in your log files. If you go beyond 20 visitors a day, you should probably get a software that analyzes your log files and comes up with a report. But to get a feel for how your visitors get to your site -repparttar 132040 above technique is recommended. If this site was found by someone looking for photos of a jeep, I would think "there is something seriously wrong withrepparttar 132041 site" and immediately improverepparttar 132042 keywords, title and META tags.

Milana Nastetskaya is a full time web developer and the author of two books: "Create Your First Business Web Site in 10 days", and "65 Instant Web Design Answers". http://www.firstbusinesswebsite.com http://www.instantwebanswers.com

Web Source Web Design Tips - Creating A Customized Marquee

Written by Shelley Lowery

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SCROLLAMOUNT - Determinesrepparttar speed your text will scroll.

WIDTH - Determinesrepparttar 132027 width of your marquee.

Example Marquee

Shelley Lowery slowery@web-source.net Tip provided by: Web Source: Your Guide to Professional Web Design and Development. http://www.web-source.net

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