The Frames Debate

Written by Stefene Russell

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--Frames often annoy many users. They're just kinda confusing. And when users get annoyed, you know what they do? Yep, that's right. They go somewhere else.

--They don't show up correctly in many browsers, thus shrinking your audience even further.

--Your users will have a tough time book-marking pages within your site (likerepparttar order page f'rinstance. Ahem).

As you can see, there are more than a few things to think about here. The answer, if you're really stuck on using frames, is to create a splash page that allows your users to choose frames or no frames. Of course, this means more work--but inrepparttar 134632 long run, giving your users this option is probably worth it.

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Will They Come Back?

Written by Terri Seymour

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*Contests - You can have weekly or monthly contests for your visitors to win a free sample product. Have a trivia contest, or a weekly drawing. Be creative and make your contest interesting and fun!

*Updates - You definitely do not want your site to become old and stale. You must continuously update and add new information, products, services, etc. to your site. People will get tired of readingrepparttar same old information over and over again. Put a What's New section on your homepage to inform your visitors of new additions. This way your visitors will know exactly where to findrepparttar 134631 new content.

*Message Board - Build a community on your website for people to learn, share, network, and voice opinions, concerns or whatever is on their mind. This is a great way to keep people coming back for more visits.

Free Message Boards

The main goals of your website are for visitor participation and benefits. Visitors are looking for things to benefit them and for interaction. Provide an interesting, beneficial and useful website and they will come back!

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