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Step 6, associated with Step 5, lets you copy in your Adsense web search code, if you use it. When you sign up for Adsense, you have option of displaying context-sensitive ads and of allowing a Google search from your pages. The code we're talking about here is code that supports search. Entering it in Step 6 of Directory Generator is optional.
Step 7 in Directory Generator process lets you control how many results should be shown on your results pages. You can choose a fixed number or let tool present a random number of results (a number between a lower and upper bound, say between 5 and 15, for example). Step 7 also lets you choose link colors, and how your generated pages will be stored in folders, that is, all in root directory, or in a subfolder of root.
Step 8 is article entry form. Directory Generator lets you add articles directly into your generated pages - a good, convenient way to add useful content to your site.
Step 9, called Add Ons, gives you a place to add Audio Generator code if you're using that product to add audio to your pages. You can paste in RSS Equalizer code into second box, again, if you're using that product, and you can paste Amazon code into third add-in box if you choose to, to support selling Amazon items.
Step 10 lets you add an exclusion list if there are particular sites you don't want included in your results pages - like your competitors sites, for example.
Step 11 lets you specify folder you want your generated pages to be stored in, and provides a few other parameters that determine how fast generation process will run. It also provides a test function that let's you see what pages will look like before you generate entire set.
That's all there is too it! Nothing very complicated at all. By way, here's a little helpful hint. Directory Generator goes to another site to get a thumbnail picture of each website listed on results page. If your personal firewall is too tight, you may not see these thumbnails displayed when you look at your generated pages on your site. I thought initially that Directory Generator wasn't working properly (it is) until it dawned on me to look at my security log on my machine. Once I twiddled my settings, everything looked fine.
I haven't found a bug in program yet - I did, however, try to use one of input files in a Directory Generator run while I had it open for editing - and guess what? Directory Generator told me so...So, from my personal experience, it appears to be well-written code - not some slapdash thing put together overnight. So if you're interested in putting some sites out there for any reason - Adsense income is a good one - try this product. I'm pretty sure you'll like what you see.
Peter Cullen is the Webmaster at http://www.howtostartonline.com which reviews software packages and tools.