You Can Build it, But Will They Come?Written by Alan Stewart
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Imagine this, your one link, on a hundred websites, five hundred websites, a thousand websites. Sounds to good to be true?.. It is true. This is a brand new service, from a good friend of mine. After initial setup, there isbasically nothing you need to do. You don't have to check links every week or monthly, because they are still there. You don't have to surf around Internet looking and emailing for links. There are only two requirements. One,you have to be able to access your cgi-bin on your server. And second requirement is, you have to like money. Honest, that is all that is required. Let me briefly explain how system works. You signup, and create your link that you want for your site. Instantly, your link is transmitted to all themembers sites. You don't have to wait a week, or a month, it is almost as fast as blinking your eyes. Whenever a new member signs up, same holds true for them. Their link will automatically show up on your links page also. Now, here is best part. You can actually make money from your links page. You can charge whatever amount you want, for a paid advertiser on your site. You get to keep all money. You can also put Google AdSense Ads and Click Bank Ads on yoursite. Your link page will also have a search engine on it, for people to use.So they don't have to ever leave your site, while surfing. You also get paid if someone should sign up for service, thru your website. There is another service sort of similar to this on Internet, but they don't have all "extras" that Shared Link Traffic has. Plus they are more than double price. You are probably saying right now, "ok how much does this cost?" Before I tell you, make sure you are sitting down.. you have your seat belt on, brace yourself now... it is only $3.98. Thats right, only $3.98 per month, and you are not tied into any long term contracts or anything. You can find out more by visiting Shared Link Traffic and clicking on Join button.
Alan Stewart operates a "how to" site, called Web Tools Resource. Many how to tutorials on different aspects of web design, from beginner to advanced.
Ten Steps To A Well Optimized Website - Step 6: Human TestingWritten by Mary Davies
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The placement of your content is equally important. If you are selling something obviously you want it offered as easily as possible, and you don't just want it to be available - you want to sell it. There are many ideas to consider when deciding on placement of certain content. A great read that really shows way a visitor looks through your site can be found at http://www.poynterextra.org/eyetrack2004/main.htm. Taking a look through this information can give you lots of tips to work with in deciding on product and special offer placement etc. In above-mentioned article you will be able to see way an average visitor views a website, pattern in which their eyes follow information, advertising positions that are most effective, etc. This is a great resource for you and your company.
Quite possibly one of most useful tools available is found at http://www.clicktracks.com/ananlyzer/. This tool will show you all very specific details of how visitors are navigating your site. This tool is many steps above your typical web stats, it will show you details so specific that you can not only see search term a visitor used to find you but what search engine they came from and path they followed through your site right down to which search term is selling most on your site. This highly detailed information can be an incredibly valuable tool for you. With access to such info you can, over time, adjust your content, navigation, and SEO based on these reports - watching changes happen and see effects not just make good guesses.
The value of having an average visitor test your site and get real feedback is huge. You have no choice but to be a little biased when viewing your own site and this outsider information can give you tips that you may have only wished you had. Don't put your site out there and wonder what all visitors are thinking and doing, just ask! You may even go as far as having a poll included on your website, so long as it's not popping up every time they click a link. A simple "we welcome your feedback" email form on your contact or profile page would be a professional simple way to keep up with what visitors are liking or disliking on a continuous basis.
Now that your site has been designed, had SEO elements added, tested and edited, you are ready to submit it to search engines and get those visitors coming. Stay tuned for next article in this 10 part series "Submissions".
Mary Davies is the owner of Beanstalk Search Engine Positioning. Mary works and writes with years of experience in website design and search engine optimization.