A Visit Isn't REALLY a Visit if Your Company Leaves on the Porch

Written by Harmony Major

What good is your website traffic if your visitors are leaving at repparttar home page? You don't want visitors ON your site, you want 'em IN your site. Use these five painless ideas for getting visitors INTO your site.

1. Establish your site's main goal.

Your website can have several different goals, so long as you don't try to achieve each of them at once. For instance, say you want your site to attract more subscribers to your ezine, secure new customers for your products, and attract repeat visitors.

Pick ONE of those goals to focus onrepparttar 134778 hardest, and makerepparttar 134779 other two secondary goals. If you're relatively new at designing effective websites, start out by focusing on one goal ONLY, and forgetrepparttar 134780 others untilrepparttar 134781 next go round.

2. Use home page lead-ins to content-laden pages.

If your primary goal is, let's say, to secure customers for a new your product, you can lead visitors into that product in several ways. Here's an example:

Write an article onrepparttar 134782 general subject matter of your product, including an eye-catching title -- read: HEADLINE -- forrepparttar 134783 article. Then, create a page for it on your website. On your home page, postrepparttar 134784 first few sentences of that article with a link to readrepparttar 134785 rest of it on its own page.

Better yet, you could leave your article excerpt hanging in mid sentence to entice your readers to click deeper into your site to readrepparttar 134786 article. (Just be surerepparttar 134787 article page loads fast.) Here's an example of an effective article excerpt lead-in:

--- In only one day, I had over 400 new visitors clamoring their way into my website. I didn't use search engines, ezine advertising, or spam, and it didn't cost me anything -- not one thin dime. So how did I do it? What wasrepparttar 134788 FREE...

Click here now to readrepparttar 134789 rest of this article! < http://ExpertOnEbiz.com/articles/yahoosecrets.html > ---

If you've targeted your lead-in to attract your average visitor, who WOULDN'T want to go read that article?

3. Change your home page content and/or layout often.

Nearly every time I redesign or add new content to my site, I see an increase in activity. (Whether that increase is in sales, page views, etc. depends on exactly what I've done torepparttar 134790 site.) You don't want to changerepparttar 134791 look of your site TOO much, or you'll have your visitors heads reeling. Maybe once every few months is sufficient, but test to see what works best for your particular audience.

Enough "stuff"!

Written by Jennifer Stewart

Did you know thatrepparttar English language has an estimated vocabulary of 800,000 words? (Words R. McRoberts) We have words to describe every object, movement, feeling and thought onrepparttar 134777 planet; we can pinpoint each little nuance of meaning, simply by choosingrepparttar 134778 right word forrepparttar 134779 right spot.

Language isn't something that remains static - it's a living thing that grows and changes to meet our needs. We create new words to describe and explain new objects and concept - just considerrepparttar 134780 number of words that have come intorepparttar 134781 language as a result of technological developments overrepparttar 134782 past decade. Words like Internet and fax are common-place now; we all recogniserepparttar 134783 abbreviation WWW and children aroundrepparttar 134784 world know what Pokemon means.

Shakespeare, who was one of our most prolific and enduring writers, used approximately 22,000 different words in his published works. Well-educated people today, use about 5,000 different words when speaking and about 10,000 in their writing. Most of us have a 'working vocabulary' of 2,000 (which means that there are over 788, 000 words that are gathering dust onrepparttar 134785 shelves of our minds). Of those 2,000 words,repparttar 134786 most commonly used are: the, of, and, to, a, in, that, is, I, it.

Those ten little words (and I do mean little), account for 25% of all speech.

There are fifty words, which make up 60% of everything we say - and only two of these have more than one syllable ... which brings us to ... "stuff".

Why oh why (oh WHY) do otherwise professional sites use this term? Surely with 800,000+ words to choose from, it's possible to find a term to describe more specifically what is being offered.

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