Are you Ready for WAP & WML?

Written by Merle

Acronyms makerepparttar computer world go round. Things like HTML, DHTML, XHTML; it's enough to make a grown man cry. Well, look out! There's a new player in alphabet-town: "WAP." So what is it and why should you care? WAP stands for "Wireless Application Protocol" and it allows people to accessrepparttar 133626 Net using wireless devices like mobile phones and other gadgets.

It's estimated that byrepparttar 133627 year 2002 there will be over 800 million wireless users aroundrepparttar 133628 world. Eventually all wireless tools will come equipped with WAP as standard issue. That's a lot of possible viewers for your website. The problem is that wireless net-surfers will not be able to access your HTML-driven site. Their devices can only read sites built in (get ready for another acronym!) WML.

WML stands for "Wireless Markup Language." (Are you taking notes here?) So if you presently have a website built in HTML and you want mobile users to be able to view it, you'll need to make another version of it in WML. The good news is that WML is not hard to learn and can be picked up easily. Plus, there are plenty of sites online that will teach you everything you'll ever want to know about this new technology. Some ofrepparttar 133629 better ones are: Learn what WAP is (and isn't), how to write WAP "cards" (not "pages"), and best of all, you'll find some free software you can download to make your own WAP site. Free. Contains Wap articles, links, tools and more. Make sure you stop inrepparttar 133630 developers area for all kinds of webmaster tools for creating your own WAP pages. A ton of helpful information here: leaning WML, books, where you can host your new WAP sites and more. 100% wireless application development: archives, news, books, and more. Sign up for their helpful newsletter to keep abreast of what's going on in this new field.

As far as building your WAP site you can download free software or use an online editor available at some websites.

How to Easily Track Click Thrus from Your Ad Campaigns

Written by Merle

If you are paying for online advertising in any form, you need to know that you're getting results. So before you place your next ezine ad, let's talk about tracking. There are many different situations where you may want to track clicks such as signature lines, banners, articles, ad swaps and text ads.

By coding your url's with some kind of software or an online third party service, you'll know at a glance just how many hits you've received from your latest venture. It's really not as hard as it sounds and there are many free services you can use that won't cost you a dime. Let's take a closer look at a few of them.

1) HyperTracker:

Offering two versions, a free and a paid service coined "Professional," it's simple to sign up and start using. The Pro version runs $10.95 a month and allows you to not only track clicks, but actual sales - plus you can use your own domain inrepparttar coded links. The free option is simply a stripped down version - minusrepparttar 133625 advanced features and counting only clicks. Complete reports can be mailed to you weekly or daily; your call.

2) StatCruncher:

Offering a 30 day free trial with no software to install, as this is a third party solution. If after 30 days you like it and decide to continue on, it will cost you only $49.00 a year with no additional monthly fees.

3) LinkCounter:

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