One of best way to get visitors to further explore your site is to convince them to set your home page as their Internet start page, or for them to add you their "Favorites". In this article, we'll examine some ethical and unethical ways this is done.
======================================================================= SAMPLE Legitimate "BOOKMARKING" SCRIPT:
This script should work well in most 4+ browsers. It is as simple as I could make it, and was put together using a number of free scripts available as a reference. There are many other scripts available that allow for use of images and status bar text.
In this script:
- When Netscape is detected, it only displays a message suggesting that visitor uses Ctrl+D command to bookmark page and scripting will not appear in source code of page.
- In Internet Explorer, it will add your homepage to this visitor's "Favorites" from any page in site - along with a custom description you specify in script.
Unfortunately, some companies do not use ethical methods to gain a valued place in a visitors Favorites or bookmarks.
On visiting a web design resource site other day via a search engine link, my anti-virus program jumped up and alerted me with following:
"real-time protection has found that C:WINDOWSTEMPORARY INTERNET FILESCONTENT.IE5S3QFQF0XADVERTS.HTM is JS.IEStart trojan."