Do You Know What Your Website Visitors Are REALLY Looking For?

Written by Jim Daniels

Throughrepparttar last few years I've tried many solutions to a nagging problem... how to let visitors easily search through my website. Each time I'd try a new service, script or software program I'd run into a problem. Eitherrepparttar 132069 searching was too slow,repparttar 132070 search engine results were lousy or it just plain didn't work.

After lots of trial and error, I finally found a site search tool that is head and shoulders above all others. Actually, it is more than that. It can be used as a powerful marketing tool as well. I now know "exactly" what my website visitors are looking for and can present my own solutions to them in a unique manner.

o First,repparttar 132071 tool:

I'd like to invite you to tryrepparttar 132072 new search tool at my home page... - what you'll find is a slick, independently hosted search solution for corporations, small businesses, and individual web developers... Atomz.

With Atomz, absolutely anyone can quickly and easily add a powerful search engine to any site, andrepparttar 132073 service is free for sites with less than 500 pages.

I got my own Atomz search engine 100% up and running in less than an hour. And while I still have a little "tweaking" to do,repparttar 132074 engine up at my site now is FAR better than every solution I tried inrepparttar 132075 past. I spent zero dollars and almost zero time getting it working.

Actually, to putrepparttar 132076 Atomz engine at your site, there's nothing to do but fill out a few forms, decide what areas you want your visitors to be able to search through and turn Atomz loose to index your pages. In seconds it spits out html code for you. You pasterepparttar 132077 code into any page you want a search form on, then uploadrepparttar 132078 page to your site. Bingo. Done.

You now have a powerful search engine on your site and your visitors will love you for it! What's nice is that there are no annoying ad banners shown with your search results, just a small "Powered by" graphic.

But there's really much more to Atomz than this. It holds a unique marketing value for savvy web marketers...

o The Atomz fun starts...

As your visitors search your site, Atomz logs what they enter and then creates reports for you by day, week, and month. These reports tell you what visitors are looking for at your site. You can use this information to improve your site or to controlrepparttar 132079 search results for your visitors.

Link Rot Kills

Written by Jim Daniels

"My site had a severe case of link rot and yours may too!"

Have you ever run a link checking program on your website? No, not one of those quickie link checks, but a "full site" link check?

What you learn about your website may disturb you. It happened to me this week. As owner of a fairly large website that has been online about four years, I realized I may have had a number of dead links. I just had no idea how many. Sure, I'd been averaging a few "dead-link complaints" every month lately, but I always thought I ran a pretty tight ship.

I thought wrong. I finally ran a full site link check and found that my site had a severe case of link rot!

While my internal links (links within my own site from one page to another) were pretty good with just two dead links, get this... THIRTY external links had rotted away without me knowing it! Shame on me. Not only does this portray a bad image, it can cause other problems as well.

For starters, bad links send visitors scurrying away from your site. Additionally, search engines tend to favor sites WITHOUT link problems and give higher ranking to sites who keep up on their link maintenance.

So what about your site? You probably have dead links on your site right now too, and you are not alone. Studies show that on average, one out of every 15 links onrepparttar Web is not functioning. If your site is that bad, you're in trouble. Heck, if one out of every 20 links on your site is dead there's a good chance that EVERY visitor to your site will find a dead link. Think about that for a minute. Are you willing to risk losing every visitor to your website? I thought not.

The solution is to periodically and systematically check for link rot, especially if your site contains links to other web sites. Take time and do it today! I researched some programs this week that you can simply turn loose before you go to bed and you'll wake up with a fresh list of bum links to fix. Here they are...

Web-Based Link Checking:

Most of these allow a small sampling of their service on a limited number of web pages. If you have a very small site, these are great. Just visit one of these URL's and run a quick and free check.

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