How to make an online survey work

Written by Phil Blasco

What do people really think of your web site ? Do they find easily what they are looking for ? What do they want you to add torepparttar site ? Isrepparttar 147942 web site easy to use ?

Feedback form and guestbook do not give enough qualitative information to these questions.

Statistics give us information onrepparttar 147943 quantity of visits more than onrepparttar 147944 quality. Although we can estimaterepparttar 147945 average length of visit,repparttar 147946 number of page views orrepparttar 147947 most popular paths, we still don't know for sure whatrepparttar 147948 people think ofrepparttar 147949 site.

The best way to get an answer is to askrepparttar 147950 site's users in a direct, simple and convivial way. The online survey give us a precise estimation ofrepparttar 147951 site users opinion that no other tools can match.

However a few requirements must be met in order to get valid information:

The choice ofrepparttar 147952 questions is essential. List your priorities first. What do you want to get fromrepparttar 147953 survey ? Focus on your priorities. Do not ask questions that won't help to fulfillrepparttar 147954 goals set.

The questions must relate to a significant part ofrepparttar 147955 audience. Ifrepparttar 147956 site is about cars do not ask question about trucks unless you want to create a new “truck” section.

The questions need to be as precise as possible in order to get relevant answers and useful information.

Too many open questions will not allow to seerepparttar 147957 significant trends ofrepparttar 147958 audience becauserepparttar 147959 answers will be too diverse. An open question is where users are free to giverepparttar 147960 answer they want.

Too many closed questions will not allow you to know very precisely whatrepparttar 147961 people think of your site. A close question is where you give a choice of answers to.

A good qualitative survey is a balance between open and closed questions to meet your goals.

It is necessary to limitrepparttar 147962 survey to one response per IP address. This wayrepparttar 147963 survey is clean and is not perverted by many answers from a same unique user. A good online survey software should haverepparttar 147964 functionality to identify an IP address and to block it after a survey is filled.

Online software help you to build, manage and analyze a web survey.

Some run onrepparttar 147965 same server asrepparttar 147966 analyzed site's. Others work on a third party's server.

Some are free, some are limited by a number of surveys or questions, or answers.

In order to getrepparttar 147967 best information as possible inrepparttar 147968 most tailored way,repparttar 147969 best option is to install a software on your server and to customizerepparttar 147970 survey to your own need.

I recommend CsPoller, a cgi-script, cheap, customizable, easy to use.

Other choices are SurveyMonkey and Zoomerang as third-party online survey software.

A good qualitative survey should have:

Less than 10 questions: people do not haverepparttar 147971 time. They only have a few minutes spare to spend onrepparttar 147972 survey.

How to Build Web Traffic Daily

Written by Kevin Allman

How to Build Web Traffic Daily ---------------------------------------

I - Introduction II - Web Directories III - Search Engines - Rankings III - Link ahoy! IV - Messageboards and Forums V - Conclusion

I - Introduction --------------------------------

The one thing that webmasters wish for is a steady flow of web traffic to their website.

My aim with this article is to give you a few ideas for bringing web traffic to your website. Once your web traffic is up and flowing, what you do withrepparttar web traffic is up to you.

First and foremost, web traffic mainly comes fromrepparttar 146792 following areas; in no particular order 1. Web Directories 2. Search Engines 3. Link ahoy! 4. Discussion Boards/Forums

We go into each of these in detail below.

II - Web directories --------------------------------

A web directory is not my favorite medium for building web traffic; but it can be useful to build PR which can help to achieve better rankings inrepparttar 146793 Google Search Engine. PR (range of 1-10) is one ofrepparttar 146794 factors Google uses to rank its results when someone does a search. Basically, with a higher PR; it is believed that your listing should rank better than those with other PR.

With a quick overview about PR; PR is determined by how many backlinks you have, andrepparttar 146795 quality of those backlinks. The more backlinks you have from quality websites you have,repparttar 146796 higher PR you will generate; and as a result; better rankings.

Thatsrepparttar 146797 beauty about some web directories and link pages. According to how highrepparttar 146798 PR values are forrepparttar 146799 webpage where you want to place your link; your webpage PR value would increase. If you could manage to get many links on various PR6 websites for example; your PR value should increase and your rankings should get better and should drive more traffic.

How to find web directories you ask? Its a simple task: All you need to do is to go to and type in your keyword andrepparttar 146800 word directory For example, ifrepparttar 146801 keyword was 'Cat',repparttar 146802 search term would be ‘Cat directory’ are various Cat directories should come up.

III - Linkahoy! --------------------------------

Ebaumsworld is a very popular website for finding jokes. It currently enjoys over 750, 000 unique visitors a month. Yet, on typing ‘jokes’ and performing a search, ebaumsworld is not present inrepparttar 146803 top 100 results. How then can Ebaumsworld enjoy so much web traffic a month?

Ebausmsworld mainly achieves this through backlinks. Interestingly enough, on doing a backlink count with Google, Ebaumsworld chalked up 9,550 in backlinks.

Now lets face reality: Manually creating 9,550 backlinks by manually going to web pages and submitting your link is a very tiring task.

The only way to create so many genuine backlinks is by having GOOD CONTENT.

After studying major websites, I've found that they are two great ways of creating this:

1 Media/Downloads 2. Articles

With, their key is loads of media, not necessarily article writing. Web surfers are attracted to downloads and media in general; It’s a much welcomed difference to all ofrepparttar 146804 text found on web pages.

Once you start to create a number of articles and media/downloads, you will find that persons start to visit your website more regularly to check for more media/downloads; Your web traffic will increase especially whenrepparttar 146805 articles and downloads are really great ones.

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