I want a website, but I don't want spam!

Written by Dianne Reuby

Question: If I start a web site, won't I get loads of spam?

Answer: Yes. But there are ways of cutting it down.

1. Hide your email address so it can't be "harvested" by spam robots. You can do this simply by replacingrepparttar @ symbol withrepparttar 131828 special Unicode symbol @ Browsers will display it as normal. Robots that searchrepparttar 131829 web for e-mail addresses won't be able to recognise it as an e-mail address. Robots are getting more sophisticated - I "cloak" or hide my complete address on every web page. Email Scramble is an easy-to-use program that will producerepparttar 131830 code for you, ready to paste into your web page. Read more details at http://www.firstwebbuilder.co.uk/info/escramble.html

2. Set up filters in your email program. I KNOW I don't want a mortgage or a new credit card, as well as less pleasant offerings, so I filter any messages containing those words straight into my Trash. Check your email program's help file for instructions on how to filter out messages that you know you don't want.

3. If you get persistent spam from one source, send a copy ofrepparttar 131831 message to their email provider. Look atrepparttar 131832 "From" address, and note what comes afterrepparttar 131833 "@". If you address it to "abuse@" andrepparttar 131834 name you noted, with a short description ofrepparttar 131835 problem, they may be able to closerepparttar 131836 account. But many spammers are using hidden and re- directed accounts, so thatrepparttar 131837 account name which actually appears is nothing to do with them!

7 Ways To Get Repeat Traffic

Written by Ken Hill

The following tips will help you keep your visitors coming back to your site:

1. Make your site a valuable resource.

Provide your visitors with your own articles, resources, or tutorials. Strive to make your siterepparttar #1 resource in your field of expertise, and continue to keep your site updated with new information.

2. Ask your visitors to bookmark your site.

3. Add things to your site to make your site more interactive and engaging to your visitors such as your own polls where your visitors can seerepparttar 131825 results in real time, sports or news tickers, quizzes, or chat rooms.

4. Invite your visitors to add their own content to your site such as articles they have written.

5. Add a guestbook to your site.

Your guestbook will keep your visitors coming back to your site by allowing them to post and respond to messages, and can also provide you with valuable feedback that you can use to make your site better, correct problems with your site, and increase your sales.

For a free customizable guestbook that you can add to your site visit: http://www.scstats.com/r.cfm?i=4919

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