Internet Time Bomb Ticking

Written by Stephen Bucaro

Reprintable Article: Permission is granted forrepparttar following article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 131843 byline, copyright, and resource box is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Internet Time Bomb Ticking

By Stephen Bucaro

This morning I joined a traffic exchange network. You are probably familiar with traffic exchange networks. You logon to a traffic exchange network and earn credits by using their application to viewrepparttar 131844 web sites of other members ofrepparttar 131845 traffic exchange. You traderepparttar 131846 credits for visits to your web site by other members.

You are required to viewrepparttar 131847 other members web page for a specific time, usually 30 seconds, then you have to click on a button to viewrepparttar 131848 next web page. This is a useful way to earn traffic to your web site.

The power of using traffic exchange networks can be increased if you are a member of one or more banner exchanges. By placing banners onrepparttar 131849 page that you submit torepparttar 131850 traffic exchange, you can earn banner exchange credits and traffic atrepparttar 131851 same time.

I have been warning visitors to that traffic exchange applications that do not maximizerepparttar 131852 browser window are useless because, by makingrepparttar 131853 browser windows small enough to expose onlyrepparttar 131854 "Next Site" button, users run four or more of these applications simultaneously. Nobody actually sees your web page.

I have also been warning that traffic exchange applications that have a timer less than 30 seconds are useless because most people accessrepparttar 131855 web via a 56K dialup connection. Unlessrepparttar 131856 web page that you submit torepparttar 131857 traffic exchange can load beforerepparttar 131858 time expires, nobody actually sees your web page.

Butrepparttar 131859 traffic exchange that I joined this morning does not require you to click. This traffic exchange application advances pages automatically. This is of critical importance becauserepparttar 131860 user now does not even have to be inrepparttar 131861 same room asrepparttar 131862 computer that is logged on and earning credits.

This is time bomb ticking forrepparttar 131863 Internet. You may be using a quality traffic exchange that maximizesrepparttar 131864 browser window, has a 30 second timer, and requires you to click. But what if that traffic exchange, in order to meet its commitments, is purchasing traffic from a no-click exchange? You are then exchanging your high quality clicks for useless hits.

Top 10 Webmaster Challenges

Written by William Nabaza

Top 10 Webmaster Challenges

Webmasters deal with a myriad of complex design challenges every day. This article will discussrepparttar top ten challenges and provide solutions and tips for solving each problem.

Browser Compatibility You must design your Web site so that it is viewable on both browsers: Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). Netscape Navigator is very strict when it comes to HTML tag completion, but IE isn't. You need to view your site first using Macromedia Dreamweaver before publishing torepparttar 131841 Web. Make sure you've runrepparttar 131842 command convert to ensure your site is version 3.0 browser compatible. If you're using Netobjects Fusion to createrepparttar 131843 layout of your site, make sure that all layer objects are converted into tables. This is highly recommended if you want to reach a broader and wider audience.

Online resources: A) Dr. HTML, located at B) Web Site Garage to check your links, located at

Graphics Optimization Web graphics play an essential part in your Web design, because it conveysrepparttar 131844 emotion and impact of your site. Always make sure that all of your graphics are in .gif and .jpg format. Unless your site deals with photography, minimizerepparttar 131845 use ofrepparttar 131846 .jpg format. You can use Macromedia Fireworks to minimizerepparttar 131847 file size, especiallyrepparttar 131848 slicer feature if you need to place a large photo on your site. Another option isrepparttar 131849 export preview of Macromedia Fireworks. This allows you to remove unwanted colors in your graphics, thus decreasing file size.

You can also do this online by using one of these online utilities: A) GIF Optimizer by Media Builder, B) JPEG Cruncher and GIF Cruncher, C) Windows-based graphics optimizer, CyberView Image Lite (JPEG Compressor), D) Advanced GIF Optimizer, E) Photo Crunch (JPEG Compressor), F) JPEG image compression FAQ,

Keepingrepparttar 131850 Site Fresh I think this isrepparttar 131851 bulk of a webmaster's work, if you want your site frequently visited. You can keep your site fresh by really working on new content on a daily or regular basis and by making it interactive. As with content, you can make use of,,, and other content syndication sites to providerepparttar 131852 content for your site automatically. Let them dorepparttar 131853 hard work for you! If you place a tag, they will email you with new content. As forrepparttar 131854 interactivity, offer your visitors web-based email accounts, a message board with a chat room, a search engine crawler, and banner ad rotation. This is easy, and provided by Searching your site is another way to easily provide information to your visitors. You can get a site search engine from and

Pushing Information to Your Visitors A Web site is a "pull" promotion, but as a webmaster, you also need to be thinking about how you can "push" information to your visitors, users, or subscribers. You can publish an ezine on a weekly or monthly basis just to let your users be informed aboutrepparttar 131855 latest technology you've added to your site. As forrepparttar 131856 mailing list, you can get a free mailing list from,, or you can choose a paid service such as or As forrepparttar 131857 content, you can get lots of articles from, or try one or more of my articles that can be found onrepparttar 131858 same Web site.

Driving Traffic Webmasters shouldn't forget to announce your Web site. Accomplishing this is easy for Web sites that already have a lot of traffic, but even sites that are starting out with 5 or 10 members can benefit fromrepparttar 131859 viral marketing of online recommendation software. Services include,, and

Dealing with Spammers Unfortunately,repparttar 131860 reality ofrepparttar 131861 Internet is that people will spam and flame on a daily basis. Web-based email addresses likerepparttar 131862 ones set up by are spam-proof. You can set up your account so that any emails sent without your address inrepparttar 131863 "to" box can be directed automatically torepparttar 131864 trash or spam folder. However, flames and hate emails are a different field. You shouldn't try to get even or retaliate. These people are not a joke. It might cost you your ISP or your e-life. Instead, check out It doesrepparttar 131865 nitty-gritty work of automatically reporting misbehaving people to their postmasters. Usually, it's helpful to getrepparttar 131866 ISP, or at leastrepparttar 131867 IP address ofrepparttar 131868 suspected person.

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