Internet Tip - Honor Your Viewers

Written by Maria Marsala

If you own a web site, you never know who has saved a page from your site to their favorites file (bookmarked it). It might be your home page, a great article, or a terrific resource. And since you don't know, every time you remove a page, you runrepparttar risk of people getting that annoying "page not found" error when they click on their favorites link.

You can always find out later how many visits your "removed pages" have had by viewing your site statistics and examining your error log (if you have one)-but by then its maybe too late.

When you remove a page, honor your viewers by providing them with an option. Takerepparttar 134746 page you want to remove and turn it into a redirected page. Redirect it to your home page or another page on your site that contains similar information. How do you do this? Let me give you an example.

I had a page on my site called The information originally on that page is no longer useful, so I removed it and insertedrepparttar 134747 HTML code below. Now when someone goes torepparttar 134748 old page, they are "redirected" to another page. Try it The HTML code I used onrepparttar 134749 page below for you to view.or use. The number "2" inrepparttar 134750 "meta tag" representsrepparttar 134751 number of seconds it will take to redirectrepparttar 134752 page. Change this number as you see fit. The "meta tag" information takesrepparttar 134753 page directly to another page (in this case contest.html). I userepparttar 134754 other information "just in case"repparttar 134755 meta tag redirect doesn't work. It givesrepparttar 134756 viewerrepparttar 134757 option of tapping on a link to move directly torepparttar 134758 redirected page. Your webmaster would also have to removerepparttar 134759 dot I put into each ofrepparttar 134760 HTML tags below. (If I didn't add them here, you wouldn't be able to viewrepparttar 134761 code below).

"Let Your Little Website Shine" Part 5

Written by Lynne Schlumpf

Thanks for joining me again. In this part ofrepparttar series, we’ll talk about trying to keep from looking like a clone. 9. Presents an appearance in keeping with what you're selling: This step just takes a few minutes of objective observation on your part to make sure your website presentsrepparttar 134745 personality of your company and hasrepparttar 134746 kind of image you intended to project. If you have a very serious service to offer, such as financial services, your website should have very little fun stuff on it. It should present a very professional image. In most cases, it should contain no moving gifs, no cartoons, and no goofy stuff. If your site sells toys, its image can be completely fun. This is, like some ofrepparttar 134747 other elements, subject to opinion, so just do what your heart tells you. If you have any doubts at all aboutrepparttar 134748 appearance of your site, change it until you feel right about it. Check out other sites of your biggest competitors to get an idea what is selling inrepparttar 134749 way of website presence. There will probably be a lot of things about their sites you do not like. Use your creative sense to make a site that is uniquely yours. One financial services company had a lot of success by offering a calculator utility on their site that allowed visitor's to figure out how many years and at what interest rate it would take them to saverepparttar 134750 kind of money they wanted to have available at retirement time. 10. Sells in a very subtle way: There's nothing more annoying than to go to a site to read up on some information you really need to brush up on, and every other paragraph is a CLICK HERE or to buy it, go here. I can understand an FAQ area where this goes on, but not your main page, please! The most effective sites onrepparttar 134751 Internet are those that provide a lot of free information, but they might have a banner atrepparttar 134752 top or a click through onrepparttar 134753 side ofrepparttar 134754 page in caserepparttar 134755 reader is interested. Most ofrepparttar 134756 really bad sales letters I see onrepparttar 134757 Internet are nothing but that -sales letters with no real redeeming value torepparttar 134758 reader. If you're not willing to give away any of your knowledge on your website, how can you expect to sell

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