Website Promotion – The Power of Writing Articles

Written by Charles Essmeier

I’ve been operating two small retail Websites for several years with modest success. Recently, I decided to branch out into a different area of e-commerce. I set up five different Websites at once and I wanted to find a way to obtain a lot of links to my Websites in a hurry. I wasn’t interested in paying for promotion, and I don’t care forrepparttar tedious process of exchanging links. On a lark, I typedrepparttar 141688 phrase “unusual Website promotion techniques” into Google, just to see what sort of search results came up.

That search yielded mostly Websites for companies that were offering to promote Websites for a fee, but one link did catch my eye – a site that mentioned writing articles to provide free content for Websites. I readrepparttar 141689 article onrepparttar 141690 Website and realized that I had found what I was looking for. This seemed to promise inexpensive, useful, fast results. I would write articles about topics that were relevant to my Websites and submit them to sites that would provide them to other sites that needed content. In exchange for this, I would receive a link back to my site. I decided to give it a try.

I did a search for “free content” onrepparttar 141691 Web, and made a list of sites that accepted articles and offered “live” links torepparttar 141692 author’s Websites. I wrote an article of 400 words or so, submitted it to several different free content sites and waited. In order to accurately judgerepparttar 141693 effectiveness of this technique, I used a version of my name that I generally do not use as my author name. That way, I could do searches for my name in search engines and be certain that all results related to articles I had written. I submitted my first article inrepparttar 141694 afternoon and I I did a search for my author name in Googlerepparttar 141695 next morning. I was astonished to see that not only had my article been published by several sites, but my author name turned up in search results just fourteen hours after I had submittedrepparttar 141696 article!

Benefits Of An Accessible Website: Part 1 - Increase In Reach

Written by Trenton Moss

The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore falls under this law, and as such must be made accessible to everyone.

Some organisations are making accessibility improvements to their websites, but many are seemingly not makingrepparttar accessibility adjustments. Disabled people don't access their website, they say, so why should they care?

Why you should care about disabled Internet users

The statistics onrepparttar 141558 number of users who may face difficulties due to your website's accessibility are quite startling:

* There are 8.6 million registered disabled people inrepparttar 141559 UK - 14% ofrepparttar 141560 population (source: DRC)

* One in 12 men and one in 200 women have some form of colour blindness - 9% ofrepparttar 141561 UK population (source: Institution of Electrical Engineers)

* Two million UK residents have a sight problem - 4% ofrepparttar 141562 population (source: RNIB)

* There are 12 million people aged 60 or over - 21% ofrepparttar 141563 UK population (source: UK government)

Although there is inevitably some overlap betweenrepparttar 141564 aforementioned groups, adding up these numbers provides a total of 48% ofrepparttar 141565 UK population that could potentially face problems with your website's accessibility. That's an extraordinarily high number.

It's not just disabled users who can't access your website

Non-disabled people may also experience difficulties with your website's accessibility. Not everyone is viewing your website onrepparttar 141566 latest version of Internet Explorer, with allrepparttar 141567 plug-ins and programs that you may require them to have for optimal access.

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