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On Yahoo’s New Small Business Websites

One thing about Yahoo’s new template website offering (free and connected to a listing in Yahoo Local) is that …

Blogging Policies: A Couple Made For Marriage

Last week, Michael Hyatt, President and COO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world …

7 Crucial Elements of Visitor Friendly Websites

Approximately a decade has passed by since the birth of Internet commerce and online service users and shoppers have grown up.

Website Usability Lessons Still To Learn
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Via Boing Boing, I came across an interesting report on how people react to advertising when visiting websites. No prizes for guessing the most hated advertising technique – pop-up ads.

People DO NOT Buy From Websites……

Of course the title of this article IS NOT complete as $1,000,000s in sales are made every day by online entrepreneurs. What it should have read to be more accurate was “People DO NOT buy from websites….they buy from other people”.

Lycos Screensaver Battles Spam Websites

Internet portal Lycos has designed a new type of screensaver, one which constantly requests data from sites that sell items featured in spam emails.

Less is More for University Websites

Many university websites are poorly organized, and filled with out-of-date content that has been directly published from print. Delivering a better service to students and staff faces challenges because of decentralized management structures and concepts such as academic freedom.

Less is More For Government Websites

Many governments have so far approached the Web with a rather crude strategy of getting every service online.

Profiting from Terrible Keyword Supply and Demand Ratios

One of the recent fads is to search for keywords and niches based on an R/S Ratio.

Is Your Websites Link Directory Even Worth Having?
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A reciprocal link directory if a vital part of having a good Google page rank. However there are ways to make it a useful and important part of your website for reasons other than a high ranking in the Google directory.

Pricester.com Announces Free E-Commerce Enabled Websites

Pricester.com – a new e-commerce model for the online retail industry and one of the planet’s fastest growing e-commerce portals – is being compared to Napster.com.

Lushe Allows Google Search Of Favorite Websites

A new Google hack appearing at Lushe.net allows users to designate a favorites list and have Google search only the sites within the list. Glen Murphy, a web developer who has completed a number of successful web experiments, created the hack.

Domain Names and Anchor Text

Branding vs Naming

Many people say that the name of a website should be original. It should convey some sense of branding unlike any other site. They say your name should not be generic.

The Number 1 Reason Most Websites Fail

Failure, just like success, is measured differently by each and every one of us. What one man treats as success another may view as failure. For the purposes of this article a website that fails is one that fails to attract and convert enough targeted visitors into paying customers. Yeah – positive feedback from your website visitors is great but let’s face it – we’re all in this ultimately to make more money.

Database Driven Websites Explained
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When I was beginning web design and web programming years back, I remember all the confusing terms, technologies and concepts that were floating around that just made it that much more difficult to wrap my head around the whole web thing. With that in mind, I thought that it might be a good idea to write a few short and hopefully sweet articles that will help people get a clearer understanding of what’s out there and what can be done with it.

A Wasted Opportunity for the Web Accessibility Cause
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The DRC (Disability Rights Commission) recently announced the results of their year-long investigation into the accessibility of 1000 UK websites. The report concluded that most websites are highly inaccessible, with over 81% not even meeting basic standards of accessibility.

Profitable Websites for Exclusive Industries

In the region where my company is located, South Bend, Indiana, the demand for web design and associated services could be described as: leery. It’s not that the locale is horribly lacking evolvement technologically; rather that so many proprietors in this area are very uncertain as to what the internet can do and how they can go about forming profitable web sites for their exclusive industries.

Traffic Exchange Primer

Traffic exchanges are everywhere. A traffic exchange is a clever way to get hundreds or thousands of visitors to your website. The concept is very simple and the exchange process is easy to put into action. First, you join a traffic exchange program that includes individuals with websites to promote. Next, you set up the website you want to promote. Finally, you visit the websites of the other members and they visit your website in exchange.

Who Should Be Designing Corporate Websites?

Have you ever found yourself working with a client-supplied design for an interface or a design from their print/marketing company? Most companies do not realize the value of a properly designed website and will not always make the right choice in selecting the website designer. The next time you find yourself in this situation, remind them of some of the points outlined below.

Link Popularity — Its Role and Importance in Getting Top Search Engine Rankings

“Link Popularity” – these words may have caught your attention several times while you have been searching the Internet for tips on optimizing your website for top search engine rankings. Link popularity means popularizing a particular link of a website by increasing the number of websites that link to that site. Nowadays link popularity is being considered to be the most important step of the search engine optimization process. You cannot imagine getting good ranks in the top search engines especially Google without following an effective link popularity plan.

With Only ONE Website, Is Your Company Really Customer-centric?

A website is now a necessary proof of credibility for any company. It must be visible so that potential customers can find it on the Internet. When they find it, it should easily provide the information they need to confirm the company as a potential supplier.