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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.

Websites for Search Engines or People?

Who is more important to you as a webmaster: the visitor or the search engine?

The Role Of Link Popularity In Top Rankings

“Link Popularity” – these words may have caught your attention while searching the Internet for SE optimization tips. 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.

Search Engine Optimization for Dynamic Websites
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One of the major issues which have always raised questions among the search engine optimization fraternity is “Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Dynamic Websites”. In this newsletter, we will show you how to optimize dynamic websites for top search engine rankings. But, first, we will start from the basics.

Dynamic Websites Make Your Life Easy

Looking to have your website content generated dynamically? Why would you want a dynamic website? Well for one it sounds cool, but beyond that you can achieve great benefits by utilizing a database to generate your online content.

Websites Require Flexible Not Fixed Design

A website needs to be flexible. It needs to be able to change as the organization changes. The more change within the organization the more flexible the website needs to be. Too many websites are still being designed from a print perspective; as if they were some once-off brochure.

XML Data Traversal
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In this article, I present a XML based client-side JavaScript that reads data from an external XML file, traverses the XML data and displays the same in a tree format. I’ll use the XMLDOM ActiveX object built into Microsoft Internet Explorer for the same.

Use The Ugly Duckling PageRank Strategy

Whether you want to start a business and sell on the Internet or you’re an old pro and want more Internet sales, here’s the easy way to do it.

Why Most Law Firm Websites Dont Work — And How to Improve Them

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This maxim is true for many things in life, none more so than a website. While most law firms are professional in their day-to-day business operations, many still haven’t learned that a website that’s poorly designed can damage the firm’s credibility and impair its image.

The Lifecycle Of Large Websites

If you’re part of a large organization, your website will probably have been started by a small group of evangelists. It will have grown in a very ad hoc manner. Gradually, senior management will have become more involved. Finally, the website will have been viewed as just another business tool, and managed as such.

The Top Seven Mistakes Websites Make
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Throughout my research, I’m always surprised when I stumble onto websites that seem to offer great products and services but lack or fail in certain important elements — elements that, with just a few short changes, can help multiply the results almost instantaneously. Generally, I have found that there are seven common mistakes that these sites make.

Courses, Sources and Resources

I often receive emails from people asking me where do I get my sources, statistics, news and information for my editorials in my newsletters. Some of these resources offer superb information as well as links to other pertinent sites — while I use them as editor these sites can be of tremendous help to any Internet marketer. So without further ado, here’s a partial list of the many sources and resources that I often visit:

How I Host My New Dot-Com Websites For FREE!

When it comes to selling online, one thing is certain: a small focused website that features just one lead product will far outsell a big website that features lots of products and links.

Build and Maintain Websites For Profit

Even with limited knowledge and experience, you can build and maintain websites for profit. Here are just some ways you can do so.