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    Content is crucial if you want traffic from search engines etc. and for recommendations (viral traffic) and for people to return to your site.

    If you promote via other means (on line ads, banners, local newspaper etc.) SE's have less importance in drawing people to your site as you rely less on content.

    There are many sites out there with good revenue and low ethical standards, however. Unfortunately for them, more and more frequently their revenue is used to defend lawsuits from people who feel ripped off.

    If you want them to stay at your site and explore further then content kicks in again as a major factor. The pomise of new content generates return visitors.

    Worth noting: there are a lot of less than savvy people out there who might go for your product/service but they're the same people who reach for a lawyer the moment you fail to deliver what they think they'll get from you.

    Develop a quality service with a focus on integrity and customer service and you're on to a winner.

    Go for a fast buck and you'll get screwed by people like us who will give you hell because of the effect you have on our endeavours.
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    Content is the most important thing of a website. You may have a plain black&white layout, and have the biggest database in jokes...What do you think is gonna happen with your site...

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    Thumbs up Content is King

    Good content is very important and good writers more than likely are in demand though if you have never done a site then you would lack one important qualification! Incorporating keywords that will actually increase your placement on the search engines and this can only be proved one way. "The proof is in the pudding" or this case the website and having your site ranked high is not alway an easy task.

    GOOGLE's page rank is quickly becoming the resource of choice for webmasters to make judgements on linking so it is important to achieve the higher PR in as short of a period of time and one way to do this is to find higer PR sites to link to you.

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    I know lots of affiliates that contract out copywriting and they hire someone else to build content for their sites. Many of these affiliates are very busy and successful with lots of sites and just don't have time. They usually go to elance or somewhere to get bids.

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    sites - hoda nofal romano

    If you're doing business on the internet, one of the most important aspects of your businesses success is your web site. If your web site doesn't look professional, no matter what product you're offering, your chance of success will be minimal. Take your time and make sure you understand the full picture before you begin.

    Web Design Tips
    When designing your website's main page, instead of trying to cram all of your information into one page, consider creating sections. These sections can contain highlights of your information with a link to further information. You can set your sections up in tables with colored heading sections for information such as news, articles, products or whatever you'd like.

    It's much better to keep your main page down to the most essential elements. You can then use links to additional pages to provide the detailed information. A good rule of thumb is "less is more." In other words, keep your main page as small as possible, while at the same time, include your most important elements.

    To enhance your page, you can format your text using bold headlines, colored table cells, and graphic bullets and/or arrows.

    If you use the same graphic bullets and arrows throughout your page, you can enhance your page's appearance, but you won't add any additional time to your site's load time. When you reuse an image, your image only has to load once. When the image has loaded, it will instantly be displayed in all of the other locations.

    Web Design Mistakes

    Poor load time
    Poor overall appearance
    Spelling/Grammar mistakes
    No contact information
    Poor content
    Poor navigation
    Broken links and graphics
    Poor browser compatibility
    Large slow loading graphics
    Too many graphics
    Pages scrolling to oblivion
    Multiple use of animated graphics
    Animated bullets
    Too many graphic and/or line dividers
    Busy, distracting backgrounds
    Multiple banners and buttons
    Poor use of frames
    Large fonts
    Pop up messages
    Over use of Java
    Poor use of tables
    Poor organization
    Different backgrounds on each page
    Over powering music set to AutoPlay
    Confusing
    Too much advertising
    Large Welcome banners
    Multiple colored text
    Text difficult to read
    No Meta tags
    Multiple use of different fonts
    Under construction signs
    Scrolling text in the status bar
    Large scrolling text across the page
    Poor use of mouse over effects

    Take your time and design your site very carefully. It may take you a little longer, but it will be well worth the extra time in the long run.
    The appearance of your website is one of the most important aspects of your success. Your product or service will literally be judged by the appearance of your website.

    Poor web design is one of the leading causes of small business failure. There are literally thousands of home-based Internet businesses struggling to make a living online. The problem is, they don't take the time to learn how to properly design their sites.


    Web Design Guidelines

    Your main page should specifically let your visitors know exactly what you're offering. If your potential customer can't find your product or service, they definitely won't waste a lot of time looking for it. They'll go on to the next site and probably never return. They're visiting your site for a specific purpose. They want something your site offers.

    Create a page about you and/or your company. Include your name, company name, photograph, biography, address, phone number and email contact information.

    Keep in mind, your visitors may enter your site from pages other than your main page. Make sure you include good navigational links on every page. Place your navigation links together at the top, bottom, left or right side of the page. Use tables to neatly align your links and maintain a nicely organized and uniform appearance throughout. Try to keep the number of clicks required to get from your main page to any other page on your site down to three or four and place your company logo on each page.

    Use caution when selecting your background and text colors. Busy backgrounds make text difficult to read and draw the attention away from the text. In addition, always be consistent with your background theme on each page of your site.

    Select your colors very carefully, as colors affect your mood and will have an affect on your visitors as well.

    Bright colors such as yellow and orange, cause you to become more cheerful or happy, while colors such as blue and purple have a calming effect. Dark colors such as brown and black have a depressing effect. A good rule of thumb is to use colors based on the type of effect you're trying to achieve.

    ALWAYS check and double-check your site for spelling and grammatical errors, and make sure your images and links are all working properly. If you have several errors, this will make your site appear to be unprofessional. If you are designing your site using an HTML editor, use spell check.

    If you must use frames, use them sparingly. Frames, if not used properly, can make your site look unprofessional. Avoid making your visitors have to scroll from side to side to view your content. This can be very irritating and cause your visitors to leave. In addition, it is difficult for Search Engines to index sites made up of frames.

    If you must use Java on your site, use it sparingly. Consider using JavaScript instead.

    If you're using pop-up windows to display special offers or ezine subscription info, try to use a JavaScript that utilizes cookies. That way the window will only be displayed to your visitors the first time they visit your website.
    View your website through different browsers and screen resolutions so you can see how your visitors will view your site.

    Always be consistent when using font styles and sizes. Avoid using large font sizes, as this looks very unprofessional.

    Never use tables with standard borders, as they look very unprofessional. If you'd like to use tables with borders, consider using a color border that is size one or two. You'll learn more about tables and borders later.

    Continually add new content to your site. Give your visitors a reason to keep coming back.

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    Content for sale?

    As stated above content is king and therefore really improtant and not all webmasters have huge amounts of time or skills to create teh content for their website. Many of them are willing to pay for content to be written for them. However you might need a website to sell the content from.

    You could try writing some articles and submitting them to article directories. I have a list of 100 Article directories that you can submit to on my site.

    You might also want to try selling your service as a ghost writter on ScriptLance or other similar places.
    Last edited by HTML; 02-01-2005 at 09:23 AM.

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    I have encountered a few people who claim to make $2000/a month building sites with nothing but amazon links. They have in effect created a sub-mirror of amazon to cater to perhaps to a small niche. So, who knows...maybe you make some money without original content. But the real success stories come from people who put in the time and effort to create sites with original content that people visit over and over again.

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    Thumbs up Need a little content for product

    Yes, you need atleast a little content on each product description to get listed by the search engines to get visitors for the pages u designed for.

    Don't write a sales copy of the product in ur pages where the visitor get pictched when he clicks on the provided link on ur product, b'caz again he is going to read the same at merchants website also. So keep a little description or title of the product and provide the link to the merchant site. Use relevent keywords for the product.

    If you comes to websites that have huge visitors and great affilliate programs with no content getting visitors only reason where they have listed on top search engines on top rankings.



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