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Adding A Database To Your Web Site
Give your web site more advanced functionality by adding a database. Read this article to gain an overview of what is involved in setting up a database and what benefits to expect.

Attention Shoppers... We Will Close In 15 Minutes!
Millions are being lured to start a business on the Internet because of the thoughts of getting rich overnight (or at least while they are sleeping).

Automated Secure Online Transactions
Security is one of the biggest concerns in the mind of the average online consumer - put your visitors' minds at ease with an automated secure online ordering system that processes orders 24 hours a day.

Be Virulently Successful
The talk of the Internet sometime ago was about "Melissa" - the devious virus that replicates itself by sending what appear to be harmless emails to the first 50 people in your address book. Can your marketing do that?

Building An Online Community
Why are sites like Yahoo! and Excite so popular and successful? It's the community that they have built for themselves which grew exponentially over the years.

Can You Say PNG?
Have you ever heard of PNG? No, not my initials. PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics - it is a graphics file format which is believed to be the successor to the popular GIF format.

Cheap Web Site Promotion Techniques
Are you a novice webmaster trying to figure out what promotion techniques are applicable to your newly-developed web site? Here are some cheap techniques you can try.

Creating Your Own Banner For Advertising
Creating a banner is easy if you know the basics. Follow these simple rules-of-thumb for creating your own banners.

Design Your Online Success
As the old saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression!" This article reveals how the "Ketchup Principle" and the power of perception apply to effective web site design.

Domain Name Game
Don't take them for granted. Domain names are perhaps the best investment you can give your online business.

Dump That Free Hit Counter And Start Tracking
There may have been a time when visible hit counters were cool - but not anymore. Ever wonder why the most popular sites on the web don't have one? There's no need to wonder, this article explains it all.

Fast Form Filling On The Web
Most of us make use of 3rd party web services that require us to login with a username and password. But keeping a tab on all those login info can be a nightmare.

How DO You Become Successful On The Internet?
Everyone on the Internet is looking for the ultimate get-rich- quick scheme. At least that is what the people selling the ultimate get-rich-quick scheme would like you to believe.

Pay-Per-Click Secrets For The Budget Entrepreneur
Pay-Per-Click (PPC) search engines offer some of the best value advertising online. Where else can you get targeted visitors from just $0.01 each?

People Do Judge Web Sites By Their Front Pages
You only have a few precious seconds to capture a visitor's interest and attention, or chances are you'll lose them forever. Learn what it takes to get visitors to explore your site in detail - it all starts with the first page.

Platform.Problems With Fonts And Text
So you think you web site looks good on your browser? Ever stop and think about what other people might be seeing on their browsers?

Profiting From E-Zines And Discussion Lists
If we had to choose just one, email marketing would have to be our favorite online business-building strategy. This article details several ways you can use discussion lists and e-zines to promote your site.

Publishing For Publicity
E-zine and discussion group publishers are increasingly gaining ground over those online marketers who don't utilize these tools. Don't miss this article if your business still hasn't started an opt-in mailing list.

Quality Vs Quantity
It's a great feeling for companies when their affiliate program hits the 10,000 or higher mark. But how many of these are actually making them money?

Referral URL Blues
Many webmasters earn their paycheck from affiliate programs. This article teaches both novice and veteran webmasters the art of being an inconspicuous affiliate junkie.

Running Your Own Search Engine
90% of people on the net use search engines to find what they need. Wouldn't it be nice to have a small percentage of that 90% visit a search engine that you own?

Search Engines - Pay For Ranking
Pay for ranking search engines are a highly effective way to attract inexpensive, targeted traffic to your website.

Search Engine Positioning
You can never learn enough about search engine positioning. Just when you think you have it figured out, the major engines change their rules.

Selecting A Web Host That Meets Your Needs
Most Internet marketers go through numerous web hosts before settling on one that's right for them. This article will help you to make the right choice the first time around - saving you time, money, and lost profits.

Sticky Websites Sell
Depending on what you are reading, most sources state that a person must see an offer somewhere between 3 and 10 times before he or she will actually purchase.

Taming Domain Naming
You know you need your own domain in order to be taken seriously on the web, but don't rush off and register the first that comes to mind - a domain name is more important than most web marketers realize.

The Bigger Picture - Free Vs. Paid Advertising
Sure there's a lot of free advertising to be had on the Internet, but is it the most efficient way to promote your product or service online? There's a time and place for both - discover how and when to use each.

The Honest Truth About Search Engines
Most Internet marketers spend way too much time fiddling with search engine rankings - at the expense of other more effective site promotion strategies. Want to know the honest truth about search engines?

The Science Of Alternative Traffic Generation
While you can and should use them, never rely solely on search engines and banners for generating traffic. If you do, your competition will always be a step ahead. Learn the science of alternative traffic generation.

The Top 10 Internet Marketing Blunders
We've talked to and observed literally thousands of online marketers, and the majority of them are making the same common mistakes. Are you committing one of the top 10 internet marketing blunders yourself?

Web Site Text And Navigation
Have you ever been to one of those "cool" web sites with colored text on a dark background? Do you find it difficult to read? Don't worry - it's not your eyes!

What? Advertise My Site Offline?
Many web developers forget that there is an offline world out there which is equally important as the online realm they are trying so hard to penetrate. Find out ways of promoting your online business through the offline medium.

What Is An Affiliate Program?
Learn the basic ins and outs of joining affiliate programs and how you can make a killing just by adding a simple link on your web site.

What To Market Online - That Is The Question
Sick of hearing about how the Internet is making everyone else rich, and want to start cashing in yourself? When it comes to deciding what to market online there are really only 2 options - but choose wisely.

What You Should Know About Site Layout, Frames And Tables
To frame or not to frame. This is an in-depth wrtite-up on the advantages and disadvantages of using frames and nested tables on your web site.

15 Tips For Getting Your Web Site Listed
Practical techniques on how to submit your web site for search engine listing.


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