Tools to Attract (and keep) Visitors
By Mark Idzik
Here are some cool tools that you'll find useful to attract,
and more importantly keep visitors.
The Universal Currency Converter:
If you have an international audience, then adding a currency
converter would certainly be a necessity. Xenon Laboratories
provides a service that allows you to customize the output
of the conversions and include your header and footer
information so your visitor can easily navigate back to your
site. Your visitor will see the company's banner ads, but
that's how they can offer this free service.
GoTo.com Custom Search:
This custom search service was just announced by GoTo.com
and could be a great way to keep visitors coming back to
your site. Searching is one of the top activities on the
web, so a custom search engine can be a great magnet.
GoTo allows you to create an account and customize the
search results page to fit the "look and feel" of your site.
Even better, you can sell banner ads on the results pages
to earn additional income.
For Real Estate Agents:
What's better than offering your visitors searchable listings
from your site directly? Listings that you control and
can update anytime? How about adding a mortgage calculator,
photo tour, and email contact form to make it easy for you
to know what property your visitor is inquiring about?
All these features are free and included in our new
hosting solution - WEBBIZ Host. All your listings are easily
maintained through a on-line control panel. Simple and
straightforward, but powerful to your visitor. Try a free
30 day trial at:
Web Based Email:
It's always been difficult to offer a free, branded
web-based email solution for your site, without spending a
pretty penny, until now. BigMailBox offers any web site a
free web-based mail system that you can customize and use
for your visitors. You can add banner ads, custom signup text,
email all users, customize the look and feel and include your
web site logo. BigMailBox pays for this service by including
it's own banner ads mixed in with yours. Sounds fair since
they provide this to webmasters at no cost. I do recommend
setting up a new domain for this service since you will
lose your mail server to the web based email. The system
does allow you to restrict email account names and forward the
mail to your current email system. We'll be releasing a branded
version to our web site visitors soon, but you can get a sneak
peak at the address below. Feel free to signup for an email
account, it's free!
To get more info on BigMailBox go to:
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