More Tools to Attract (and keep) Visitors
By Mark Idzik
Since writing about these last month, I've found more
tools (mostly free!) you can add to your web site to keep
your visitors coming back. Actually, this may become a
regular article since attracting and keeping visitors
becomes harder as the web grows.
According to recent reports, the next big trend on the
web is "remote file storage". I tend to agree. If you
travel between computers and locations, and need to
have access to your files, lugging around zip disks and
diskettes can get very tiring.
i-FileZone is a new service that offers 10MB of disk
space for all your files, accessible from any web browser,
stored and encrypted, and best of all it's FREE!
If you have a commercial web site and want to offer this
great service as a benefit to visitors at no cost to you
or the visitor, visit the site and become a partner.
We've just added i-FileZone to our HelpTalk Online site
and are encouraged by our early responses.
i-FileZone also offers a "bounty" for each new account
established. It's a win-win service - offer a free service
to your visitors and get paid!
Visit their site for more information at:
Since the web reaches almost every corner of our world,
translating web sites, email or phrases into another
language may offer your visitors a great benefit.
Freetranslation.com is a revolutionary new service that
translates on-the-fly, and is surprisingly accurate.
Most services until now have translated word-for-word,
where Freetranslation.com uses machine translation,
by analyzing sentences based on the rules of the
language and translates the words and phrases in the
context of the original document.
The site offers methods to link to the translation page,
and also a way to add the service to your page without
losing your visitor. For more information visit:
The Daily Motivator
Why not offer a new positive, uplifting message to your
visitors everyday? Ralph Marston provides this service
to give webmasters new content that changes daily
(6 times a week - no need to change links on your
site, the quote image updates automatically)
and provides exposure for his site as well. For more
Why not add up-to-the minute weather forecasts to
your site? Not a link, but an actual software
application that allows you to serve up customized
weather forecasts for your visitors directly from
HamWeather is a perl script that you install on
your server, and allows you to customize any way you'd
like. Plug in the results of the weather searches into
your current pages and you have a great service for
your visitors. This application seems straightforward
to install and is also free. For more information visit:
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