Some statistics say that the site visitor needs to come to your
site an average of 7 times before they actually buy from you. (Of
course, direct sales from the site is only one of the goals.) I
dont' know if the statistics are right, but it seems to be common
About the same for visitors to a store, wouldn't you say? So to have
a site up adds yet another way to let a customer see the work they
might one day purchase. To put it in some sort of perspective,
A web site must be clean and neat.. No flash, NO music, no
I totally agree. Show what you do, and don't require your customer
to have the exact same computer setup as yourself.
Betty Belmonte wrote:
I don't sell anymore but was always interested in how those of you
with successful web sites actually drove people to your site?
In the early days, 12+ years ago on my case, one registered the
site's first page with various search engines and resource sites. One
required meta inside the file code (which is in fact
easy enough to write yourself). It took a long time to do all that,
and long time to be registered. Some would put a key word like
repeated invisibly 500 times at the bottom of the page (text colour
the same as background colour) but they were soon blacklisted by
tmany search engines.
Nowadays I imaging that registering is still important. Plus having
your site URL in the sig of each email you write. I'm amazed at how
often my own emails will come up in a search!
I'd be careful of putting an emaill address in email signatures (and
websites) as there are ways people can harvest them and sell them on
B r i a n A d a m
Auckland NEW ZEALAND