Make your site
'interesting' and you're likely to get site visitors telling their
friends (think YouTube). Well, there are many online tools available
to let you do that. Just be creative, imaginative and unique
To Create A Buzz!
Why is any
- Is it because
the site is unique? Is it because the site offers a great product
or service? Is it because the site simply loads quickly, has up-to-date
content, and is easy to use?
- Is the site
special simply because of the other people that visit it? (I'm
thinking myspace.com! ;-))
- Or is the
site so useful, or so much fun, that people simply cannot stop
talking about it, cannot stop revisiting it?
it, it's some or all of the above (and more!).
website a "wow!" takes time, and there really are no quick-fix
solutions. It is possible, however, to make your site special -
a site that visitors bookmark without asking; they subscribe to
your newsletter; they willingly tell ALL of their friends about.
brain. It is unique, after all.
is *the* single best resource you have when trying to create a website
with "wow!"-appeal. It is vital you use your brain to
be creative, to be inventive, to be original.
You don't have
to come up with a completely original idea, necessarily. Maybe you
could combine some unoriginal ideas in an original way. Or - even
better - maybe you could 'add your voice' to the content that you
create. (You are unique, after all.)
I mean, just
how interested is anyone going to be in yet another version of (the
brilliantly simple) http://HotOrNot.com or Million Dollar Home Page?
So, to get
your creative juices flowing, take a look at the following websites.
(I visit these sites on a regular basis, you might too!) Find out
what you like (and what you dislike) about these sites?
And then see
what you can borrow. (Note: I don't mean copy!)
- Site: http://www.amazon.com
Reason: Personalisation, product choice and recommendations
- Site: http://www.google.com
Reason: The best at what it does. Not just search
- Site: http://www.mail2web.com
Reason: Access to pop3 email accounts. Simple, but effective
- Site: http://www.steves-digicams.com
Reason: So much useful content about digital cameras etc.
- Site: http://www.sitepoint.com
Reason: Professional web developer resource
- Site: http://www.textmefree.com
Reason: Freebie guide to sending free text messages. (Ahem!)
- Site: http://www.amazon.co.uk
Reason: See how the UK version differs from Amazon.com
If you have yet to build your website, then can I politely recommend
that you take a look at an all-in-one suite of tools that goes by
the name of Site Build It!
Build It! (SBI) lets you use your brain, lets you explore your
passion, and provides you with the tools to convert that passion
into a profitable website. It allows you to build (and promote)
a site that pleases both the search engines AND site visitors. So
concentrate on your business (or passion), and SBI does the rest!
more in my free guide to Site Build It! here...
== Aside ==
Yes, one of
the sites listed above is mine. I built it quite quickly
a few years ago, simply because I was looking for such a site. The
content was easy to find, I just had to reorganise it so that it
was helpful to site visitors.
So ask yourself
what value can you add to already existing content. What content
are you looking for, but can't find? Etc.
works. My site, TextMeFree.com, gets a thousand+ unique visitors
The point I'm
trying to make is that anyone can build a site with "wow!"-appeal,
anyone that uses their brain, and is creative and original!
COMBINE THESE SERVICES
and imaginative use of the excellent services below will also help
make your website a compelling place to visit, a website with "wow!"
a web log (blog) to your site
search to your site
a prize or competition
visitors play games
=> OR DO IT YOURSELF!
The web is
literally brim-full with free website building tools that can really
improve your website.
are only limited by your own imagination (or creative combination
of other people's imagination!). I recommend you visit this site,
and get thinking...
a programmer to make your site special
Make your website
a "wow!", and get everyone talking about (and visiting)
your site. Sounds simple, doesn't it! It isn't, but there are lots
of tools and resources on the internet to help you. Just add your
brain... then create a buzz!
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