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Title: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: STimmothy on June 22, 2005, 07:53:00 AM
I built my website with 6 pages 5 of which I offer more than just a Domain Name and website.
Does anyone else do this ?


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Richard Arnold on June 22, 2005, 10:46:26 AM
Hello,

I offer a few things on my site. You should put the link here so everyone can look at it and see what you're doing. People are always looking for new ideas!

Good luck!

Richard Arnold


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Nicole Taylor on June 22, 2005, 10:47:25 AM
Hello,

I offer different avenues of interest on my Website. I've been thinking of adding a "Funny Videos" section and perhaps a blog. Even a news feeder would be a good idea. Having things like this on your site will give your vistors a reason to keep coming back.

Nicole


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Stephanie Remers on June 22, 2005, 03:19:15 PM
Hi,

My business partner Deb and I formed Marketer's Edge shortly after joining GDI. We got the .ws domain, but the .com was already taken (imagine that? LOL). Deb registered ME as a business in the state of Texas.

Our site is based on giving all marketers an "Edge", providing marketing tools and opportunities. It's always a work in progress. I love website building, and even though our site has won several awards, we are getting ready to revamp it again. We will be including direct product sales in the future, as well our own banner exchange program and safelist. Really, I just want to change the template ;)
Don't get me wrong - even though we offer other things, ALL roads lead to GDI, and always will!

Your website is the product you are paying for with GDI. You should use it any way you want and have fun with it!

In Success,
Stephanie



Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: RodB on June 23, 2005, 01:54:25 AM
Good practice this. You should always stay on theme though. In other words if you are selling GDI stay with the computer/internet theme. Don't add casinos and underwater basket weaving.


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Rhonda_Alcorn on June 24, 2005, 11:03:37 AM
Yes, I advertise my other businesses on my page.   :o


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: R Hanna on June 24, 2005, 01:19:44 PM
I offer other services also, along with fun things, and personal information. I believe in giving visitors a reason to return to my site. Also, some personal information lets a visitor know that you are real, and lets them get to know you.


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Nino S on July 01, 2005, 02:40:45 AM
My name is Nino Salise,

I live in Houston Texas. I joined GDI 4 months ago under Bram Smith. I do offer other things on my website, like telecommunications products and other helpful services. We even have Investment areas and shopping, Home based business, loans, and cool game about jail break...
find me at HHSN.WS. Houston Home Services Network. It is great to offer other products and services to get a variety things. But I'm not finish with my site yet. It still needs to be organized.


I also have a question to the GDI community... Has anyone used the flyer to market the GDI opportunity yet? How Was your results?


Title: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: StacyPerez on July 03, 2005, 11:09:56 AM
Hello,

Support Team:

Do you plan on adding kid related templates to the sitebuilder?

This would be an excellent thing to have for those of us
that will to market towards moms... I think it would certainly
help us target a huge market.. ONLINE there really are not
many kid related templates.. AND it would certainly be a good
selling point.. even more templates for families, etc.. like the
baby one you have in there already...

Thank you,
Stacy Perez   :D



Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: Tatjana Prelog on July 03, 2005, 01:08:13 PM
Hello Stacy!

Well, I agree with that, but at the same time I think it would be very usefull if such technical quiestions would be directed straight to support team. By so much work they have with reading our posts and saving all kinds of problems I doubt they have some time left to read this forum.

You all have to know that this forum is more meant for us affiliates to help each other and share the information and not for saving pure tachincal problems and suggestions!!!

Once again - this is my opinion which everyone can opose of course!!!

Tatjana

 :) :) :)


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: gdi on July 03, 2005, 01:10:24 PM
Suggestions to make GDI and, the .WS product better are welcome and we, at the Forum, will make sure Support is 'kept in the loop'.

Chip


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: gdi on July 03, 2005, 01:32:07 PM
No apology necessary...that is how we, at the Forum, find out how all the factors/forces are integrated, for the good of all!

Chip


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: StacyPerez on July 04, 2005, 04:13:21 AM
Hi Tatjana,

If I am not mistake, I believe forums are to make suggestions, ask questions,
offer advice, share ideas, etc..

I wouldn't have posted here if the description didn't state it.

Nice website Tatjana... I  checked it out.. Isn't WS so much
fun!!

Take care,
Stacy Perez


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: StacyPerez on July 04, 2005, 04:13:21 AM
Thank you Chip.. I appreciate!!!

I can already see this is going to be a great place
to be part of.

Thanks again,
Stacy Perez


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: StefaniPartin on July 04, 2005, 04:18:23 AM
I second the notion for kid website templates!

Stefani

Mommy Enterprises


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: Tatjana Prelog on July 04, 2005, 11:28:00 AM
Hi Tatjana,

If I am not mistake, I believe forums are to make suggestions, ask questions,
offer advice, share ideas, etc..

I wouldn't have posted here if the description didn't state it.

Nice website Tatjana... I checked it out.. Isn't WS so much
fun!!

Take care,
Stacy Perez

Hello again Stacy!

Thank you for checking my website and I appriciate you like it. As very strong self-chritic I'm not satisfied with it yet, but I'll continue to work on it.

Yes WS is fun, I agree!

And - I've already confessed my mistake and apologized though Chip said it wasn't neccessary!!!

So I apologize once again - I meant nothing bad!!!

Enjoy GDIing and check my website from time to time - maybe you'll se something new!!!

Very yours!
Tatjana


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: StacyPerez on July 05, 2005, 03:18:57 AM
Tatjana,

It's okay..   Nothing wrong with making a comment..
Not all that I make are always good..

Take care,
Stacy Perez


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Bobby Coffman on July 05, 2005, 02:46:28 PM
hello all my name is bobby
 i'v joined up under Jamie Mceely and i want to put more then one thing on my site can any one give a " how to do it type way?"
 is there a certian way i have to di it? i would really like some feed back.
thank you.
Bobby


Title: Re: Site Builder - notepad
Post by: Jim Conan on July 12, 2005, 02:51:16 PM
Is there a step by step, "flow chart", if you will, for creating webpages offline, and then, importing it into my site ?   thanks,   jc


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Jason Smith on July 23, 2005, 06:26:21 AM
I have 2 web pages on my site where I offer other things. but my primary page is set directly for GDI.


Title: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RachelB on July 28, 2005, 03:38:15 PM
Hi,

This is just a tip i wanted to share with everyone since I notice that a lot of newbies to website construction seem to be making the same mistake.

90% of internet surfers never scroll down a page!!!

This means that when creating your website, you should try to keep the scrolling on a page to a minimum. Create more pages if necessary to fit all the content in, and pack that homepage (The initial page people arrive at when visiting your website) with the most important points!


Hope this helps

Regards

Rachel


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: Roxanne G on July 28, 2005, 05:02:45 PM
Excellent tip!!  I know that I only scroll down if what I originally see looks interesting.  If I go to a website with a lot of small reading to do, I leave.  If the point doesn't come across in the very beginning I leave. 


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: Paul Fisher on July 28, 2005, 06:45:42 PM
To both of you - Good information! Thanks!
Paul


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: RodB on July 28, 2005, 10:03:06 PM
I am not sure I agree with this. You need a strong simple uncluttered message at the top of the screen that tells the surfer this site is a mine of information. If he/she gets this message he/she will scroll down. The number is 7 seconds. If the surfer doesnt get your sales pitch in 7 seconds they are gone.

Also you need text on your front page for the SE Spiders.


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: RachelB on July 29, 2005, 01:39:35 AM
I agree the strong message needs to be seen immediately. But people are more likely to click to get to further information, then scroll down and read it all.

A strong message needs to be seen immediately, with access to relevant information within 3 clicks and back.

Also you need to promote not only the affiliate program but also the service as well. And propects need to be given the choice as to which part they want to go to.
If a prospect is only interested in the affiliate part, they wont want to read about the service, and vice versa. You need to gauge their interest depending on their need. Therefore I would encourage people to have a homepage which gives both options, allowing people to choose.

Hope this clears up a few things

Rachel Bouchet


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: B_Wells on July 31, 2005, 04:18:01 PM
I just built my Travel Agency on my site but I have sevral other websites for my other businesses! only problem is WS sites don't offer places to ad your other links in. I sure will be glad whe nthey offer more pages to the sites


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: KhristineH on July 31, 2005, 08:42:59 PM
I am not so sure I agree that 90% of internet surfers don't scroll down.
Most user's major complaint about scrolling is over any page where you must horizontally scroll. Vertical scrolling doesn't usually bother users unless it goes on endlessly such as more then the length of two pages. These types of sites have chosen to do long listings of various information rather then separating them into appropriately titled pages. This is sloppy by design standards but viewers will scroll it if their interest has been tweeked. I do feel that with a little better planning and logical breaks in information into pages this can be avoided and give the website a more fluid and professional look and feel. I regularly read webpages where I scroll quite a bit to read an article and I don't mind scrolling down for information as I read, but, the information is generally a single article, not groupings of different topics. 
 I think people have to keep in mind what the purpose of their site is and if they are going to do it themselves, learn to plan for that purpose. As a software developer and website designer, I never just sit down and start writing code or throwing a website together. Even if I was using the site builder I would still sit and plan with paper and pencil, mapping out purpose and requirements. If I am responsible for the conent of the site as well as the design, I will make sure I have rough drafts for most if not all of it before I even determine a design.

Size is always a consideration. There is only so much viewable area in any given brower. When I design, I check and test the behavior of my sites in all major browser versions such as Firefox (which is rapidly gaining on IE in usage), IE, Opera and Netscape. For Netscape I test the current version and the  problematic version 4. I want to make sure that the site works and looks the same in them all.

There are also average viewable sizes for different screen resolutions. For instance, many users browse at an 800x600 (this in pixels)  resolution whicih gives a viewable browser size of roughly 750x420. More and more users are browsing at 1024x768. The viewable area for that is about 950x600. Generally we do our best to design within the confines of the parameters for whatever resolution we are targeting. Which one we target often depends on who the target audience is and their browsing statistics.  You never want to go wider then your target resolution viewable area because as I said before, horizontal scrolling is highly annoying to viewers. Vertical scrolling is much more natural for reading and if most have been interested enough to read what you have put in the viewable area, they will not mind scroling down to read more. In that respect, I do agree that you must capture your reader's attention and you don't have alot of time to do that. If you don't do that in the viewable area it really doesn't matter how much is down below it because they will never see it. The thing is, in light of viewable area and screen resolution, if you think about it, someone browsing at 800x600 is going to have less viewable area and will definitely scroll vertically more then someone at a higher resolution. Throw in a persons monitor size and you have more variables in determining how much scrolling someone will have to do. This is why most designers try to stick to standards and design for a specific target resolution.

I have not played around with the sitebuilder very much, I have been too busy with rock band and magician sites to play with it much. I also do much of my design work as full  Flash sites  rather then html because of who my clients are. My feeling about the site builder  is that if you chose a template you liked and carefully planned your content you should not have much trouble with excessive scrolling. You can also do as I do, besides testing in various browsers, change your monitor resolutions to various settings such as 800x600 and 1024x768 and test to see whether it forces horizontal scrolling and how much vertical scrolling is involved. Check other people's sites out at different resolutions to get an idea of what I mean. I did test a page of my site with the site builder at an 800x600 resolution and found there to be no horizontal scrolling and a small amount of vertical scrolling, so using the site builder should make this a non issue for folks.
The sitebuilder allows you six pages of content which is quite a bit of space to get said what most people need too. My brother did his site for his lawnmower business all by himself and he is about as non-technical as they come. If he can do it anyone can.

Just plan and use common sense about the length of the pages. Don't be afraid of some vertical scrolling and avoid horizontal scrolling and things will be fine.

Alot of what I said, may seem a bit overwhelming to some, but please don't let it. The sitebuilder helps you avoid many of the pitfalls of web design. If you are not using the sitebuilder and building it yourself there are many of us who can help you with that. The only thing I would ask, is that if you do ask for my help or opinion please understand I will be completely honest.  I am not one to say something looks good if I do not think it does. I do not however, say critical things in order to hurt people's feelings. It is only so they can have a better looking website and learn. Web design is not easy and there is a lot to it. I think I have learned many of my lessons the hard way and have had more then a few tell me some of what I did looked terrible. I am still growing and learning my craft. There is a balance between marketer and web designer that must be reached. As a designer there are many things I can do but that doesn't mean I should, I have to keep in mind the needs and purpose of the site. Marketers on the other hand, have some pretty strange ideas about web design. Some of their worst ideas are "popup windows" or disabling the back button so a user must close the browser to escape their site or type a previous address into the address bar to get where they were. If you want to annoy visitors, do those two things or place alot of flashy animated gifs to draw attention to parts of your site. I prefer the KISS method of doing things and not annoying visitors. I know if it would annoy me, I won't do it to a site visitor. This last part is just my opinion and you can take it for it what it's worth or leave it. ;)

If I can be of assistance to anyone let me know even though I am booked pretty heavily at the moment with three websites approaching deadlines. Sorry if this was a bit long winded. If I didn't say some of it very well, forgive me, I just got home from a trip that included long hours of driving. Regardless of any incoherent rambling,, I hope this info is at least somewhat helpful to people.

Khristi


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: RachelB on July 31, 2005, 08:54:18 PM
I agree with what you have to say, and do not discredit any of it. However as a web designer and programmer myself, I am constantly dealing with clients who complain that their websites are not bringing in the necessary hits necessary, to make the website credible for their organisation.

As long as the scrolling is kept to a minimum (Not reams and reams of the stuff) and layed out in an orgranised manner, then that is ok.
However I do believe the hompage of a website should act like the front page of a magazine or brochure, just highlighting the important information, and making things clearly visible to the user, to direct them to where they want to go to get the correct information.

Hope this makes sense.

If anyone needs any help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Rachel Bouchet  ;D


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: KhristineH on August 01, 2005, 03:51:42 PM
I don't disagree with what you said at all.. However, hit counters usually log the hit when someone opens the site, click throughs are another matter.
If someone isn't getting the responsive hits or clicks they want from a website, it is  more likely is a deeper problem with the site design then scrolling or it  has to do with how the site is being promoted both on and offline.  So many people operate on the idea that "if I build it they will come and if I am selling something they will come and they will buy!". Kind of like Field of Dreams. Poor marketing can be as big or bigger issue then poor site design. .Another thing is distracting animations. Is the site too busy? Not busy enough? Scrolling down is a minor issue compared to that and as I stated before, good design and keeping screen resolution in mind along with viewable area of a site will negate that problem and resolve that issue. The average person and newbies are generally not aware of these issues.  It is good you brought the issue to light but just stating they need to break it up into pages is not enough information to help resolve the issue. My goal was to help in that endeavor. Again, plan your site, map it out, and make sure your navigation clear and will not confuse visitors. Don't disable the normal browser functions such as the back button. Your site should read like a good book and the story it tells should be in a logical order. Pages are like chapters or topics, information should be grouped appropriately.If you have all that together and still get little to no response, check your marketing plan.

Its nice to have a conversation with a fellow programmer/designer. I look forward to conversing on the board with you and everyone else as I have time.

Best,
Khristi


Title: Re: TIP - Scrolling Websites
Post by: RachelB on August 01, 2005, 07:51:02 PM
Thanks and I agree with what you have just said. As far as the lack of hits goes what I was trying to say (which I may not have put across correctly) was that some of my clients complained that although people visited their site, they didnt stay long enough to actually see what the opportunity was. This was brought about by bad design and planning, and having everything slapped onto the homepage.
Cramming loads of information on the homepage is NOT the way to go. The homepage should highlight the main and most important points, like the front page of a magazine does. And clear planning, will make it easy for people to find their way around the site to pages of interest to them.

I never said that a page should NEVER scroll. I am just saying that it should be kept to a minimum.

Anyway I think the bottom line and what we are both trying to get to is PLANNING! For a website to work, it needs careful planning, not only from a design perspective and how it should look, but also the structure and flow of the website is important too.

I hope this helps clearing up any misunderstandings. It would be great to chat with you.

Regards

Rachel Bouchet


Title: Page load-up times, Importent "Most of the time"
Post by: Dennis F on August 05, 2005, 08:25:33 AM
 For "most" of us people with a website the load up time of the first page is Critical

This is because the traffic we get is not targeted traffic and do not have a  very specific reason to wait for your page to load up.

   People will leave your site before it loads if you have to much going on, on your first page.  ie. Banners, pictures(big time factor), and all the extra things that do look cool  ;D....once loaded. I personally like some of the things that follow the mouse around. But they add up to load up time.

  RobB  had commented about something alot of people don't realize they can do, and that is to have certian places do a crunch on your pics. This a way to get pics in you want and to optimize your page load up time.

 Now for the others that do have "site specific" targeted traffic (example bikers surfing to a "bikers"site) can more flexible.  the people visiting your site already has your interest and will wait......to a point. ;)

These are just some tips and to let you know there are also tricks for getting the webpage you like up and going.

Take care and the best to all.......Dennis   


Title: Re: Page load-up times, Importent "Most of the time"
Post by: RodB on August 05, 2005, 08:58:48 AM
Actually this is an important concept. The number is 5-7 seconds. If the message hasn't been delivered in 5-7 seconds the surfer is gone. One of the best ways to accelerate a page is to write good code and verify the code. Now I am probably going to cause a cadenza here but anyway. Two of the worst code generators are Frontpage and Dreamweaver. They both generate incredibly bloated and bad code and consistently kept me in business for the last 7 years. If you want speed write HTML in its purest form with a text editor and check it!

Also there is the big red button/KISS theory. Surfers basically like a big red button that says "Click me". Just simple straight forward stuff - no flash - no scripts - no fancy bells and whistles.


Title: Re: Page load-up times, Importent "Most of the time"
Post by: Dennis F on August 05, 2005, 05:08:30 PM
 I don't know how many other people come across other GDI adverts?

 This is what I noticed, While vewing, others adverts....they don't load up in time. The page moves on, this is hurting your percentage of prospects..and possibly wasting your time.   And I don't like to see that.   :(

   Soooo please look at how your page loads, try to keep it simple enough that you get seen and hopelfully sign-ups.  Also to keep in mind some sites ban your page if it does not load up in time...

  Hope this helps out for all have a great week!     Dennis

 


Title: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: Diane Ewert on August 05, 2005, 07:42:19 PM
Is it really necessary to build your website to permote GDI?  I have read about other reasons but what is wrong with just using wants there?  Help me to understand the need.

Diane


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: JNapier on August 05, 2005, 08:14:01 PM
Diane, the option to keep the website as it is or to make our own is an individual preference. I personally have left mine as is and I certainly don't have any regrets about that decision. It works fine for me but I am thinking of purchasing another one in which I will use the site builder.
For only $10.00 per month each I can afford to have more than one.

All my best,
Norma :o


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: RodB on August 06, 2005, 03:35:30 AM
No you do not need to build a website at all. Just your personal URL is all you need.

Having said that, I have to say you have a valuable asset which you are allowing to lie dormant. In just a few hours you can have a site up and running and helping you develop a downline.

The second reason to build a website is to show potential custmers what can be done with a .ws domain. In my case I built two sites for this exact reason. I built one to show what you can do with this product and one to help my downline do it.


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: Deborah H on August 06, 2005, 06:33:54 PM
You dont HAVE to have it but it sure is a selling point. When you show a prospect the site YOU built with the site builder that's so easy to use and they see that. Then think-OK-I can do this too. I've had a lot of prospects come via my site. And believe me-I am html illiterate and never thought I could build a site.  :D
Deborah H


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: Diane Ewert on August 08, 2005, 09:12:15 AM
Thanks for the information.

Maybe I will try later but I'm not to creative.

Diane


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: StacyPerez on August 08, 2005, 10:31:54 AM
Diane,

I highly encourage people to build a website... For many reasons..

It is a heck of a lot better than redirecting to the replicating one..

You can let your creative side come out and create something of
your own.. I have to tell you... Once I got started.. LOST and not
sure about what to put on my first website.. NOW it is like an
addiction.. I LOVE making websites..  It allows me to create a
name for myself and let hidden talents come out.

ANOTHER reason to create a website is so you can earn multiple
streams of income..  You can add affiliate programs, sell ebooks
or whatever to make multiple streams of income.

What you can do if you want to create one is this.. 
START thinking about things you like.. what is your niche?
What are your hobbies?  IN WHAT way do you want to help people?

WRITE it all down.. AND go from there... It is a lot of fun
once you get started.

Stacy Perez


Is it really necessary to build your website to permote GDI?  I have read about other reasons but what is wrong with just using wants there?  Help me to understand the need.

Diane


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: StacyPerez on August 08, 2005, 10:34:41 AM
Diane,

I NEVER thought I was creative.. or one to come up with ideas..
I proved myself wrong..

What you can do is carry a notebook and write things down..
I have done that and still do..  You would be surprised once
you start letting your mind be creative.

Stacy Perez

Thanks for the information.

Maybe I will try later but I'm not to creative.

Diane


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: Deborah H on August 08, 2005, 07:06:00 PM
What you can do is carry a notebook and write things down..
I have done that and still do..  You would be surprised once
you start letting your mind be creative.

Stacy Perez

THAT is a great idea Stacy,
I find when I am trying to go to sleep I have a zillion ideas run through my head. Or when driving my car.  Writing them down would help remember. Otherwise they just vanish after you wake up--or get where you are going.  ;)
Thanks for this idea, I will use it! :D
Deborah H


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: CarolynCole on August 08, 2005, 07:07:51 PM
Diane,

I NEVER thought I was creative.. or one to come up with ideas..
I proved myself wrong..

What you can do is carry a notebook and write things down..
I have done that and still do.. You would be surprised once
you start letting your mind be creative.

Stacy Perez

Thanks for the information.

Maybe I will try later but I'm not to creative.

Diane


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: Deborah H on August 09, 2005, 05:41:21 AM
It does. You can put your links or anything you want on your .ws site. And you have 6 pages to use when you start building your site on .ws.  :)
Deborah H


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: Dennis F on August 10, 2005, 08:24:09 AM
The answer is NO you don't have to create a website.....But look at it this way, You get a simple and striaght-forward site together Diane  (its easier than you think, and people will help if you need)      Now you have another way for people to get to your sign up page.  Your - http://website.ws/listings - and Your  -http://www.your.ws - listing.   


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: Robin B on August 10, 2005, 08:24:09 AM
I found this to be helpful guys thanks!  I have made a website on one of those free website builders and I have to admit it was allot of fun so hey you just inspired me to go for it so look out you never know what might be popping up around here in the next few days  ;D. 

Robin B


Title: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Roxanne G on August 27, 2005, 01:37:41 PM
With the old website builder, I set up a page on my website to be hidden from the public. The only ones who could view it were ones with the actual page address. It is a family newsletter that I change every month and email my family to check out the new news. Well...with the new site builder, if I keep the page hidden, you can't even access it with the site address. I'm not sure why. If I display it, a link will appear on my home page and I do NOT want business leads going to my family newsletter. I want to keep the page hidden, but then my family can't access it anymore.

HELP?????? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: Need help being able to view page
Post by: Tatjana Prelog on August 27, 2005, 02:09:18 PM
Hello Roxanne !

Sorry! I didn't come to help here. I just wanted to say, that it happened the same to me, just that I wanted to have one hidden page as a redirection page for ending the mail form - you know like one fills the form to send you a message and then he gets the page where it says something like Thank you for sending me a gessage ... I also couldn't see it not when I've written a message for a test, nor with the exact URL. It simply wasn't there.

That makes us two with the same problem. I've solved it that way that I created the redirection page on my other (com) domain and it works now, but I didn't want this. If I'm working on the GDI domain, I want everything to be here!!!!

ISN'T IT THE PURPOSE OF CREATING THE WEBSITES HERE? ??? ??? ???

Tatjana


Title: Re: Need help being able to view page
Post by: Roxanne G on August 30, 2005, 11:13:51 AM
FINALLY - A reply from support. I emailed them the same time I posted here. This is the answer:

Quote
Good Morning,

Currently with the new SiteBuilder that is not possible that feature was
eliminated from the program.

Kindest Regards,

Rick
.WS Support


That's terrible. Oh well.



Title: Re: Need help being able to view page
Post by: JNapier on August 30, 2005, 11:31:16 AM
Yes, that is terrible news. I am concentrating highly on marketing the benefits of having a family website and the eliminated feature is one that would have benefited greatly. Perhaps, they will reconsider this option and again add it to sitebuilder. Maybe even a new poll would benefit to see how many members feel the same way we do. What do you think?

All my best,
Norma :o


Title: Re: Need help being able to view page
Post by: Roxanne G on August 30, 2005, 04:03:51 PM
OK - I added the poll at the top. ;D ;D


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: Francis_G on September 02, 2005, 10:41:53 AM
Hi Diane,

If I were you, I would start tinkering away at my computer and start designing a website, instead of letting it lie dormant. A website is a very powerful tool if you know how to make one and learn how to use it.

My suggestions for you would be that you start off by designing an "About Me" page. GDI's built-in website builder is very easy to use and comes with a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" interface. All you have to do then is enter the information you want for others to see.

Think about what you would like other people to know about yourself like for example...what's your job, what's the company you work for, and what products or services you sell....OR...another great way to make use of your site would be to create an album in it so that your family members from far away can see what's going on in your life. Post pictures, or "nice-to-know" articles in your site! This way, even your relatives far away or from abroad can get in touch with you!


Hope I inspired you to start brainstorming for ideas! ;D


Warmest regards,


Francis_G


Title: Re: Need help being able to view page
Post by: NPriestly on September 02, 2005, 10:47:13 AM
OK - I added the poll at the top. ;D ;D

I'm new to forums and learning how to access all this. How do I "vote" to see if we can have "hidden pages" again as to me this is an essential feature of any website. Yes, I agree if you have a family website it is the MAIN essential as you do not want private information "out there" especially when putting up pictures of children. :o

PS I finally put "Use Feedback form to email me" in the email address (properties/additional properties section) so that my email address doesn't show. I could have had a separate "Contact me" page and cloaked it there but running out of space..

I have had so many problems in the past arising from uncloaked email addresses on my website... endless spamming from people who change their email address every time or use other tricks to get past my spam filter. >:(


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Roxanne G on September 04, 2005, 07:09:25 AM
There are a lot of reasons for hidden pages.  Thank you guys for sharing some of them.  If anyone has more reasons, please post them here.  I have been assured by support that they will look into this issue and if I could send them more reasons WHY we want it that way, that would be great. 

On the other hand, if you feel we should NOT have hidden pages, please share your thoughts on those reasons also. 

 ;D


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: gdi on September 04, 2005, 07:19:46 AM
Please keep in mind, this is your Forum not only to learn from and get answers
to questions but, also, to help enhance the overall product and business by
providing value-added ideas and input.

Chip


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: NPriestly on September 04, 2005, 09:02:03 PM
Reasons?
BUSINESS
If using GDI website for my business I'd want hidden pages so I can put my wholesale prices and only give that particular link to wholesale customers - would be nice if I could keep changing the page NAME/access code so people can't abuse it. Currently the pages are simply numbered 1 to 10 so no way to do it.
FAMILIES
Hidden pages to show pics of kids  and private family news, so they can stay hidden from paedophiles and stalkers... BEST IDEA would be great to be able to change to page NAME/access code of the page for safety reasons.


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Roxanne G on September 08, 2005, 07:47:08 AM
I am forwarding this topic to support tomorrow (Friday 9/9).  If anyone else wants to vote and/or leave feedback regarding your choice, please do so today.

Thank you!!!!



Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Dennis F on September 08, 2005, 10:34:57 PM
Hidden pages have a variety of applications. Here are some:

Create a page that is a greeting card, and mail a friend/family the URL.
A web presentation of a confidential business proposal.
Pages that become visible only after someone has emailed a mail daemon.
Allowing people to hit spot pages, but not to browse.
Restricting web access to those who know specific info.
Utilizing the last you can create treasure hunts, or tests, but cannot continue until they have provided the correct info, reaction that you specify.


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: ShericeE on September 10, 2005, 05:00:25 AM
Another Idea I had is based on target marketing.  Each page you have is for a different target market.  For example, you have an ad on a moms site and the link goes to your moms page but they can not see any other pages. THen you have another ad targeting churches to use as a fund raiser for their church or youth group, again thats the only page they can see.    And another one geared to MLM'ers.  Now I would not approach a church the same way I would a MLM'er.  How I would say things would all be different.  If someone came to my site and seen all the different ways I'm approaching my business they might not like it. Now if it was someone who has been involved with MLM'ing for awhile they would know why I have different pages geared to different markets, but alot of people wouldn't.  So I feel being able to have hidden pages on our websites would be a great tool for us to help in building our business. 

So to our support team.....  Being able to have hidden pages is one more tool we have to market GDI.  The more tools we have the better we can promote and build our businesses!!

Thanks for listenin
Sherice


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Jim Stanger on September 11, 2005, 06:11:23 AM
Howdy!

If you're using GDI's built-in SiteBuilder because you're new to the world of web publishing, fear not. With a few free internet tools you can produce your own web pages seperate from SiteBuilder and without having to worry about writing cryptic HTML code. I read somewhere that links to outside websites were against this forum's House Rules, but you can find these website via Google easy enough as they are very popular.

WEB PAGES: If you have MS Office on your computer you're already set to go. You can save any Word document as a web page (File -> Save As Web Page... or something similar depending on your version of Word.) If you don't have MS Office or at least Word there is a alternative application suite available called Open Office. It does pretty much the same things as MS Office only it's ABSOLUTELY FREE.

FILE TRANSFER: Once you produce your web page(s) you'll need to transfer them and any images included to your .WS web space. What you need is an FTP program, and a very good one is called Filezilla. Again, it's a free program. Follow the authentication instructions provided by GDI when you first signed up to access your web space. There are two main windows in Filezilla, the files on your own hard drive are on your left, and the files on the .WS web server are on the right. Navigate to where your newly created webpage is and, navigate to the folder on the web server you want to store the web pages, then drag the local files to the web server window and the files will be transfered, eeeasy breeezey!

Further details on how these apps work can be found on the respective websites, or if someone else wants to chime in by all means go for it.

Good luck!

Jim


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: CorineQ on September 21, 2005, 10:46:38 AM
Hi my name is Corine,  ::)

I am just starting out too, well, I have had the trial for a few days and have been busy trying to submit to different search engines and such.  I have been submitting the website given to me when I signed up, if I decide to create my own using the website builder option, is that considered a 2nd website (another 10..00 chg) or will it replace the one .WS site (the forwarding site), that I have been trying to promote?  Also, while building my own site, will this place my current .ws site as unavailable until my site is done?  Any advice or suggestions are welcome!  This is my first time at network marketing, and I am really excited about getting things up and going! I think there is great potential here.   ;D


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: ShericeE on September 21, 2005, 09:03:09 PM
Any word from support if we're getting hidden pages avaible on site builder yet?


Title: Re: Do you need to build your website to permote GDI?
Post by: ShericeE on September 21, 2005, 09:03:26 PM
Hi Corine and Welcome to GDI !!!  I will try to answer your questions but I'm fairly new myself......

The website you were given when you signed up, well depending on exactly which one your talking about.  this one... www.website.ws/username is a link that you can give out so people can watch the movie.  This is the one I promote because when I first signed up with GDI I was thinking more along the lines of "cool a website I can build myself for my medical massage clinic!!" I wasn't thinking about the GDI opportunity.  So my .ws domain name I choose was www.aspenclinicalmassage.ws  This domain cost me $10 a month. I have started to build that site but have not "published" it to the web so it's automatically forwarded to the GDI opportunity page until I publish it. Now since I've joined GDI and decided I really liked the opportunity I will be doing another "domain" name (at $10 a month) geared to my GDI business.  Haven't figured out what to call that one though......  So until then I promote website.ws/username.   

So you can build your site and people will still be directed to an opportunity page until it's done and you've "published" it.  And if you have not choosen a .ws domain name, no it will not cost you another $10.

I hope this helps

Much success
Sherice


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: HowardMartell on September 29, 2005, 12:50:12 PM
have you contacted your sponsor or upline and checked in this forum, if not you can email me listed in the directory and share with you what I have to offer since been in since Nov 04.

take care


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Deborah H on September 29, 2005, 02:07:37 PM
When you first log on to the forum go to the very bottom of the list of topics and you will see "Total Members" and a number under it. Click on the number and it will take you to pages and pages of members. If they have a published website-(I guess is how this works)-it will have a globe out from the name. It starts with the A's  and goes on through the alphabet. You can find a very wide variety of sites that have been made by everyone. It is a great idea source for you when contemplating what to make of your website.  :)
Deborah H


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Roxanne G on September 29, 2005, 02:50:45 PM
No word so far.  They still are not allowed.

 :(


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: KatrinaB on October 10, 2005, 01:01:59 PM
Please, please, please, allow us to have hidden pages.  I could potentially lose income as a result of not being able to hide the page that holds the data that I am asking customers to pay me for... I am sure that internet whizzes out there know of some clever way to get round this but for us novices being able to hide a page is a simple and effective way of keeping information private until it is paid for!  Please help me and all the others who have expressed an opinion on this and allow us to have hidden pages. :-*


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: mack88 on October 10, 2005, 07:40:24 PM
Hello!  I am not that familiar with sitebuilder, but I believe you can have hidden pages.  What I mean by that is, do not put a visible link on your site.  Does that make sense to you? 

In addition, make sure you name the pages vs. using page1.htm and so on.

Frank


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: KatrinaB on October 11, 2005, 01:41:06 PM
 ;D Hooray!  Thanks for the reply Frank.  I've worked out how to hide a page!  In the properties bit where you name the link instead of putting in 'Page 5' or whatever title the page would have had, just put a space.  This way the page is published but it can't be accessed from the other pages!  Hope that helps - I'm probably teaching you all to suck eggs but I'm just really excited that I can do the thing that I wanted to do  :D


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: mack88 on October 13, 2005, 10:08:02 AM
Katrina!

Glad that I could at least point you in the right direction!  It is so important to do so!  Now that you know how this particular task is accomplished, you now have the knowledge to pass it on and to assist someone else in the future.  That what this is all about!  All the best to you and I wish you much continued success!

Frank


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Margie_M on October 14, 2005, 02:10:41 PM
Help.

I used site builder to begin building my site.  If you use the "in-house" site builder, you automatically are going to be hosted by website.ws (GDI), correct?  If so, then why is my site just showing the INDEX of  parent directory when I go to my website via the internet.  Any help you can give me is appreciated. 


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Tatjana Prelog on October 14, 2005, 05:16:42 PM
Hello! I am not that familiar with sitebuilder, but I believe you can have hidden pages. What I mean by that is, do not put a visible link on your site. Does that make sense to you?

In addition, make sure you name the pages vs. using page1.htm and so on.

Frank

Sorry, Frank, but it doesn't make sense. The invisible pages are invisible for everyone even if he knows a link so such a page exists only in your site builder and is not accessable to anyone except you alone through your SiteBuilder!!! What people would like to have here are the pages which would be accessable only to some people who would know the exact link or to have a forwarding pages only (like by sending mail through web form or something like htat). I've experienced the trouble setting the web page for one of my downline, who wanted to have a contact form on his page and then when the customer fills it and sends it, he wanted to have forwarding page with some thankful words to that particular customer, but it apeared not to be possible doing so.

So once again - YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR HIDDEN PAGES IN SITEBUILDER IN ANY CURCOMSTANCES!!!

Tatjana


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: mack88 on October 14, 2005, 07:15:51 PM
I'm gonna try this one more time!  I still do not think that I am wrong.  Ok here goes!

Let's suppose the following:

1.  My website address is:  http://www.whatever.ws

2.  I have the following pages:  Home, Product, Order,  and About Me    These links are all visible links on my website because I put them there.

3.  Now, let's say I have the following pages hidden (they are published, but I did not put the links on my site:  thanks, requested product  These links are only visible after an individual places the order, because I have them linked after an order is submitted.

I wish I could do a visual.  This can be done.  Website builder publishes all your pages, but if you do not put all the links on your site.  They will not be visible.  It makes perfectly good sense.  If I had sites to build in website builder, I would show this.  But because my sites are published through an FTP, I will not take them down just to prove this point.  Maybe in the future when I publish another website.

Frank



Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Roxanne G on October 14, 2005, 07:56:40 PM
Frank,

According to GDI support, the new version of site builder DOES NOT SUPPORT HIDDEN PAGES. You can hide a page, but, like Tatjana said, it will only be accessible to you through site builder. If you try to go to it via the page address, it will redirect you to http://website.ws/YOURID.

YOU can have hidden pages because you did NOT use GDI's sitebuilder. This discussion is about GDI's sitebuilder allowing us to have hidden pages. In the GDI site builder, you have no control over what links show and what links do not show. If a page is hidden in sitebuilder, NOONE can access it via ANY means other than sitebuilder.



BUT...what Katrina said about putting a space in DOES WORK. You have to make it visible and publish it. It will leave a space in your list of pages but the space is NOT clickable. You can get to it directly via the page address and VOILA - hidden page.




Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Tatjana Prelog on October 15, 2005, 01:19:00 AM
Hey Roxanne! Thank you for that tip!!!! I admit I didn't go through the whole topic so thanks to put it on again!!

And Frank: When I put a comment here I ALWAYS CHECK OUT THE THINGS FIRST AND ONLY THEN I PUT THE COMMENT. When I'm putting the instructions here I'm also ALWAYS DOING THE THINGS STEP BY STEP BESIDES TYPING THE INSTRUCTIONS, SO THEY'RE NOT 100 BUT 1000 % SURE!!! AND CORRECT.

Tatjana
 :)


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: mack88 on October 15, 2005, 05:17:04 AM
I stand corrected, if indeed it cannot be done!  I try to visualize the entire process, even though I do not use that particular product anymore. 

Frank


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Roxanne G on October 15, 2005, 06:49:28 PM
Help.

I used site builder to begin building my site. If you use the "in-house" site builder, you automatically are going to be hosted by website.ws (GDI), correct? If so, then why is my site just showing the INDEX of parent directory when I go to my website via the internet. Any help you can give me is appreciated.

Margie,

Did you publish your pages? And did you make them visible? If so, what is the website address?



Title: help!
Post by: JoseRivera on October 20, 2005, 03:58:08 AM
 ??? talk about lost i dont know weather im coming or going
trying to set up website not happening
can't seem to find the right guidance
i need help.


Title: Re: help!
Post by: S Ken on October 21, 2005, 03:59:26 AM
Go to "GDI Made Easy" at the following URL. There is a section in there that shows you how to build your site step by step. Good Luck.

 http://www.gdi-made-easy.ws

Ken


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: DronellarMoore on October 22, 2005, 03:17:02 AM
Good practice this. You should always stay on theme though. In other words if you are selling GDI stay with the computer/internet theme. Don't add casinos and underwater basket weaving.

Stress this enough and it will catch on ...remember that we are primarily marketing e-business solutions so dilly dallying with stuff that makes you feel good like music! is a web faux paw unless it is easy listening and voice over to help propagate them through your page...

Jazz or easy listening...not blaring sounds...soft rock...soft country rock...soft r & b...JUST KEEP IT DOWN!!!



Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: DronellarMoore on October 22, 2005, 03:20:39 AM
Hello,

Support Team:

Do you plan on adding kid related templates to the sitebuilder?

This would be an excellent thing to have for those of us
that will to market towards moms... I think it would certainly
help us target a huge market.. ONLINE there really are not
many kid related templates.. AND it would certainly be a good
selling point.. even more templates for families, etc.. like the
baby one you have in there already...

Thank you,
Stacy Perez :D



Stacy I think this is an excellent idea...Teachers are great for this too...So how about some "school" templates????


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: MaurineD on October 26, 2005, 09:45:01 PM
In order to ad content, which the search engines value highly, I added a Travel and Adventrue page, with the idea that folks who have a GDI income have the resources and time to Travel.  Since I am pretty new it is a work in progress, but it allows me to hook up with link exchanges to hotels, travel agencies and that sort of thing.  It is not computer related.. but it works in with the theme of having the time do do what you want.. I suppose that having the time and money to buy scuba gear, basket weaving materials and that sort of thing could be woven into adding underwater basket weaving.. it is all in how you .. integrate.. so if you have something you love, there is no reason you cannot add a page like.. Now that I am a GDI affiliate, I have time/money for my favorite thing.. collecting bottle caps. or whatever. 

It is true that you do not want to go too far afield, but there are as many reasons to have a website as there are people.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: JNapier on October 26, 2005, 11:31:50 PM
I love your ideas, Maurine!! Keep sharing them!! I agree that we can all find areas of our own interests to help market to others who share in the same things. Sports, hobbies, crafts and etc. are just some of the ideas that come to my mind. Thank you for getting me thinking in new areas.

All my best,
Norma :o


Title: Re: Should we be allowed to have hidden pages with the new sitebuilder?
Post by: Craig S on November 05, 2005, 03:34:55 PM
hmmm thinks jim..... just decribe how to make hidden pages  not sure ..thinks your computer acts like the server for the hidden  pages  then .. not sure  cause newbie here  really don't understand enough yet.... but as for need of hidden pages  a big yes ....not all ppl are going to use there website to sell GDI 100%... assume some ppl will sell items not meant for children to be curious and see but that is perfectly legal to sell ....freedom of website  is a plus for all concerned.... myself I have a website just to help computer , chat, website, be adding .WS  help and links also. ...... like to have a hidden page for typo bloppers, which are fun to read but might be offensive if  others saw it and don't understand. ... another is a direct link to a page only keeps confussion low, ...nich marketing  a big plus reason .... myself I talk to a 1000 ppl  wants to sell 900 plus ppl......thinks the GDI plan is great......and more tools  in website the better .....possiable  cost & space comes to mind for this feature on server end ... surely other factors needs to be dealt with....  thank you ...


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: KayReeve on November 11, 2005, 03:35:35 AM
Hi Norma,  Long time no see
Good to see a familiar face.   :)

I have been really busy but haven't forgotten you all. 

Glad to see everyone still helping each other.
I have passed on some suggestion to support today and they are being passed on to the committee, so wait and see what happens  ;D  I hope it will help members and staff if it works.

I have at last completed building my site to a level I feel worthy of spending money on promoting.  I have used Microsoft front page and uploaded the files by FTP.  I got some advice from a web technician I have made friends with in another forum and he it made it so easy with the set up instructions he typed for me.

If anyone wants to build their site this way and has any queries, email me and I will help if I can.
There is also lots of other help available on my site, plus my contact details.

Best of luck and success to you all,
Kay



Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: DouglassRussell on November 11, 2005, 03:44:46 AM
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I am seriously new here,I live in Los Angeles Ca. I just started my site www.laughon.ws and am having trouble putting in a banner,it just shows up as code.
Also my theory on any kind of advertising is catch the attention quickly.Then give the info in small bursts.Personally I am going for funny(funny commercials are remembered.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: KayReeve on November 11, 2005, 11:39:27 AM
Hi Douglass and very welcome,

When you are on the WEb build page, you need to scroll to the bottom of the frame. There is a tag that says HTML. Click on this, paste your code there and then return to the build/preview tag.


Message in general to anyone with difficulties.....
I have also found that if you can't access some of the buttons on the toolbar, check for a pop up blocker. You well need to allow access to GDI web builder when changing colours, hyperlinks etc as the colour charts and forms are for some reason classed as Pop-ups.

I hope you find this helpful,
Kay
Where my real photo is!


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Serge_Inacio on November 28, 2005, 01:41:35 PM
I have a question:

Are we allowed to copy interesting text from this forum and put it on our webpage as a support for our new members on our downline? I think that would be great and would atract more people to join the GDI opportunity when they visit our site.

regards


Title: I NEED EVERYONE'S HELP PLEASE!
Post by: RichardWilson on December 04, 2005, 06:00:31 PM
Please let me know what I'm doing right or wrong:
I know alot of new people because i'm one of the new, who have know idea of what to do NEXT! I have got my website up and running, please look at it and let me know what you think and how I can improve it

 www.bluevoodoomusic.ws

 I have asked others but knowone seems to know what to do next, please I need direction from everyone here! and I MEAN EVERYONE!
 As for myself I don't have 3,0000,0000 friends to sign up and I don't have any money what so ever to invest, I live off of 250 dollars a week, I am behind on all my bills and need a way to learn how to get out of this, I am looking for others advice, that may help all of us.
 I have learned along the way that if you ask someone that has done it before, they will give "WELL I'M ASKING" I don't want to get rich, I want to know how to make a decent living with this, please anyone help me.!
I have 1 on my downline who is just as confused as myself, I don't know what to tell her!. I want to make this happen for the both of us. But I don't know why nothing is happening.
 I'M sending to get idea's from everyone, remember when "YOU AND I DO MEAN YOU" who are makeing money at this first started, how confused you where well we"by that I mean the newbie" are still that way!
I listen to the presentation's and I am putting in the time but nothing is happening! please we all need the help of experience and you know who you are, so let us know.

 I have written this because I don't want others as well as myself to become disallutioned by this I believe this can work, but I don't know how to, or don't know how to make it work and I am doing my best not, just expecting for others to just make it happen. but putting the actual time into it and nothing is still happening.

 I have more than just an internet product to offer to people, but I don't know how to market this idea. please help! is'nt this forum set up exactly for this


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: AMinnis on December 31, 2005, 02:38:37 AM
Yes, I advertise my other businesses on my page. :o

I had a signature for my other business and could not remove it and forgot to take it off when I sent a message to my upline and was told that I should not advertise any other business except our business.



Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on January 22, 2006, 10:35:06 PM
I assume you mean here on the boards. If this is the case the answer is no for the sigs. If you mean your GDI website - you can put anything you like or advertise any known product.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Linda VanRenselaar on January 27, 2006, 11:30:09 AM
Hello,

Having just joined a few days ago. I'm inviting  people, but how do I view your websites. Just to have a look. How do you get people to see them once they are made.

Linda Van Renselaar


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on January 27, 2006, 11:31:59 PM
Hi Linda

In the Showcase Your Website right here on the boards there are a large variety of sites on show for you to look at. Some of them are absolutely fantastic and should provide you with lots of inspiration as you build your GDI business.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: I Hutley on January 31, 2006, 03:02:59 AM
The backgrounds for the website builder are good but i want to use a plain background or a different one, how do you do that?


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on January 31, 2006, 03:27:29 AM
The simplest way is with a body tag something like this

<body text="#000000" vlink="#000000" link="#000000" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" alink="#0F0000" rightmargin="0" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" bottommargin="0">


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: ScottPrice on February 06, 2006, 01:48:07 PM
It is great to offfer products on your site. But I think you need to offer products that go together. Offering Telcom products and shopping items may be a little much. Maybe it would be better to spend $10.00 on another domain and use one for shopping and one for telecom. Maybe I am wrong, just what I think


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RoemE on February 08, 2006, 09:00:33 PM
i need suggestions about my website thanks GDI!!




http://www.aiem.ws


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Matthew Green on February 09, 2006, 08:17:01 AM
Hello,
The animation is COOL,
WELL DONE

Regards,
(http://mg247.ws/m3.gif)


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: AhmedQ on February 09, 2006, 11:15:25 PM
hello i need help with my site i dunno if its apealing enuff but im just unsure what to put thats
why i placed the google stuff

www.biznesswize.ws (http://www.biznesswize.ws)

Thanks


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Matthew Green on February 10, 2006, 04:19:11 AM
hello i need help with my site i dunno if its apealing enuff but im just unsure what to put thats
why i placed the google stuff

www.biznesswize.ws (http://www.biznesswize.ws)

Thanks
Hello Ahmed,
I viewed your site, as requested...  I am actually concerned for you, you have Adsense Ads on your WebPage...  I know from experience that Google are very protective of their Adsense Clients.. I had my Google Adsense Account cancelled and they kept my money too, nearly $100..  In their eyes my Website was not CONTENT RICH enough for their Guidelines...  If you visit my website you will see that I have much more content on my website add It was still not good enough for Google, so You migh be better off removing the Ads before someone complains that their Ads are showing up on a Website that is not adequate...  BTW I think I was stitched up, I know that my keyword mg247 was being targetted my a MERCHANT and I think this same MERCHANT complained so that he did not have to pay for his Ads...  I know who it was too, there was only his ads on my page, but I have said enough on that one...

My honest opinion of your Website;
I think you have made great progress, especially if this is your first attempt, but I think you need to Add more information.. More info about you, more info about the oportuninty, either what it can do as a programme, what it can do as a business or BOTH..

If you need material as a guide I sugest you invite yourself to GDI and then read the emails that are sent to you, also check out the other members sites, mine included..

Regards,
(http://mg247.ws/m3.gif)


Title: Sound file under your photos
Post by: Warren C on March 07, 2006, 08:31:43 PM
I admit that the main reason I had trouble was not having enough time to focus on it long enough, but I finally figured out how to put a sound file immediately under my photo on my Website Builder website. If you use separate blocks there is too much space between them.

I thought if I wanted to do it, maybe someone else here could be having the same problem.

It really turned out to be quite simple.

I started with a blank page and added my photo in one block and my sound file in another.

Then I published it and viewed the source. (right click, view source)

Then I cut and pasted the code for each part into notepad, first the photo code, a break, some text, then a break, then the sound file code, a break, and some more text.

I went back to edit the page and deleted both blocks.

Added content as an HTML block and pasted the code from the notepad in the HTML mode.

Saved the page and published it again. http://no-brainer.ws/

That's the basic idea and it's easy now that I know how. If you want to do it and can't get it, contact me.


Title: Re: Sound file under your photos
Post by: KAgashe on March 08, 2006, 06:14:10 AM
I admit that the main reason I had trouble was not having enough time to focus on it long enough, but I finally figured out how to put a sound file immediately under my photo on my Website Builder website. If you use separate blocks there is too much space between them.

I thought if I wanted to do it, maybe someone else here could be having the same problem.

It really turned out to be quite simple.

I started with a blank page and added my photo in one block and my sound file in another.

Then I published it and viewed the source. (right click, view source)

Then I cut and pasted the code for each part into notepad, first the photo code, a break, some text, then a break, then the sound file code, a break, and some more text.

I went back to edit the page and deleted both blocks.

Added content as an HTML block and pasted the code from the notepad in the HTML mode.

Saved the page and published it again. http://no-brainer.ws/

That's the basic idea and it's easy now that I know how. If you want to do it and can't get it, contact me.

How do you record a sound file in .swf format?

I mean do you have to but any software from Macromedia Flash?

KAgashe


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: DonaldB on March 19, 2006, 10:24:56 AM
Something I do when looking for graphics to put on a web-site is use the Google or Yahoo search page, click on the "image" search button, then enter terms such as "cash", "money", "success", "achieve", "internet", etc... Web-pages come up in the search that have very interesting and useful graphics on them that I "right click" and then "copy", or "save picture as..." and thus I build up a small library of graphics to use. With the billions of web-pages online the graphics available are amazing.



Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: JacobA on April 07, 2006, 09:19:10 PM
Ok so I just joined the club at GDI and I'm confused on how to build my site can anyone help me build it or do i have to do it myself?
 
                                      Thanks
                                       Jake


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on April 08, 2006, 10:07:15 AM
Hello Jake,

You have to build it yourself. There are lots of how to tips here in the forum. Please just take a few minutes and cruise around and you should find all the help you need.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: DonnaB on April 26, 2006, 07:33:28 PM
Hello all, My answer for WS was no more templates would be added...seems it would upgrade but oh well.
Question to put out there..why am i getting Parse error: parse error, unexpected ')' in /usr/local/apache/vhosts/sb/actions/page_property.php on line 67 thank you.


Title: How do I use a .ws domain name for my pre-existing free blogspot.com account?
Post by: LTibbetts on April 29, 2006, 05:08:45 AM
Hi to everyone.  I have just signed up with GDI and the first thing that attracted me to this is that I already have a blog that has become quite popular to a certain population.  I do not want to change that blog and use my .ws instead (and since there is a 10-page limit to webpages using GDI's hosting, I doubt that I can use it for blogging purposes).

So, is it possible for me to do that?

If not, can you provide me with any tips to discreetly create curiosity into this online business amongst my readers?

Thanks a lot!


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: SerigneThiam on May 07, 2006, 08:00:12 AM
Hi,

My business partner Deb and I formed Marketer's Edge shortly after joining GDI. We got the .ws domain, but the .com was already taken (imagine that? LOL). Deb registered ME as a business in the state of Texas.

Our site is based on giving all marketers an "Edge", providing marketing tools and opportunities. It's always a work in progress. I love website building, and even though our site has won several awards, we are getting ready to revamp it again. We will be including direct product sales in the future, as well our own banner exchange program and safelist. Really, I just want to change the template ;)
Don't get me wrong - even though we offer other things, ALL roads lead to GDI, and always will!

Your website is the product you are paying for with GDI. You should use it any way you want and have fun with it!

In Success,
Stephanie


hello staphanie do you know i am very glad to visit your website and it's vey interessing it's allow me to build my own banner that's why i ask you to give me some advice about my website in building because i really need some people who got experience like you , me i am in GDI global domain name and i really need your support and your help about it and then the marketing how to get mail so that to send invitation.


Title: Re: How do I use a .ws domain name for my pre-existing free blogspot.com account?
Post by: RodB on May 09, 2006, 01:52:37 AM
Hi to everyone. I have just signed up with GDI and the first thing that attracted me to this is that I already have a blog that has become quite popular to a certain population. I do not want to change that blog and use my .ws instead (and since there is a 10-page limit to webpages using GDI's hosting, I doubt that I can use it for blogging purposes).

So, is it possible for me to do that?

If not, can you provide me with any tips to discreetly create curiosity into this online business amongst my readers?

Thanks a lot!

It is not necessary to stick to the ten page limit - if you use the hosting option you can have as many pages as you want. The problem will be to get the blog to work.


Title: Installing databases (my SQL/php)
Post by: HelenR on May 22, 2006, 11:51:02 AM
Hello everyone,

Its been a while since ive used the forum,(as everything was running smoothly 4 me), but im back now & i need a little help. I have recently purchased my domain name in 5 different extentions (.com, .net, .info, .biz, .org), so now i truly feel like im the mistress of my domain!! Anyway, im having a bit of difficulty understanding things like databases, my SQL & php. How can i incorporate these things into my site? I want to be able to have dynamic web content on my sites including autoresponders, search page, fully functioning shopping cart, & other popular common scripts. Is there anyone out there that can help with this kind of thing? I already have designed & published a simple site with .ws site builder, but feel im ready for a new challenge. In the end, i would like to have all my sites displaying the same content & plan to upload all the content to one site & have the rest point to that site, so no matter what extention a user enters, they will be directed to my site regardless.Can anyone recommend a good tutorial help guide for novice dummies like me? I have absolutely no knowledge of databases at all. I know what their function is, but cannot understand what i need to do to have it all up & running on my site. Before I joined GDI last October, I didnt know a thing about websites, all i could do, basically, was to send & receive emails. Since joining, I have come a long way in understanding basic concepts in website knowledge, like HTML.THANKS SO MUCH GDI, for giving me the opportunity to learn!! It has taken me alot of sleepless nights, but i have taught myself everything i know up to this point. So, i would like to continue with that knowledge & learn about my SQL/php. (Everything I have read on the subject so far has been written for advanced knowledge, even the beginner info!) I already have downloaded several fully functioning scripts (shopping cart, banner rotation, autoresponder, chatroom, invoicing, document management, directory indexer, plus many many more...) ready to upload to my site, but have no idea how to go about it. I feel so frustrated, cause i know what i want, but i havent a clue what to do. What i need is slow, patient instruction from someone that has already done it or a recommended, step-by-step, easy to follow tutorial - PLEASE HELP SOMEONE!!!!!! Perhaps you could pm me any recommendations to:  THANKS, much appreciated,
PS. Below is my personal banner i designed using a special free banner template software, cool isnt it? (its not a clickable banner just yet, but will be soon - if anyone would like a free copy of the banner templates to download, please email me )

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/hell66/71.gif)

Kind regards,
HELEN R.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on May 22, 2006, 08:49:55 PM
It is not hard to do what you want to do. However since you want to point all your domains to one site you will have to as GDI if they will do that for you. Its called an IRO (Internal Redirect Overlay). WRT to the php mysql thing all databases require some sort of script to draw data out of the database so you need to teach yourself a scripting language. You can buy PHP&Mysql for Dummies in the Dummy series as a start.


Title: Building sites for my downline.
Post by: Crystal B on May 24, 2006, 11:52:44 PM
Does anyone know if it is possible for me to use a 3rd party website builder and build a website for people on my downline & create their site or do they have to do it themselves? Has this been done or can it be done? Any advice & comments would help.

Thanks,
Crystal


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RonJeffries on May 27, 2006, 07:23:56 PM
Does anyone know how to make a webpage password accessable? I have built several pages at Familytimes.ws, but I would like to make a few more password accessable to family and close friends. Any idea how to do this? Thank You, RonJeffries


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: John C1 on May 27, 2006, 07:51:30 PM
hello everyone,

My name is John from Tampa Fl, and this is my first day here and I am a new newbie to all this.

I dont have a web page but I would like to learn how to put one together, if anyone here has any advice please drop me a note.

Thank in advance.

John


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Nicole Taylor on May 27, 2006, 09:21:52 PM
Does anyone know how to make a webpage password accessable? I have built several pages at Familytimes.ws, but I would like to make a few more password accessable to family and close friends. Any idea how to do this? Thank You, RonJeffries

Hello,

You can do this two ways:

1. You can give special access permission in .htaccess file.
2. Through a programming script like PHP or ASP.

If you would like to protect by .htaccess file check whether the webhosting provides this facility via control panel or telnet access. Then follow the procedures given in the web hosting guide. Or, check this link for more information.

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/web/htaccess.html

If you would like to protect via PHP or ASP code, refer to http://www.gidforums.com/t-887.html

Nicole


Title: Any suggestions for starting a new site?
Post by: Muriel H on June 09, 2006, 09:32:12 AM
 :-\ I am attempting to build my site and am not sure which option offered would be the simplest way to begin. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!!


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on June 10, 2006, 02:24:32 AM
One of the easiest ways is to draw a 2" (5cm) circle smack in the center of a piece of paper. In the center of the circle write the title of your site. This represents your home or index page and is the first page anyone will see when they type in your new .ws domain name.

Radiating out from the circle draw 7 spokes. At the end of each spoke draw another 2" (5cm) circle. So each new circle represents one of our remaining 7 pages. In each of these circles write the title of a topic for your site such as "contact" or "promote the gdi dream" or "sell a mineral supplement" or "weave an underwater basket". One of the seven circles will be a guestbook and one will be a feedback form. This will give you a core layout.

If you are using the GDI hosting option not the site builder, you can add as many spokes as you like and you can connect the sub circles with spokes to show relationships. You can also add spokes to the sub circles and add a second layer of circles.

Play with the circles till you find a good combination.

Now get a pad and using one page/circle write anything down about the topic. Just write anything that comes to mind. Now turn the thoughts into paragraphs. You will be surprised how quickly content builds. Concentrate on text to begin with. Just put words on the pages. Text is important because this is what the big search engines like Google and Yahoo will assess you on. (They have no interest in graphics or banners.) When you have finished with the words make a list of any pictures, graphics, banners or sounds you want on each page


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Craig S on June 25, 2006, 09:24:53 PM
great way to start ..RodB ... yeap read it again folks simple way to start a plan,a theme for your site the rest sub pages  the last pages are for when they are done with your site, like feedback, guest book , and links to other sites,.... also remember ppl are lazy.... so what you want most important on each page up on top, be simple ,direct,upfront, customer relations 2nd to none.... heres a my website just started already planning improvements ... http://www.viknx.ws ... thank you ... enjoy


Title: paying for items for sale on business websites
Post by: DianaFellers on June 27, 2006, 11:48:02 AM
Hello:
I have several customers that wish to sell products on their website and theyr is no pay paoint in the site builder.  Do any of your have any clients using hteir websites as business sales location and if so how are they gathering credit card payments.  Please explain.  Thank you.


Title: Re: paying for items for sale on business websites
Post by: mack88 on June 27, 2006, 08:10:07 PM
Hello:
I have several customers that wish to sell products on their website and theyr is no pay paoint in the site builder. Do any of your have any clients using hteir websites as business sales location and if so how are they gathering credit card payments. Please explain. Thank you.


You must use a payment processor.  All webmasters who sell items on their website have them.  You must find a reliable service.  A very popular one is Paypal.  There are others that have recurring charges.


Title: Re: I offer more than just .ws
Post by: J Wilson on July 08, 2006, 11:32:20 AM
Hello,

I offer different avenues of interest on my Website. I've been thinking of adding a "Funny Videos" section and perhaps a blog. Even a news feeder would be a good idea. Having things like this on your site will give your vistors a reason to keep coming back.

Nicole

 Nicole,

Your website gave me an excellent example of how to pull a site together.  I really appreciate you sharing it with us all.

Joe Wilson


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: L_Graham on July 29, 2006, 07:05:09 AM
Hi everyone,

These are great ideas, I too am not very creative, Thanks Robin, I did not know
there were free web-builders out there, I will check them out.

Good info on writing down ideas.

Lynda


Title: Not sure what way to go?
Post by: Dee Hudson on July 29, 2006, 01:16:30 PM
I own my own domain at bravenet, and want to know what is the best way to do things.

 I am using the site builder here at GDI, but feel it is very restricting. So want to be able to extend site to have more pages and have more say over the graphics for the background, It is a very limited selection here.

Can someone tell me where I can get online help through skype or messenger, to discuss my options and help in the way to upload or transfer domain to bravenet?

I am fine designing the layout etc, and feel that I can manage the rest of the set up. its just to guide in the setting up.

Thanks in advance

Dee Hudson


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on July 30, 2006, 11:55:44 PM
You should be able to put any background and/or image you like in with the site builder.
If you switch to the hosting option and use a WYSIWIG editor like front page the choices are infinite.


Title: website building
Post by: BillyCarter on July 31, 2006, 09:53:28 AM
I was asked a question about the building a website,can you ad a shopping if so how?


Title: Re: website building
Post by: RodB on August 03, 2006, 10:22:46 PM
Sure you can. The simplest is to use the PayPal interface.


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: ReynaldoL on August 10, 2006, 04:20:05 PM
No apology necessary...that is how we, at the Forum, find out how all the factors/forces are integrated, for the good of all!

Chip

Hello Chip,
I am new to all this. I am trying to build my website thru Site Builder - Template. My registered domain name is " Globalonline.ws. Is this also my website address? or my URL? If it is I can't seem to access it. It gives me an error saying I am not authorize. What am I missing here? Is there anything I need to do to get this website to go live? I would appreciate any assistance.

Many thanks,
Rey


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Hsieh Z on August 27, 2006, 11:39:41 PM
Does anyone know how to make a webpage password accessable? I have built several pages at Familytimes.ws, but I would like to make a few more password accessable to family and close friends. Any idea how to do this? Thank You, RonJeffries

Hello,

You can do this two ways:

1. You can give special access permission in .htaccess file.
2. Through a programming script like PHP or ASP.

If you would like to protect by .htaccess file check whether the webhosting provides this facility via control panel or telnet access. Then follow the procedures given in the web hosting guide. Or, check this link for more information.

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/web/htaccess.html

If you would like to protect via PHP or ASP code, refer to http://www.gidforums.com/t-887.html

Nicole

Can I use php or asp function in the GDI hosting?


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: VictoriaF on September 27, 2006, 11:07:11 AM
hello i need support to make my website better.
i`m new on this
this is my first really website
any ideas to me
advertising
another information
banners

how many pages do a need ??

se my site on http://josefin.ws/

thanks
vici


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: MaxB on November 06, 2006, 11:20:51 PM
Hello!

I am quite new to GDI. I think its a good opportunity, but the Webhosting offer should include definitly more!! Because, these hosting options offered by GDI you can get for free!!
What i like to add:

 - It should be an unlimited amount ob websites
 - PHP and mysql is very important, especially for Business websites!!!

I think this would help GDI and the partners to get better succsess!

Best wishes,
max


Title: Hit Counters!
Post by: Sam Burgess on January 01, 2007, 04:53:49 PM
Hi all. I have searched the forums and have yet to find any info on adding a hit counter to a .ws site. I have added one with Front Page and even tried to redo it in Word and the counter will not show up. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Thanks
Sam in Texas!


Title: Re: Hit Counters!
Post by: RodB on January 02, 2007, 09:14:23 AM
Hi all. I have searched the forums and have yet to find any info on adding a hit counter to a .ws site. I have added one with Front Page and even tried to redo it in Word and the counter will not show up. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Thanks
Sam in Texas!

There are many ways to add a tracker.
One of the easiest is to use Extreme Tracking http://extremetracking.com/
I used this service 9 years ago and it is still as good as ever


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: JaapVerduijn on February 15, 2007, 04:14:59 AM
Greetings all!

The included website maker is, I sadly agree, not the most technologically advanced specimen around. Unless you're already proficient in building websites, the thing produces ugly results but... if you're already proficient you probably use another program or editor anyway!

What I tend to advise those individuals in my downline who are serious about setting up an internet business with all kinds of imaginary options and bells and whistles, is to open a hosting account elsewhere (you can email me if you want more details), point their dotWS domain to the DNS servers of that second hosting company, let the GDI stuff run ONLY as a business with the supplied squeeze pages, and do all the serious things elsewhere.

This way they have the best of two worlds: the truly very good business side of GDI, combined with hosting elsewhere that's worth its salt. Usually I give them a replicated site of one of my own sites (of course with their GDI and other ID's in it - grin!), which works like a charm.

A last admonition: do not give up on GDI too early! You need staying power in this particular kind of set-up. For several (even many) months you may have the impression that nothing happens, or in the best case that there is a slow growth. Just let it grow... slowly. What's one more month anyway? You only pay ten lousy bucks to begin with! And then, gradually but sometimes suddenly, you see that your downliners are beginning to recruit. And oh!, the joy!, when one of them turns out to be a heavy hitter!

In short: the beginning is always very slow, but eventually a critical mass seems to be reached and then... the whole things begins to snowball!

Be, stay, live and snowball well!

Jaap Verduijn.


Title: Re: Site Builder - Template Suggestion
Post by: TerriW on April 07, 2007, 02:07:41 PM
I second the notion for kid website templates!

Stefani

Mommy Enterprises


Hi Stefani, did you make your website from a GDI template?

Terri


Title: Is Tracking Available?
Post by: ScottWilkerson on April 12, 2007, 11:50:02 AM
Hello,

Just a quick question....

Is there any sort of tracking available so we can track our different marketing methods?

I think it would be really helpful to be able to send someone to dfferent tracked sites like
www.website.ws/USERNAME.1
www.website.ws/USERNAME.2
www.website.ws/USERNAME.3
or
www.website.ws/USERNAME?tracking=1
www.website.ws/USERNAME?tracking=2
www.website.ws/USERNAME?tracking=3

So we can have a guage of what marketing methods are converting visitors to members and which are not...

Scott


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: DPro on April 12, 2007, 12:37:55 PM
Quote
Is there any sort of tracking available so we can track our different marketing methods?

You can try clickaudit, they are free to join.

Melissa


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: ScottWilkerson on April 16, 2007, 03:31:01 PM
Quote
Is there any sort of tracking available so we can track our different marketing methods?

You can try clickaudit, they are free to join.

Melissa

But this can't tell me who signed up...

I want to be able to track where the people who signed up came from....

Is this possible?

Scott


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: NicholasTruran on May 10, 2007, 04:40:08 PM
I am completely new to internet marketing as well as GDI but am ready to hit it hard. This is the best oppurtunity I've come across and plan to take full advantage of it. I was wondering if anyone could help me or give me an idea of how to set up an auto responder.
Thank you, Nick Truran


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on May 11, 2007, 12:24:00 AM
I am completely new to internet marketing as well as GDI but am ready to hit it hard. This is the best oppurtunity I've come across and plan to take full advantage of it. I was wondering if anyone could help me or give me an idea of how to set up an auto responder.
Thank you, Nick Truran

Do a search on Google for Getresponse.com or aweber.com


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: AdamThompson on May 16, 2007, 01:03:22 PM
Can anyone answer how to full finish your website so that it actually looks authentic and how do you get different sorts of banners to advertise on my website and how do you link all the eight pages to one page after another ve been doing this for two weeks and I am enjoying myself if i could just figure how to make my hyperlinks camouflage under like banners and ads that I want to promote can someone help :) ;) :) 8)me with this?


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: DPro on May 17, 2007, 03:03:35 AM
When you say authentic do you mean making the website from scratch without using the GDI standard templates?
If so, then you'll need to use your own web application (such as frontpage or dreamweaver ) instead of the GDI site builder

For banner linking, you can use the following code:

<a href="http://www.website.ws/username"><img src="http://images.website.ws/banners/kvmlm2/234x60_04.gif" border="0"></a>

http://www.website.ws/username is the website url that you want people to go when they click on the banner
Remember to change username to your GDI username

http://images.website.ws/banners/kvmlm2/234x60_04.gif is the url of where the banner image is stored in the server

Melissa


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Jane Kirk on May 25, 2007, 02:25:45 PM
I am a neebie and am researching current GDI capabilites. GDI does not offer SQL server to its clients. Hopefully they will soon at a nominal fee. You will need to buy hosting externally and link the database to your GDI pages. Without these tools in place, GDI members could lose potential income.

Try using the Advanced search on the forum pages to research your topics of interest. :)


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: DeloresKnowles on June 20, 2007, 05:04:49 PM
Hi All,
I'm new -- still in my trial week, but I have every intention of giving this my best effort.  I have been spending the past few days reading all the old posts in the forum to gain insight.  The question I have now is about the capture page.  I have read so much about making your own capture page and getting an autoresponder for this as opposed to using the GDI ready-made page as the capture page.  I'm just not understanding yet what the advantages are of making your own capture page.   If you use one of the ones provided by GDI, then they automatically respond for you, don't they.   Please, I know I'm missing some insight here.   Can someone please give me the reasons for making your own capture page.   I'm one of those people that has to see a reason for everything.   Thanks in advance for any advice and help.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RodB on June 20, 2007, 11:04:53 PM
The GDI one works fine. You need a custom one if you need more details!


Title: What is this? maximum of 4000 characters.
Post by: MSand on July 29, 2007, 07:05:53 AM
Error! You exceeded the maximum character limit for this content block. A single content block may contain a maximum of 4000 characters. This includes spaces as well as any invisible underlying code; like HTML for example. You must reduce the number of characters in this content block before saving.

Please Note: You may have an unlimited number of content blocks on a page. Putting each paragraph of text in it's own content block will help keep you from reaching the 4000-character limit, and also make it easier to edit your page.


Title: Re: What is this? maximum of 4000 characters.
Post by: RodB on July 31, 2007, 06:59:44 AM
Error! You exceeded the maximum character limit for this content block. A single content block may contain a maximum of 4000 characters. This includes spaces as well as any invisible underlying code; like HTML for example. You must reduce the number of characters in this content block before saving.

Please Note: You may have an unlimited number of content blocks on a page. Putting each paragraph of text in it's own content block will help keep you from reaching the 4000-character limit, and also make it easier to edit your page.


See http://talk.ws/index.php?topic=7791.0. There is extensive discussion on this subject there.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Micki Meredith on August 04, 2007, 08:29:21 AM
 :D Thanks for all your inputs. Yes i am very new,and dumb to this.However I think stressing
the famiily especially the kids is what it is all about. Leaving some pie for the kids when were gone perhaps. Your inputs are helpful,thank you :-\


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Graham N on December 31, 2007, 03:08:17 AM
Hi All,
I joined today...and threw up a page....I would value greatly any feedback and suggestions see http://www.magnificentlife.ws

Many thanks!  :D

Graham


Title: how do i get people to download my ebooks from my GDI server?
Post by: Brad A on March 02, 2008, 04:55:06 PM
I got the files on my servers in a file name i created but what's next? can anybody help me with this, its stoping my cash flow.


Title: Re: how do i get people to download my ebooks from my GDI server?
Post by: RodB on March 03, 2008, 01:05:28 AM
I got the files on my servers in a file name i created but what's next? can anybody help me with this, its stoping my cash flow.

You must have a file named index.htm or index.html or index.shtml to show your site and it must be in the html route directory. Then you site should work fine.


Title: I need resources
Post by: CMaskell on March 06, 2008, 03:05:59 AM
  I know the importance of having a web site but I don't have a clue  how to build one or have the money to pay some one else to do it.
any one where I can find some help with this.


Title: Re: I need resources
Post by: RodB on March 11, 2008, 02:57:50 AM
I know the importance of having a web site but I don't have a clue how to build one or have the money to pay some one else to do it.
any one where I can find some help with this.

Hi,

The easiest thing to do is simply make a start. Read this thread here in the forums:-

http://talk.ws/index.php?topic=8749.0


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: SMorton on March 15, 2008, 03:44:52 PM
Hi,

Here's a random tip for making your 'About me' page look tidy and attractive to visitors.

I had originally put all my links in an unorganized list, but always thought it looked messy and uninviting instead of enticing for people to click.  I recently I saw a table being used (I think on someone's eBay Me page) so I swiped the idea and am very happy with the outcome.

Take a look at http://awebsite.ws/aboutme   
I think the links table looks pretty sharp and has made a huge improvement to the overall appearance of the page. It seems to make the links much more distict too.

The only downside is that I have maxed out the size of the edit block so cannot add any more links to that particular table.  What I can do is create another one and perhaps split the list into maybe blogs and websites.

This design would work for anyone - I just created a 2 column by 7 row table that is 90% of the page width.  Why not try it too?

Sandra



Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: E Hans on March 18, 2008, 02:28:42 PM
Aloha everyone at GDI! Hans here. I've just started and would appreciate ANY and ALL help to send LOTS of traffic to my GDI site so I can build a HUGE downline asap! Thank you, Hans.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Karen Stevens-Cox on March 29, 2008, 06:28:53 AM
Hi my name is karen stevens-cox and I've been a member for a few days now, and yet to have figured this site out! :-\. If anyone out there could share some advise and help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, cuz i need all the help I can get b/c this is my only source of income right now. I have many affiliates but don't have a clue what to do with them. I've uploaded a pic many times but it won't post. why? I have no clue whats going on w/this site! I have a website for herbalife and it wasn't this hard!. Helpppp! :'(


Title: Masking forwarding domain
Post by: Jodie S on June 03, 2008, 12:50:05 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new to GDI and have set it up to be forwarded to another site I have.  However, I would prefer if once on that page, it would keep the GDI domain name I have.  Is this possible?  I know that godaddy provides a service like this. 

Please share if you know the answer.

Thank you,

Jodie


Title: Anyone Using Google "Analytics" with the Google "Adword" Program???
Post by: Fred Blundell on June 18, 2008, 03:39:31 AM
Hi People..........

Is there anyone out there using a .ws web site using Google "Adwords" program with their site??? I need to find out where to place the "Analytics" program tracking code on the pages so that Google "Analytics" will track the pages activity.

Please respond.

Thanks!

Fred Blundell


Title: Hits on my website
Post by: R_Estes on July 18, 2008, 04:07:50 AM
I am using the hosting service. Is there any to tell how many hits I am having on my website

Roger


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: DPro on July 19, 2008, 01:03:30 PM
Hi Roger,

As you are using the hosting option, then you must be making your webpage?
Google webmaster tools offer very detail and comprehensive tracking.
You just have to cut and paste some codes on your webpage.
Go here to sign up, its free:
https://www.google.com/analytics/home/?et=reset&hl=en-US


Title: Hiding Pages???
Post by: Tracye K on July 28, 2008, 02:26:03 PM
Awhile back I read something on the forum about hiding pages and not being able to now.  My questions is this, how come when I publish a page, yet keep it hidden, when I enter the URL, I am directed to my GDI lead capture page?  I could have sworn one time I had a page published, yet hidden, and when I tpyed in the URL, I was taken to just that page.  Of course then all the other pages that weren't hidden were shown, but I didn't care about that.  If anyone has an idea as to why I keep getting directed to the GDI lead capture page or how to successfully hide a page, I would appreciate it. Thanks

Tracye


Title: Help on Video code or downloads of GDI Videos
Post by: Micheal Dhane on August 02, 2008, 09:07:08 AM
Where do i get the code .  or How do i download my gdi videos??? 


i would like to post them in Myspace, and yuwie.

please help

mike dhane


Title: Re: Help on Video code or downloads of GDI Videos
Post by: DPro on August 05, 2008, 09:12:27 AM
Where do i get the code . or How do i download my gdi videos???


i would like to post them in Myspace, and yuwie.

please help

mike dhane


There are youtube download programs that you may use to download GDI videos.
But some of them are copyrighted by owners who have posted them in the video sharing sites.
If you need to know which ones to use, please send me a message.

I AGREE WITH BRENDA'S PREVIOUS POST

I TO, HATE THIS NEW SITE BUILDER. IT HAS TRASHED MY SITE AND 18 OF OUR TEAM AS WELL.
HAS TAKEN ME 5 HOURS TO TRY TO FIX MY FRONT PAGE AND EVEN NOW I CANNOT GET BACK THE AUDIO
I ORIGINALLY HAD ON THE SITE.
ALSO CANNOT GET BACK AN IMPORTANT VIDEO CLIP I HAD.

THERE ARE NO DECENT TUTORIALS
AND SOME FUNCTIONS WERE USING 100% CPU AND LOCKING MY COMPUTER [I HAVE 2GIG RAM]
ALSO WAS USING 78% MEMORY

I AM VERY ANNOYED AND GUTTED THAT I NOW HAVE TO REBUILD IT

DAVE [vauxman]
Been with GDI since May 2005 and never had trouble with old site.


I agree with you to some extent.
I feel that the new builder is just good looking without any real improvement in the functionalities.
As a long term GDI member, I suggest that you consider choosing the hosting option?
This way you can easily create/edit your pages (with any templates from the web) offline, and upload it to the server with FTP.
I find this faster and I can be more in control of the layout as well.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Aprile Snyder on August 20, 2008, 08:01:20 PM
 8) [Hi GDI Friends,[/color]

I have not built my site yet and wanted to get some ideas first before taking the plunge. I've seen some suggestions about choosing the  hosting option so we can have more control & options available. Does this mean that GDI will still perform the web hosting as they do in the other option but would allow me to make changes as needed? Also, if you have any website links for me to check out for more pre-build ideas, that would much appreciated! Thanks in advance for any reply.

Aprile


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: David Fenton on August 21, 2008, 03:08:39 PM
Hi Folks,
You know, I have been reading all the bright positive comments on the GDI forum and it's good to know of so many positive people out there.

But what about those who have bought into GDI thinking they can earn a reasonable living out of selling on the concept only to find that they have been left with a domain that just sits there because they haven't got the focus right.

Also, what about the POSITIVE people who are great at network marketing and convince others to buy into the concept to sell to others the GDI domains reasonably successfully. But they too have a domain name that is just sitting there doing nothing. Why? because they feel they don't need it to do anything maybe. WRONG !

I wonder how many GDI affiliates as a percentage have domain names just sitting there doing nothing.
I believe we will all be amazed at the fairly high ratio.

So where am I going with this?

It's simple

USE WHAT YOU HAVE PAID FOR. Just because your income now outweighs your cost why have something sitting there that you are still paying for.

So here's the bottom line.
Sell the concept - yes of course
Give people good ideas about how the domain name and website can make money for them IN ADDITION to selling the concept.
Problem? I do not know how to set up my website.
If you are an upliner with people under you, make it your business to help your downline people produce successful websites.
I am doing this with my downliners and yes I charge them for it. 57 a year.
GDI are offering this kind of service as well and people do have choices but Downliners, in my view, relate more to upliners and if the end product is more sales for GDI then that's sensible.
I will answer any question my downliners  have for me on website building/traffic etc etc.
I feel that I have sold them a GDI concept of buying a Domain name and Website.
If they can't do anything with it after my help then I KNOW I have done the best I can for them.
Notice I am there for them for 12 MONTHS.
It can take that time for some to click right. Also ,if they get it right they will renew.
Comments are always welcome

Good luck to you all
Sincerely
Dave Fenton


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: M HAN on November 19, 2008, 06:26:07 AM
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(http://) :D :D ;) :)


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Caroline S on February 21, 2009, 07:47:30 AM
I have had my domain names for 6 months or more and I just mess around with it when I have time. I don't want to give them up.  But I have no Idea how to do anything.

I uploaded some pictures, and they turn out all wrong.

I had a page just where I wrote and inspriational article and I clicked something and it dissppeared.

I want to build a page.  Maybe with some banners of some safelists I am a member of.

Maybe to promote other things I am involved with.  But How?

I don't even know if that is ok to do.  Like I said All I have been doing is promoting my GDI business at Traffic exchanges and Safelists and in 6 months I only had two or three people watch the movie.

I really need to learn how to use the system before I promote it the way I really want to.

What kind of help is there for me? 

Caroline S


Title: Setting up autoresponders with traffic wave
Post by: Ryan J on February 24, 2009, 06:12:02 AM
Hey all, I have a quick question.  I've heard that one good way to follow up with leads is to set up an autoresponder series, and I've chosen to use Traffic Wave for setting up my autoresponder series.  However, I am not sure how to set it up to follow up with prospects.  Is there a way to set it up so that whenever someone visits my referral link to GDI, it will autosubscribe to my mailing list on Traffic Wave?  Also do you have any ideas on how to make custom capture pages that sell?  Any advice would be helpful.  I tried posting a similar question in the marketing thread, but for some reason, it did not show up.


Title: Re: Need advice
Post by: ZGillam on February 26, 2009, 03:33:05 PM
Hello,
I am very, very new at this web design stuff and need as much advice, help and tips as I can handle. If anyone have any suggestions on how to bascially get started, i would really appreicate it.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: AdamT on March 12, 2009, 07:01:26 AM
Hey guys!

I'm a noob and I'm working on building my website and the second step is asking me to

"type in the final portion of the direct link (url) to your page"

yeah um, what is that?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Romeo Valentino on March 19, 2009, 06:45:38 AM
I just started - I am not having problems but need to find the right answers with this forum.  I will try yo add the banners to my site and see what feedback I get - I'll let you guys and gals know!!!
Romeo Valentino


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: J Bono on March 22, 2009, 09:30:02 AM
Hello to all, I just joined about 4 days ago

I started my website, I have 3 pages, 1 offering people the movie, 2 contact me and 3 blog page so they could leave messages.

I really did this quick and I was wondering if you had any Ideas on how the first page should be

Glad to be part of GDI           

Thanks for any help in this matter Joseph 


Title: Need Help Developing a website
Post by: DGower on April 15, 2009, 06:28:50 AM
I'm faced with a pretty tough challenge, I know how to create a website pretty well, but I am clueless as to what content to put on there. I have the same goal as all of you, finding prospects. What I'm wondering is how should I make my website to get people interested in becoming a member of my downline. Another problem I have is website traffic...As of now, I am having google adwords do the work for me, but this is going to be a VERY expensive method if I plan to continue using it, although it is VERY effective. How can I get more traffic into my website?

As of now I have my website just forward users right to my page where you view the presentation. I have been getting people viewing that page, but I have only received one e-mail about a prospect. This probably means people are viewing my site and then going somewhere else right away. I need any help, mainly on how I should design my site, what to put on there, and what things to say.

Another thing I thought of, is there any sort of template you are allowed to use for your website which would pretty much do the work for you? I know this sounds lame, but I am trying to get something up and running until I have time to fully design my own site and do a good job. What I mean by this, is say somebody has already written some sort of sales pitch which I could use on my website in order to get more prospects. Something along these lines.

I appreciate any help on any of the topics I asked questions about, thanks in advance.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: PeteBoulis on June 25, 2009, 09:16:22 PM
Hello greekpete,
Here I was wondering if there is anyway to put in live videos from youtube on the site or to put a better banner. I bild my site with the instrest being in targting people that want to work from home. So far ok but Trying to think of other things to come up with can any take a look and let me know what you think. Be honest. You won't hurt me but help me to make it better.


Title: Website surveys/questionaires?
Post by: L Pines on September 15, 2009, 10:46:38 AM
Member 'Nick' posted a list of some 50 tips over 120 days ago and when I attempted to 'reply' the forum software stopped me - advising this post was over 120 days old.

Nick had one suggestion I had searched for - 'surveys'.

In tip #29 he advised to publish a Survey to your website.

I believe a good survey, if you can get visitors to complete it truthfully, IS a VERY useful tool
to determine what a website owner should do to create more willingness to trust (on the part of the visitor) to
listen to and buy from the owner - or at least follow the owner's lead.

In that respect I DO want to create and publish a general survey to a webpage - only I don't know how.

I recall various print magazines carried such surveys/questionaires with mail-in postcards covered in choices headed by 'tick' boxes and grouped according to various criteria.

I've checked various websites offering survey/questionaire resources but none produce the type of survey template
I want.

I've tried MS Access' templates but what I'm looking for is more akin to what 'Match.com' uses.

This presents a single page survey format wherein there are multiple questions with 'tick' boxes.
 
Some of the questions offer simple 'yes' or 'no' options OR the respondent can simply choose NOT to tick any box. Others produce 'drop-down' menus which when the box is ticked - produce a menu with several other options or questions.

The visitor can tick THESE boxes to register their preferences and the software stores those answers in the database particular TO that visitor.

In the end - the survey owner can call-up data particular to a group of visitors grouped by any one (or more) of these criteria.

Anyone got any leads on software/scripts which offer this kind of surveys?

Thanks much; Larry

BTW: Whilst typing this the message content box kept bouncing - hiding the line I was typing at the time so if it looks I can't type - pleaes consider this.  ;)


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Preston Blarek on December 27, 2009, 05:29:08 AM
Hey everyone!

I plan on using my website for the music stuff that I do. I also plan on putting up a blog and a video page too! Just some additional ideas!


Title: how about a mini blog?
Post by: GJuancho on May 04, 2010, 08:37:05 AM
everything here on GDI is great! now, how about a mini blog feature on a website? this could serve as come-on articles on specific topics we can update and promote on our social networking sites. we can post the URLs of our new blog articles on social networks and lead traffic to our websites once readers click on the URLs. for instance, like a series of blogs on health or pets or nature which we can regularly promote on social sites.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Jennifer Roth on December 20, 2010, 01:19:53 PM
The blog idea is a Great one. What I have done is put my blog link on one of my GDI Website pages which has worked pretty good as far as backlinking goes and allows the reader to click on it to visit my blog.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: KSmulders on March 11, 2011, 09:09:49 AM
I use the website builder from GDI But I read somewhere that search engines hardly index .ws domains and also because all members use the same templates/structure. Or is it better to build a unique website like http://www.networkmarketingnew.com/global-domains-international (http://www.networkmarketingnew.com/global-domains-international)?


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: D Schmidt on March 28, 2011, 09:48:32 AM
What can I add to my website to make it more appealing. And how do I do it?


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: L_Wensley on June 20, 2011, 10:03:58 AM
Hey everyone iv been with gdi for a while now and just made my first sale i am soo excited to make money but i think my website isnt good enough im not sure and i could do with all the help please visit my site and leave a comment on my blog to tell me what you think i need help to promote my site i have just got it listed onto goole now and its not high up at all :( www.makeincomeonline.ws someone please help me lol


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: PaulFisher3 on December 03, 2012, 12:59:06 PM
When I put the html code for my aweber subscription form into the Text/Source and then click Preview, it looks great but when I click Design, it's NOT there and of course when I click Save, nothing is there except the words javascript... what's up with this???

Paul


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: Paul Martin on April 05, 2013, 10:06:33 AM
Ok i'm a newbie and apparently a dummie. I'm trying to get my newbie checklist done(GDI learning bonus) and it tells me to Create a "GDI" email address with your domain: gdi@alliancecoop.ws. I cant figure out how or where to do this. I do have an pmartin@alliancecoop.ws email through the email.ws portal.


Title: Re: Tips, Suggestions & Advice!
Post by: RaymondRichard on April 08, 2013, 10:23:52 AM
you may do better in the setting up websites tabs or FAQ if not I can find it for you just contact me.


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