Maybe if they have something worth telling to the world that changes on a regular basis then perhaps an RSS feed is what they need so interested clients can subscribe Regards Simon -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Joost van Velzen Sent: 15 July 2008 10:21 To: nan at nanharbison.com; thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] setting the home page on your browser Hi Nan, Maybe you can sell your client profile based XML feeds. - consultant a creates an account - specifies which kind of consulting he/she is available for - give him/her a xml url (e.g.: site.com/xml.php?id=ecde697067dd080b187996a22550f6f3) which will have the most recent jobs that can be interesting for him/her I think this would be much more usefull than to just ad a "put as default homepage" button. And hopefully your client thinks so too. Takes more time than such a button, so will generate more income for you. Cheers Joost Nan Harbison wrote: > Thank you, thank you, thank you! > I love the sense of humor Evolters have. I laughed out loud. > :-) > > The site is like a hotjobs for consultants, subscription based, so > consultants can post themselves as available for consulting jobs and > companies can post projects they need done. We just went live a few months > ago, and are getting a decent sign up rate considering how much has been > spent on advertising. We need more companies to join though. But anyway, I > can't think of one reason anyone would have it set as their home page.... > > Thanks again. > Nan > > > >> give me some >> reasons why I should tell my client this is a bad idea. >> > > that depends entirely on the site's content. answer the question why a > visitor would want to see their site multiple times a day. if the the answer > is "they wouldn't" then suggest that they don't waste their money paying you > to make it happen. > > of course, if the website is WinFreeMoney.com or GenuinelyHonestNews.com, > well, maybe folks would indeed want it to be their home page. (we just > entered the realm of my own personal cluelessness if that's what really > happens) > > joel > > > Reason: 1997 is over. > Reason: Every browser does this differently and you need to change it every > time there is a new one (check the "Make Y! your home page" link at > http://www.yahoo.com/) > Reason: Users do not like to be told what to do. Especially inexperienced > internet users are very happy to start with a web page that offers them a > lot of choices of things they are looking for - this is why Yahoo, MSN and > Apple still have start pages and every ISP offers them. > Reason: Without scripting, nothing happens > Reason: This is one link that clutters the interface even more - the more > links you have on a page the less worthy of indexing the page appears for > google > Reason: because you tell them so, they pay you as the expert to build their > web site > > If you need proof, google for set as homepage script - every link will say > you need IE5+ to support this functionality and that is a sign that there is > something very outdated going on. > > Christian > > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !