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    I am way in over my head here. I am a biology person (no computer experience at all), trying to create my first website ever. I have just been learning as I go. I signed up for CJ, and got registered as “active” for eBAY. I assume that means I can now use their ads on my page.

    I next found some buttons I liked, clicked on “get html” , copied the html into my basic website editor (Netscape), uploaded it to the web. And I get a blank image outline where the ad should be (see here)
    http://www.patentseq.com/images/Amy/test.html


    I am sure I did something really stupid (or forget to do something obvious)

    Can anyone help or point me to a better place to ask these types of questions?

    Thanks,
    Uncle Jesse

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    Hi Uncle Jesse,

    Greetings from a fellow biologist. Well, I woulda if it paid enough.

    Your images are fine, they're visible to me. You didn't make a mistake, it's just that you have software on your PC that's preventing you from viewing the images. Most likely Norton or some adblocker.

    Try turning off your ad blocking software and see if your images become visible to you.

    In carcinus veritas,

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    Thanks for your response. What about the links? Do they take you to eBAY?

    -UncleJ

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    Ahhh, I just tried from another computer and it works!!! Yea!

    One more question. Is there anyway I can pull the link from these buttons to use with another image or is that not allowed?

    The reason I ask is because the actual site I am working on (not the one above) does not allow me to use html tags (its from a websitecreator program). However, I think I could add an image to my website, then manually put in a link attached to that image instead of inserting a tag. Does that make sense?

    Thanks again!

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    please observe the structure of links is twofold; one that can register your customer's click or sale, and one to a graphic, even a tiny 1x1 graphic, that registers an impression.

    linking to a graphic alone won't make credit for a sale.

    you may wish to use another method to make pages.

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    Shoot, that’s what I was afraid of.

    Is there anyway to link to a site without using an html tag? If you were stuck in my situation and pretty much dependent upon the website creator program, is there anyway to make links (text or otherwise)?

    Thanks,
    Uncle J

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    I wonder if that program was designed to do any more than make a "here I am!" personal web page. In most page editing programs you can cut and paste a link right off the CJ site and into your Web page.

    Anyone familiar with that program??

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    the program you used to generate the test.html page works, but something to watch out for:

    on this link -->
    <br>
    here is anothe one<br>
    <a href="http://www.qksrv.net/click-1466667-2202639" target="_blank">eBay!</a>
    <img src="http://www.qksrv.net/image-1466667-2202639" width="1"
    height="1" border="0">
    <br>
    <br>
    <br>
    --->watch out for anchor ending tags ( </a> ) in the wrong place, as that one should be at the end -- this can cause many things to either disappear from a page or to cause everything on the page to appear as if it is a live link (blue and underlined.)

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Herb:
    I wonder if that program was designed to do any more than make a "here I am!" personal web page. QUOTE]

    Yup, I think thats what its for. It sounds like I might have to try something else, unless there is another way around it?

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    I'm so far behind in trying new software I can't recommend an html editor. If you experiment with that which comes with Netscape you'll gain some experience.

    Speaking of which, don't forget to lurk in the other sections here, especially the Midnight Cafe. You'll get an understanding of what is happening in the affiliate marketing world and also an inkling of what we don't like to happen to us.

    Don't expect to make pages that sell right away, although stranger things have happened. You need to know about what can help or hinder the search engines finding your page, and lotta other stuff. Try to find an online tutorial or two or three on making web pages and about the html markup language (really is only the applying of tags to words for their appearance.)

    When you finally put a page(s) on the Web that you think has a chance, you should also start watching your visitors. If your hosting company can give you the stats, fine, otherwise you can try some of the free stats companies online. Now get back to work.

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    There's a few options, ranging from hand-coding (that requires learning HTML) all the way to using Dreamweaver.

    FrontPage seems to be popular, although I've never used it so I don't know what the attraction is.

    There's also some other inexpensive HTML editors, but I don't remember them offhand.

    Personally I use Macromedia's Dreamweaver. It's a bit pricey to recommend to someone for their first site, though ($399)! I would only recommend spending that kind of money AFTER you're sure you can consistently make profitable sites. Plus the learning curve would be a bit steep for someone with "no computer experience at all!"

    When I was a noob I didn't use DW or anything else like that. I had an Angelfire site, and at that time the only way to avoid using one of their templates (which had the same no-HTML limitation as your program) was to make the entire page in their "advanced editor". Translation of what they meant by "advanced editor": hand-code the HTML into a blank box! So I learned enough HTML to hand-code some simple pages (with pay links included) and off I went.
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    I made my first sites hand coding on notepad and had them hosted on tripod. They were a royal mess. But, that is the best way to learn. Type it out and post it to the net and see what you get. Knowing basic html is invaluable.
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    I use Frontpage 2003 and it's fine for semi-beginners.

    I'm making over $600 a month (sites launched June 2003) and it's just a hobby...just like you...I don't do HTML for a living (aircraft engineer with leading UK airline normally).

    Plenty of folks are making $600 a day...but it's better then not making anything....so if you can learn to use Frontpage or Dreamweaver i'd suggest either..though Frontpage is a lot easier to use, it tends to create a lot of 'junk' HTML, which can be safely removed using it's built in Code Cleaner, but still a pain.

    Also learn to use something like Adobe Photoshop to shrink the graphics, it's amazing the amount you can reduce a JPEG or GIF in file size and not even notice.

    Above all......have fun...and believe me...YOU WILL MAKE MONEY. I'm on about 800 visitors a day from 2 sites..all made on FrontPage 2003.

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    Namo webeditor for me - and I only started learning in June 2003...it's easy to use and it was cheaper than Frontpage. They used to have a 30 day free trial period - not sure if that's still the case.

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