Useful links pages are very popular on sites offering information services. It is a great way to offer a one stop portal for visitors interested in your site theme, and encourages visitor retention for the target audience. The article concepts can be used to provide help for other types of page lists. The focus here is on a list of links for a page that allows users to find related sites or categories lists for such a page.
Style Sheets for a Useful Links Page (Page 1 of 4 )
The visitors would be retained as they will want to visit your site to get information on the latest content related to their interests and other, similar sites. This saves the visitor time by not having to utilize search engines to find other useful sites; they need only visit your site. A Useful Links page is a great way to initiate a link sharing plan with other sites. Sharing traffic can boost the interest and any income potential offered by the site.
This article provides a style sheet, <DIV>, ordered and unordered list walk-through that can be inserted into the useful links page to override any styles already implemented. The sheet can be easily edited to add URLs, descriptions and any length of the page required.
For example, many sites are simply sets of pages with links to high traffic sites like tamingthebeast.net. Most sites will have a central theme that is shared through sharing traffic via links. There will be links on every page to an affiliate or link sharing partner.
Note that a "Useful Links" page really stands out and is a nice addition to the main menu of a site. That one page will result in your site being spidered more easily by the search engines because it links to a number of similarly themed and high traffic web sites if the links are researched properly.
This article will cover the editing for external style sheets which can be used for any type of page that contains lists of links such as menus, hyperlinks to other sites, etc. Also, how to ensure that HTML compliance is applied to those tags is covered.