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If you ever take a look at your raw server logs there may be one statistical group that
stands out, and that is the length of time that users actually spend on specific pages.
PPC advertisers en masse watch the length of time users spend on their site to see if
there is any evidence of automated click fraud. While the length of time spent on a site
varies on the type of site and the content within it, reasons abound as to why someone
would sit on a static page for any length of time longer than a few minutes.

Just for arguments sake, let's say that someone visited your website and then decided
to take lunch. When they return forty-five minutes or an hour later your page is still on
their screen and they can continue reading. If website owners want to give these "lazy
users" a little something extra, they may want to consider using the meta-refresh with a
meta-redirect to send them to a webpage which notes where they were on your site last
(so they can return if they so choose) and offers up alternative options such as weblog
feeds. WSM advises not using this strategy to simply refresh ads (which will boost your
ad impressions) as it will most very likely annoy your users.

How do you use the meta refresh?
Just include the following code on any page within the header
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300">

How do you use the meta refresh and redirect?
Just include the following code on any page within the header:
<meta http-equiv="refresh"
content="300;url=http://Insert-URL-of-page-to-redirect-users.com/">

How to use effectively.
Employing the meta-refresh code will give your readers five minutes of time (that's 300
seconds - you can change it accordingly) before the page will be reloaded. It will not
redirect your users to any other page. It is really best suited for pages using dynamic
content such as weather maps, a collection of weblog feeds or even stock ticker
symbols. For those lazy users, ten minutes may be an appropriate length of time and
will give website owners the ability to secure greater focus of the user if they are aware
that you are paying attention to how they are using the site.

				
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Description: Redirect it means a variety of ways through a variety of network requests the re-directions to other locations. Such as: domain name redirection page redirection routing change is also the path of data packets through a redirect on our website is under construction, often encounter the situation need to redirect web pages: as site adjustments, such as Web directory structure changes, the page is moved to a new address, and then, or, change the page extensions, such as the need for applications. php into. Html or. shtml, in this case, if not redirect, the user Favorites or search engine database only allows access to the old address will get a client error 404 page, access flow to lose; Another example is multiple domain names registered in some sites, but also need to access the domain name redirection user to automatically jump to the main site, and so on.