Building an ICQ Page
How To
 
Build Your Own ICQ Pages
This page is devoted to building an ICQ site. We will explain how to find web space, help you create your page, and provide you with links to help you publicize it with the many Internet search engines. It is aimed for building the following:
Create an ICQ Web Ring
Link up sites under the same theme. Create an ICQ Web Ring.

Create an ICQ Mailing List
Create Mailing Lists, publish Newsletters, have E-Mail based discussions and send your word around by E-Mail on demand.



Step 1: Find Yourself a Web Space
A number of web sites are freely hosting web pages. If you don't have your own web-site you may use one of those. Among them are:
Trailer Park Tripod at http://www.tripod.com
Trailer Park Trailer Park at http://www.trailerpark.com
AngelFire AngelFire at http://www.angelfire.com
GeoCities Geocities at http://www.geocities.com
Xoom Xoom at http://xoom.xoom.com
Free Webspace Provider Review 3.0 Free WebSpace Review at http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~maxlee/FWPReview/
Many academic institutes and ISPs allow their members to have a free web-page. Consult your ISP or institute administrator for more details.

Step 2: For Builders of User Lists
For your convenience, Mirabilis has prepared special templates which will enable you to create your ICQ User List instantly. You may change or use any part of it. Make sure to change the HTML template to accommodate your page's information.

  • Download the ICQ ListMaker Template
  • View the ICQ ListMaker Template
Step 3: For Builders of Virtual Private Networks
For your convenience, Mirabilis has prepared special templates which will enable you to create your ICQ Virtual Network's Members List instantly. You may change or use any part of it. Make sure to change the HTML template to accommodate your page's information.

  • Download the ICQ Members List Template
  • View the ICQ Members List Template
Plain text-to-HTML converter - Convert new users' personal data into ready-to-post HTML script. Use the plain text-to-html converter to ease the process of posting of new members' data. Run the online version or download it.
View our Site Developers Zone and learn how to take advantage of the many services and features that ICQ has to offer.

Step 4: For Builders of a Chat Entrance Page
For your convenience, Mirabilis has prepared special templates which will enable you to create your ICQ Chat Entrance Page instantly. You may change or use any part of it. Make sure to change the HTML template to accommodate your page's information.

  • Download the ICQ ChatMaker Template
  • View the ICQ ChatMaker Template
View our Site Developers Zone and learn how to take advantage of the many services and features that ICQ has to offer.

Step 5: For Builders of other Pages
View our Site Developers Zone and learn how to take advantage of the many services and features that ICQ has to offer.

Step 6: Get Your ICQ Communication Panel
It is very important for anyone that builds an ICQ Page to download and install the ICQ Communication Panel on their site. Download it now.

Step 7: Get Your ICQ Web Panel
Provide visitors to your page the ability to page your instantly and easily. Install the Web Panel on your site.

Step 8: Bells and Whistles
Count Your Hits - Place a Visits Counter On Your Chat Page.
Some web hosts (as GeoCities and Trailer Park) provide their members with a free visits counter. Consult your web host administrator for more details.
You can also try one of these free counter services:

Add an ICQ Guestbook to Your Site.
Add an ICQ Topic Guestbook to your site so that visitors can post themselves and their ICQ number. Create an instant list of users interested in the same topic!

Step 9: View Additional Resources
Step 10: Publish Your ICQ Site With the Popular Search Engines
It is a good idea to send the URL of your list to the popular search engines.
For best and uniform results - include the words ICQ and your ICQ site type in the Keywords field.

Learn how to publicize your web-page.


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