a. What can I do with my WebAlias access restrictions?
b. How do I get the most out of access restrictions?
c. How do I change/add/remove my WebAlias access restrictions?
d. How long does it take for changes to take effect?
e. What are the reasons NOT to use access restrictions?
a. What can I do with my WebAlias
Your WebAlias access restrictions simply determine who can use
your WebAlias to access your website. Of course, it does nothing to
restrict access to your site via your internet addresss.
How do I get the most out of access restrictions?
Rather than simply require a password, you can ask a question and demand
a specific correct answer. For example, say your website hosts a discussion
area on advanced electronics and you do not want novices to participate.
You can limit access to your website via your WebAlias only to those
you are able to correctly answer a difficult question.
example: let's say you want people to be able to access a particular
document on your website via your WebAlias only if they know this week's
password. To accomplish this, you need to update your WebAlias account
weekly to reflect the new password. Also, because last week's visitors
may have bookmarked the internet address of that document, you should
change that document's name on your website and update your WebAlias
so that it reflects the new name.
How do I change/add/remove my WebAlias access restrictions?
Simply log-in to your account via the UPDATE ACCOUNT button. You
can then change any aspect of your WebAlias access restrictions.
How long does it take for changes to take effect?
Like any change you can make to your WebAlias Network account, modifications
to access restrictions become effective as soon as you save the changes
you have made to your account information.
What are the reasons NOT to use access restrictions?
Aside for the obvious ones, such as reducing the number of people who
can actually reach your website, there is one additional one:
If you use access
restrictions on your WebAlias, your WebAlias will not be eligible for
free advertising. So, if at any point you wish to be included in our
free advertising program, simply remove your access restrictions during
The reason for this
is simple: advertising space is very valuable and although we are happy
to provide it to you at no charge, we do want to make the most out of
it. Advertising a site with access restrictions defeats the purpose
in that many people who might respond to the ad will not be able to
make it past the access restrictions, thereby rendering the ad basically