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Define Additional Subscriber Services

make any portion of your site access resticted to subscribers with appropriate credentials

Your Linear system allows you define multiple (theoretically limitless) access levels for your Web site. Then, take any page of your site and apply an access level for viewing (see Site Search which requires "Site Search Gold" access level).

Basic Site Subscribers - even those with enhanced editorial access - will not have access to pages of your site with access levels employed. They must purchase or be given the appropriate access level as part of their subscriber account. The expiration for access levels is tied to the expiration of their enhanced editorial access. When a subscriber first enters their username and password, their access features are stored and they can freely move among parts of your site requiring access levels that they maintain.

When a Web visitor attempts to access a portion of your site requiring an access level, they'll instead be taken to the subscriber password screen with a notification alert of the required subscriber access level. This screen will also include links to review subscriber services and to become a subscriber.

Acquiring Access Levels
Existing subscribers can review the subscriber services menu at any time. Subscriber services that they already have will be checked. To acquire a specific access level, they'll simply check that feature and submit the request. You'll be immediately notified via e-mail, and once you've processed their payment, their enhanced access will become active.

You have content that is unavailable anywhere else on the Internet, much of which is beyond what you offer in your print publication. Charge a subscriber $10 a year to access your archives. Charge a subscriber $10 a year to have access to your site search features. The values and possibilities are boundless. Let Web visitors view your obituaries for free, but require a Subscriber access level to search the obituaries.

smiley peteFor a small publishing company, with large amounts of content, wanting to make an impressive charge into cyberspace, without prior web-publishing experience, Linear Publishing delivered everything we needed, and even options we didn't know existed, in a quick and effective manner.

Linear's staff worked with us to make sure we had the site we wanted, and the software provided is easy and vast for continuous changes and improvements.

Within a month of launching, the results have already gone well beyond hopes and expectations. I recommend Linear Publishing as far as somebody is allowed to make a recommendation.

Robbie Clark
Web editor
Smiley Pete Publishing
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