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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.

times newspapersWhen we realized we needed to upgrade our Web site, we knew we could not do it alone. Linear Publishing more than answered the call. All the new features we were looking for were already in place at Linear. In addition, if we came up with a feature not yet available, they created it.

We now publish two Web sites a week in less time than it took us to publish one. The free time has opened me up to explore new ideas and features to use on our site. It's a great feeling when you can get an idea and in no time have it up and running online. Thanks to it's ease of use, our Web site is getting better and better every day.

We are always getting compliments from our readers and advertisers. With help from Linear Publishing, we are becoming the e-voice of the community that we were striving for.

Randy Drilingas, Creative Manager
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