I've been building web sites since 1996 and of all the tools and resources I've used, I found a new one that is by far better than any other tool I've come across.
This new tool allows visitors to your web site to click on a button and set their browser's home page to your web site, which means that every time they load their browser, YOUR page will load!
I've been doing it for a few weeks now and about 1% of my visitors bookmark it. Considering that most web users are online at least 3 times a week, this has added 12% to my monthly traffic! (.01 X 3days X 4weeks)
The best part is that the next month I'll have another 12% increase in traffic, and 12% each month after that because it compounds continuously because new visitors will also make it their homepage!
I find it interesting that you would consider this an alternative. This only works for the newer versions of IE. It does not work with Netscape. That vphome service is compatible with all versions of IE and Netscape. Just a thought.