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Best Answer SD Bouncers , 28 September 2015 - 09:48 PM

Worked like a charm! Thanks (again) for the helping out, I really appreciate your willingness to share your expertise with rookies like me...

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#21 SpiderWebDev

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:47 AM

Domain Registration and Site Hosting

One of the issues I heard from many of you is what to do when setting up a new site or relocating, revamping or freshening up an old one. During the process some of you have found that you’re missing some key information…

Do I own my website name and address?

What if I want to change hosts?

What’s the difference in hosting packages?

Do I own my website name and address? Well this is should be a simple question, but the reality can be a bit cloudy. Depending on how you setup that website and with whom, can make a difference in the answer. Some big box host providers setup all their client websites on their domain registration and so that name you thought you owned might only be good if it's hosted on their server farm. You might see something like: www.ScoobieDooMoonWalks.SomeBigName.com as your site address. If this is the case, you might want to start asking questions. If you don’t know your website registration information, type your domain name into the domain name box at this site and see what the “"Whois"” information says:

http://www.networkso...whois/index.jsp

If the owner information is not your company, then you had better contact your host and find out what they did. Because if you ever want to change to a new host provider, you're going to have some problems. Next, if it is you; did you save your registration information in a safe place? Do you know what your company login is? This is very important stuff on a number of levels. First, you need to know where to go if you want to make a change. Do you know how to login and make the change or was it setup by some web techie who you've forgotten, is in jail, or is puffin' on some whacky thing on the beach somewhere. Being able to login to your Registration account allows you to redirect the DNS server to a new host, change your company address information and possibly change partner names or technical contact information. (Although I'm sure you and your partner would never part ways)

Most important though, is knowing how to change your DNS information should you want to change hosts. If you've never done this yourself, get logged in and check out your registration providers help section or contact their customer service reps to help walk you through the process.

If you don't have this info, get it today, and contact the listed registration service and get your login details. This stuff is very closely held, so expect them to have you jumping through hoops proving you are you before they'll let out the info. You'll probably have to reset your user name and password. Once you do. Write it down and save it in a safe location for some future use. Yes, even if you don't need it right now.

The last reason to know your registration info is that on a regular basis you'll get contacted by all kinds of nefarious companies that will try to get you switch to their service when your domain registration fees come due. Some will make it appear as though they handle your registration. It's a real good idea to know who you're really supposed to pay that fee to, instead of getting slammed into some other company without even knowing it. The phone companies used to do this kind of thing until Federal regulations stop it; hopefully the Feds will get their act together on the internet sometime in the future too.

What if I want to change hosts? Or What’s the difference in hosting packages?

This can be a very confusing question for non-savvy website owners. Because hosting with the wrong service can affect your business in the worst ways. Can I get in and edit my site with whatever editing software I want? How often does their service go down? Do they have the add-on services that would allow me to grow? What if I want to add an e-commerce component to my site? Who else is using their service that I can call and get feedback from? Did I purchase enough service to have enough bandwidth to serve video? Important questions...know the answers?

I'm not going to drop names on who I think are the best web hosts. There are tons of good ones, but there are just as many bad ones. The key is to do your homework first. Don’t just say, “"Hey they were the cheapest"”, and expect all to be cozy. As many of you know the web is or will quickly become the key to your company's future success. You need to treat it as such.
Personally, I tend to look for hosting services that put a big emphasis on customer service and 24/7 tech support. If I have a question on how something should be done, fix something that's broken, or need advice on the best way to do something, I want to know I can call when it's convenient to me and get a good answer. That's worth a few extra bucks. It also pays to run ideas past your host tech, rather than just taking word of the guy that's working on your site. Good host's will have done it before and will have the best ideas on how to get things done right.

The better hosting companies should have an ala carte menu of services available that will allow your company website to grow with the least amount of hassle. Many offer not only server upgrades and such, but user access control panels where you can add or remove services, direct your company email, and even get some web analytic packages. The good ones will also provide you with server health records, and performance history, and some method of notification when they will be scheduling server maintenance. I always like to know if it's their fault my site isn't working or theirs…

So find out what your status is...then run a backup of your website! If you can't do it, call your host, maybe they'll run one for you and save the disk in the same safe place. You never know when a bolt of lightning will toast your site. There are two kinds of website owners... those that have lost all their website data and those that will.

Have a very bouncy day!

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:04 AM

Eight Steps to Choose a Web design Company

1.) How to choose a web design company ~ The importance of working with a great web design company.

Many major retailers are relying on their online storefronts to reach existing and prospective customers that may not be within close proximity of their brick and mortar business. In today’s world, if you do not have a good website to direct potential customers, partners, and investors, you not only appear unprofessional, but you are missing opportunities to increase your customer and partner database.

Setting up a website may be not as simple as one would think, and requires a great deal of planning, resources and money. Some new business owners take it upon themselves to design their online brand, image and storefronts and it may work. It also may not work and do you want to risk losing customers because of a poorly designed and structured site? A website is like a phone directory and if you are not online, you are not listed.

Surveys have shown that fewer than 12 percent of all online businesses sell a unique product or service. This means that more than 85 percent of online businesses sell a product that has a great deal of competitors offering comparable items. One of the things that make these businesses stand out from each other is their customized and user-friendly websites. With so many web designers out there, it is important to choose the best company that will work with you to help obtain your future goals.


What web design will do for you?

Web design will perfectly correlate with your business and brand if done well. Customers, investors and business partners can browse your products, services and business information from the comfort of their own homes or businesses at any time of the date or night.

The glory of web designers and web hosting is that they offer expertise, a library of web images, and creative insight for your company’s online presence. What your company represents and its mission statement should be clearly representative on your website and the good companies that build websites understand just that.

Some business owners take for granted what a properly designed website is worth and how a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate-through, and attractive website with professional graphic design can increase your credibility and ultimately increase results.


2.) Web design services

In the beginning of the Internet trend, web design companies focused on the design and look of a website. Today, web design has taken on a new dynamic on the visual aspects and has become an essential marketing tool. Web designers are becoming increasingly popular because they are able to offer a wide spectrum of services, including web hosting, programming and online marketing.

“Front-end” website development

The front-end of a website incorporates the layout, text, images, graphics and videos on a website. These are the key features people first notice when they come across your website. Front-end website development is an important factor in web design services that you should seek.

The design of your website is a direct manifestation of your brand and company. Web design also conveys the level of professionalism of your company, as well as your credibility with prospective customers. Quality front-end design will help you build and maintain your company, communicate effectively with your clients and drive profits.

“Back-end” or programming website development

Programming is not necessary for every website, but is an integral part of “interactive” and “dynamic” websites. The back-end of a website makes up the organization and efficiency of the source code, invisible scripted functions, search engine optimization and the server-side elements that process the output from the front-end. Back-end development is critical if you plan on selling products or services, gather information from users from the website, or need integration between a database and your website.

Many web designers offer these types of programming services and custom web ecommerce development. Keep in mind that programming services increase the overall costs of a web design significantly. Many business owners opt for a simple, template-based website, but a more dynamic website will increase profits dramatically.

No matter the type of style you choose for your website, determine what your website’s goals and make sure to implement programming and design that will help to increase the visibility of your brand.

3.) What does your website need?

Click here to read the next 6 steps and to be able to compare price quotes from "Pre-Screened" Web Design Companies at StartupNation.com (Resources for Entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurs)

Building a great website is key to your business. Choosing the right folks to do it is one of the most important business decisions you'll make.

Make it a good one,

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:10 AM

Cross Platform Compatibility

I've seen a number of posts where folks are trying to figure out what's going on with their websites from one browser to the next. The best trick for making sure that your site appears as you want it to no matter the browser is to make sure your page code is written and formatted to w3 standards.

Safari and Firefox browsers are very sensitive to erroneous script or junk coding. Microsoft uses Dhtml shortcuts in its web programs that other browsers just hate. These are usually the codes that call images and such into a page as you can see from your pages in Firefox. MS will code an image something like src=../../images/picture.jpg assuming that browsers understand that ../ refers to the root of the domain or http://www.yoursite.com/subdirectory, etc etc..

There is a html editor that a lot guys are using now that actually works great for safari and firefox interpetations called "Nvu". Best part is that it's free!!! you can download the program at www.nvu.com

I have a few editors I use, but i have a copy of Nvu just to check script for safari and firefox browsers. The other thing you'll want to get in the habit of is when you finish a new page, run a check on the script for errors and junk script. You can run the script validator at: http://validator.w3.org/

This will give you a good report on what needs to be fixed in your page.

If you are using CSS or "Cascading Style Sheets" on your site they also have a CSS validator tool as well. The other area where folks get into problems is when they use dynamic functions built into a specific editor for buttons, navigation and page transitions. It's a good practice to stay away from those type of things. If you can't make something happen on your own with the proper script or coding, don't do it.

And last, if you are using javscript functions; firefox and safari have their own ideas of how those scripts should be formated. So if it's an important function on your site like calling in some kind of form (contact us??) or action, make sure it works in the different browsers. It can be infuriating sometimes because it could just be a comma, bracket or period that's out of place that can just send firefox into a tizzy.

Good rule for special coding:
a.) Try it
b.) Understand it (If you don't understand it, dump it)
c.) Check it (Test cross platform)
d.) Go for it!

Have a very Bouncey Easter!!! :rofl:

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:38 AM

Customizing Your Google Analytics

This week was one of those weeks where I sat through one of those mind-numbing webinars looking for the next cool thing in web stuff. This one started out so bad, I almost feel asleep. The guys voice, his habit of talking around a topic instead of getting to the point, just about drove me to drink...hic!$*#

Then through my half open ears he mentioned something about getting confusing or "too much information" Google Analytics reports to be much more managable...so I opened one eye...

Those of you who are starting to use GA to track your site probably know about the quick filter at the bottom of the reports that allows you to include or exclude specific items, pages, or keywords. What you might not know, is that you can use common expressions to filter a number of things all at once rather going back and forth to filter unwanted junk. Expressions are special characters that have meaning to databases when associated with database fields or content. For example:

Looking at your keywords list for the month you might want to filter out George's Bounce Palace (that's the name of your company) and inflatable doll (:jester:) from your keyword report. You might have run the report once with George's exclude, and then again with inflatable doll excluded. Using a common expression you can do both at once, like so:

Select "Exclude; Type in: (George's)|(doll) click go, and google will rerun the report excluding keywords or phrases that contain george's or doll.

In this example the parenthesises identify a specific group (george's) and pipe character | means "and" or "or", so exclude george's and or doll.

You can also use these expressions to create permanent filters to exclude your home or business IP address, so that checking out your own website doesn't skew your report data, or you can exclude a domain name. (You might have a competitor whose always nosing around your site -- like everyday--- and screw'in with your stats)

You can change from () to [] and target specific items or ranges. Like so... [ae] will match "a" or "e" [a-e] will match "a", "b", "c", "d", or "e".

You can even write an expression that will take and remove all those keyword references to George's Bounce Palace permanently from your keyword report and stick those stats over in you direct traffic stats. Very cool! Of course that's only cool if you're a web stat geek :rofl:

For more information on special characters and common expressions login to you GA account and select any report, and next to the quick filter box you'll see the link for more info. The ones I gave you above should get most of what you need, but if you're trying to do something outrageous you might need another character or two. Here's a Google help link: http://www.google.co...mp;answer=55582

Have fun crunchin' those numbers,

Edited by Spider_Climbing, 30 April 2009 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:18 PM

Slow Pages....Nah!

Hey Moonies... Just came across a web tool I thought you guys could use. This website has a free page analysis tool that runs a test on your web page and then returns a report on how fast you can expect it to load across browsers and various user connection types.

http://www.websiteop...rvices/analyze/

Not only does it tell you how your page is doing, but at the end of the report it also makes suggestions on how you might be able to speed things up.

Have at it...until next we bounce!

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:49 PM

Slow Pages....Nah!

Hey Moonies... Just came across a web tool I thought you guys could use. This website has a free page analysis tool that runs a test on your web page and then returns a report on how fast you can expect it to load across browsers and various user connection types.

http://www.websiteop...rvices/analyze/

Not only does it tell you how your page is doing, but at the end of the report it also makes suggestions on how you might be able to speed things up.

Have at it...until next we bounce!



Thanks Dave for all the valuable information. I'm starting to build our website and your post will save me alot of time and grief.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:13 AM

Tired of competitors stealing your website content?

Here's a handy little script that you can add to your page that prevents these nafarious folks from right clicking your web and:
1. Checking your keyword optimization.
2. Copying your images.
3. Copying your page content

Script: Basic No-Right-Click Script
Functions: Blocks right-click on mouse and shows alert box
Browsers: NS & IE 4.0 & later; degrades gracefully
Put the following script in the head of your page: (Between these two tags <Head> </Head>)

<script language="Javascript1.2">

// © 2003 CodeLifter.com
// Source: CodeLifter.com
// Do not remove this header

// Set the message for the alert box
am = "This function is disabled!";

// do not edit below this line
// ===========================
bV = parseInt(navigator.appVersion)
bNS = navigator.appName=="Netscape"
bIE = navigator.appName=="Microsoft Internet Explorer"

function nrc(e) {
if (bNS && e.which > 1){
alert(am)
return false
} else if (bIE && (event.button >1)) {
alert(am)
return false;
}
}

document.onmousedown = nrc;
if (document.layers) window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);
if (bNS && bV<5) window.onmousedown = nrc;

</script>

Keep your stuff yours...

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:39 AM

Using ISAPI Rewrite to redirect non-exisiting or old pages to new ones.

I had some questions coming my way about how to rewrite url addresses for old pages or pages on your site that you want to delete or have deleted. This is important on a number levels, most importantly because you want your customers to hit the right page. But this is also important for those of you that are trying to improve your website SEO. Leaving old pages up on your website and then creating a new one that has the same or related content, steals the SEO juice from your target pages. EXample: you used to have a page called Rates.html and now you have one called Rates.php (or some other file suffix). Problem is that Google or some other search engine has indexed that old page. So when someone searches for BoBo's Bouncers rates, Google serves up the url for the old address.
(You probably forgot to call them and say you were upgrading your page?? :angry: ) So what slick webbies do, is create an ISAPI Rewrite that says, "Hey, if anybodies looking for www.BobosBouncers/Rates.html that page is now www.BobosBouncers/Rates.php

In addition to your customer landing on the correct page inspite of Google, the search also finds out that Bobo was smart enough to let them know that that old indexed page has been permenently redirected to a new one and that they need to take note.

There are 2 kinds of ISAPI, version 1 uses a txt file placed in the root of your website named httpd.ini This is the easiest to use and figure out. Version 2 requires a file placed also on the web root but it's named .htaccess and has to be created by your host or someone with the ISAPI rewrite package installed. This is a pain because most web hosts don't understand the code language or don't care to get involved with it. Either way...big pain. So I'll deal with creating a httpd.ini file...

It's simple really, If your host is running version 1 simply open Notepad on your Accessories menu and open and "Save As" a text file named httpd.txt In that file write the following:

[ISAPI_Rewrite]

RewriteRule yourpagename.htm http://www.yourdomai...ed/pagename.htm [I,RP,L]


Save the file, then right click the text file and rename the file extension from .txt to .ini
Upload it to the root of your website. (for those that don't know what the root of the site is, it means "DO NOT PUT IT IN A FOLDER".)

To test to see if you have version 1, just open a new browser window and type in the old url address. It should take you automatically to the new address. If not try a slam refresh (Hold down the Ctrl key and click refresh - this forces a complete reload of the page from the server) You may have to do that a couple times before your computer stops using the cashed version. You can also ask your host what they know about this and for help... but don't count on it...

You can use ISAPI Rewrite for all kinds of cool stuff. Like if you don't want Google indexing dulpicate websites for you because they have indexed http://www.Bobo's.com and http://Bobo's.com you can add this script to the fle:

RewriteCond Host: (yourdomainname\.com)
RewriteRule (.*) http\://www\.$1$2 [I,RP]

There are all kinds of rewrite conditions. Once you understand how it works there's tons of scripting ideas and forums where you can pickup more tricks. At the end of the two examples I gave you you'll see letters contained in brackets [I,RP,L]
The RP means that the redirect is permanent and The L means that it's the last rule. So always use the "L" in the last line of redirect statements. Here's a link to info on other script characters: http://www.isapirewrite.com/

Happy hunting,

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:53 AM

Targeting your local market via SEO

Targeting local markets through SEO, many of the companies ignore the need to think rationally because they are advised by SEO "experts" to target the big three search engine users and sometimes get confused and tackle this feat on a global level resulting in global traffic. The direct fall out of this step is exposing your business offers, products or services to the world at large only to "dilute" all other local online SEO efforts. If your product is not global you are in trouble. So here are the major stumbling points:

1.) Not using localized target keywords, however good they are, will leave your new websites way down the SERP’s locally. The localized keywords should be targeted in a way where it will bring you a steady stream of natural traffic.

2.) The second major point where you might stumble, especially if you are new to web and optimization is wrongfully assuming internet marketing techniques as something radically different and far removed from the worldly affairs, something we all do by trial and error over and again. The crux of the matter here is that SEO for local markets is only a small part of larger marketing exercises, with certain twists, to get exposure with local locations.

Here is the second stumbling point in SEO for local markets. Local market SEO is not an "internet" marketing technique but a sophisticated geographically localized method of optimizing your website marketing plan.

So, what is Local Market SEO?

Here are some tips for targeting your Local Market via SEO.

A.) Localizing your targeted keywords. This includes prefixing or suffixing local terms, names, and names of areas, counties, cities or zip codes with target keywords. Example: “remodeling contractors Orange County”, not “remodeling contractors”.

B.) Submit to local search engines (find one, if you don’t know already), directories and web based yellow pages. Check your local Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce or Community websites.

C.) Display your mailing address with street address, zip code and complete. Once your site is indexed, these words gain prominence as a part of content.

D.) Submit to local listing sections of Yahoo and DMOZ ( see prior post on submitting to DMOZ) which is in addition to generalized listings.

E.) Don’t leave out general SEO techniques because you want to SEO for local markets. The power of link building which can be done globally as there might not be enough local sites to beat your competition.

F.) Get on the local maps of Google, Yahoo, as this generally puts you on front of the local search engines.

G.) Exchange your links and banners with local businesses as the local traffic exchange will bring you new and repeat in business. Avoid changing banners or links with competitors but exchange them with businesses that will complement you. Verify their traffic so it’s an almost even exchange.

Dominating local SEO can be done fairly easily. You can have a professional with a proven track record handle it for you or take time to learn these steps on your own. (I think this is the best method - knowledge is money!) The main concern is to be patient as it takes at least 3-5 months to start seeing results.

Happy hunting...

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:29 AM

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Sorry I haven't had many web tips for ya lately. We been very busy at SCI this month. It's official now so I can let ya'll know what's going on. This month Spider Climbing is packing up in Michigan and moving operations to Oklahoma. Those of you that have been following the haps at SCI know we've been trying to expand production. We just closed on our new property in Keota OK. 7000 sq. ft of production space in our own complex.

As I said before, more space means more production capabilities, less costs, and lower prices! We are also going to be creating some opportunities for access to Spider Climbing equipment for special events for OK entertainment operators. So if there are any Moonwalkforum Members that are from OK, give us a call, PM, or email. We'd like to get to know our neighbors and find out how we can work together. As always there will be good deals for all Moonwalk Members.

So anyway...more web tips will be coming again around the end of October after the dust settles from the move.

Gotta git me a cowboy hat!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:23 PM

Websites and Direct Mail: The Perfect Partnership

SEO is good, email is fine, but one of the strongest marketing tools folks forget about is the power of direct mail loaded with a strong call to action. I know many of you send out mail pieces, flyers and what not, and have seen so so results. So how can you leverage your website and a direct mail piece into a powerful tool?

The strategy isn't all that difficult or expensive, but creative thinking and good graphics are a must.

1.) First create a postcard that has a strong graphic image on the main side. This image dosen't necessarily need to be one of your photos and if you go to one of the stock image libraries to buy it, don't let that bother you. That's what the pros do to get just the the right image and you should too. The image should portray the elements you want to inspire your potential customer with...fun, happy kid faces, clean and wholesome. Keep the text or headline to the basics; "Remember Ajax Bouncer Rentals for your next event!" or something to that effect.

2.) On the backside divide the space in half. One half for the addressee info and your return address infomation.

3.) On the other half, be clear about your intentions. Something like," We know you may not need us now, but when you do, we want to make sure you get the best service possible. So keep this postcard in a safe place(sticking it on the refrigerator or in your address book works great), because here is a discount code just you:

DISCOUNT CODE: "valuebounce"

Then list the terms of the discount you can live with and make them clear and easy to understand. Like "Get 10% off you next booking by using this code...." visit us on the web at www.ajaxbounce.com/discounts/

4.) Next, setup a new folder on your site named"discounts". Or use whatever other name you want it to be. The idea is to create a folder on your site in such a manner that the customer doesn't have to type a long url adress to hit a specific page. Within that folder create a page named "default.htm" (or .php, or .html, or .aspx, whichever type of website page source you are using.) that way whenever anyone uses the folder url, they will automatically be directed to the default page.

Use this default page as a "Landing page" for your direct mail promotion. Continue with content from the postcard (Use the image from the postcard on the page too) and reinforce the statements and commitments presented in the mailer. Make sure that you also include links deeper into your website so that visitors not only are confirming what you offered in the mailer, but also get the opportunity to see all your company has to offer. If you use online booking, include a coupon field into the form fields of the booking page. But also make it clear they can call or email you using the code as well. But don't say that on the postcard. Save that info for your landing page.

Once you have setup this network, you can use the page for future promotions and as more folks visit the page, if you get the SEO setup on the page as well, it will also get tagged by the search engines as the place to go to get a deal. So don't be stingy with the discounts for those that just happen to find the page by accident. In the long run you see more business, you'll get a good rep, and you start to see traffic that wouldn't have found you any other way.

These types of promotions create customer loyalty and when they do have a need for your services, your company will be one step closer to closing the deal. You'd be surprised how many people actually hold on to coupons thinking they need them sometime in the future. More importantly, it introduces potential customers to your website so that when the time comes, they'll be more likely to just come to your site, rather than hit the search box. People like to shop sites they are familiar with. They'll go there first and if they don't find what they want, then they'll resort to search.

Give them an opportunity to know you...you'll actually be starting a "Customer Bank".

Happy Hunting,

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:39 AM

Configure Flash for SEO

Recent discussions about using Flash on websites have surfaced some inaccurate opinions and facts. There are a number of new tools and search engine capabilities that can allow this very cool eye candy to be used appropriately on your websites.

excerpt from SEO Flash by Jonathan Hochman

Example: Making Flash Home Page Spiderable
The sample code below is derived from the home page of TrueVector Technologies which includes two Flash objects. The content of that page can now be indexed because search engines can read the HTML-coded content, while visitors with Javascript and Flash can view enhanced visual content.

<head>
<!--snip-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/swfobject.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
var params = {
wmode: "transparent"
};
var attributes = {};

var flashvars2 = {};
var params2 = {
wmode: "transparent"
};
var attributes2 = {};


swfobject.embedSWF("/flash/map_test.swf",
"myContent", "760", "350", "9.0.0",
"/flash/expressInstall.swf",
flashvars, params, attributes);

swfobject.embedSWF("/flash/homepage2.swf",
"headerbanner2", "760", "220", "9.0.0",
"/flash/expressInstall.swf",
flashvars2, params2, attributes2); </script>

</head>
<body>
<!--snip-->

<!--primary content, for non-Flash visitors-->
<div id="myContent">
<img src="/images/home-top.jpg" border="0"
alt="TrueVector Technologies" height="350" width="760">
</div>

<!--snip-->
<div id="headerbanner2">
<h1>TrueVector <em>noun</em></h1>
<p>1) a tool designed to enhance web site navigation.
2) by eliminating clumsy dropdown boxes and checklists.
3) giving users easier access to data or inventory.
4) leading to an enjoyable surfing experience.
5) resulting in higher click-through rates and longer
site visits. 6) which lead to more return visits and
site referrals. 7) ultimately ending in trueVector's
customers suffering <strong>higher profits</strong>.</p>
<p><strong>Syn:</strong>
Interactive Map/ Flash Map/ Zip Code Map/
Rate Center Map/ Store Locator Map/ Real Estate Map/
TrueVector Flash Map/ US Interactive Map</p>
</div>

Flash accessibility programming will not magically cause a site to rise to the top of the rankings, but this Flash SEO method will eliminate any ranking disadvantages associated with Flash.

We've used this Flash SEO method on many high traffic sites. The code has been served hundreds of thousands of times. Sites using this Flash SEO method have achieved top rankings for keywords found only in the Flash content.


Checkout the complete article. It has a lot of good tips and links to other valuable resources.
Hochman Article

Flash me baby! :screw:

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:14 PM

Great info - everyone should read this!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:26 AM

Facebook Friendly URL's

I was just looking over a post string and saw that many of you are sharing your Facebook URL's for all to see. I thought you might like to know how to change your url from that long funky and confusing URL to a shorter (More SEO Rich) friendly URL like; http://www.facebook.com/spiderclimbing

Go to this address: http://www.facebook.com/username/

There you will be presented with a form that allows you to change your user name on your personal page. Select a name for that that is unique and memorable for you personally.

Just under that Form box is a link that says "Set a username for a page". If you have a company page or Fan page created for your company it will take you to another form box that will have a drop down menu containing the pages you have and then the box next to it is where you can enter the username you would like to use.

Once facebook accepts your username as being available, confirm the change. The you can start using www.facebook.com/YourNewUserName as your address.

NOTE: Take your time deciding on the name to use...You can only do this once!

Happy Hunting!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:18 PM

Hey Guys,

It's been a while... I've been busy at Spider Central and haven't had much time. But I though I would bump this post up for Cabrit's use and those of you who may have forgotten the resources here. If you have questions on things you'd like to do, but can't quite figure out, let me know here. Then everybody can benefit from the answers.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:21 AM

Hiya Moonies! Just bumping this article for iJump :drinks:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:11 AM

Hi Dave have missed you on the forum

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:45 AM

I am glad you posted. I have been on the forum since October las year and this is the first i have seen of your posts, which appear to be a wealth of information for web retailers and wholesaler's like myself. Strange that I have never seen any of your posts until today!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

Thanks Guys... yea I've been lurking in and out for a while. I was more active a while back but our company has just been jammin' the last year and I haven't had as much computer time. Since last Christmas we've been working on a project for Sony Pictures, for the new Spiderman movie. See details here: www.facebook.com/spiderclimbing or http://www.spiderclimbing.com/News.htm
The Amazing Spider-man Secrets Unmasked Tour is hitting over 600 Walmart Stores across the country.
I always enjoy helping Moonwalkers with their businesses. The stronger you get, the sooner you might become one of our customers! :D

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:02 PM

Thanks Guys... yea I've been lurking in and out for a while. I was more active a while back but our company has just been jammin' the last year and I haven't had as much computer time. Since last Christmas we've been working on a project for Sony Pictures, for the new Spiderman movie. See details here: www.facebook.com/spiderclimbing or http://www.spiderclimbing.com/News.htm
The Amazing Spider-man Secrets Unmasked Tour is hitting over 600 Walmart Stores across the country.
I always enjoy helping Moonwalkers with their businesses. The stronger you get, the sooner you might become one of our customers! :D


Make sure y'all follow Dave and Spider Climbing on FB, great photos, and some cool event pics.



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