GooglePages are FUN! You have one yet?

12 07 2007

Here is the “about” page for Google Pages

Google page basically allows you to make a couple of webpages for yourself.  You do have some access to the html, so you can dress them up a bit!  One requirement is to get the gmail (basically google’s email program) in order to do this.  I personally didn’t think it was all that big of deal!  You can still use your own email and passcode to sign into your google account.  My sign in name is the one I choose for gmail so don’t let it take you back when you see it after you sign in!  It wont’ show your email name that you opened your google account with anymore.

The more items you use OFF this program the more webspace you can use!  For example, I still use photobucket for my images.  My account as of now still has tons of space left!  The help section seems to be pretty active, and if you do a search for what you are looking for chances are you will find it!

I was reading the help section, and I came upon a poster that had his own googlepage with tips!  I went there and did some fast reading.  I learned that you can use templates from other places, and NOT use the ones avaiable!  That is all fine and great except you have to break the template UP and place in the separate sections of their TEMPLATE!  I found that out the hard way!  When you start playing around with it you see the button to edit the html, and so of course I did!  I erased all the html that was there, and then copied my template html that I worked on instead.  What I didn’t realize is that I placed my entire template within the header portion of the page, and it looked AWFUL!  You have to break up your template into the separate sections. 

The preview section isn’t all that helpful!  I found you must view it live in order to get a good feel for what it will look like live!  YES you can play around with it without it being LIVE on the internet, and if you decide to take it down off the internet it gives you that option also!

My page is still a work in progress!  Here is is!

Engraver For You

Now you can’t add meta tags or keywords into your html from what I have read.  You must make sure your page is keyword rich, and do this naturally!  Then make sure you get some of those one way links to drive up the page rank of your site!

Helpful tip page from another google page member

What I would LIKE to do is use this page for an entrance into my ecrater store!  I placed a note on my google page noting that if they click the ‘baseball’ button for example it will take them to the baseball trophy section of my store!  I will be adding additional sports trophies, and pages with time.   Remember to use your anchor text along with other items!

Car Magnet Full Color Design up to 72 Square inches

The Full Color Car Magnet images above are samples with approximate sizes. You may request the design or layout of any of these samples or describe what you would like and we will lay it out for you. Team sport magnets will be customized to your school colors (and mascots or logo if available).

Click on images above for larger view. 4″ x 18″ or 6″ x 12″ or 8″ x 9″ are popular sizes! Basically up to 72 square inches in a rectangle shape





Squidoo and the email link!

3 06 2007

If you wish to include a link so your vistors in squidoo can email you that is very simple!  YES we are talking basic HTML again!  The last example was pretty simple, and this one will be also!

 

 Again try to use some anchor text instead of EMAIL ME!
Take out your notepad program again, and don’t use the word processor!  In the first section between the quotes (“”) you have some text that states mailto:  leave that part alone, and delete the rest of it!  Place your own email address in that blank!

 Again between the >< place the text you wish to see highlighted in your module over at squidoo!

My Email Contact is what it will look like!  AND YOUR DONE!

Basic html on squidoo is a really neat idea to personalize your modules, and make them something people will want to return to!





Squidoo and the hyperlink!

2 06 2007

I have been extremely busy lately, but I finally had the time to do two Squidoo lens for the store online!  Within 5 minutes of posting the first one I had 7 visits and a rating of 5.

Now it would seem to me that the more relevant tags you use (and if you think about its really KEYWORDS) the more success you might have for traffic!  Its really strange to start so low, and watch the numbers grow day by day!  Don’t forget to use the keyword tools I placed on the sidebar to make sure you use something that the search engines like!
What is NICE about squidoo is that you are able to use html.  Now don’t get excited because basic html really isn’t all that hard to learn!  When you find little pieces of code save them in the notepad program and not your word processor. 

You can use HTML in the modules that they supply.  From what I have figured out – all of them!  The first module has the html editor in there, and that did confused me because the rest of them didn’t!  For visual purposes make sure you click ‘wrap text’ for that module that offers the html editor.  I added the code directly into the other modules.  Here are some basic html codes for you.

We are going to start by making a hyperlink. That means you click on some words and it ZOOMS you to that website!  Below is the code:

 

When making a hyperlink to a website don’t forget to use that ANCHOR text!  Don’t use ‘click here’ for my site!  Remember your tagline for your website, blog, store etc and use that!  For this example I will use the title of my lens.    Above is a snippet of code to paste into your note pad program!  Then I will explain it!

 Now you see the website in the first part between the quotes (“ “)?  That is your first section!  The easiest way at first is to actually GO to the website you want to hyperlink, and look to the address bar!  Highlight that address (the whole thing) with your mouse and copy it.  You can do that a couple of ways.

1. Right click and hit copy
2. Look to the very TOP of the screen and click Edit and click the copy command
3. Click your control button or CTRL button and then hit the C button. 

Next go into that code above and delete the domain dot com part (the whole thing), and just leave the quotes.  With then paste your website address in there!

1. Right click and hit paste
2. Edit again and then click paste
3. Control (CTRL) and V

Now wasn’t that easy?  YEP and you are halfway there!
The second part isn’t that hard either!  In between the >< where is says my website – delete that and USE your anchor text!  Below is a hyperlink right to the page I mentioned before!  I will get you another basic lesson tomorrow!

Below is an example that I used with the squidoo link to my page that I am talking about the badge in the description below!

 Name Tag or Name Badge Full Color and Tooth Shaped Dentist   





Get Better Traffic with Anchor Text!

24 05 2007

I guess some people would ask first, “What the heck is anchor text?”  GOOD question, and in a short answer is linked text is usually relevant to the landing page. The objective of search engines is to provide highly relevant search results; this is where anchor text helps, as the tendency is, more often than not, to hyperlink words relevant to the landing page.

 For example John Chow likes to use “Make Money Online”.  Do you see how I linked his tag-line to his site?  Make Money On-line is the ANCHOR text, and the landing page?  HIS website in this example!  John Chow speaks a lot about making money on-line so it is relevant to the anchor text, and it also helps his ranking when others use this to link to his site! Matter of fact he ASKS you to do it that way!

I read a while back CLICK HERE is used a lot in sites that offer their readers the link to Adobe for their program to read their articles in .pdf.  In the search engines if you check to see WHO has the highest ranking for the words “CLICK HERE” it would be THEM!  Click here has nothing to DO with their software at all, but something tells me they don’t mind the ranking they get for using it!  On the funny side its a good example of something NOT relevant if you think about it! 

Use your keyword tools to come with up a tagline that would be revelant, and something people actually SEARCH for!  I was thinking about “build a store online“, but it doesn’t seem to popular!  I will have to brainstorm, and come up with something SOON!

Remember if your sites name is jackflash.com it may not be all that relevant to what your SITE is about!  Remember that search engines also don’t like those anchor text being to long.  Keep it short and simple!  “jackflash.com home of the really fast photo developing” is WAY to long for a search engine to even bother with you!  SHORT and SWEET!

Keep something else in mind as well!  If you are signing up with a directories, webring, etc and they give you the opportunity to give that tag line instead of your website USE IT!  That is also Anchor text!

Blog about money online has an excellent article to continue your reading on the subject now that you have the basics!

Now get that anchor text, and drive that TRAFFIC home!

Tommy Hilfiger Womens Jeans Capri Destroyed low rise Size 5

Tommy Hilfiger Womens Jeans Capri Destroyed low rise Size 5

Tommy Hilfiger Womens Jeans Capri Destroyed low rise Size 5

These Tommy Hilfiger jeans are used, but have alot of wear left in them!

Freight based off Flat Priority Mail.

These measurements are taken with Tommy Hilfiger pants laying down!

Waist approx 31″

Hips (from bottom of zipper) 36.5″

Rise (crotch seam to top of pants) 9″

From Zipper to top of pants 6″

Inseam is 22.5″

Bottom of Tommy Hilfiger pants seam to seam 9″

Label reads: Tommy Jeans Size 5