Facebook Custom Tabs – iFrames
Aug10

Facebook Custom Tabs – iFrames

Helpful things to know about facebook iFrames “custom tabs” To add a custom tab to your facebook page follow this link and select [add static HTML to a page], or search “iframe” After  you have added it to your page, go back to your page and select “edit” from the left hand column. You will now see all the settings and resource options.  Now Select Apps. Here you will see all the Apps you have added including the static html iframe app. If you select “edit settings’ under that app you can change how its name appears in your pages tabs. By default it’s “welcome”. Now select view page. On the left column you can see your tabs, you may need to select the more option to see you new custom tab. Select your new tab.  The FAQ and Help Center button at the top of the tab will help you with your setting and offers some explanation of how it functions. Code put directly into the top box can be seen by anyone.  Code in the bottom box can only be seen by fans (people who like you) (You could place a coupon or special offer in the bottom box with a “like me” for a special offer message in the top box) By default the tab area is 520 pixels wide by 800 pixels tall. This link offers suggestion on how to deal with scroll bars and advanced iframe usage. Here is a screenshot of a custom staff page I made for Reliable BMW. The page was built using html and is framed in...

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9 Ways to Optimize Blogs for Search Engines

1. Keyword Rich URL One of the best ways to let search engines know that your website is highly relevant to a specific keyword phrase is by having it in your URL. There are two ways to go about this. First, you could buy a domain name that includes your keyword phrase. For example, let’s use the keyword phrase “Springfield MO Real Estate”. Our domain might look like this: http://springfieldmorealestate.com Depending on how many keywords you plan on targeting, this could become expensive very quickly. An alternate option is to add a subpage to your already existing domain. That URL would look something like this: http://lincco.com/springfield-mo-real-estate Note, when either of these results is shown on Google, our keywords will be in bold. Also, if you already have a URL set for an existing page, I don’t recommend you change those URLs because you may lose backlinks. 2. Title Tags Title tags are one the most important elements on your page. It’s the first chance to to tell search engines what your page is about, and search engines weight this particular tag very heavily. As a best practice, most SEOs agree that your keywords should be near the beginning of the title tag because it helps with rankings. Many times, you may make your title an exact match of your keyword. However, writing for search engines isn’t the best idea. Better to write for people, and then tweak your pages later for search engines. 3. Content Title For this “title,” I am referring to the copy on your page. Generally, it’s a good practice to include your page title towards the top of the page. This is beneficial for your readers and search engines. Additionally, you should wrap your title in an H1 HTML tag. I often use my exact keyword phrase as my title. While I don’t recommend writing for search engines, you can launch your article with a reader friendly article, and then go back and optimize it later. Note, be sure to keep the keywords as close to the front of the title as possible. It helps with rankings. 4. Optimize Images For every image you use, there are 3 opportunities to drop in your keywords. filename (springfield-mo-realestate.jpg) title (title=”springfield mo real estate”) alt (alt=”springfield mo real estate”) Here is an example of what the image code should look like. [<img title="springfield mo real estate" src="http://springfieldmorealestate.com/homeforsale.jpg" alt="springfield mo real estate">] Remember, you don’t want to spam your keyword on your page, so use it sparingly. 5. Description While the description doesn’t affect your search engine rankings, it’s great for increasing the click through of your existing search...

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On Site and Off Site SEO

“Onsite SEO refers to the steps that you can take to optimize the content on your blog to increase your search engine rankings. Onsite SEO is active, and involves factors that are completely in your control to optimize. Inversely , offsite SEO refers to all the other methodologies that don’t involve your own content that you can undertake to enhance your blog’s ranking in the search engines.”  The complete article can be found here >>> I found this simple description about onsite/offsite seo while searching for a list of  SEO methods in order of importance.  I havnt found that list yet (might have to make it myself)… but I did find this description about onsite and offsite seo with links to a series of articles about SEO steps for your...

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Revamped Rountree Area Site Underway…
Jun03

Revamped Rountree Area Site Underway…

I have lived in the the Rountree Neighborhood off an on since I was in the first grade! Im currently just down the street from the house I grew up in and have always loved the area. So when it came time to manage a neighborhood website, I wanted to help.  We are currently working on a new look and expanding the amount of information that is available as well as allowing visitors the opportunity to share ideas and comments.  We are just getting underway, but its already starting to have some value. I am providing technical help, hosting, and managing updates.  I hope it gets some use and the neighborhood finds some value in sharing information online....

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New Cycling Blog By Lincco
Feb27

New Cycling Blog By Lincco

Cycling Shoes Online is a new review site dedicated to cycling foot wear. Built and hosted by lincco!  We are using wordpress (of course) and an off the shelf tech looking theme. After we have more content added and start to get a idea for how the site is going to feel we will start to adjust the graphics.  No drastic changes will be needed, just some shoes and pedals placed here and there in the logos.  We want a professional look that’s not “to” nice so we can retain the casual browsers. I think you can scare researchers off by having to much corporate splash on your site. The domain name was chosen to take advantage of some fairly high search requests for those terms and lack of direct focus on the subject. If your into cycling, Bryon writes great reviews and he mixes in some interesting opinion and cycling history along the way....

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Blogging with an MSI Wind Laptop
Dec03

Blogging with an MSI Wind Laptop

My first test post using my new MSI Wind Laptop.  WordPress appears to like firefox running on xp so far.  Ill test how joomla responds later.  I like the machine a lot more then I thought I would.  The keyboard response is good, and the screen is bright and clear. My first impression is a very good one.  I will continue to chime in on the usefulness of blogging with a mini...

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