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Wow, I have so many good ideas, and helpful input for my one query here! Thank you so much fellow innmates for all your help! I am hoping that after I make all the changes I want, we will see much 'fruit' from our labors!
Bless you!
 

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I just noticed this...the senior rate link takes you to PayPal? Do guests pay in advance? How do they know the room is open? I think you should explain 'senior', too, as I wouldn't want you to have to check ID at the door!
 

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I am already loving, loving, loving that you removed the frames on the home page...I can see more of your pretty pics and it draws me in!!!
 

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Glad we could help. You know this bunch, always to help!
I don't want to be a pain, really I don't. The load time is longer/delayed because it is going to homestead.com and redirecting? You own the domain name why do you have a redirect?
Remember EVERYONE that Google looks at the TOP of the page as most important. Have as much pertinent words etc in the top of the page as possible. Think of it like this - remember writing a paper in school? The header and first paragraph are the grabbers, they are the overview of all that is to follow.
Don't forget Google looks at IMAGE names as well, so pack them with a good name or title, not Image01.jpg make sure they have Inn name on them, ie BlueHeronvictorianlodge_GreenRoom.jpg
 

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Glad we could help. You know this bunch, always to help!
I don't want to be a pain, really I don't. The load time is longer/delayed because it is going to homestead.com and redirecting? You own the domain name why do you have a redirect?
Remember EVERYONE that Google looks at the TOP of the page as most important. Have as much pertinent words etc in the top of the page as possible. Think of it like this - remember writing a paper in school? The header and first paragraph are the grabbers, they are the overview of all that is to follow.
Don't forget Google looks at IMAGE names as well, so pack them with a good name or title, not Image01.jpg make sure they have Inn name on them, ie BlueHeronvictorianlodge_GreenRoom.jpg.
Joey,
Image description in the ALT tag, the jpg name is ok but there is room for a meaningful paragraph in the image alt tag.. should include....
The beautiful garden view and the old mill B&B - famous for great comfortable rooms and a fantastic breakfast. many senior particularly love this view.
Note the seniors, we just added senior to a area nobody reads, but bumped the search result for senior in that area.. add other demographics to other image tags.
 

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ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
Bo, I hope you stick around, I like reading this stuff. :)
 

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and lastly don't forget to link OTHER pages, we put our home page on everything every time everywhere...if you have pages about Senior or retirement in your area, stick some of that OUT there next time. We always post our default/home page.
 

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I am already loving, loving, loving that you removed the frames on the home page...I can see more of your pretty pics and it draws me in!!!.
Rupert said:
I am already loving, loving, loving that you removed the frames on the home page...I can see more of your pretty pics and it draws me in!!!
Whooo Hoooo!!! Me, too!!!! So much better just on that alone! Way to go, Sunshine!!!!
 

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OK,,, I don't know what some of you are talking about. How do I make an ALT tag?
 

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Glad we could help. You know this bunch, always to help!
I don't want to be a pain, really I don't. The load time is longer/delayed because it is going to homestead.com and redirecting? You own the domain name why do you have a redirect?
Remember EVERYONE that Google looks at the TOP of the page as most important. Have as much pertinent words etc in the top of the page as possible. Think of it like this - remember writing a paper in school? The header and first paragraph are the grabbers, they are the overview of all that is to follow.
Don't forget Google looks at IMAGE names as well, so pack them with a good name or title, not Image01.jpg make sure they have Inn name on them, ie BlueHeronvictorianlodge_GreenRoom.jpg.
I built my web site through homestead. Not sure what you mean by 'redirecting'. When I bring up our site on other computers, it simply loads like a normal site. Have to run, but will really look at this stuff when theres time....
 

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OK,,, I don't know what some of you are talking about. How do I make an ALT tag?.
When you put an image into a page of your site. Does some sort of box o
r window appear? Where is says something like alternate respresenations / text or give the file a name or something like that? I have never used Homestead for a site.
A sample of the code with ALT TEXT TAG would look like this: THe Alt is what you type in. This allows browsers and visually impaired to know what is on the screen.
<img src="images/exerciseroom.jpg" alt="Exercise Room at the XXXX Inn" width="277" height="201" vspace="5" />

 

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OK,,, I don't know what some of you are talking about. How do I make an ALT tag?.
Sunshine said:
OK,,, I don't know what some of you are talking about. How do I make an ALT tag?
This is from your site:
Code:
<img alt="" src="/~site/Scripts_ExternalRedirect/ExternalRedirect.dll?CMD=CMDGetGif&amp;H_SITEID=RTK4&amp;
H_AltURL=%2F%7Esite%2Ftp.gif&amp;H_HSGOTOURL=http%3A%2F%2Fweb4.realtracker.com%2Fnetpoll%2Fimulti.asp%3Fuser%3D1753388166%26pn%3D90006%26pp%3Dindex%26js%3D0%26b%3D0%26to%3D-360" 
height="1" border="0" width="1">
		</noscrip   
 I think all of that is stating your site is being redirected.  However, that's not what I was going to show you...see where it says <img alt="" ?  That's where you put the 'alt tag'. Fill in between the " " with relevant text about the photo. ABC Inn in such and such town, close to whatever. Use good keywords in there, but don't just 'stuff' with keywords.  It should make sense to someone reading it. Which they can do when they mouse over the photo. (Ex- all the  inn pix on this website (upper right) have 'alt' text on them. Just hover your mouse over the photo and  you'll see what I mean. THAT'S what you're going to do.
 

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Just another thing to put on the list...all of the 'Title' tags at the top need to be different for each page. Again a chance to put relevant content in each one. As someone once told me, you can always find your own name doing a search, so that title should be more along the lines of: Your town, your state, your area bed and breakfast inn
THEN you can put in your inn name. Take a look at what the competition has and get the town and area info first on your website. Below is what you're looking for in the code.
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<title>Your Inn name is here</title>
 

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ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
Bo, I hope you stick around, I like reading this stuff. :).
Joey Bloggs said:
ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
The alt attribute (not a tag) only appears as a mouseover tooltip in IE, because they implemented it wrong. the title attribute for an image is what it should be (according to the html standard) and is what Firefox and Chrome displays as a mouseover tooltip.
For anyone scratching their head about the difference between a tag and an attribute:
These are tags: <p></p>, <a></a>, <title></title>, <h1></h1> ...
These are attributes (consider them properties of a tag): class="abc", width="123", title="abc", alt="abc" ...
For most things the confusion between a tag and an attribute is no big deal. When somebody mentions an "alt tag" I know that they mean alt attribute. Where the confusion comes in is when there are tags and attributes with the same name ... like the title tag and the title attribute. Two very different things.
 

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ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
Bo, I hope you stick around, I like reading this stuff. :).
Joey Bloggs said:
ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
The alt attribute (not a tag) only appears as a mouseover tooltip in IE, because they implemented it wrong. the title attribute for an image is what it should be (according to the html standard) and is what Firefox and Chrome displays as a mouseover tooltip.
For anyone scratching their head about the difference between a tag and an attribute:
These are tags: <p></p>, <a></a>, <title></title>, <h1></h1> ...
These are attributes (consider them properties of a tag): class="abc", width="123", title="abc", alt="abc" ...
For most things the confusion between a tag and an attribute is no big deal. When somebody mentions an "alt tag" I know that they mean alt attribute. Where the confusion comes in is when there are tags and attributes with the same name ... like the title tag and the title attribute. Two very different things.
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I stand corrected.
Just checked your website - you hit all of my pet-peeves - good advise for sure.!
http://www.inngenious.com/marketing-advice/
Bo
 

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ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
Bo, I hope you stick around, I like reading this stuff. :).
Joey Bloggs said:
ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
The alt attribute (not a tag) only appears as a mouseover tooltip in IE, because they implemented it wrong. the title attribute for an image is what it should be (according to the html standard) and is what Firefox and Chrome displays as a mouseover tooltip.
For anyone scratching their head about the difference between a tag and an attribute:
These are tags: <p></p>, <a></a>, <title></title>, <h1></h1> ...
These are attributes (consider them properties of a tag): class="abc", width="123", title="abc", alt="abc" ...
For most things the confusion between a tag and an attribute is no big deal. When somebody mentions an "alt tag" I know that they mean alt attribute. Where the confusion comes in is when there are tags and attributes with the same name ... like the title tag and the title attribute. Two very different things.
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Whew!!!! This is over my head and my mind is swimming!!! I feel like I'm back in school!!!
 

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I'm feeling VERY OVERWHELMED!
Be patient with me folks..... I will have to implement in baby steps so i can understand this stuff! I'm a counselor by 'trade' so I'm a 'people' person... not a 'techie' person.... But I'm trying and will eventually get there.
 

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ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
Bo, I hope you stick around, I like reading this stuff. :).
Joey Bloggs said:
ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
The alt attribute (not a tag) only appears as a mouseover tooltip in IE, because they implemented it wrong. the title attribute for an image is what it should be (according to the html standard) and is what Firefox and Chrome displays as a mouseover tooltip.
For anyone scratching their head about the difference between a tag and an attribute:
These are tags: <p></p>, <a></a>, <title></title>, <h1></h1> ...
These are attributes (consider them properties of a tag): class="abc", width="123", title="abc", alt="abc" ...
For most things the confusion between a tag and an attribute is no big deal. When somebody mentions an "alt tag" I know that they mean alt attribute. Where the confusion comes in is when there are tags and attributes with the same name ... like the title tag and the title attribute. Two very different things.
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Whew!!!! This is over my head and my mind is swimming!!! I feel like I'm back in school!!!
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Sunshine said:
Whew!!!! This is over my head and my mind is swimming!!! I feel like I'm back in school!!!
Get a notebook and write stuff down. It really helps. And you know you can ask anything here. Don't try to change everything at once. Prioritize the most important things.
I tell you what, tho, when the phone starts ringing because more and more people are finding you, the energy level goes up and you find the time to get everything done!
 

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ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
Bo, I hope you stick around, I like reading this stuff. :).
Joey Bloggs said:
ALT tag meaning the verbiage that shows when you MOUSE over the image.
The alt attribute (not a tag) only appears as a mouseover tooltip in IE, because they implemented it wrong. the title attribute for an image is what it should be (according to the html standard) and is what Firefox and Chrome displays as a mouseover tooltip.
For anyone scratching their head about the difference between a tag and an attribute:
These are tags: <p></p>, <a></a>, <title></title>, <h1></h1> ...
These are attributes (consider them properties of a tag): class="abc", width="123", title="abc", alt="abc" ...
For most things the confusion between a tag and an attribute is no big deal. When somebody mentions an "alt tag" I know that they mean alt attribute. Where the confusion comes in is when there are tags and attributes with the same name ... like the title tag and the title attribute. Two very different things.
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Whew!!!! This is over my head and my mind is swimming!!! I feel like I'm back in school!!!
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Sunshine said:
Whew!!!! This is over my head and my mind is swimming!!! I feel like I'm back in school!!!
Get a notebook and write stuff down. It really helps. And you know you can ask anything here. Don't try to change everything at once. Prioritize the most important things.
I tell you what, tho, when the phone starts ringing because more and more people are finding you, the energy level goes up and you find the time to get everything done!
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Thanks Morticia, I've been trying to copy and paste and then print out all the suggestions!
and I'm looking forward to when the phone starts ringing off the hook! If I can book every weekend full, i can quit my day job!!!
 
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