6 Reasons Why Using Flash is a BIG Mistake

Written by Leah West

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Make sure you have good relevant content in your website,repparttar morerepparttar 136010 better.

4.Search Engines Donít Like Flash Websites that are done completely in flash, all face one BIG problem. The search engines have nothing to index for your site. In your HTML file you simply have a piece of code that calls uprepparttar 136011 flash file to play. The search engines canít read this file or what is in it so they have no idea how to index your site and just skip right over it.

You must have readable text and content if you ever haverepparttar 136012 hopes of getting inrepparttar 136013 top 10 search results. You will never ever ever get inrepparttar 136014 top rankings with an all flash website. Itís just not going to happen.

5.Flash Headers and Navigation Some websites haverepparttar 136015 header portion of their sites display a cool flash picture or have there navigational buttons done in flash. You can get away with this if you have lots of other good quality content forrepparttar 136016 search engines to read.

If you use a flash based navigation, include links to your other pages withinrepparttar 136017 body of your text as well as text links atrepparttar 136018 bottom ofrepparttar 136019 page. Search engines wonít be able to readrepparttar 136020 flash navigation and wonít know there are any other pages to index if you donít also haverepparttar 136021 text links in place.

6.No Plugin Some internet users donít even haverepparttar 136022 Flash plugin installed on their computer. Some people donít like to download anything fromrepparttar 136023 internet or have never even heard of flash. If they donít haverepparttar 136024 plugin then your site wonít even be visible to them. Even if you put a script up to tell them to go getrepparttar 136025 Flash plugin, most people wonít even bother. This is just another annoying problem to a potential customer.

Now you are armed with proof that using flash in your website is a very stupid thing to do if you want to make any money. If your web designer insists on trying to convince you otherwise, then print out this article and smack him overrepparttar 136026 head with it. If he still wonít listen then find a new designer.

Leah West

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Speakers and Trainers - The Internet is Your Biggest Megaphone

Written by Dr. Lynella Grant

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Frank Candy, American Speakers Bureau, http://www.speakersbureau.com looks at online articles fromrepparttar agentís perspective. "It [posting articles] absolutely works to position yourself as an expert inrepparttar 135864 marketplace. The problem withrepparttar 135865 Internet is, thereís too much fluffy stuff out there. Getting your articles widely placed lets people seerepparttar 135866 depth of your knowledge."

Speaker and public relations professional, Michele Wierzgac says, "Writing assures that I spend more time refining my message. My two monthly columns expose me to 300,000 readers every month. And that leads to more speaking opportunities." She credits her articles with broadening her niche much faster than she expected. http://www.micheleandco.com

Speaking torepparttar 135867 aviation industry accounts for over 30% of Ralph Hoodís speaking dates. An added bonus comes from turning columns into books sold from his website http://www.ralphhood.com When he started speaking full time (1985) he didnít want to waste his career connections. So he stays visible as a columnist for six monthly trade publications.

To quote him, "Being a columnist doesnít eliminate marking, but itís an extremely helpful part of it. And they pay me for each column - besides them showing Iím an expert."

Package your Content forrepparttar 135868 Web

Itís often said, "Onrepparttar 135869 Internet, content is king." As a speaker, youíve got content - up to your knees in it. You can pass it out all day long (and often do). Your challenge isnít what to write about, but deciding what to do withrepparttar 135870 articles once theyíre written.

Develop your Customized List of Places to Post Articles (besidesrepparttar 135871 well-known article directories):

1. Search Google for your name or company. Any website already mentioning you is probably willing to receive your fresh material

2. Websites/ezines of companies or groups where youíve spoken

3. Anywhere youíve sent promotional material " your prospects. Use in your own ezine or as a stand-alone, "Thought youíd be interested" piece

4. Search Google for your field or targeted niche. Inrepparttar 135872 Search Within Results box type "Submit articles," for a list of places receptive to submissions

5. Places that publish any article of yours receive future ones

6. Identify a prolific article writer who speaks to your same market. Search on their name, and submit your material to places where their articles appear

As you routinely send articles, theyíll begin appearing in places besides where you submitted. And it just keeps building... Discover how to maximizerepparttar 135873 power of articles at http://www.promotewitharticles.com Or if you wantrepparttar 135874 rewards withoutrepparttar 135875 effort, let me write and submit your articles for you http://www.promotewitharticles.com/system.html

No more back burner! Start sending out samples of your message, and let them do your selling for you. ©2005, Lynella Grant

--Dr. Lynella Grant Consultant and Author - Promote yourself, business, website, or book with online articles http://www.promotewitharticles.com Free how-to. Or let me write and submit your articles online for you. No learning curves (719)395-9450

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