Web Source Web Design Tips - Using META Tags for Search Engine IndexingWritten by Shelley Lowery
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Try not to repeat your META keywords more than three times. To cover many different ways your potential visitor may type in their search terms, type your META keywords in a few different styles.
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TALKINGSITES WEB SITE AUDIOWritten by Dane Scott
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support information, etc. It eliminates clutter. You may have more to say than you can justify displaying onscreen. By letting people click on certain points for more details, you keep clutter down, while making your expanded points in a more compelling way. It leverages existing resources. If you have radio ads already produced up, get double duty out of them! There are effective ways to put those right on your site. It encourages return visits. Sites which visitors find more interesting are ones that get bookmarked and revisited. Web audio combined with a regular refreshing of your visual content is a way to keep 'em coming back for more. What to do? First, it's important to understand that web audio is best supplied in liquid form. It's what they call "streaming audio." The explanation is simple. Generally, when we download a file from a web site, we must wait for all of it to arrive before we can use it. In that sense, it's rather like a solid block. "Streaming audio," on other hand, trickles to you across Internet as you are listening to it. You don't have to wait for it to download. That makes it a quick, practical way to deliver audio over Internet. The last thing you want to force your visitors to have to do is visit a web site somewhere to download an obscure audio player plug-in before they can begin accessing sound on your site, so I generally recommend Real Audio, which is format most widely playable by web browsers currently in use. This will sound self-serving, but I am convinced best way to add audio to your web site is to have someone do it professionally. Just as a company would be mistaken to hire an inexperienced person to design their web site itself, or to lay out a sales brochure, it's equally unwise to attempt to add audio to your own site. There are issues of equipment, acoustics, equalization, encoding, and integration which are far better left to someone who has skill and experience to do it right. My advice is to check around, listen carefully to quality of what each service offers, and consider their degree of experience and expertise. Adding audio to your company's web site lets you stand out from crowd and get noticed. Unlike all the white-faced, arm-waving, silent clowns on Internet, your company's audio-rich web site demonstrates to world that you have something to say and you know how to say it.
Dane Scott is a 23 year veteran voice-over announcer who has recorded TV and radio voice work around the world. He operates a professional production facility where he creates audio for the internet industry. To contact Dane: email@example.com To check out "talkingsites.com" www.talkingsites.com