Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Look at the page source. The most important information should be between the title tags. It's the first place the search engines look.
FTP is file transfer protocol and it's how you transfer a web page to your computer to edit it and transfer the changed page back.
I'll bet they have the title tag with their name locked so you can't take it out.
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Thanks Larry, guess I will have to call vista print.......M
Larry Berman said:
I found this thread so I thought I'd make a comment ~
Search Engines cannot read images - just text & code. So for instance in your home page content there is no mention of your name that seach engines can read. Be sure to add some content that mentions your name, and your location and what you do on all your pages. This will be helpful.
Are you wanting people to find you who are searching for Jewelry in Durham, NC? If so then make sure that you have your jewelry keywords plus your city, State on your pages & also in your page title tag.
I hope this is helpful. I'm not sure how much you can optimize your vista print website for search engines, but having content on your pages will help.
~ Good luck!
Good for you, Michele! All artists should have websites, if only to show one piece of work and their show schedule so your fans can find you at the art fairs.
If you visit, http://www.scottfox.com/blog_index.html, and scroll down in the middle there is a quick video that hits on a lot of important points that should be helpful to you as you develop your site, "Your Six Worst Website Designs Mistakes." (This is my son's site, and honestly he has taught me everything I know about web design, that has contributed to my exceedingly well crawled websites, that get excellent google rankings.
An "alt tag" will only give you text when you mouse over the image -- it won't add a caption. But there may be a way in the Vista Print editor to add caption and description text. It is a good idea to have text in your alt tags though, as that also helps the crawlers index your content.
Basically, the more relevant text you have in your pages, the easier it is for search engines to understand what your site is about. Crawlers don't get pictures, they only get words. To pare it down to basics :-)
Yes you can use alt tags for your images - and by the way your jewelry is beautiful!