Page Names

I am wanting to alter the page names eg page3.html to flutes.html so that they are more search engine friendly. Is this possible and if so how will the program recognise the changes.

Also how can I add an additional hand coded page

Inserting code after header in home page

Hi I need to insert code after the header tag in my home page in order to verify my site to tradedoubler.com

Can you explain how to do this please

RE: Inserting code after header in home page

To add your own custom code to the pages. see the following page:
Adding Your Own HTML or Scripting Code

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

product description formating

I seem unable to get an kind of formating (parapgrahs, new lines, bold) in the product description area. I pasted a formated block of text into the product ad description but it is now just one long string of text
How can I format it?
Thanks

RE: product description formating

You need to format the text using HTML. An ordinary copy and paste into a cell won't do anything.

If you want the text to be formatted, then you need to know a little HTML.

If you look at one of the item descriptions in the demo, you will see that it utilized HTML.

For example, in the first demo item, the item description is formatted as follows:

<b>Description:</b><br>Introducing the next generation of UltraPro&#8482; Series Flat Panel LCDs from ABCO. ABCO 15" 15TTFB Black Flat Panel LCD Monitor.<br><br>The ABCO UltraPro&#8482; offers bright crisp color resolutions and distortion free images with a fast refresh rate.<br><br>Compliant Standards - UL, CSA, DHHS, FCC-B, MPR-II, NUTEK, ISO 9241, EPA Energy Star<br><br><b>Specifications:</b><br>&#8226; Model #15TTFB<br>&#8226; Native Resolution: 1024 x 768<br>&#8226; 0.24mm Pixel Pitch horizontal<br>&#8226; 0.14mm Pixel Pitch vertical<br>&#8226; 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty


which yeilds the following:


Description:
Introducing the next generation of UltraPro™ Series Flat Panel LCDs from ABCO. ABCO 15" 15TTFB Black Flat Panel LCD Monitor.

The ABCO UltraPro™ offers bright crisp color resolutions and distortion free images with a fast refresh rate.

Compliant Standards - UL, CSA, DHHS, FCC-B, MPR-II, NUTEK, ISO 9241, EPA Energy Star

Specifications:
• Model #15TTFB
• Native Resolution: 1024 x 768
• 0.24mm Pixel Pitch horizontal
• 0.14mm Pixel Pitch vertical
• 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty.

If you look on the Product Design sheet, next to the Item Description field, you will see a little utility button that looks like a protractor . You can use this utility to help you format the item description in HTML.

If you already know HTML, then you can format the text manually within the item description cells on the Database sheet

Hope this helps,


Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

Unfortunately the tool

Unfortunately the tool doesn't allow to cut and paste from the item description already entered in the description area

RE: Unfortunately the tool

The utility tool was designed to create a "new" Item Description.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

Page rank & duplicate content

When I originally used the software I noticed that some of my pages weren't being ranked in the search engines.

If your pages have more than 70% identical content then they may be penalised for duplicate content and if so probably won't be ranked.

If you are using NON-framed sites then you need to be especially careful because that header and navigation menu which are present on every page are classed as identical/duplicate content. So the PRODUCTS descriptions on each page must include enough content to account for over 30% of the total page content

Example: if the header/navagation area has 100 chars and you only have 2 products on the page then the combined product descriptions(inc titles) must add up to at least 30 chars.

I added more content to my product descritions a few months ago and I now have PR 1 and 2 for most pages, which seems to confirm my point

You can check the percentage of similarity between each of your webpages using the free tool below
http://www.webconfs.com/similar-page-checker.php

I hope this is helpful to someone.

Phil

'No follow' internal links

I am getting PR 2 for some of my product pages but the home page is still PR zero

Is it possible to give us the option of setting 'NO FOLLOW' internal links from the header to the support pages, as at the moment they drain link ranking from the home page and I am not bothered about the support pages ranking in the search engines at all. Hope the question is clear

Phil

RE: 'No follow' internal links

There is a built-in META tag utility within the program that you can use to apply META tags to all pages within the published site.

To add your own custom META tags to just the Product Ad or Support pages, use the Additional Code Utility.

Refer to the following page:
Adding Your Own HTML or Scripting Code

PS. You keep posting different topics to this page over and over again. If the topic is new, then create a new forum topic specific to the question you are asking. This way I can easily determine if a new topic exist.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

as above

Just wondering if you have answer for this one yet. Thanks

Problem with page names when add a new category

I want to edit and add a new catergory. Unfortunately as the program insists on putting them in alphabetical order the pages names eg 002.html etc are now different (renumbered)
Since my existing pages already have links from other sites and have been indexed by search engines this presents a bit of a problem

Hoping you have a solution

Phil

RE: Problem with page names when add a new category

As you can see, I moved your post off the "Unable to find my registration code" page and placed it here on this page which is actually relevant to your post / comment. This page here happens to be the same page you initially created in the past asking basically the same question.

If I can find a workaround for this particular issue, I will post it here.

When you post to this website, do not just post on any page, or on any page that you created in the past unless your topic is relevant to the current page's topic. The topics are supposed to be organized so that other users with similar issues can find possible solutions.

When you want to create a post, first search the forums for a topic that is similar to yours. If one does not exist, then create a new forum topic relevant to your issue.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

sorry

OK sorry about that

Solution: Problem with page names when add a new category

Phil:

I spent over 20 hours revising the program to do what you need. This should solve your issue.

Product Ad HTML Page File Naming Convention
The user now has the option to control the publishing output of the Product Ad HTML page file names. You can choose either to use the sequential page numbering file name convention such as page_xxx.html or choose the main category / sub category file name convention as in main_category_sub_category.html.

More information: XLEcom Version 4.4

Hope you like it,

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

new page names - better search engine ranking

I now seem to be getting a lot better search engine rankings with the category page names in the new version. Thanks very much for all your hard work!

Cool, Thanks

I am glad it's working good for you.

You may also want to try out the new version 5.0 just released.

Thanks,

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

adding pages

How would I add my own pages. Can I just use a href link to my new page url

Thanks

RE: adding pages

Add your own pages to the site by placing them in the html folder (see below) and then add the page links to the top or left navigation menus by hand. Use an ASCII text editor such as Windows' Notepad to add the new page links. Remember to use the same relative file paths in the links as the ones generated by the XLEcom program.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

New pages

Thanks
Can I also link using an href from within additional source section?

RE: New pages

I assume you meant using the "Additional Code" utility. Yes, you can create the link using the "Additional Code" utility.

See the following page for tips on creating your links. This page should provide you with similar information related to your topic.

Creating Multiple Independent Web Stores

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

RE Page Names

Answer 1:
You cannot change the names of the pages for the Product Ads within the program. The program automatically creates the names sequentially in the number format of page_001.html to page_xxx.html. You can however change the page names of the Support pages. The titles of these pages are used as the page names.

See the following topic for additional information:
Creating Product Ad Pages

Answer 2:
You can add your own pages, but this will have to done manually or through some other means.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer