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1:If you publish a page about puppy adoption, how could you help make sure that the page can be found by people who enter puppy, dog, and/or adoption at all the major Internet search sites?
A1: First, make sure puppy, dog, and adoption all occur frequently on your main page (as they probably already do), and title your page something like Puppy Dog Adoption. While you're at it, put the following <meta /> tags in the <head> portion of the page:
<meta name="description"
content="dog adoption information and services" />
<meta name="keywords" content="puppy, dog, adoption" />

Finally, put your page online and go to yahoo.com, hotbot.com, altavista.com, lycos.com, excite.com, and go.com to fill out each of their page submission forms.

2:Suppose that you recently moved a page from http://mysite.com/oldplace/thepage.htm to http://mysite.com/newplace/thepage.htm, but you're not quite sure if you're going to keep it there yet. How would you automatically send people who try the old address to the new address, without any message telling them there was a change?
A2: Put the following page at http://mysite.com/oldplace/thepage.htm:
<html><head><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;

To accommodate people using older browsers that don't support <meta>, it would be a good idea to also include the following just before the </html> tag:

<body><a href="http://mysite.com/newplace/thepage.htm">
Click here to get the page you're after.</a></body>

3:What are three ways to make sure that people who save one of your pages on their hard drive can find your site online from it, even if they forget to add it to their Bookmarks or Favorites list?
  1. Include a link to the site, using the full Internet address, on every page. Here is an example:

    The address of this page is:
    <a href="http://mysite.com/home.htm">
  2. Use the full Internet addresses in all links between your pages. Here is an example:

    This is my home page. From here you can
    <a href="http://mysite.com/personal.htm">
    find out about my exciting personal life</a>, or
    <a href="http://mysite.com/work.htm">
    find out about my boring work life</a>.
  3. Use the <base /> tag to specify the full Internet address of a page. Here is an example:

    <head><base href="http://mysite.com/home.htm" />
    <title>My Home Page</title></head>


  • Can you think of some fun and useful ways to employ automatically changing pages (with the <meta http-equiv="refresh"> tag)? I bet you can.

  • Now that you've made it through all the HTML tutorials in this book, you probably have some fantastic Web pages online. Get on over to those search sites and let the world know that you exist!



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