Tip: Enhance your blog and websites. Add your photographs
Open letter from your website.
Open letter from your website.
Hey, I miss you. Where have you been. Don't you love me?
I see some of the other websites in my neighborhod with owners who visit with them frequently. They feed them new great content. Many people crusing the internet come visit to check out the added value on the website that was placed by the site's owners and the valuable content that gives the visitors a reason to keep coming back to the web site.
I don't get any visitors not even from you. The search engines come by frequently and I just shake my head sadly, they shrug and pass me by. I can tell they want to index me but I have nothing for them. Please help me dear site owner. I need some new content from you.
Hey, didn't you go on that trip with your digitial camera. Why don't you share some of your trip with me. I'd love to see the pictures on my pages. It would give me something to brag about to the other web sites. And it wold make me feel so pretty with those colorful photos adorning my pages. I just know that I can help you - just feed me please.
I get jealous when the other sites tell me how many visitors they got today. One of them actually gets a blog post every day from their site owner. I can tell their owner cares for them and is very smart. They always have something new to share on their website. And they always have new people visiting them coming in on the search engines.
Well, that's it for now. I hope you come see me today. I really miss you.
Your web site,
P.S. I have a super duper built in blog that you could use. Wouldn't that be cool? You could come visit me regularly and we could have so much fun. The blog told me that it was very easy to use and would help me get more web visitors. The blog also told me a secret. Your competitors use blogs. That's not good is it? Doesn't that mean they might get more site visitors? The blog also told me that it had something very cool going on next week. I guess that won't matter to me if you don't come visit. Any way bye for now. I'm going to take a nap. Nothing else to do.
NEW ---> Window to the world
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What if your customers could post their comments easily on your website
What if your customers could post their comments easily on your website! What if you wanted to be able to approve the comments before they automatically were displayed on your website? What if you could get this feature added at no cost to your website?
Wait no longer! We have added a new feature, the Levelfield Customer Comment Module, for everyone who has the Levelfield Broadcast Package.
The Levelfield Customer Comment module allows you to feature approved customer comments on your Levelfield site. For the customer, it means they can come to your site and submit a comment and after you approve it then it will appear on the site. For you, this can serve as one more way to communicate and interact with your customers. They can submit a comment and after you approve it you can put it on the site, showing them your appreciation. This new feature will be a part of our Levelfield content boxes and can also appear on a stand-alone page as well. You will have the flexibility to decide exactly where you want your comment box featured on the sit.
What is the Levelfield Broadcast Package?
The package is built around the Private Label Supreme option that removes your website from a frameset, brands each link in the site with your domain name, and makes your website very search engine friendly. Plus we'll upgrade your newsletter so that you can create and save for reuse your newsletter campaigns. And from time to time, you will get certain new features at no cost like the Levelfield Customer Comment Module! Pay once and it keeps on going for you.
If you don't have the Levelfield Broadcast Package, May is a good month to add it. You can get it at no cost with certain upgrades. Or if you prefer you can purchase the Levelfield Broadcast Package for the one time price of only $99. Plus we'll give you an extra month of service. Our regular price is $169. Save at least $140 in May.
Call now Toll Free 866 489-4889 to lock in your savings.
A written word is the choicest of relics
"A written word is the choicest of relics." -Heny David Thorea Google
A picture is worth a thousand words...
What happens when you combine the written word with a picture? '
Click here to find out and to make your own sign.
Added ID to all promo searches in application
The promotion ID has been added to all the promotion searchs available to you when working on your website within the Online Agency (TM) Dashboard. This feature makes it easy for you to find a promotion when a customer mentions a promotion id for something that they were viewing on your website.
Click to See how to use new search feature
FEED FEATURE FRIDAY
We added a new feature to the RSS feed block. You can now open a link in the same window when you use the feed as a block on your own site. This feature makes it cleaner to use your promotion and blog feeds right on your own site to help drive folks into your promotions and your blog contents.
Customer Suggestion Comes to Life!
This week on Tuesday a customer suggested that we add the HTML editor to Blogs.
On Wednesday, we added the html editor to the blog.
Today we are letting you know about it in our blog.
Thank all of you who give us suggestions on how we can make things easier for you. Of course we are not your custom development shop BUT if you have a suggestion we frequently find a way to work it into your Levelfield (TM) / Online Agency (TM) account. Sometimes is fast and sometimes its way slow. But we never forget. Keep your suggestions coming!
BTW if you haven't started a blog - you really should. A certain Levelfield person has a personal blog that has NEVER been submitted to a SEARCH ENGINE and has NO links to the site from ANYWHERE. Further there are no META TAGS or DESCRIPTION.
Yet the site has been indexed.
How can that be?
We think 2 things are going on.
1. Google must tap into a database of domain registrations.
2. the blog is full of unique content (search engine magnet)
New feature added support for Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a lossless bitmap image format if you are interested technically. For most of us its just another graphics format that you may have and can now upload and use with your Levelfield (TM) / Online Agency (TM) account.
Using Templates with your Webmail.
Each Hosted Levelfield (TM) / Online Agency (TM) account comes with email. Did you know that you also have webmail for those times when you are away from the office for an extended period. Or if you are like me for daily use?
Did you know that you can create templates for your webmail to assist you when sending multiple, repetitive emails, like a notification that your website has changed.
These templates can include a signature (if you would not like to use the one that displays on every message) and any other Message text you would like to send repeatedly, or to use multiple signatures for different kinds of recipients (customers, vendors, personal, etc.)
The webmail template feature is included FREE with your account. Make sure you are taking advantage of it. How to Use You Webmail Templates
Upload Many Images at the Same Time!
Now you can upload many images at the same time. If you work a lot with images this will save you time. If you have been avooiding uploading those images from your latest FAM trip or from your last trade show now is the time. Its easier than ever. NO CHARGE to you! Its FREE with your account. Enjoy! Interesting Note: I uploaded the ACTUAL images used in this post with this the bulk upload tool. Log into your account. Click on the site menu item . When the next page loads click on the green upload button. On the next page click on the "bulk image uploader" link. On the next page you'll be prompted to let the uploader load in your browser. Normally this will be the only time you will have to "load" the uploader.
Small Image - Large Image
When you select an image for use on a page, you can now link automatically to a new page that contains a larger version fo the image along with Title and Description. Just click on the image to the left to see how this works.
Levelfield (TM) Blog now has PERMALINK
We made it easier for you or others to reference one of your blog entries by adding a new permalink feature. You can see the permalink on this post - just look for the "link" next to to the date and time.
What is a PERMALINK?
A permalink is a link that will always be good for your blog entry. As you may have noticed the actual blog entry tends to move around. First it shows up in the blog, As time goes by the entry will drop in the blog list until one day it is not visible. At this point the blog entry is grouped with blogs for a given month.
This is good and bad. It's good because you are freed up from lots of maintenance on your website. It's bad because people looking for your blog entry might not be able to find it. That's where permalinks come in. They are a "permanent" link to the entry no matter where the blog post actually ends up.
If you want to read more about PERMALINK click here
We also updated the RSS feed code so that it will have the correct date on it. This makes it work better with various RSS readers.
Did you know that the levelfield.com RSS Feed reader supports RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0?
More Search List formatting options added!
We added 2 new formatting options today. 1. You can change the look for your even and odd rows in the search results.
If you are wondering about the colors use on the example site. You might want to click on Site - Style and check out the Palettes, Font and CSS buttons to see more customization options.
New Search List formatting options added.
We added in new formatting capabilities for the search lists - the Box View. Here's what you need to do if you wish to check out this feature. 1. Log into your Levelfield (TM) / Onlineagency (TM) account. 2. Click on the SITES menu
the system will display a new page 3. Click on the PREFERENCES menu
the system will display the General preferences page The new feature can be found at the very top where you select the preferred view for search results. You can also set the Maximum image size in search results box view. Note: the maximum size will not make the image larger than it is but will allow you to size it up to its actual size.
Note: Column view not available for all search pages. Click to see example While you are looking at the preference page take a look at the other 23 preferences that you might not know about. Rumour has it that the Online Agency (TM) system is the world's most flexible and configurable system for the travel industry. The General preferences pages gives you 25 reasons why this is so. If you are wondering about the colors use on the example site. You might want to click on Site - Style and check out the Palettes, Font and CSS buttons to see more customization options.
What's your preference
If your Chamber of Commerce account, Member Association account, Travel Agency account or Small Business account has the event calendar activated you might want to check out the new set of preferences we've added. Log into your account, click on the SITE menu. When the next page opens where you can click on the PREFERENCE menu option. When the next page page opens you can click on the EVENTS button. Here are the preferences you can set.
- You can set the default search results to show all events or only the current month.
- You can set the search results to show all future events and not just those for the current month
- You can hide past events so that they don't appear in search results
- You can activate the RSS feed for your events
Added RSS feeds for Promotions and Event Calendar
More ways to get the word out. You can now use RSS feeds to syndicate your promotions and event calendars.
Here's a tidbit for you. According to Yahoo, more than 27% of Internet users are using RSS feeds but only 5% know that they are. The good news is that your Levelfield (TM) / Online Agency (TM) website comes equipped so that you can take advantage of this technology when you are ready.
Yahoo RSS White paper
Yahoo RSS White paper Summary
Add categories to your BLOG
While I was working on our Levelfield Broadcast Blog - I realized that I wanted to start categorizing my posts. I started to try this by adding something to the title but this was wonkey. But then I realized that we could just add categories to the blog and be done with it. This is a very powerful organization feature and I'm waiting to see who does magical things with it.
Now you can add CATEGORIES to your blog postings.
Give YOUR VISITORS the ability to browse your unique blogs by CATEGORY.
To see these categories in use look between the title and the content and you'll see the categories. In this case:
blog, Marketing, New Feature, Search Engine, Site Customization
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see the categories list there as well. Each category becomes another page for your site Visitors to read and for Search Engines to find.
If you are using a BLOG on your website let us know. Send us your url even if it's not the one built into your account. Who knows we might post it somewhere for you so you have one more link back to your website.
If you haven't added a blog you should get started right now. The UNIQUE CONTENT that you add when creating a blog is just what the search engines want to see.
My personal blog is now getting search engine hits. What am I doing special - nothing really just writing something every now and then.
Those words you write today might be the best investment you can make of your time if they happen to pull in a big new customer. Given that the number one problem for all businesses, large or small, is to find that next new customer, don't you owe it to yourself to add some new content today?
Site Look and Feel - New Display Preference
We added a new display preferences for the info box for Cruise Ship Detail pages. This display option is particularly useful for those Ships with dozens of itineraries. You can put the info box before the itineraries so that it is easier to see.
You can find this preference when you log by clicking on Site and the Preferences. Look for the Section called Display toward the bottom of the page.
New Package - Levelfield Broadcast Option regularly $169.00
This great new package combines several important features into one affordable bundle and it is yours for as long as you have an Online Agency account. Great news If you have Private Label Supreme you will get this package for free. Just check your dashboard to see if you have a link that reads: Generate Google sitemap. If you don't have Private Label Supreme find out how you can get it along with these exciting new options. The package is built around the Private Label Supreme option that removes your website from a frameset, brands each link in the site with your domain name, and makes your website very search engine friendly. Along with this we will include the Google Sitemap creator which allows you to create and submit a site map of your website to Google and then to easily update the sitemap as you change your pages. Plus we'll upgrade your newsletter so that you can create and save for reuse your newsletter campaigns. Broadcast Your Brand 1. Allows you to brand each link in your website with your domain name. Removes your domain from a frameset making it easier for Search engines to crawl your branded website. Broadcast your content 2. Make your site more search engine friendly. 3. Option to submit your site map to Google (requires a Google account). Indexes only the pages that you have created or versions that you have made. Doesn't index the Online Agency content. 4. Ability to create Really Simple Syndication feeds for submission of you blog to directories and to other websites. 5. Ability to create RSS feeds for your promotions. (Some say that RSS will eventually replace email marketing.) Broadcast your message 5. Email Newsletter enhancement that allows you to create and save your newsletter campaigns. Plus you'll be able to send more than one newsletter. Important Note: We can't and don't guarantee any search engine results after all the search engines themselves don't guarantee inclusion. Here's what google has to say on site submission: "We add and update new sites to our index each time we crawl the web, and we invite you to submit your URL here. We do not add all submitted URLs to our index, and we cannot make any predictions or guarantees about when or if they will appear." All major search engines say something similiar. For example, Yahoo charges a $300 fee for consideration of your website for inclusion into their directory with no guarantee of anything other than they will process your request. Given this caveat, the trend that we see is that sites with the Private Label Supreme option usually have better results with the search engines than those without. The private label suprememe option makes it easier for Google, Yahoo, and MSN to index the pages that you create. Recently, I've been working with one travel agency who didn't have the Private Label Supreme option. She added it to her account and now Google has indexed her 443 pages from here website. Remember you are the crucial element to your success. you can't buy success but you can build success. Create a plan and then work your plan. The Levelfield Broadcast Option will help but only if you work your plan. If you are interested in getting this add on option. Call Louie or Jason in our sales department today - Toll Free 866 489-4889 to get our introductory special for the Levelfield Broadcast Option of $129.00. Hurry the introductory price ends on October 31, 2005.
We are consolidating all our annoucements into the Levelfield Broadcast Blog. Here's a list of features that we added to the webmail services in September. If you don't see these features you may not be using the new system. Contact support for more information. Check out the various options that are available to you now by clicking on the OPTIONS link at the top of the page once you log in to webmail. Pick where you save "sent" messages. Useful if you need to keep track of mail sent by customer. Forward or reply from the list of emails. Pick links, icons, links and icons, or buttons for the menu items at the top of the screen. Select two items from the list, click "select range", and all items between the two become selected. This is useful if you want to delete or modify message status of a bunch of messages quickly. You can also change your select range preferences to support selecting "multiple ranges". For example, you select message one, then message five, then click "select range". You select message eight and message twelve, then click "select range". You now have messages 1-5 *and* 8-12 selected. Enabled shift-clicking. Keep track of dates using the Calendar feature to the webmail with month view and day view. Events can be created, deleted and updated. You can also place a small calendar in the folder area. See Options for settings. Address book Import-Export Import address books from a CSV (comma separated values) file. Located at the bottom of the "Addresses" section. Auto Login: Ability to log in without retyping email address and password. DO NOT USE IN PUBLIC SETTING. Bounce: Resend an email preserving the headers. Email Sent Confirmation: Provides a variety of ways to see tha email has been sent plus a new feature to add addressee to address book. Enhanced Composition: Streamlined tab sequence when writing emails. Show Headers: Ability to show custom headers Add Address: Add the From Address to your address book, via a small link next to the From Address. Auto Completion: Automatically fill in nickname/email address while filling in your To/Cc/Bcc fields. Bookmarks: Keep track of your important Internet links. HTML Editor: Send colorful emails. Quick Save:Saves a copy of your message just in case you leave the compose form by accident. Message Highlighting: Based upon given criteria, incoming messages can have different background colors in the message list. This helps to easily distinguish who the messages are from, especially for mailing lists. New Mail Notifications: Configure settings for playing sounds and/or showing popup windows when new mail arrives. Notes: Create notes, for easy reminders or quick saving of information for future use. Preview Pane: Use a third frame below the message list for viewing message bodies Random Signature Taglines: Append a randomly selected tagline to the user's signature. Spelling Check: Cannt spel? No problem. Templates: Create text templates to quickly add to your emails Weather: How cold? how hot? Rain or Shine? Support: Send a note to the Online Agency support team. And much more:
Built in support for Google SiteMap beta program
Google has introduced a new program called Google Sitemaps. Levelfield has added built in support for this new program. Only Levelfield customers who have the Supreme Private Label program will be able to use the Levelfield site map creation tool. The pages that the Levelfield system can submit will be limited to the pages that you actually have created. The sitemap will not include the Levelfield content. Our goal is to encourage you to create "unique content" for your website.
In order to use this new system. You need to create an account with Google. Create new Google Account
Once you have the account you'll need to log into your Online Agency account. Click on Google Site Map link on the dashboard.
Once you have created the sitemap you will need to submit the sitemap to Google when you log into your Google account.
As with all search engines, Google states that they cannot make any predictions or guarantees about when or IF your urls will be crawled and added to the index. Remember that it is not technology that will make the difference for your business it is YOU.
Web Goobly goo - Blog RSS Promotion RSS XML
We have added in a few new feature that may help you spread the word about your website. We've had blogging capability built into your website for some time. It's a an easy way to add content to your website.
Now we have added in the ability to easily syndicate your blog. [examplelink]. The technology behind the syndication is called RSS. As time allows we'll extend this capaiblity to your promotions, product catalogs and so on.
The feature is available free to anyone who has the Private Label Supreme option for your Online Agency account or anyone who has an Levelfield Small Business account.
What's in that Box!
We've enhanced the content BOX. You know that green thing tha shows up on your pages while you are editing your website.
The plan behind the madness it to make it easier and easier for you to customize your webpages and website by offering you more features.
Here's two that you might not know about. You can now create a content rotator or a slide show. And the cool thing is that you can mix images, text, html, and even flash into the content rotator or slide show.
Built in Slide Show
Built in Content rotator
New Travel Images added to the image library
Released Time Zone Widget
We released the first draft of the time zone widget. You can get one for your site by using the TIME ZONE Extra that will be released this week.
Check it out
Released Levelfield Box and Blocks
Today, we released the first full version of Levelfield's Content Box and Blocks. Content Box and Blocks makes it possible for you to add Titles, subtitle, paragraphs, images, extras, and other types of content as it is made available. And you'll have a much better ability to fine tune the look and feel of any page.
This is a big step away from having fixed templates for your custom pages. Additionally you can now override your site's style sheet for specific blocks of text or images. You'll be able to add borders, set background colors, background images and other properties for your blocks of text.
We recommend creating a test page in your account and playing with these new features to see what they can do.
Internally, the Content Box and Blocks are making it easier for us to maintain our own website plus the customized sites that we build.
I did notice that we didn't add the new style formatting to the BLOG. I'll have to find out why!
Use the comment form to the leftto let us know what you think.
What is this?
Welcome to our Levelfield Travel Agency Log. This is the Levelfield version of a BLOG or weBLOG. This coming month we will be activating this new feature and others on your website. (no charge)
A blog contains dated entries in chronological order starting with the most recent. They are a very popular way of posting tidbits of information.
Do a google search for blog and you'll see more than 181,000,000 references for blog.
What do people use blogs for? They use them for everything from political commentary to keeping track of Disney movies. We plan on using this one as a way to introduce you to new features, content, and suppliers as we make them available to the Online Agency system.
Book mark this page and check back regularly.
The world is full of color and now so are our maps. We've added 4 sets of maps themed in blue, green, yellow, gray and the old standbye.
As time progresses we'll also be adding maps further down. Next, we will revamp the USA map to include all states, red or blue, landlocked or not.
So if you have a suggestion for a new map use the form to the left to submit a suggestion.
Please note that you should not submit support requests via this form. They will not be answered.
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