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Are the BlueVoda Autoresponders fine to use?

davmontrose
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Are the BlueVoda Autoresponders fine to use?

Hi I am a techie but, website creation and marketing are quite far removed from that so I have a couple of questions for the more experienced web builders out there on this if I could, it would be appreciated:
1. I've built my site using Bluevoda and am getting ready in a couple of days to publish and it will be hosted by them, no choice in that matter. I'm planning on using their autoresponders, as they come with the package, and well it would save money instead of signing up with Aweber or whoever. My question about this is, "Do you think their deliverability will be fine for these purposes, I'm hoping so because I would like to just use their responders?"

2. I have a popup that comes up upon opening my index.html page, that does seem to beat the popup blockers, which is a good thing, I made it using Magic Subscriber, in the hopes of gaining optins etc. My question about this is: When I was doing my onpage optimization I was using recommendations from Brad Callen and also a video tutorial by Louis Allport. Now according to Louis, he figures that for my html to be as clean as possible for the engines that I should save the javascript in the code to a different file, and then just have the code point to the file in which the javascript is stored. Now, do you really think this would make that much difference as far as the engines are concerned, their isn't that much code there, it is just the code for the popup as far as I can tell. I'm really hoping I don't have to do this but if it is really important then I will of course? Any comments on this, I'd really appreciate it. Thanx everybody Davin aka The Davinator
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chatyak86
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1. I can't say, I don't know anything about their system or their responders.
2. He probably is referring to an include file done with php.


Adrian,
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markling
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I don't think having your scripts in a different file is going to make a hang of a lot of difference as far as your SEO goes. The obvious benefit that I see is that the scripts will end up cached so it'll speed your page load time up by a fraction.

Maybe once you've got everything else in your pages SEOd to perfection, you might turn your attention to this. But in my opinion there are more important things you should be focussing on.

Incidentally, though, it's not too hard to do. Here's a tutorial from another site:

http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/external.shtml

- Mark
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alvintan
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Hi,

Sorry to jump in so late, but I can understand why its recommended to keep your JS separate. Its popular belief that the faster Search Engines can get to your actual content, the better. So, having loads of JS embedded in your <head> section ~might~ cause the SEs to give up half way and therefore not fully reading your entire site.

I find this tool really helpful:

http://www.webconfs.com/search-engine-spider-simulator.php

Basically it'll simulate what the SEs see. So you find that the higher up you put your relevant keywords, the better. Having other non-important (to SEO at least) info like Javascript will cause your H1 tags to go lower.

This is also the same thinking with using CSS-based design as opposed to table based design. Tables will need a lot more code before it reaches the content, whereas <div> tags get to the point faster and the formatting is all stored in external CSS files.
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markling
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Good point, Alvintan. But I think your ~might~ is pretty important there. It's always good to keep your code as clean as possible... not just for the search engines, but so you can actually come back and modify it later. That said, though, there are more important considerations when working on your SEO, and I don't want you guys to be obsessing over things that aren't so important when you're starting out.

As for tables... they can be bad for your users as well, since some browsers wait until they've been read completely before they get displayed. If you've got a lot of info in tables it can really slow down your page load time. But since they're so easy to do and display reasonably consistently across browsers I think we're stuck with them for a while yet.

Just while we're dissing the tables :)
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Hey davinator, if you can, start with aweber from the beginning. It will save you a lot of headaches.
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