in what type of page can I insert a standalone slideshow (Photopresenter) so it will run automatically?
Good question, I'm looking for the same here!
S 2 have a built in jquery they mentioned, but I don't know
how the thing works... It's called jquery slide show, SEO friendly.
An animated GIF file may work for your purposes if you simply want to present a series of picture one after the other with no fancy animations or transition effects. Something than can start when a visitor lands on a page.
I use Stone Design GIFFun. It's basic and free but you can set the timing for each image in the show.
Last edited by maria-h (May 16, 2011 4:47 pm)
Thanks for the Idea, looks like it could work for me, but when I try to download it, I get this message:
The Stone Design download is TAR file. Apple's archiver unzips it but doesn't result in a useful and installable DMG as you found out, J-A.
Here's the link to the DMG version that is installable. It does run on Snow Leopard.
Last edited by maria-h (May 16, 2011 7:08 pm)
no luck, mounting failed again.. I had the same problem with a plugins download a couple
of days ago, they had to send me a zip file via e-mail... Don't know why it doesn't work..
Question for Maria-H,
In your opinion, how SEO friendly Stone design is? I am aware that flash animation is a no no for crawlers like Google, they can't
read flash. My website returns good in google search for keywords, so I don't want to destroy all the SEO effort that I did over the
Not knowing where you would put the GIF either as a banner or elsewhere on the page, I think the best way to judge what, if any, hit a site change will have on SEO rankings is to see the re-designed page as the site spiders would. Use a text browser like Lynx to see what a spider would "pick" up.
Here's a service that let's you see your URL as a Google spider would. Chooose the Simple option. You should be able to see what meta descriptions and alternate text you may have on the page. As long as it's not a singular Flash/animation splash intro page, there should be text enough for the spiders to crawl through.
Sandvox has proven itself a winner in terms of SEO-friendliness for many users. Make sure your meta descriptions are filled in on every Sandvox page, have alternate text for non-text elements like animations and images and submit a site map to Google.
If you want to go the data route, may I suggest that you make the change and see what your bounce rate is in Google Analytics. Compare the results to pre-design statistics.
If you post a general question about Flash/animation and/or SEO, the more knowledgeable Sandvox veterans may chime in.