Are your website images working?

BrokenImageYou may have the most beautiful images on your website, but do you know if the search engines like them too?  Search engines look to the attributes of the images in order to understand what they are there for.  Having the right information on each image, will help the search engines to properly index your website, and, therefore, help you to rank higher in search results.  Below are a few things to double-check in regards to your images:

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Release Notes for Version 4.0

cv4_update2Today we released the latest version of our software, version 4.0. So we thought we would share with you the release notes and introduce some of the exciting new features that we have added. The three features we are highlighting in this post are rotating pictures, sliding blocks and the join my mailing list widget. All are available today. Below are descriptions of all three of these features.

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The Technical Side of ConnectedView Email Templates

Email_Diagram1Do you like building your own HTML email templates in a third party’s software like Dreamweaver or Notepad Plus Plus?

Or maybe your business just has an old email template that was created by an independent designer.

If so, you may have noticed that when you upload those templates into ConnectedView, some of the great functionality inside our HTML editor doesn’t always work the way it should. For example, our HTML editor allows you to reorganize your email template’s layout by dragging and dropping the individual layout blocks.  For this functionality to work, certain ID tags need to be included in the templates to help our editor recognize the different parts. So we figured we would take the time to share with you how we construct our template so that with a couple tweaks you can get the best experience with our software and your templates.

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Employee Pick – How one Wrinkly Face Changed my Life

haloPosted by Heather

Dogs have been a part of my life since I can remember. I grew up with quite an assortment – Collies, Great Danes, Pugs, and Keeshonds. I took naps on the Great Danes’ bellies as a toddler, witnessed both birth and death for the first time in grade school and had my first experience with a rescue dog in high school. As an adult, my brother & I rescued a big, goofy, Rottie/Rhodesian Ridgeback/Mastiff/Chocolate Lab that was a stray in Vermont named Hooch. When I bought my first house, I rescued Deuce, who is a Catahoula Leopard/Pitbull mix. He was in Pennsylvania and had to find a new home when his owner was diagnosed with cancer. Then came Zoe. She’s also a Pitbull mix who was rescued as a former bait dog in Hartford, Connecticut. You would think that I would have realized by then that maybe I had a soft-spot for rescue dogs.

But it wasn’t until rescue dog number #5 that I figured out just how important rescue dogs were to me. Halo made it crystal clear.

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An Opened Newsletter doesn’t Necessarily Mean a Read Newsletter

Web_Survey2Do you spend time each week, month or quarter putting together a newsletter to share with your customers?  If you put the time and effort into a newsletter, you want to make sure that it’s being read and, more importantly, that it’s encouraging your customers to take action. General statistics will show you who opened it and who clicked on what links, but, unless you are sitting next to them, it’s really hard to tell if they actually read any part of it, let alone the whole thing.  Just because they opened it, doesn’t mean they read it. Why not spend some time this summer asking your audience for some feedback?

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Looking for a fresh, new template? Look no further – introducing 50 new email templates!

Summer Templates

Our designers have been hard at work and we’re excited to announce that they’ve come up with 50 new templates.  From invitations to thank you messages to seasonal and holiday designs, we’ve got you covered.  If you have a ConnectedView account, you can access them immediately in the template library.  Want to know which ones are new?  Simply do a search for “Summer 2013” and we’ll show you all 50.

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Are the links on your website working for you?

Internet Website Computer LaptopEvery website has links, but do you know if the ones on your pages are working correctly?  Not only do you have to make sure that they bring your visitor to the right place, you need to make sure that they are correct from a technical point-of-view too.  Search engines look at all kinds of things in order to rank your page in search results – making sure they like your links is an important aspect of optimizing your website.  Below are a few things to double-check in regards to your links:

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