this type of tag is frowned upon by many search engines because the code has been abused to spam search engines.From HTMLHelp.com:
<META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="10; URL=http://www.htmlhelp.com/">
tells the browser to load http://www.htmlhelp.com/ 10 seconds after the current document has finished loading. Not all browsers support this, so authors should provide an alternate means of moving to the new page where necessary. The Refresh header is sometimes used for "splash screens" or when a page has moved, but the technique is not very effective since users may not even be looking at the window that is to be refreshed and since it messes up the user's history on many browsers. Some search engines penalize pages that use a Refresh of a few seconds or less.
Next time make a new thread for your question. Alright, first off, did you build your site and upload to tripod, or use their free sitebuilder? If you built it yourself, then it should be easy. All you gotta do is get another host, such as www.150m.com, and put your site there. Delete the site on tripod, and make a page that says "THIS SITE HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO http://yoururl.com/", that way people still go to your site, but you dont have to deal with tripod. Same prob for me, except mine was built with sitebuilder. What i had to do was, since i had recently learned html, write a whole new site to upload somewhere else.jelleym said:Sorry if I'm reviving this thread belatedly, but I can't find the answer to this:
A few years back, I decided to use Tripod free hosting, because it was recommended on Draac. At the time, I found it satisfactory, but subsequently, they've been degenerating from bad to worser to evil - insofar as, not only banners, but then tailers, popups, and now, AARGH! a sidebar framed on the left - coupled with the tailer now superimposing on the site's content itself! Seems like a ploy to deliberately chase away their free clients.
My site gets alot of visitors (45,000 since Feb 2002) but I'm positive they get turned off by that intrusive barrage.
Thing is, I want to keep the present site and wording as is (due to both the keywords, as well as some free tools which are intertwined with the site's URL). But, even disregarding the popup issue, the site's content also requires editing & updating, which might as well display in a newer, more-concise site.
So all I'm wondering, is:
(1) whether there's any tool which would allow me to prominently display a message to visitors, advising them to click for "ad-free update of this site", yet simultaneously keep within Tripod's and search engines' rules, to avoid the risk of deletion.
(2) why search engines never had a policy of offering people a password for their indexed sites, so that people could thereby easily switch to new hosts without forfeiting their status on the indexed queue. Doesn't this cause amateurs to sorta remain prisoners of so-called benign hosts who turn malignant?
Just as an aside, the site isn't a frivolous one. If it were, I wouldn't be as frustrated.
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