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unable to upload the file optimize tags.txt from the visibility traffic from godaddy.com (2 posts)
- Started 6 years ago by eloy hernandez
- Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
eloy hernandez Member
Hi Scott, I've been with you for the last 7 years and I'm very pleased with your software. Here's my question:
I am using iWeb 3.0 from iLife 9 . When I did the visibility traffic with godaddy, I get a file called"optimize tags.txt" that is supposed to give me some advantages at the time people hit certain key words when "googling". The iWeb specialist from Macintosh told me that iWeb does not support the way to upload this file. What solution can you come up with?
Thank you for your help. (I'm very sorry that you don't have telephone support anymore).
Scott McGuire Administrator
While we are not familiar with GoDaddy's visibility traffic stuff and the "optimize tags.txt" file, I took a quick look at GoDaddy's help pages.
It looks like you need to edit the HTML code to add the tags to each webpage. The iWeb specialist is correct; you cannot do that with iWeb directly.
Since Fetch isn't a webpage or website editing program - it's role is to upload webpage files you've created with other programs - Fetch can't help you directly with this problem either.
I believe one way you could possible accomplish what you want is to use iWeb's "publish to folder" feature, which will create on your Mac's hard disk a set of webpage files that make up your website. Then you would have to use a text editing program, such as the free TextWrangler from Bare Bones Software, to manually insert the tags into each page, as described in GoDaddy's instructions. (Do not use TextEdit, it will mangle most HTML files when you use it to edit them.) Then you could use Fetch to upload the manually modified pages to your server; you cannot put the edited webpage files back into iWeb, so you have to upload them another way, and Fetch would be a good tool for doing the upload.
However, it's important to realize that every time you make changes to your iWeb page, you would have to re-add the tags manually (because iWeb would overwrite the changes you made when you published the revised webpages to a folder), so this wouldn't be a very good solution, unless you don't think you're going to make changes to your pages very often. Unfortunately, with iWeb, you are mostly limited to only doing the things that iWeb lets you do - doing anything else is usually rather difficult. Sometimes the best solution in those cases is to consider using a different, more flexible program for creating your website.
I hope this helps clarify things some.
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