Food for Thought: How to add a Bookmark Link to your website.
Adding a Bookmark link to your website allows your users to save your web page for future reference. Who doesn't want people to come back to their website, right? A lot of the time when online visitors are browsing websites, they don't always remember to save the address in the bookmarks list. Then one day when they decide to go back, they can't find it because they've forgotten the website address, or cleared their browsing history. Remind your online visitors to bookmark your site, and provide them an easy way to do it!
There are a number of websites that provide the html or java script, if you search for 'bookmark website script', you'll get a variety of website listings. I'll just share the one that I used for the bookmark link on the Education site, and Provide the steps I took to create it.
Choose weather you want your bookmark link to be an image, or plain text.
If you decide to use an image, you have to provide URL for the image. If you don't have one, here's how you can get a URL for your image:
Login to your Online Office.
From the Website Jump To menu, select edit.
Click the Add a New Page link.
Title the page and select Content Page as the Page Type.
When the screen refreshes, check the radio button next to hidden at the top of the page.
Click on Add Content in the Center Column.
Choose Add to Page beside Custom Content.
Choose a title and click Next.
Within the Content Editor, select the Insert Image icon from the tool bar.
Browse your computer for the image of your choice.
Click OK to the 'successful upload notification'.
Within the Photo Properties screen, you will see a URL. (You will need to copy this URL.)
Click OK again.
Type the URL of your Home Page in the given field, then name the website, or the page you would like online visitors to bookmark. (e.x.: Home Page)
If you are creating a Text bookmark link, type in how you want the link to appear. (e.x.: Bookmark this site) If you are using an image, do not do this.
If you are using an image, paste the URL of the image into the given field. Specify the width and Height of the image.
For a Text bookmark link, choose the font options.
Click Generate and Html Basix will generate the Java Script that you will need to place on your website.
How to add the Java Script to your Website:
Login to your Online Office, and access the edit mode using the Website Jump To menu.
Choose the page in which you would like the bookmark link to be placed.
Click Add Content from the left, center, or right column.
Click Add to Page beside Advanced Content.
Leave the title of the module blank, and opt to not have a horizontal header line, click Next.
Paste the Java Script within the Advanced Content editor.
Click OK to finish.
If you have chosen to use an Image as your Bookmark link, and would like to add roll over text to the image, copy the following alt tag:
*Adding roll over text to your image means that when you position your cursor over the image, a text box appears with a description of what the image/link is.
alt="Click Here to Bookmark this Website!" (Keep in mind, you can change the roll over text to say whatever you want, just replace 'Click here to Bookmark this Website' with your own content.)
<img height="91" alt="Click Here to Bookmark this Website!" width="220" border="0" src="http://media.point2.com/p2a/htmltext/264d/4736/e611/a1eb01c9ab11fd70b044/original.jpg" />
Remember to always click the OK or Save buttons to ensure that your work is not lost!
To wrap things up I just wanted to mention that the more people who bookmark your site, the better your website will do in Search Engine Placement.
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~The Point2 Agent Education Team