Great Gateway Generator (GGG) - Search Engine Positioning - SE Positioning

Template Editor

Purpose

This feature is provided in the SP and eMarketer Versions of GGG, for those webmasters who need complete customization of the gateway pages. In this way, the gateway pages closely resemble the main website pages. Experts SEOs can add the special features that improve rankings, according to them.

While the Freeware and Webmaster versions allow customizing by Template file edition, the Template Editor offers a better interphase for template customization. It makes easier to add HTML commands or any scripts in any part of the web pages, and alternate the GGG commands that allow insertion of links, content boxes, images, Flash files, keywords or other elements.

In the GGG versions that include Template Editor, some option boxes appear in gray and are disabled. Those boxes are replaced by the much more powerful Template Editor.


Use

Templates accept standard HTML commands (either selected from the Insert Menu or typed) or GGG specific elements (always selected from the Insert menu).

When the Template Editor first loads, it uses the templates listed in the .dat configuration step. It looks like this:

Early versions Previous versions Current version 0 Current version 1 Current default templates

10.a = 
10.b = 
10.c = 
10.d = 
10.e = 

template0.htm
template1.htm
template2.htm
template3.htm
template3.htm

TempFirst_0.htm
TempSec_0.htm
TempRand_0.htm
TempId_0.htm
TempSite_0.htm
first_0.html
sec_0.html
rand_0.html
id_0.html
site_0.html
first_1.html
sec_1.html
rand_1.html
id_1.html
site_1.html

first_Default_.html
sec_Default_.html
rand_Default_.html
id_Default.html
site_Default_.html

The user can design his own templates, using elements from his site: heading, background, images, text.

When you want fixed elements, like a heading, images or a .css file, use absolute URLs. The images that will have variable names and ALT metatags should be extracted from the main website and located in the IMAGES directory under Program Files/Great Gateway Generator. The images that come with the installation package can be deleted.

Usually we do not spend time improving the design. The SE spiders are blind to design and just focus on targeted keywords in relevant places. Once the gateway pages are well ranked, their aspect can be improved. The good ranking will not be lost, unless you change the filename or the title.

Javascript redirection is now being discouraged by Google.


Menus

File Menu

Templates can be created, saved and opened. The distribution templates hare called either: 

Template Name Template Function

first_1.html

1st level page

sec_1.html

2nd level page

rand_1.html

random page

id_1.html

index for the Random Page Indexes

site_1.html

sitemap 

The default linking structure is as defined in http://www.gatewaygenerator.com/gatewaystructure.htm

We periodically test new templates and incorporate to the distribution files.We also publish them in the Positioning Experiments page.


Page menu

Allows selection of the 5 page types that accept templates: First level, Second level, Random, Random Page Indexes and the Sitemap.

You can customize your gateway pages, editing one or several templates.

All the markers provided in the templates are needed to avoid orphan pages. Extra markers can be added for more interlinked networks.


Insert Menu

Inserts standard HTML commands or GGG specific elements into any template.

Elements that can be Inserted in a template:

 

GGG Element Name
What it does
Must go in page:
Can go in page:
Can not go in page:
Link to First level page Links randomly to some 1st level pages (when Keyword-Specific Directories is Off) or to all of them (when Keyword-Specific Directories is On). In both cases, if you are using a Plain Text Phrase file defined in Step 1, the links are alternated with different phrases. If not, phrases are extracted from the .dat file.
sitemap.htm
Any
Link to Second level page If placed in a 1st level page, links to daughters. In a 2nd level page, links to sister pages and herself. It does not work in other page types.
1st level page
2nd level page
Random, index, sitemap.htm
Link to Mother Links to its mother 1st level page. This feature transfers weight (ranking strength) from the daughter pages to the mother.
2nd level page
1st level page, Random, index, sitemap.htm
LinkToOtherRandom

Links to all the Random Pages Indexes (index.html) in every Step 4-defined host.

sitemap
1st level, 2nd level, random , index
Link to Random page

Links to all the Random pages in the same host.

Random Page Indexes
1st level, 2nd level, random, sitemap.htm
Insert HEAD/MetaTags Inserts the heading with the metatags, according to the data entered in Step 1. Do not erase this element. If you want to add something to it, use the Step 5-3, Edit Metatag. 
All
Link to Sitemap Links to sitemap.htm
Any
Insert Content Box Inserts one of the content boxes defined in Step 3.  
Any
LinkToGoogle Some say that linking to Google is rewarded in rankings
Any
Link to Keyword Links to the keyword for the 1st level page, or the subkeyword for the 2nd level page, or to the combined keyword-subkeyword for the random page.
Any
Insert Image Inserts one of the images from the Images folder. Can be any .gif or .jpg. In recent versions the images can be grouped in classes, and used differently in the template for better-looking pages.
Any
 
Insert Keyword List Inserts a list with all the keywords of the current project. There are no links in this list
Any
 

Insert Subject/Category/Descriptions

Inserts the fields defined in Step 1.

Any
 
Insert Flash Inserts the ggg.swf file from the swf folder. Adds some text
Any
 
Insert Footnote

Inserts the webmaster name and url, according to the data entered in Step 1.

Any
 
Phrase Inserts a random phrase from the file loaded in Step 1.  
Any
 
Link to Target

Links to one of the targets defined in Step 1. The primary target is privileged. All the secondary targets are treated equally. This is the main element that provides ranking power to the Main Anchor Text defined in Step 1.

Any

Tools Menu

View in browser: It opens a new browser and shows what you have on the screen

HTML Colors: A reminder of how colors are defined in HTML code.

Manual Refresh: Refresh the upper screen, updating changes made in the lower, code screen.

Auto Refresh: Allows auto refresh, usually for fast machines.

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