Drop Down Menu, Logo Placement and SEO

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I would love to see a true Drop Down Menu, and the ability to place a logo in the very top right corner of my designs. I am using Coffee Cup's DHTML menu maker and placing this image tag in the heading for www.SalonandSpaArizona.com because the client wanted a true drop down menu and logo placement.

My web page analysis indicates the size of the web pages is to big. The size of the web page is 64872 bytes as compared to the size of my other designs at around 34742 bytes.

Yes, I am a Silver member and am aware of the modified drop down menu that's offered, most clients don't like it. My concern is the web page size and SEO and how search engine spiders may interpret the H1 heading. I really appreciate the new features your offering especially the Social Media “Share Me” widget. Keep up the good work!

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Brianna

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Hi Pat,

In regards to your SEO questions, I will be asking our SEO specialists to comment on the spidering and H1 tags as they are more trained in it. Thanks for your patience in that regard.

We do understand the 'real' drop down menu you are hoping for and at the time it is not available from within the sitebuilder, however, you are certainly welcome to add an HTML code to get this feature. Here is an article that may help you out: Creating a Drop Down Menu.

Would you mind sharing a bit more of the page analysis you are looking at when noticing the web page size being too big?

Thanks for working with us on this, Pat.
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Hi Brianna, I use Submit Express to analyze meta tags, keywords and anchor text.
http://www.submitexpress.com/analyzer

Having to add the HTML code to create the "Real Drop Down Menu" is what causes the web page to almost double in size and is affecting keyword reports. My SERP's is doing well, however it's mostly from key wording the domain. I know that the Panda algorithm update from Google is giving some weight to web page size and speed and that is my concern.

I appreciate your consideration.

Pat
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Shawn Holman

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Pat,
Making your own DropDown Menu is the best way to get one.
Would you like me to make you a DropDown menu?
I can make it using JQuery.

Also, Hi, I'm Shawn. I will assist mainly with coding problem as I'm good at coding.

Best Regards, Shawn
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Shawn Holman

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Hi Pat,
I will assist you on making an awesome DownDown Menu.

I can construct you an Menu using the Framework JQuery.

Instead of just getting a menu that will simple shows/hides the DropDown menu I can make it do all sort of cool effects!

Please tell me what you think!
Best Regards,
Shawn
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diane

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It may be the Flash not the menu adding to the size.
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Shawn Holman

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Diane,
You might be on to something.

Pat I recommend not using Flash.

There are dozens of JQuery Sliders out there.

Jquery Slider Plugins
Or
Jquery Sliders
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Thanks for the reply's,

At first glance, I would agree that it;s the flash that is causing the web page size to be to big. I ran a test without the flash and it's still to large at 64057 bytes compared to 65076 bytes with flash.

I am not a big fan of flash, however the client insisted on using it. The only possible explanation is the drop down menu. In addition, the drop down menu is populating HTML tags as keywords.
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Brianna,

I am still waiting for your reply.
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Hi Pat

Brianna is currently offline, but maybe I can help.

With regards to the page size, have you checked the image sizes in the Flash file? Have these been optimized for the web? If not, maybe try to reduce the image files to see if that helps.

Nazlie
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Shawn Holman

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I think your dropdown menu looks great now.

Is there still a problem.

Best Regards,
Shawn
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Pat

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Nazlie,

Did you even read what I wrote above? Here it is again..............

"At first glance, I would agree that it;s the flash that is causing the web page size to be to big. I ran a test without the flash and it's still to large at 64057 bytes compared to 65076 bytes with flash"

It's NOT the flash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hello Pat,

Firstly page size does affect your SEO - the faster loading the page the better. Though your page loads pretty quickly from my side so it seems OK.

With regards to H1 tags these are very important for SEO so I would take some time to add the correct ones.

You can see more info on SEO tags here:

SEO Tut.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks for telling me something that I already know and not addressing the issues.

The fact of the matter is that the webpage is to big because of the menu and that affects loading time.

Web page analysis.
The size of the web page is to big.
The size of the web page is 65287 bytes.
The web page load time.
The web page load time is 2 seconds.

It's not the flash.

Is their a way to add the DHTML menu to the CSS directly instead of using the HTML widget on every page? If so, where should it be placed? Would that help to lower the webpage size?

As far as the H1 tag goes this is how a search engine spider sees the page.
H1-alt -Missing Alt-Pleasure Paradise – Salon and Spa Arizona

My concern is that spiders can't read the image file name which is the logo that is placed in the top left corner of every page. This request, to have the ability to place a logo in the top left corner of a design is not unreasonable. Most webdesigns have that and it is what the consumer wants.

Can this be done applying the code some other way so that the image can be read?