IS URL HIDING ?
is a cool function that hides your target URL and let visitors
see only your cool subdomain name. So instead of being redirected
and suddenly seeing your target URL appearing in the browser's
address bar they see your cool subdomain all the time. Even
when they bookmark your site - the bookmark will show your
subdomain address. (You can disable URL Hiding in the Members'
DO I GET A SCRIPT ERROR ON MY GEOCITIES SITE ?
scripts have a problem when they are run inside of a frame.
When you use URL Hiding, we create an invisible frame around
the site so that only your HotRedirect subdomain name shows.
Unfortunately, GeoCities' scripts are designed to not work
inside a frame. There are 3 solutions to this:
your site to a friendlier webhost, or
off the URL Hiding feature. To do this log into the Members'
Area and set your URL Hiding preference to "No",
ARE META TAGS AND WHY DO I NEED THEM ?
use URL Hiding, Search engines generally don't venture past
our invisible frame. So by putting META tags (Keywords and
Description) and the TITLE tag in the frameset, the search
engine will pick them up and your site will be indexed correctly
just like any other site!
IS PATH FORWARDING ?
is a unique feature which allows you to forward your subdomain
to different files or folders on your webhost using one single
HotRedirect subdomain. For more information, please click
FORWARDING IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY !
for path forwarding to work properly, you must point your
HotRedirect subdomain to a directory with a trailing "/"
at the end. For example, the target URL, http://www.yourhost.com/dir/
will work correctly, while http://www.yourhost.com/dir
(without the "/" at the end) or http://www.yourhost.com/dir/index.html
(pointing to an individual file) will not work.
HOTREDIRECT ADDRESS STAYS IN THE ADDRESS BAR! EVEN WHEN
I GO TO OTHER PAGES ...
the result of the URL Hiding feature. If you have links to
external pages on your page you need to change all your external
links (the ones not going to another page on your site) to:
<a href="http://www.other-web-site.com" target=_top>.
even easier to include this tag into the header of your HTML
documents. It is a tag that makes all your links open on top
of your window.
HOTREDIRECT SUBDOMAIN ISN'T WORKING. WHY ?
worst case our server may be down. But usually there´s a problem
with the server that hosts your pages or a problem with your
internet-connection. Before you notify us please check your
connection and all your information in the Members'