Create a "Safety" Page for Your Family "Internet ICE"
Do this now before you need it.
An idea that could save someone's life.
Set up a blog or web page for your family.
The purpose is to have a place where search engines can find it during an emergency and where you can (if needed) post information about your missing child or other event. Do not pre-post any information before you need it to avoid stalkers and spam!
Why? It takes weeks before your page is searchable on the Internet - time that you don't have in an emergency. Think of it like a fire extinguisher for your kitchen. The time to have it is before the fire.
If it is ever needed, you simply post the information that you want the public to have to your page. Then have the larger missing children's pages and blogs link to your page. Then others will be able to find it via Internet search engines. A blog is best because it is coded so that anonymous tips can be received.
It does not need to be fancy. It does need to have metatags in the HTML code. It does need to be submitted to Google and Yahoo to make it searchable.
The metatags should have the names of every one of your extended family listed by firstname lastname, firstname middle initial lastname, nickname lastname each separated by commas, do not repeat any item between commas more than 3 times or some engines will ignore your tag file and its searchability.
Instructions for doing such a page will be linked to shortly and this article modified to make things easier for you to do.
If anyone has great links for the novice to set up such a page - let me know
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