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If you’re bored with fan-generated content, courtesy of Skyrim, then away with you, knaves. You know not what you are missing. Yes, I am a huge fan of the game, and while that means I’m biased, I’m not afraid to say one of my more enjoyable things about the game is all the additional fan content that shows up on …
Microsoft has moved its mobile barcode technology, Tag out of beta after 18 months of testing.
Users can download the Microsoft Tag app on their smartphone, take a photo of the Tag and be directed to a website, view a text message or linked to a phone number.
Microsoft says since its beta launch more than 1 billion Tags have been printed globally and in April more than 20 million magazine with Tags were in the hands of U.S. consumers.
I spent most of the last two weeks on the road – teaching down in San Diego at the WebSideStory DMU and manning a booth at the Omniture Summit. Going out and talking to so many people is always interesting (if a bit daunting for an essentially shy guy) – and if you take out the travel parts it was all pretty enjoyable.
Your newsletter reply to one visitor included: "I would also avoid using more than 2 or 3 alt tags on a single page if you can help it." I designed and manage a site for a visually impaired friend who writes children’s books: www.gate.net/~labooks/francesindex.html
Content spamming, in its simplest form, is the taking of content from other sites that rank well on the search engines, and then either using it as-it-is or using a utility software like Articlebot to scramble the content to the point that it can’t be detected with plagiarism software.
Robert Scoble left a comment on my last post that Jeff Reynar at Google is behind the Google Toolbar’s controversial …
Reader Question: I remember reading in other articles about keyword usage rules that a particular keyword (in this case “asthma”) should not be used more than three times on one page. I read it a year or two ago, so I don’t remember the source. Is this restriction no longer valid? Can you repeat “asthma” in many phrases, as long as the phrases are different?
In SEO, it’s generally the case that you can ask 10 different experts the same question and almost always get 10 different answers. A general consensus in this industry is a rarity. However, there is a sense of agreement concerning the importance of title tags. But, among programmers and designers, there is some confusion on whether or not the placement of these tags is important in regards to search engine results.
Inktomi is a rising star in the search engine wars, and it is likely that they will soon challenge Google for the title of most relevant search engine. While the majority of webmasters these days would rather optimize for Google and hope for the best in Inktomi, this strategy will need to be shifted for the year 2004. No longer should Google optimization be the only method for which webmasters promote their sites. We discovered in past Google updates that reliance on one search engine for unique visitors is a short sighted and bad strategy. If your rankings tank, then so does your traffic. In order to take the sting out of lost rankings you will either have to work hard to get the rankings back or redo your strategy altogether. So be warned, if you are not in Google and not in Inktomi in 2004, then you might as well remain invisible.
A nice feature that I’ve seen implemented on a few Web sites is the ability for the visitor to view their clickstream (essentially, the path they’ve taken through your site). This allows the user to jump back to a particular page they’ve visited at any time.
XML is a very important base on which Web Services work. XML can be used in conjunction with a lot of client side and server side languages to put it to good use.
When it comes to framed sites and the effect that the use of frames by a site has on its search engine ranking, there are two schools of thought. Some people say that framed sites, if done properly, have no problems in getting good rankings in the search engines. Others claim that if search engine optimization is important to you, never use frames.
When it comes to search engine optimization, there are certain common mistakes that I see people making over and over again. Here’s a list of the 10 most common mistakes that I see people making. By avoiding these mistakes, you can avoid a lot of anguish and frustration in the long run.
Although I’ve been working on web sites since 1993, it’s only been in the last year that I’ve started playing around with video on the Web on my own sites and on some of the sites I’ve designed. Now that standard web connections are faster than ever, video is more accessible than ever.
Question: First I see assorted versions in both caps and small letters in the HEAD , TITLE, META NAME for KEYWORDS and DESCRIPTION etc. When I check out the source code of various sites with good listings I don’t see a consistent set version. Even the “html” or “HTML” at the top varies on different sites. Even the experts seem to disagree. What works best in your opinion? Some site’s code starts with the Title then Description followed by the Keywords while others start with the Title followed by the Keywords and then the Description or other variations. What do you think is the best layout for SEO?
Search engines can provide one of the best free Internet advertising methods for any business. The problem is that everyone is submitting their sites to search engines and it is very competitive. If you don’t rank relatively high in your selected keywords it really won’t make any difference no one will ever see you’re site.
The first of this 2-part series showed you how to use the <form> tag and the many uses of the <input> tag, including hidden fields. This second part completes the tutorial with multi-line text input areas, selection lists, and a complete form using all the examples and a script to process the form’s information.
This is a question I get a lot when I bring up custom tags. A custom tag is a piece of code that you create and you call it from within your ColdFusion applications. Think of it as a “SNIPPLET” that you can implement at any time, anywhere in your site. What can you do with a custom tag? Well, just about anything!
When starting any SEO campaign it is tempting to leap straight in and start tweaking meta tags and changing text. However, like any successful marketing strategy, it is vital to ensure that you know whom your audience is and how to reach them. In the same way traditional advertising agencies survey their demographic audience, search engine marketers must ensure that their SEO campaign targets the correct keywords or search phrases. Target the wrong search phrase and you could end up with great search engine rankings for keywords that have no search requests. A few hours now spent ensuring that the correct search phrases are targeted, can save months of useless optimization.
For easier and faster development, Struts provides five tag libraries that act and function just like other JSP tag libraries: HTML, Bean, Logic, Template, and Nested. This three-part article series covers the HTML tag library. Part 1 discusses how to configure a Struts application to use this library and its first group of tags, Part 2 explains the second group of tags, and Part 3 demonstrates an application that uses this library.