Archive for 2006

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Page Load Delays Affecting Crawl Rate? (and fake referral)

OK, I’ll play too – Dave asked for links to Matt’s blog, using the variant. I thought I would link to a fake of Matt’s discussion of Page Loading delays not affecting rankings. This topic concerns me, in a negative way – I’m of the school that, short of a page failing to load, […]

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Friday, August 18th, 2006

SEO Blogs Worth Reading

Rand recently ranked 50 SEO Blogs and I thought a nice comparison would be a whys-and-wherefores of the SEO blogs I read. I’m not going to directly ‘rank’ , I don’t think, instead I will group them in order of importance to me The majors, or A-list SEO blogs. These are the guys who are […]

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Monday, July 31st, 2006

Some pointers on making webpages more accessable

I’ve been noticing some common practices across sites which are reducing the general accessability of the webpages served. Below is a list I have been making that might be useful to you in making your pages more accessable. On Using Forms Required fields are often marked with a little star, or asterisk. JAWS (one of […]

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

New MSN meta tag

MSN has graciously given us a new way to stop the ODP messing with out listings. They have supplied to two meta tags to instruct the engine not to use an ODP title for a result listing. The ODP is an open source project to list websites by topic. As it is a volunteer project […]

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Monday, March 6th, 2006

Powerbook sleepy time

I am almost at my wits end – my workhorse, my friend at all times, the one who is always there for me – my laptop is misbehaving. This is devastating for me – every piece of work I do is predicated on the suite of tools I have painstakingly assembled here and to have […]

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Poor quality SEO hinders the industry

Rand has a post on how pushy poor SEO service providers can be today – he was approached by some mob called Internet Advancement who did not seem to realise that he is a professional SEO and offered him all sorts of poor services that they would do for him that would not benefit him […]

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Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Safari wierdness!

I just found a peculiar bug in Safari. It recognises a CSS attribute of ‘background-colour’ – yes, thats with the non-American spelling. Is that bizarre, or what? ‘Why’, I asked myself, ‘is this displaying the correct colour in Safari but no other browser?’ Because Safari can spell! Hurray! Not that it is useful, given the […]

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Best Practice for the Head Element

Karl Dawson has started a neat series of articles on correct markup of the head element in a web page at his ‘That Standards Guy” blog. The first entry covers how to use the DTD, the following entries are expected to cover the other elements. This is a nice coverage of a niche which has […]

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