Archive for the ‘Search Engines, SEO & SEM’ Category

This is something I’ve been seeing a lot recently so I checked with the docs before claiming to know the canonical position. Adding a trailing slash to domain addresses If you’re linking to the example.com domain, what do you put in your link anchors href? You should put href=”http://www.example.com/” and not href=”http://www.example.com“. Why?

My review of CSS image replacement lead me to this CSS image replacement method, JIR, which uses CSS2 :before to insert a replacement image for a header. It allows transparent images, displays a header with CSS and/or image off, uses proper semantic code with no extra elements, presents text to search engines, is easy to do, doesn’t need any assistive technology .. but there’s a nice surprise, and it’s not totally what I expected.

Is nofollow such a good idea? “Nonofo” isn’t a new word from the getto for a badass dude .. it’s a reflection of an idealogical response to the pervasive use of nofollow. WordPress (WP) based sites such as this one automatically apply nofollow to links in comments, etc., to avoid comment spamming.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) isn’t the end of the story, once you get the visitors then you need to convert them to customers, don’t forget the landing page optimisations!

How and why should I provide a copyright notice on a website, should I just update all those 2008s to 2009s? Advice and examples of how it’s done by the law makers and legal minds of copyright.

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I hate that .. when organisations (the biggest offenders I see appear to be the .gov.uk sites) don’t do their redirects properly. I always just type the root domain, example.com. But for sites that I manage I choose “www.example.com” to be canonical – mainly because in print it’s best to use the www. address as […]



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