Posts in the Search Engines category
19 December 2008
One of the things I do on a regular basis is on-site search engine optimisation campaigns for several clients. Rank Checker must be the most useful Firefox add-on I have discovered this year!
14 August 2008
These days, as someone who manages a variety of websites for myself and clients, I find that one of the most valuable online resources is Google Webmaster Tools. This Google service allows you to see statistics and error analysis and enables the management of Google’s indexing of your website. It also includes Sitemap submission and reporting. In my opinion, it’s pretty much essential if you want to know more about your website and how Google sees it.
02 October 2007
David Rosam from Web Positioning Centre gave an interesting presentation about SEO copywriting at last night’s Skillswap in Brighton. Key points from the presentation…
07 February 2007
Google is providing much more link data if you are signed up with Google Webmaster Tools. The amount of information is much greater than using the link:operator in normal Google searches
05 January 2007
Searchmash is a low-profile site by Google. It’s a search engine with some different features and I’d speculate that some of these may make it into Google itself in the future You might call it Google’s test area, perhaps?
03 January 2007
Like me, you may have heard a song and searched for the song lyric and artist on Google. What was the name of that song and who sung it?! Well, here's something I didn't know.
06 November 2006
Is it me or has Google 'lost it' recently? Google always prides itself on the relevance and accuracy of its search results. However, these days, Google's search results for specific keywords sometimes make no sense at all.
05 July 2006
There’s a lot of discussion in web designer/developer circles about valid HTML and search engine rankings. If your site has valid HTML or XHTML, will it have better search engine rankings than a website with HTML errors and warnings? My answer would be ‘Yes’.
15 February 2006
An earlier post described Del.icio.us and how it can be used as a search engine. In the article, it was interesting to speculate about user bookmarks as a way of rating website search results
06 February 2006
Del.icio.us is a well-known website that enables its users to post and share websites that they like. It’s a public bookmarking service or “a collection of favorites – yours and everyone else’s”. In some ways, it’s a better search engine than Google.