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Airline Weather Drama: Handling Emergency Announcements on Your Site

Our reliance and dependence upon the Internet is clearly growing, as evidenced by recent weather dramas around the world. In England, British Airways website “crashed and burned” as passengers got online to find out whether or not their flight had been canceled due to extreme fog conditions. Thousands of passengers were stranded when British Airways […]

Heat Map Layout of Top 10 Technorati Blogs

ProBlogger’s Darren Rowse points us to Healthbolt’s “Color Coded Above the Fold Composite Map of the Top 10 Blogs on Technorati”, a “heat map” of the most popular blogs layout. As can be predicted, the hottest spots for advertising points in a layout are across the top and down the right side of a web […]

Aboutus.org: A Wiki Directory With Every Website Listed

TechCrunch discussed “AboutUs: A Wiki About Every Website” recently. Portland, Oregon based AboutUs announced this week that it has closed a Series A round of funding and raised $1 million. The site is a wiki directory of web sites, mostly populated automatically but with a healthy amount of traffic and a growing number of edits […]

See What Search Engines See When They Visit Your Website

As part of your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts, take time to run your website or blog through a few tests to see how a search engine sees your website or blog when they visit. It’s a good learning experience. Things to look for are: What is seen first, second, and third. When the “meat” […]

Link Referrals – Linking to Site Search Tags

I received notice of an interesting referrer link the other day. Conversations’ Get Started Blogging workshop post, “Whistle Stops”, included a link to Lorelle on WordPress – wordpressdotcom tagged posts. Interesting. Instead of linking to a single post, or even a category, or just to my site in general, he linked to a site search […]

Search Engine Site Submission Secrets

I write a lot about website development and how to make your site or blog as search engine friendly as possible. I wanted to share a few search engine site submission secrets I’ve learned over the many years. Be Prepared – You Never Know When a Search Engine Will Visit Remember, a search engine’s work […]

Website Accessibility is Now Getting Serious in the USA

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web As a long time advocate of website accessibility and meeting web standards for accessibility, I was amused by the San Fransisco Chronicle News story about […]

Help Visitors Navigate Your Site: Make a Site Index

This lands in the brain as “why didn’t I think of that”. A long time writer both of non-fiction and technical writing, on paper and computer, I adore indexes. I’ve created many of them within my word processor and think of them whenever I’m doing a book. Why didn’t I think of doing one on […]

Google Maps Web Cams

I’ve written about many of the cool tricks, tips, and things to do with Google in the past, and I have another to add to the list. Butterfat combines Google Maps with live web cams in a neat way. Arrive at the main page and you are greeted with a map of the world with […]

Website Development – Listing The Keywords Inside

Imagine a search engine spider or robot as a giant filter or colander. It pours your web pages through the colander and all the stuff it decides is useless is left in the colander and the useful stuff pours through, entering their searchable database ready for the search engine user to sift through with their […]

A New Way of Searching – Keyword Map

A few years ago, before Google and Yahoo took dominate control of the search engine industry, there was a huge move towards innovative search engines. Cluster search engines worked on the data clustering theory that categorizing groups of information makes finding specific information faster and easier. Enter the Keyword Map known as KWMap. This keyword […]

How Search Engines See, Search, and Visit Your Website

There are several kinds of search engines. Some collect their own data through “robots” or “spiders”, software that crawls through the web, tracking the various links between pages and sites, gathering data which the search engine filters and adds to its database. These include Google and Yahoo. Some rely upon individuals and businesses to enter […]

New Yahoo Site Explorer – Investigate Your Website

Yahoo has recently announced beta testing of a new feature called Yahoo Site Explorer. The goal of the site is to help you search all the posts and articles within a specific site that are in Yahoo’s database, and “view the most popular pages from any site, dive into a comprehensive site map, and find […]

Website Development – Search Engine Submission Preparation

After you have produced amazingly worthwhile material and resources, and spent time optimizing your web pages, adding tags and categories, and making sure your site is as search engine friendly as possible, it’s time to begin the process of submitting your site to search engines. BUT, there are a couple more things to do before […]

Blog Site Search Engine Submissions

I’ve talked before about submitting your blog to Google’s sitemap and feed search engine submission service for inclusion in Google and Google Blogsearch, and our Web Wise category covers a lot of what it takes to prepare your blog or website for submission to search engines and how to create a search engine friendly site, […]