Category: Search Engines
Google recently introduced several new features in their search engine results, including an "Instant Preview" tool. This allows you to view a quick snapshot of each site in your search results, without leaving the page. This brief video explains it.Read More
A website that’s beautiful on the outside is important. But beauty on the inside as well as out is a mark of a true craftsman. Lift the hood on some websites and it can be a frightening sight (site). But well-planned, well-structured and well-written code can be a beautiful thing.Read More
There are a lot of things to do when you've got a new site, and you want to be found. Start with good, relevant content. Well structured code. Link to other sites and have them link back to you. These all help getting your site found on Google. Submitting your site to 1,000+ search engines? Not so much.Read More
Google is a favorite of mine, and they keep coming up with new tools to discover. The Google Wonder Wheel is a free search tool that takes your search terms, and displays them in a 'mind-map' styled visual, letting you see what words connect to your search term in a graphic way.
One use is just a different way to search for something, maybe it will lead you to some different results. Another use is identifying keywords related to your targeted keywords–rapidly identifying popular key phrases that you could also be targeting to increase site traffic.Read More
For those who've never heard the term "Meta Tags", the brief explanation is this- back when websites started, meta tags were little bits of text embedded in a web page to help with search engine results. If you put keywords hidden in your code, like "free money, prizes, pizza, sex, etc", that would help your site rise to the top of the search engine heap. Meta tags also did other things, but generally people are talking about page descriptions and keywords.Read More