Category Archives: Web Development

Giving New Life to an Old Concept

Three weeks ago, SEO Workers opened the doors on their new SEO Workers Web Technologies & Internet Marketing Community, after a great deal of preparation by their staff, to ensure security, privacy and a healthy environment for its members. John … Continue reading

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Does a non-indexed page pass on PageRank?

Eduard Blacquière in his excellent article SEO Question: does a non-indexed page pass on PageRank? said that we actually need to rephrase what the definition is of being in Google’s index, and that he would opt for the following guideline: … Continue reading

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85 Reasons Why Website Designers/Developers Keep SEOs in Business

A while ago Jill Whalen was quoted by Google’s Matt Cutts as saying that “website developers keep SEOs in business.” She stated that she honestly do believe that and have for a long time. But she didn’t mean to say … Continue reading

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Bot Herding: The Ultimate Tool for PageRank Sculpting

One important rule in SEO is that you cannot rely entirely on search engine spiders and bots when they visit your web site. They [bots] can generate duplicate content issues, perceive important pages as junk or cause other problems which … Continue reading

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A Deeper Look At Robots.txt

Robots.txt it’s usually given short shrift by SEOs. Yet there’s a lot more you can do with it, than you might think. How many of you know that in addition to the disallow directive there’s a noindex directive that Googlebot … Continue reading

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5 Steps To a Smart Internal Site Structure

Website architecture or website inner structure or whatever you prefer to call it is very important both in terms of usability and SEO. There are plenty of theories on it and they can take the whole separate blog to cover. … Continue reading

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Google’s SEO Starter Guide

Webmasters often ask Google at conferences or in the Webmaster Help Group, “What are some simple ways that I can improve my website’s performance in Google?” For sure there are lots of possible answers to this question, and a lot … Continue reading

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YouTube embed video code sucks!

The code YouTube provides to us to embed videos in our web pages does not validate as XHTML and has additional redundant code. A friend and associate of mine Dan Johnson just published an excellent tutorial a few hours ago, … Continue reading

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Do you use Alt Attributes with Care?

Optimizing images is becoming more and more important in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for websites. The ALT attribute is a critical step that is often overlooked. This can be a lost opportunity for better rankings. In Google’s webmaster guidelines, they … Continue reading

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Marriage of Usability & Search Engine Optimization

Search engines are enhanced by having the most relevant results in their index. For a site to gain in these indices, there needs to be a strategic interest to develop an understanding of a site’s usability. From the architectural level, … Continue reading

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