Here are several SEO-related ideas you might find useful for your e-commerce site. Because I’d like to keep the information current, this post may update without notice. 1. Perhaps think twice before requiring (or requesting) your potential buyers to Continue reading SEO tips for e-commerce sites
Sitelink titles (anchor text) can be influenced by your webmaster charms! The URLs that Google selects for sitelinks, however, are far less manually manipulated. Oprah’s sitelink titles include “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Contact Us,” “Why Oprah Says She’ll Never Continue reading Simple best practice for sitelink titles
Wondering whether PDF overlays was too obscure a topic for the Webmaster Central Blog, I consulted my girlfriend in AdWords, who has knowledge of Search and I believe represents the general audience reaction: me: marie, yt? qq Marie: sure Continue reading Indexing OCR text and layered PDFs
The comments from my last post about text indent made me feel like Captain Hammer, so this time I’m crossing my fingers to make allies, not enemies. Anyone want to talk about site performance? Don’t we all love a Continue reading Google & Site performance: The compilation answer album
Because today is Towel Day and because it’s just you and me, I can write about stuff I couldn’t say on a large platform like our Webmaster Central Blog. For example, I can write that: If possible, it’s still Continue reading HTML “text-indent: -9999px” and holding the line
Update in June 2011: Google now supports rel=”canonical” in the HTTP header! It’s party time. Q: How would Google implement rel=”canonical” for non-HTML files? A: Likely through the link entity in the HTTP header. It would look something Continue reading rel=”canonical” for non-HTML files?
I wanted to write a general post for the Webmaster Blog about how search engines handle URLs with/without trailing slashes, but turns out that the major engines differ quite a bit in their display. Conducting quick research using the Continue reading Search engines, URLs, and a trailing slash “/”
Fairly valid answers: Faster than your competitors Under 2 seconds I’d go with #2 as I’m a believer in having metrics for myself independent of others’ performance. It just seems conducive to higher overall happiness. My coworker, Continue reading What’s the optimal server response time?
How does Google currently process title and name attributes in HTML anchors? <a title=”sweet link!” name=”nice name!” href=”page.html”>foo</a> title = not processed by Google (please keep in mind that it could be useful for other engines or applications) Continue reading Title and name attributes in HTML anchors
DateRank: noun. An authoritative gauge of the guy/girl sitting in front of you that’s far more accurate than your hopes or pre-conceptions. In the uncertain world of dating in the city, where you often know very little of your date’s Continue reading DateRank: PageRank for singles