There have always been things which people are good at, and things computers have been good at, and little overlap between the two. I was brought up to understand this distinction in the 50s and 60s and intuition and understanding were human characteristics, and that computers worked mechanically in tables and hierarchies.
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In the long run men hit only what they aim at. — Henry David Thoreau THE FIRST STEP in website design is to define your goals. Without a clearly stated mission and objectives the project will drift, bog down, or continue past an appropriate endpoint. Careful planning and a clear purpose are the keys to […]
Cascading stylesheets are a new-ish web site design technology that promise to make the Web a better place by allowing you to control website design layout like never before, to make smaller, faster pages, and to easily maintain many pages at once.
Google is being sued because of copyright wrangles centering on its Google Print online library project.
Have you heard about the latest “sport” in dirty online business? It’s called Google Bowling and it represents a gaping flaw in Google’s system that allows your competitors to sabotage your site to the point of getting it banned or penalized.
If you are making changes only for the search engines and waiting for them to appear, you will drive yourself crazy trying to figure out why this or that happened when it did. There are a ton of factors you can’t control: algo changes, new competitors, changing competitors, server issues, even database issues where you […]
All major engines claim to prefer Web sites with high-quality content. In addition to improving your rankings, enhancing the quality of your Web site will also help convert more visitors to SALES. Don’t fall into the trap of creating dozens of “cookie-cutter” pages that are devoid of valuable content or are lacking in aesthetics.
Start by referring to your strategic keyword phrases. Let’s say you sell antiques, and to get higher search engine rankings for that product page you want to boost link popularity for your Web page regarding your keyword phrase.
More and more search engines are using link popularity as a ranking criterion. It all started with Google, and now other search engines, such as MSN, Inktomi, AltaVista, HotBot, Northern Light, and Excite, also use link popularity in their algorithms.