As it is kind of my job to know what works and what does not, I did join Klout to see what all the fuss was about, some time ago. And rapidly realised it was not a system reliably informing anyone of anything, quite frankly. It’s nonsense. And anyone that considers your worth by your [...]
Awake at silly o’clock this morning thanks to a child’s nightmare, and having given up trying to get back to sleep, I spot a tweet from Google’s Matt Cutts about the new Page Speed Online service that analyses a web page’s performance and then offers suggestions to make it faster. Google announced this yesterday on their Webmaster Central Blog – always worth keeping an eye on.
BarbaraSaul.com gets a reasonable 73 out of 100 but there are few plugins and graphics to slow it all down (don’t ask about the Blogmistress – that wants a little attention ).
We all know that how fast a website loads makes a difference, not only to how Google considers the worthiness of your site, but more importantly in whether your visitor will bother hanging around for it to load. This may be less of a problem, generally, with faster broadband speeds all the time (well perhaps not for us rural folk) but still needs to be considered as a priority.
Now I’m not sure that the title above will have worked quite as well as it did in my head (think Queen…) but anyway – you’ll be getting used to my odd ways by now! For many years Flash has been a pain in the behind for many sensible Internet marketers. Just this week a [...]
This week I was asked about the “value” of a link on the home page compared to being on the links list (where included on a blog’s sidebar, for instance). And of course I replied that a link from a home page will always be considered more important than a link elsewhere, but such questions [...]
Firstly, I am making the leap and using the word “click” without being concerned that it deters those visitors who do not “click”. By now we all know that click equates to “follow the link by your preferred means”. I will explore that on Birds on the Blog to see what a wider audience (no [...]
So Google have evolved their search again, to speed up our online surfing and searching, and there is some buzz about what it may mean for the SEO geeks and their clients, and what it actually means for us searchers. The thing is, I could not see a difference to what was happening when I [...]
As the WordPress Blogmistress grows gently, all the while with none of this “Get your Kick-Ass WordPress Website Here!” or suchlike, I constantly see otherwise quite sane and personable people selling in what I call the “Awesome Rock Star” way. You know what I mean – every blog post or article is “7 ways to [...]
Last Thursday was my day for writing, so any avenue for procrastination was of course explored… Image by hartboy via Flickr Imagine my devilish delight when an email landed in the Blogmistress inbox suggesting that the sender could get me onto the first page of Google. It was too tempting to see just what they [...]
There are a lot of self-styled experts and gurus out there – perhaps most especially, of late, in the Internet marketing field (which of course now includes social media). Some of them do know their stuff, but many could learn a thing, or three – perhaps even just rolling up their sleeves and actually doing [...]