Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The importance of "Title" tags in SEO

SEO had changed a lot over the years. At one time you could just say what your key words were and the search engines then used those words. A practice called "key word stuffing" eventually led to the search engines analyzing the text on your web site to find out what your actual key words are. Now it is widely accepted that your key words are also rated higher if they appear in links, headings, or titles. I have also been able to determine that Google places higher emphasis on web pages that have more inbound links. They also search PDF files for key words. If you put these together you can add PDF files to your web pages. People will then link to these PDF's and hence these pages will rate higher as they have lots more key words and inbound links. You can also add titles to your web pages and links within your pages and menu's to further add key words to your web site.

Recently I discovered that some web sites were adding "title" to their links. At first I thought this was strange, perhaps a way of stuffing key words into web pages. The standard procedure of looking for keywords in a web page is to strip all of the HTML code, that is everything between the less than and greater than symbols. Then analyze what is left for the key words. However after reading a SEO paper form Bing/Microsoft, Title tags are also analyzed for key words.  I will have to update my Keyword Analyzer Tool (KAT) to add "Found in titles" as a column.


This is an excerpt from Bing WMC FAQ Page 23

Q: How can I apply keywords to linked pages when I use inline linking?
A: Normally the anchor text is your primary description of the linked page. But if you do inline linking within the paragraphs of your body text, you need to maintain the natural, logical flow of the language in the paragraph, which can limit your link text description.As such, you can use the title attribute of the anchor tag to add additional keyword information about the linked page without adversely affecting the readability of the text for the end user. An example might go something like this:

This is an example of < a href="http://www.mysite.com/newpage.htm" 
title="keyword or key phrase describing the linked page" >
inline linking < /a > within a paragraph.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Vtech Vreader and MobiGlo display console

Someone recently was given a Vtech Vreader and MobiGlo display console and they wanted to know if the individual parts can be removed and used.

To start with I removed the battery back.  It had 4 battery boxes of 16 "D" cells each that is a total of 64 "D" cell batteries! Then I unplugged and disconnected the stuff from below the cabinet.  The brown wires go to the speakers, the three conductor wires go to the volume control (short the right two wires together for full volume) and the multicolor ribbon cables can be just cut off.

Next was to find really small speakers to fit into the devices.  The built in battery holders were not wired up but the external power adapters were wired so I used an AC adapter to test them out.  So far everything seems to work but the software might have been modified to prevent really using these devices as they were designed to be used.  Next is to find a way to use these with smaller battery packs, perhaps 4 x AA cells?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Gay Rights" versus "Religious Freedom"

This week the US government stopped all funding for a program that had been promoting Religious Freedom around the world.  On the very same news cast they also announced that, via executive order, federal funding will be cut off from any nation that does not support "Gay Rights".

Then on Saturday I sat down and watched the science channel video called "Biblical Mysteries Explained examines the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah".  I knew they had excavated Sodom and had determined the it was in fact destroyed by fire and brimstone.  Basically the buildings show burn holes in them from small objects that were at 400 to 500 degrees on impact.  The people died in agony as they were set on fire.  After watching the TV episode I now also know that they have records of a meteor track that was observed around 3125 BC, and that people digging up ice cores around the world have found evidence of a "nuclear winter" around 3200 BC.  What was kind of funny is that while they were proving the Biblical record to be true they were also referring to the story of Sodom as a "tale" and referring to the time as being "BCE".

Here is a link to some of the Archaeological Evidence for Sodom:
http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2011/s11120037.htm
The article is titled "Archaeological Evidence for Sodom: Recent Findings Shed Light on Discoveries of ‘Biblical Proportions’"

Here is the Science channel Video:
http://store.discovery.com/biblical-mysteries-explained-dvd/detail.php?p=98330

 Earlier this year New York state passed a "gay marriage" law and joined several other New England states in doing that.  Then this summer three major storms/hurricanes passed through these same "gay marriage" states and did record damage to the area.  In fact I heard it was the most damage from "acts of God" that the US has ever seen.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Possible Super Volcano at Geysers California

A few years back there was a lot of talk about the Yellowstone Super Volcano possibly becoming active and causing a really huge disaster.  I have been commenting for years now that the Super Volcano at Geysers California is having far more earthquakes than Yellowstone.  In fact there have been over 121 earthquakes in Geysers California just this week alone.  There have been two earthquakes that exceeded 3.0!  IMO the super volcano at Geysers is far more likely to blow in the next few months that Yellowstone is.

I do not know why no one else in the media is even noticing these earthquakes.  A Super Volcano in California would be even a bigger disaster than Yellowstone because of its close proximity to highly populated areas like San Francisco!  Also a Super Volcano in Geysers California would spread ash and dust all across the USA just like one in Yellowstone would.  That would result in cooling the temperatures and destroying crops all across the country!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Combined Aggregate Web Site

A few years back I developed a Key Word Analyzer (KAT) tool. It is at www.davismission.org/keyword

Now I am working on another feat of web programming that I call a "CAF" web site.  Imagine having your Facebook, YouTube, Ebay, Twitter and many more sites all aggregated onto one web site.

I am developing what I call a Combined Aggregate Feed (CAF) Web Site to bring several of my web sites together into one location. What do you think is the best Three Letter Acronym (TLA) for this kind of web site? It is a work in progress and can be found at http://www.davismission.org/bobdavis321/

This was not easy and just doing an < object data="web site" > because that does not work for a lot of web sites. For example for Facebook you have to create a "Badge" then link that badge into your web site.

The code for twitter is a Java script that looks like this:
new TWTR.Widget({
  version: 2, type: 'profile', rpp: 4, interval: 30000, width: 'auto', height: 400,
  theme: {
    shell: { background: '#333333', color: '#ffffff'
    },
    tweets: { background: '#ffffff', color: '#000000', links: '#880088',
    }
  },
  features: { scrollbar: false, loop: false, live: false, behavior: 'all'
  }
}).render().setUser('bobdavis321').start();

To get the scoop on how I did it all just right click on the web site and select "reveal code" or "reveal page source" in Firefox..