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Schema.org – Semantic HTML

Schema.org – Semantic HTML

Google, Bing and Yahoo! have recently joined forces to work with schema.org to agree on a convention designed to improve understanding of the structure of different types of data (e.g. books, films, recipes) on websites so they can be shown in search engine result pages. Data Types There are a large set of new data […]



How to build links

How to build links

I thought this was a particularly pertinent post from Randfish at SEOmoz about the right way to get links to your website: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/dont-ask-sites-for-links-find-people-and-connect The crux of it is: don’t write to anonymous website contact email addresses asking for links; instead join the community (participating with relevant comments on blogs/social media sites that don’t just publicise […]



W3C Cheatsheet

W3C Cheatsheet

An easily overlooked, but important part of SEO is creating compliant markup (HTML) that can be read easily by search engines – and of course browsers. I’ve recently come across this W3C cheatsheet that provides a rather handy searchable quick reference to W3C compliant markup: http://www.w3.org/2009/cheatsheet/ As summarised by W3C: The W3C Cheat Sheet is an open source […]



SQLOLEDB Connection Strings

This post is a little off track, but after spending quite some time trying to figure a technical problem out, I thought it might help out another lost soul, so I’m posting under Technical Architecture. If you need to use an OLE style connection string to connect to a SQL Server database (for example, you’re […]



WordPress 3.0

It’s been a while since I posted anything, due to various other commitments, so I’ll ease myself back in slowly with a short, not particularly SEO related post. WordPress 3.0 is out and has a number of nice new features – I’ve upgraded 2 websites automatically (one from 2.91, one from 2.92 on different hosts) […]