What You Need To Know About Rel Nofollow Links


Table of Contents What Is Rel Nofollow? Rel NoFollow is an elemental microformat, one of several microformat open standards. By adding rel=”nofollow” to a hyperlink, a page indicates that the destination of that hyperlink should not be afforded any additional weight or ranking by user agents which perform link analysis upon web pages (e.g. search engines). Typical use cases include links created […]

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SEO Friendly URLs Test Results


SEO Friendly URLs (or search engine friendly URLs) are clean, relevant and easy to understand addresses of pages on your website – and the destination you see in the browser address bar on most modern browsers. Do you need them? No. You do not need clean URLs in site architecture for Google to spider a site successfully (23/9/08 – […]

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Joomla SEO Tutorial for Beginners


Here’s some tips I collected together over the years working with the Joomla open source content management system for websites. I posted them here in case they help someone: Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs (SEF) Joomla is a fantastic content management system that allows you to do, well, just about anything with your website – […]

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HTML5 SEO Differences Between HTML5 v HTML4 Versions (Example)


What is the difference between HTML4 and HTML5? I’m continuing to study up a bit on the new version of HTML from the W3C – HTML5. Here’s some research what a page written in HTML 4 will look like rewritten in the new HTML5. The most obvious question to ask is; what are the main […]

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SEO: Robots.txt Files A Beginners Guide


Update: John Mueller gave a recent presentation (in the above video) on how to use a robots.txt file. Sebastian was nice enough to help me create an idiot’s guide to Robots.txt… Well, the “idiot’s version” will lack interesting details, but it will get you started. Robots.txt is a plain text file. You must not edit it […]

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Website Frames – Don’t Use Frames To Design / Build Your Site


Unless you REALLY know what you are doing and why you are doing it…. Don’t Use Frames To Design Your Website. If possible, avoid using frames. Some people have difficulty navigating within frames, either because the frames are confusing or because the software they are using simply cannot read frames. When using frames, always offer […]

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UK Government Access Keys Standard For Websites


The access key attribute, introduced in HTML4.0, is intended to provide keyboard shortcuts in that they provide an alternative form of navigation. This addition allows users with limited physical capabilities to navigate the organisation’s website more easily. There are some drawbacks with website access keys, for example: functionality depends on the type of operating system […]

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How To Design Websites For Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf, Disabled & Dyslexic Visitors


This is an archive of notes I collected over the years on ‘inclusive design’ and making websites accessible: Table of Contents   Accessible Website Design I’m interested in creating websites that the vast majority of people can access, regardless of challenges. It’s not always easy to create an accessible web design – my own site […]

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How To Optimise A Website Structure with Internal Links


How To Implement Internal Linking Traditionally, one of the most important things you could do on a website to highlight your important content, was link to important pages often, especially from important pages. This was always important from a CRAWLING and RANKING point of view – and while I still essentially use this ideology, things have changed […]

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How To Submit A Site To Search Engines Like Google, Bing & Yahoo


Why Should I Submit My Website to Google, Yahoo And Bing? Getting listed in Google and the other popular search engines is one of the most effective ways of directing free (or more accurately unpaid), targeted traffic to your website. Organic traffic is still the most valuable traffic in the world, in 2017, with search engines […]

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