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September 28, 2006

Spamhuntress.com

Filed under: Spam Resources — Connie @ 5:59 pm

Spamhuntress.com is a site I stumbled upon a few weeks ago and meant to mention sooner. But I’m a procrastinator. Thanks to IncrediBILL who mentioned her site twice today, I was reminded that I needed to mention the site.

A few recent post.

1) How legal is webspam today?

2) Harassment and spam hunters

3) Fixing hacked sites

In addition to her blog, she also has a Wiki where the information available is a little easier to find than in a blog.

September 11, 2006

911 Tribute

Filed under: General — Connie @ 2:41 pm

Today was the 5 year anniversary of the tragic event known as 911. 5 Years ago today terrorist hijacked 4 commercial planes. Two were flown into the Twin Towers in New York. One was flown into the Pentagon. The fourth crashed in a field in PA when the passengers revolted against the hijackers.

These heroic passengers on the 4th plane realized what was happening and fought the hijackers. The result was that the plane crashed in a field rather than the intended target. These heroic passengers would have lost their lives either way. But their action on that fatal day saved the lives of others.

What happened on the day we in the US refer to as 911 has had a huge impact on our country as well as other countries.

Whatever your political agenda is, I hope you can appreciate the number of lives that were lost by innocent people on the tragic day that we in the US refer to as 911.

The lives of several thousand innocent people were lost on that day known as 911. Billions of dollars in damage was done.

Every one who died that day is a hero IMHO. I extend my thoughts to the families of the victims, and the responders who also lost their lives.

September 7, 2006

Sitelinks

Filed under: SEO General — Connie @ 1:15 pm

Vanessa Fox posted about Sitelinks today on the new webmaster central blog. To quote Vanessa

You may have noticed that some search results include a set of links below them to pages within the site. We’ve just updated our help center with information on how we generate these links, called Sitelinks, and why we show them.

Or you can read more here Information on how we generate these links.

September 5, 2006

E-Mail Encoders

Filed under: General — Connie @ 9:50 pm

ASCII encoder from WillMaster. Advanced Email Link Generator with Anti-Spam Encoder.

I came across this javascript encoder today from dynamicdrive.

As an experiment I am going to use the dynamicdrive script for a e-mail address on this site as soon as I can figure out how to add it to this site.

September 1, 2006

Landing Pages

Filed under: SEO General — Connie @ 3:44 pm

What is a landing page? This occasionally comes up in forums. The most recent that  I have seen was due to this thread at IHY. The thread title is SEO or no SEO is somewhat misleading, because it turned into a discussion about landing pages.

How do you define a landing page? I define a landing page as a entry page to my website. I base that on the basic definition of “landing” provided by dictionary.com. A good friend and fellow moderator at IHY, wants to define to landing pages as PPC landing pages. I think he is wrong.

IMHO every page of my website is a potential landing page. Every time I add a new page I hope the SEs will pick that page up and someone will land there.

If I were to fly from Springfield, MO to Dallas, TX, what ever Airport the plane set down at would be my landing spot (or page). It would not make any difference if the flight was private (PPC) or commercial. The destination would be the same.

I realize that users using Adwords, my have special landing pages, but I do not think that negates the basic concept of a landing page.

A doorway page is something entirely different than a landing page, and will probably cause a site problems at some point. A doorway page is not designed, or intended for a human visitor to see. A doorway page is a page designed for SEs, that a human visitor will never see.

One simple distinction between a landing page, and a doorway page. A landing page will be accessible from site navigation. One exception would be a PPC landing page which should be excluded in the robots.txt file. On the other hand a doorway page will not be a part of site navigation, will not be excluded, and no one but a spider will ever see it.

A landing page is a point of entry. A doorway page tricks the SEs into thinking the page is a point of entry, but redirects the visitor to a different page.

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