By Kevin Yank

Jul 6, 2006 News Wire

By Kevin Yank
  • Clenard

    awesome links! like the SSH one :) the Linux development chronicles was cool too :)

  • dr livingston

    more and more i am finding some of your links useful, others are not so useful but still interesting to know or read about :)

    well done (again).

  • These links are nice, but ruin your blog title RSS feed by making them meaningless. Far nicer (also for SEO back to your site via those feeds) would be “Web Dev on Linux, Anthem.NET, SSH Tricks…”

  • To clarify the above, the blog title RSS feeds are interspersed with “Jul 5, 2006 News Wire – Jul 6, 2006 News Wire – etc” and that’s what looks bad. Apologies for not being more succinct the first time ’round.

  • Since these are (I gether) automated from de.licio.us, I don’t think there’s much they can do. An alternative feed just for links would be nice tho.

  • Paul Nattress

    I’m not convinced that the author of “16 Elements You Must Include in Your Site Design” knows what he/she’s talking about. There’s some not quite accurate statements in there such as:

    5. Place content near the top of the page

    Jill Whalen’s High Rankings newsletter no. 171 answers a reader’s question on this subject and states “It actually makes no difference where in the source code the copy of the page shows up. The search engines have always known how to ignore the HTML code that is not important to them, and can easily find the ‘meat’ that is important.” Jill Whalen is a well respected SEO professional, the author of the article does not appear to be so.

    15. Include contact information on all pages
    Some search engines such as Yahoo require your address to be on the site, if it is to be indexed.

    I think this is rubbish. I’ve had a site indexed on Yahoo for years that has no contact information on it. How many blogs are indexed on Yahoo? How many blogs publish the author’s home address (or even a PO Box address) and telephone number?

    16. Limit use of images. … Including large or many graphics on your site hinders search engine spiders, since spiders’ primary food is content.

    Since when did a spider care about how big an image is? All it sees is the img tag itself which doesn’t really get in the way of the content does it?

    Please don’t imply credibility to an innaccurate article by linking to it! Sitepoint is a very credible source and shouldn’t really link to “here’s a list of stuff that I think I know about the web” articles.

  • Umm, I think that’s why Kev used the term “mostly” solid.

    Since when did a spider care about how big an image is?

    Since when did a user not care? Despite a couple of unusual tidbits of advice (like #15 that you highlighted) I thought it was a pretty reasonable list for people starting out, and was not just focussed on SEM.

  • Paul Nattress

    I think “mostly solid” can be construed as “quite misleading”. The accuracy of some of the information does not outweigh some of it being outright wrong!

    I think there are better articles to link to for SEO starting points in my opinion.

  • MarkB,

    We do offer a dedicated feed just for the Daily Links blog:


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