This past May saw the introduction of Penguin 2.0, Google’s latest webspam algorithm. The goal of Google’s algorithm update is to better refine its search queries and provide higher-quality results for its users.
Ideally, the Penguin algorithm effectively distinguishes “white hat” SEO from “black hat webspam” – keyword stuffing, link schemes, etc.
The goal of many of our ranking changes is to help searchers find sites that provide a great user experience and fulfill their information needs. We also want the “good guys” making great sites for users, not just algorithms, to see their effort rewarded. – Google, April 2012.
Long before Facebook, Twitter and even MySpace, there was the mass media was divided into three chief categories: print, television and radio. Advertisers ran radio spots, put up billboards and turned the spotlight on celebrity spokespersons to shill their brands to consumers, listeners and viewers.
There was no DVR, no Netflix, no smartphone – there was very little to distract the prospective customer from the advertisements. DVR wasn’t introduced until 1999. Smartphones weren’t released until 1999-2000. Netflix Instant didn’t become popular until 2008.
In 2013, there are distractions and hurdles galore.
Later this afternoon, comedian and Twitter savant, Rob Delaney, is set to seize control of Major League Baseball’s Twitter account, @MLB. (Mashable)
Is Delaney a former player? A talking head analyst? No, but as stated above, he’s slouch when it comes to fun, engaging writing and social media – he routinely finds himself ranked among the social network’s best follows and funniest Tweeters.
The last couple of years have seen tremendous changes to the Web design and development game. Web standards have (thankfully) cemented their place, accessibility is reaching critical mass and more and more developers are reaching wider audiences with responsive design.
Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of businesses will decide to redesign their websites this year. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of 3 Considerations When Redesigning Your Website in 2013.
The final buzzer has sounded and the nets have been cut, however the top isn’t too lonely for the NCAA champion Louisville Cardinals because standing right next to them is the inaugural Dunkin’ Day Bracket Challenge champion, David Wren