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Webmaster-Talk - Welcome!

Written by Administrator. Posted in Site Information on 15 January 2012. 355108 hits.
Welcome to Webmaster-Talk  - an informative resource and community for web designers, developers, marketers and optimization specialists. Professionals...

Rules and guidelines for Webmaster-Talk

Written by Administrator. Posted in Site Information on 15 January 2012. 23431 hits.
General: 1: Absolutely no link dropping or spamming of any kind will be tolerated. 2: Keep it clean: No profanity or crude language. 3: Keep it nice:...

Article rules and guidelines

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Site Information on 07 February 2012. 10765 hits.
Article Rules and Guidelines. If you are thinking of publishing an article with WMTeu these are the guidelines to follow: The article must be in English,...

WMTeu Privacy Policy

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Site Information on 06 February 2012. 7028 hits.
Privacy Policy Webmaster-talk respects your privacy and will not be sharing your details with anybody else, mainly because we really can't be arsed piddling...

The secret life of links

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 18 April 2012. 5003 hits.
According to popular belief,  links pointing to a URI only serve one purpose, and that is to promote a website through the ranks of the Internet search engine,...

Positioning - The Kama Sutra of CSS

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Website Development and Design on 10 February 2012. 4172 hits.
Position is the most overused and least understood of all CSS concepts. In essence it is quite simple, it allows you to specify where elements will appear in a HTML...

Exchanging links: Good or bad?

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 09 April 2012. 4058 hits.
Reciprocal Linking or Link Exchanging There are always a lot of "experts" telling us that "link exchanges are BAD" and Google will "punish...

Optimising for Search or

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 04 September 2012. 3480 hits.
 SEO! What it was; What it is now; And what it has never been. 1: A Brief History of the Internet and Search Back in the early days of the Internet,...

Rankings and the Google "dance"

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Search Engines on 29 January 2012. 3271 hits.
A common question is "Where have my rankings gone" among the many who think that "rank checking" is a way of measuring how their optimisation...

"Bounce" rate, what it is and what it is not.

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 09 March 2012. 2972 hits.
What is "Bounce Rate"? The term "bounce rate" is used by promoters and marketers in traffic analysis to describe the ratio of visitors...

Google PageRank

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Search Engines on 29 January 2012. 2889 hits.
The PageRank display on Google's tool bar, which is available for most browsers, is what so many Search Engine Optimisers and Search Engine Marketers assume...

URL only listing in Google search results

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Quick Tips on 19 May 2012. 2845 hits.
Occasionally, when running a site: search on Google's index to see what URLs on your website have been indexed you may come across a listing that looks like...

To follow or not to follow, THAT is the question ...

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Search Engines on 23 July 2012. 2752 hits.
To paraphrase the "immortal" bard,  Preamble: "nofollow" is a value that can added to the rel attribute or a action specifier...

Cross linking, just another link swap? Or is it something more?

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 12 May 2012. 2699 hits.
Strictly speaking, cross linking also known as "interlinking"  is simply another form of reciprocal linking but it does deserve a bit more consideration...

URI vs URL, what is the difference

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Quick Tips on 11 March 2012. 2676 hits.
URI versus URL? What IS the difference? Put simply, a URL is a URI that includes the protocol that it can be accessed using, for example, http://webmaster-talk.eu...

Keyword Density

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Myths and Legends of the search engine kind on 05 April 2012. 2535 hits.
The myth of key word density, [three words because 'key' is being used as a synonym for important, and "keyword" is the name of a meta element...

The title element and how to write one.

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 04 February 2012. 2493 hits.
The title element is an important part of your optimisation efforts. It is important to create a good, descriptive and attractive title for ALL of your pages. ...

Open Directory Project - The ODP aka DMOZ

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 28 January 2012. 2469 hits.
A listing in DMOZ (Directory MOZilla) aka the Open Directory Project (ODP), for historical reason is considered vital by many webmasters and marketers. However this...

Use Root Relative paths

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Web Development and Site Management on 07 February 2012. 2179 hits.
Use root relative paths by starting the path with a forward slash '/'. This way the path will be the same from anywhere in the site structure. so...

Meta tag or meta element?

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 29 January 2012. 2159 hits.
Meta "tags" are the subject of much discussion in SEO forums and "blogs", and as usually happens in many cases they are full of inaccuracies...
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