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Google and Accessibility

When you begin the development of your site, be sure to keep accessibility in mind. Google has a favorite when it comes to accessibility: make it simple and direct and you will rank well.
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What’s Wrong With New Browser Windows: It’s A Matter Of Accessibility

This is one of those minor annoyances all of us have experienced while using the web: you click on a link and instead of the new page opening in the current window, an entirely new window opens to display the page.
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Are You Using The Alt Attribute For Your Images Properly?

It’s important to make sure that your text content is optimized for search engines, but the alt attribute is becoming ever more important to the ranking of your website as people use services like Google Image search more and more often.

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Bot Herding: The Ultimate Tool for PageRank Flow

Googlebot has, in the past, mistakenly moved valuable pages into the Google supplemental index or has passed PageRank to pages that do not need to rank  i.e login, register, subscribe, e.t.c. Therefore it is necessary to guide these bots if you want to avoid such problems. But how can you guide them? Bot Herding: The Ultimate Tool for PageRank Flow.

SEO Analysis Tool Firefox Extension

Have you been looking for an easier way to perform basic SEO analysis on your site? If you use the popular Firefox web browser, then this functionality is just a few clicks away.

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Get the Google out of there!

There are times when you just don’t want Google to crawl certain pages such as login pages, development pages that aren’t ready to be seen or used by web surfers, temporary areas, and other web content like that. But, how can you stop Googlebot from crawling those pages anyway?
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Don’t Search Engines display your description meta tag?

What do people see when your site comes up in a page of search engine results? Most of the time, what they’ll see is the description meta tags you’ve created for the page in question.

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Why Spell Check is Important for Your Web Site

Are you a webmaster or SEO copywriter who does not take the time to spell check his written content? If you are, you are doing yourself–and/or your clients–great harm. Let’s face it: there is absolutely no excuse to fail to spell check your content.

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Search Engine Indexing of Secure Pages

If your website includes secure pages such as login pages or pages generated by shopping cart software, you may experience problems with canonicalization of URLS if your secure pages (pages beginning with https instead of http) which are part of the same subdomain as the non-secure pages on your site.

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Google Accessible Web Search for the Visually Impaired

Google accessible web search is a set of parameters that allow Google’s search engines to locate websites that are more appropriate for the use of visually impaired individuals.

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