Culture of Life Media News: January 2006 headline: My Blog Is Often On Page One In Google Type Searches! This was the ‘happy time’ for me, it was so easy to make the front page of Google back then. Be fast with the news, have the right headline and voila! Front page time…today…nope. Only the ‘mainstream fake media’ makes the front page anymore. This was deliberate. In today’s news: Huge Google Leak: Search Giant Launches Plans To De-list Conservative Sites » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind! The jaws of censorship are chewing away at our civil rights.
From 2007, I wrote back then: I check the stats of this site daily. One thing I am interested in is how people find this blog. Many do it through search engines and I want to thank them for coming back for more than one read, everyone here is interesting to me because of the you are from so many far flung places and different backgrounds. I want to explain how I think the search engines work.
Here is an example from today’s newest readers of my blog:From Google, Germany:
Yachts for sale online – Yachts for sale
Yachts for Sale Super Yachts Mega Yachts for sale online. Buy – Sell yacths online – Super Yachts Mega Yachts for sale …
http://www.find-yachts.com/ – 23k – I hurtigbuffer – Lignende sider
Azimut Yachts for sale. Buy – selling – buying – sell Azimuts for …
Azimut Yachts for sale. Azimuts for sale. superyachts, motor yachts, brokers, … Buy and Sell yachts online from http://www.find-yachts.com, please visit …
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[ Flere resultater fra http://www.find-yachts.com ]
Culture of Life News II: Super Rich Buy Superyachts and …
Super Rich Buy Superyachts and Supermodels Thanks To Bush Tax Cuts. By Elaine Meinel Supkis The disasterous Bush tax cuts which he wants to extend eternally …
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Amazon.co.uk: Working on Yachts and Superyachts: Books
Perfect Partner Buy Working on Yachts and Superyachts with Crewing Aboard A Superyacht: A Guide to Working Af… today! …
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Luxury Yachts & Super Yachts brokers :: Custom Line | Top Yachts
… tailored management, gardiennage, crewing and charter services. Contact us today and find out why you should buy your new super yacht from Top-Yachts …
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Buy and sell boats, yachts, etc. online
Sell/buy new and uses ships or other maritime products. … Super & Mega Yachts, Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, Fishing Vessels …
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This is page 1 of 718,000 web citations. I was #3. I picked up this page from my webtracker. Someone in Germany, (Guten Abend, mein Freund!) clicked on my blog after googling “buy super yachts”. If you are planning on buying a super yacht and want to give me a lift, I happen to love deep sea fishing in the Gulf…or Mediterranean, ahem (heh). But seriously, I used to wonder why my blog didn’t show up on Google except for page 250.
Sigh. Those were the days, my friend, we thought they would never end….
So one of my wonderful readers, from Australia, gave me a clue about how to fare better with the search engines. Writing for the Web:
Research on how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages. Mainly based on studies by John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen.
Short summary of the findings: How users read on the Web [read this one first]
Full paper (long): Concise, SCANNABLE, and Objective: How to Write for the Web (unfortunately this paper was written for print and not online)
Case study: Applying Writing Guidelines to Web Pages improved usability by 159% when rewriting sample pages from a popular website
Detailed study materials, including downloadable page files, tasks, and questionnaires (only useful if you want to replicate our experiments or conduct new studies in the area of reading and writing on the Web)It is an old fashioned looking website with annoying aspects but their advice is sound, just don’t copy their interface. Here is a paragraph I carefully analyzed and used to change my blog entries:
Journalists have long adhered to the inverse approach: start the article by telling the reader the conclusion (“After long debate, the Assembly voted to increase state taxes by 10 percent”), follow by the most important supporting information, and end by giving the background. This style is known as the inverted pyramid for the simple reason that it turns the traditional pyramid style around. Inverted-pyramid writing is useful for newspapers because readers can stop at any time and will still get the most important parts of the article.
On the Web, the inverted pyramid becomes even more important since we know from several user studies that users don’t scroll,(*) so they will very frequently be left to read only the top part of an article. Very interested readers will scroll, and these few motivated souls will reach the foundation of the pyramid and get the full story in all its gory detail.This is why I have the opening statement and then the relevent news story then analysis and connecting other news stories. Patient readers might even make it to the end, but since most of us have limited hours, the leisure of reading all the way through is something not everyone has. Thus the opening summary.
The next day: US Military Has Plans For Eliminating All Communications
VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog introduced on Thursday a new radiation warning symbol showing emanating waves, a skull and crossbones, and a running person.It will supplement the existing three-cornered trefoil symbol which “has no intuitive meaning and little recognition beyond those educated in its significance”, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement.
I took one look and laughed. If any Skull and Bones person approaches, run like hell. This includes Kerry who goofed off during the election vis a vis his brother, Bush, and then threw in the towel without a blink of the eye.
The one flaw in this UN warning sign is not making the Eye of the Pyramid perfect. They hide it inside the old atomic warning symbol but they couldn’t resist using the many arms of the Solar God reaching down to the Skull and Bones and the fleeing human.