Posts by Tanya Goodin

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Measuring accessibility – Alt Tags

19 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define the criteria that allows us to measure how accessible a website is. These were drawn up by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to test the accessibility of […]

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Understanding the use of ’301 Redirects’

18 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

What is a 301 redirect? A 301 redirect, as described by W3C, in a shortened version is: ‘The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI and any future references to this resource SHOULD […]

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Top three search do’s and don’ts

17 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Do you want to know what will get your site dropped and what will improve your rankings? We had an internal poll and here are the top three do’s and don’ts! Don’t Add tracking to […]

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The role of humans in search and the evolution of the algorithm.

13 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

So just how much of an influence do us humans have on the infamous Google algorithm? Well according to Google Engineer Udi Manber a lot! Google currently employs around 10,000 human editors; it’s their job […]

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£100BN e-sales

6 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

British shoppers have spent £100 billion online since online retailing or e-tailing was launched 12 years ago. Last month alone over £3 billion was spent online in the UK! These figures are remarkable and only […]

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Microsoft Search Compromise Could Hinder Innovation

4 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Microsoft has agreed to change the way its Windows Vista operating system handles desktop search queries to answer a confidential antitrust complaint filed by Google. Google had complained to the Justice Department, that Windows Vista’s […]

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Yahoo! integrates Flickr into image search results

29 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Yahoo! has now added Flickr into its Yahoo! Image Search results, claiming that it now provides users with a database of over 300m images. All images will be credited to the photographer, and will link […]

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We’re getting there

25 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

On Saturday the Tamar Cape Town headed back to Vuyani to join the Cashbuild management team to complete the final touches on the new classroom. The weather finally looked liked it was going to be […]

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Google gets user reviews on Google Maps

22 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Google Lat Long Blog recently announced that Google Maps will now allow user generated reviews on local businesses. Until now this was only available on third-party sites, but now any logged-in user can add reviews […]

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Buffy Update? No Says Matt Cutts

19 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Recent comments on one word search terms, deeper searches (long tail) and some moving around has led a few people to wonder if there has been an update in the Google algorithm. And for very […]