There are many reasons why you may want to switch Web hosting providers. Whatever the reason, Network Solutions® is ready to provide you with reliable service and expert support to make a transition seamless, simple, and worry-free. Let us make it easy for you.
There've been interesting parallel interview about :visited pseudo-class at CollyLogic which made me redo visited links at my blog . Here's explanation of some techniques, and since IE is the matter of past , some of these are not supported in it. Some basic CSS knowledge is required to successfuly follow this article.
Hyperlinks and CSS Some simple ways of changing link colors with CSS. Colors can can also be controled with HTML but this does not offer much flexibility.
Links are very common on Web pages, but many Web designers don't realize the power that they have with CSS to manipulate and manage their links effectively. You can define links with visited, hover, and active states. You can also work with borders and backgrounds to give your links more pizzaz or make them look like buttons or even images. Most Web designers start out by defining a style on the a tag:
Meta elements are the HTML or XHTML <meta … > element used to provide structured metadata about a Web page . Multiple elements are often used on the same page: the element is the same, but its attributes are different. Meta elements can be used to specify page description, keywords and any other metadata not provided through the other head elements and attributes. The meta element has two uses: either to emulate the use of the HTTP response header, or to embed additional metadata within the HTML document. With HTML up to and including HTML 4.01 and XHTML, there were four valid attributes: content , http-equiv , name and scheme . Under HTML 5 there are now five valid attributes: charset having been added. http-equiv is used to emulate the HTTP header. name to embed metadata.
In addition to server-wide robot control using robots.txt , web page creators can also specify that certain pages should not be indexed by search engine robots, or that the links on the page should not be followed by robots. The Robots META tag, placed in the HTML <HEAD> section of a page, can specify either or both of these actions. As of June, 2008, the revised Robots Exclusion Protocol added NOARCHIVE , NOODP and NOSNIPPET to the list of supported values supported by Google and MSN Live Search, and Yahoo added NOYDIR . The default values are now assumed to be INDEX, FOLLOW, ARCHIVE, ODP, SNIPPET and YDIR. There is no actual need to include these, unless someone on your internal web team needs reminding. These values are usually combined into one line for all robots.
Google's generation of page titles and descriptions (or "snippets") is completely automated and takes into account both the content of a page as well as references to it that appear on the web. The goal of the snippet and title is to best represent and describe each result and explain how it relates to the user's query. The more information you give us, the better your search result snippet can be. With rich snippets, webmasters with sites containing structured content—such as review sites or business listings—can label their content to make it clear that each labeled piece of text represents a certain type of data: for example, a restaurant name, an address, or a rating.
What are meta tags? The Meta tag in html is not a required tag when you're creating your web pages; many pages don't use the tag at all, and I must confess that I've not used it on my home page, although I put it into this page by way of demonstration. To put it briefly, the meta tag is used by search engines to allow them to more accurately list your site in their indexes. Sometimes. If you simply produce your home page and register the URL with a search engine, or a number of search engines, their spider programmes will (eventually) toddle along to your site to index it.
Christina Wodtke of Boxes and Arrows interviews Samantha Bailey (former Argonaut and current lead IA for Wachovia Corporation’s Wachovia.com website) about Information Architecture, her dream process and the mysteries of metadata and taxonomies. B&A: Let’s get meta – you come from the Argus LIS-flavored school of IA.
If there’s anything I particularly hate when it comes to SEO, it’s the meta keywords tag. I so wish it had never been invented. It’s practically useless, yet people still obsess over it. In this article, I’ll explain more about why you shouldn’t worry about it except perhaps for misspellings, as well as which search engines support it.
By Patty Bradley, Web Administrator ( Click to expand table of contents ) See also: Glossary
A little quantitative keyword research can help you to understand what keywords web users are actually searching for (as distinct from what you think they might search for); choosing keywords sensibly and empirically can make the difference between a successful keyword marketing strategy and a huge waste of time. Choosing Keywords: Finding a Niche There is much much more to crafting a marketing strategy for your private practice than handling search engines efficiently; but when it comes to handling search engines efficiently, there can hardly be a more crucial task than choosing keywords appropriately. The job of choosing keywords is all about discovering a way for your potential clients/customers to find you . That means finding one or more niches in the space of possible keywords that balance the two following criteria, which often seem to work against one another:
Printable PDF version . Introduction Meta data is information embedded in your web pages that is not viewable in web browser but is read and recorded by search engines. Providing good Meta data is an important part of optimizing your website for search engines and improving your search engine ranking. Each page in your site should have a unique title in the title bar, and each of your important pages (for example, your top level pages) should have unique descriptions embedded with Meta data. For more information on Meta data, please see the "Providing good Meta Data" section of the Improving Your Search Engine Ranking page in the SPH website.
Summary: The ten most egregious offenses against users.