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It’s been reported that Jakob Nielson spoke about SEO and Usability in his keynote speech at the User Experience 2007 conference in Barcelona. Known to have a strong interest in search engine development, he sometimes gets on the nerves of search engine marketers. According to Jakob Nielson sees parallels between ethical SEO and usability, With Web 2.0 still a buzz word and Web 3.0 or even 4.0 on the horizon, Nielson predicts a ‘back to basics approach’ as website ownersRead more…

I was encouraged by my first submissions to Catalyze.org, the new social networking site for business analysts and user centered design folks. As an early fan of the site (still in BETA), I’ve been getting to know it (very informative), how it works (some usability hoops), and finally, I got up the nerve to start contributing (I was shy). First, I sent them my podcast interview on usability. Then, once I figured out their procedure, I submitted two of myRead more…

It’s been an interesting time for both the usability and search engine marketing industries. The following is a tour of some of my favorite finds and discussions, as well as proof I didn’t sleep all week. Introspection: Don’t Ignore Accessibility explores the implications of not applying usability and accessibility practices. The kicker is that the article comes from the highly esteemed SEO resource, Search Engine Watch. Professionalism In Our Industries – Recent public outings in the SEO industry, as wellRead more…

It’s Friday and since traditionally it’s a boring news day, I saved my big news for today. Guess who is going to Search Engine Strategies, San Jose?. Yes! That annoying usability woman is going to report on sessions again for Search Engine Roundtable, just to spy on everybody in search marketing and fling little usability arrows at them. This will be my third time volunteering to report for Barry Schwartz. We used to use Google Docs to communicate our assignmentsRead more…

Related to my off-beat, what is WRONG with this woman post the other day, called There’s Something More To Blogging, Michael Motherwell takes one of my grunt themes to a different angle. He asks, Is The Web “Dumbing” Everything Down? I’ve concluded that the answer is YES, because there is more opportunity for mass exposure due to the Internet. Thus, anyone can participate, even if they’re unskilled or uneducated. Opinion outweighs accuracy. And deep down inside, I just can’t helpRead more…

Not really, but when Aaron Wall closes down Threadwatch and I saw this, I paused to wonder… Sites that were traditionally mainstream started writing about stories they never would have touched, using titles they never would have in the past. Okay. It’s not me. I’m too tame. An occasional romp in the hay with headlines containing “sexy women” does not make me a threat to anybody. Aaron takes Threadwatch down on Friday. He lists his reasons for doing it. JustRead more…

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