Category: Search Engines

I met a lovely reader today, who responded to seeing my blog post yesterday on accessbility. I wrote about the topic not as expert, but as a student. It’s a role I’m more comfortable with. He showed me a project he’s passionate about. It’s a website built for visually impaired and the blind, either using a web browser reader or a braille setup. I could learn from it I wanted to. But mostly, it mattered more to me that heRead more…

Finally. Proof that I’m scared to death of a camera, but not Mike McDonald from Webpronews. At long last, my 10 minutes of video fame has arrived. To hear me talk about usability, at SES Chicago in December, see On Aesthetics and Usability in Design.  Discussion and feedback here. The Internet is a tangle of opinions on such issues. Even “standards” seem to suffer from differences. Fortunately, there are those whom have traversed multiple mediums and can speak toRead more…

I saw this last week and neglected to comment on it. It’s one of those A-list ego things that I hate because it reminds me that I’m not Rand Fishkin. According to Kineda, “Are You an A-List Blogger?, I am not. I am a “B”. But, in an A-List kind of world, almost isn’t good enough. Trying to cheer myself up, I said to my husband, “I know my stats. I’m close. But at least I’m a B.” He repliesRead more…

Randall McCarley doesn’t let a hurricane (Katrina), or a new baby (born last week), slow him down. The site owner of 14th Colony Web Development and Promotion, Rand has been on a quiet mission to get inside the minds and stories of a variety of people who help make up the search engine marketing industry. And, it’s not just SEO’s he was after. He also interviewed me, the usability/holistic SEO rebel. His questions were thoughtful. If he needed something clarifiedRead more…

As he says, he threw me a curve when he asked for a usability review and then added, “for my blog”. I started to turn him down (!) because my testing is designed to be done on large, regular web sites. Thankfully, we discussed a “proof of concept” approach and I wrote a 15 page test plan just for blogs. The result is a blog review that allows me to provide an objective perspective. It also lets me ask questionsRead more…

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