Why Flash Websites Are Not Good for SEO

Every webmaster is tempted to use Flash at one point or another. Too often they succumb to that idol and turn their ENTIRE SITE into a all-flash-website.

Like every good thing, Flash on it’s own can be a very good thing. However, abusing any good thing turns it into bad very quickly. And Flash is no different.

Knowing when to use it, how much to rely upon it, and questioning if you really need it are very important pieces of the puzzle regarding flash. . .

List of 100+ Official Google Blogs (& some unofficial)

List of 100+ Official Google Blogs (& some unofficial)

If you’re involved or interested in anything about online marketing, search engine optimization, etc, then Google is a part of your life. Here’s a list of Google-releated blogs. A quick search of Google references in the blogosphere came up with over 14 million blog posts, not to mention the 1 Billion+ SERP’s that come up when you search for Google on Google. That’s over 80 pages worth of search results! So of course the list starts with The Official Google Corporate Blogand then makes it’s way down the list by product or country or employees, including Matt Cutts, who’s blog is probably one of the most popular. The OFFICIAL GOOGLE BLOG Blogger Buzz Blogs of Note Google AJAX Search API Blog Google Analytics Blog Google Checkout API Blog Google Code – Featured Projects Google Code – Updates Google CPG Google LatLong Google Librarian Central Google Public Policy blog Google SketchUp blog Google Summer of Code Blog Google Talkabout Google Testing Blog Google Web Toolkit Blog Google Webmaster Central Blog Inside AdSense Inside AdWords Inside Google Book Search Inside Google Desktop Official Google Base Blog Official Google Blog Official Google Checkout Blog Official Google Data APIs Blog Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog Official Google Enterprise Blog Official Google Mac Blog Official Google Maps API Blog Official Google Reader Blog Official Google Research Blog Official Google Video Blog YouTube :: Blog YouTube API Blog International Google Blogs: AdSense ?? ?? ??? AdWords API Blog AdWords ??? ?????- JAPAN AdWords-BR Dentro de AdSense Dentro de AdWords El Blog de Google Mexico Google Australia Blog Google ??? — Google ???????- CHINA Google...
Google Analytics Steps It Up A Notch, Web 2.0 style

Google Analytics Steps It Up A Notch, Web 2.0 style

If you have a website and don’t have a web analytics program running for you to analyze your traffic, you’re really missing out.  Before you go out and purchase analytics software or services, you should try out Google’s free GoogleAnalytics.  It has been largely a re-branded version of Urchin’s Web Analytics offering since they purchased Urchin.   This week, Google unveiled a cleaner, newer, Web 2.0-style interface and reporting that supposedly will allow webmasters to gain better insights into their traffic data.     Basically, the data that’s collected is pretty much the same.  It’s the reporting and presentation of data that’s largely different — and supposedly more user-oriented.  For example, in classic Web 2.0 style, you can drop and drag the report modules to customize the Dashboard.     Another cool feature is that you can have custom ad-hoc reports emailed to you so you don’t have to log-in each time to access the reports you look at frequently.  Just set it up once and you can receive and read your most wanted reports in your inbox without breaking your routine.     Seeing how your visitors go through your site with the “funnel” feature is also very insightful.  Where are you losing your visitors? What pages in the pathway-to-checkout needs to be revamped?  Looking at aggregate data this way can help you close the sale and keep the visitors you already attracted to your site stay and buy.       There’s going to be a short time period where you can access both the new and old Google Analytics reporting screens.  It may be worth it...