There have been many articles and conversations about the question of how to get the URL of a Google search in Safari 6. Some solutions include using the Terminal to get the URL, using AppleScript, using bookmarklets, and using Automator. I created a Safari Extension to make this process easier. Get URL: Easily get the URL […]
If you’re like me, you’ve wanted to have the Googlebot user agent availalbe in the Develop menu of Safari. Go to /Applications/ Right-click on Safari.app and select Show Package Contents Navigate to Contents/Resources/ Find `UserAgents.plist` Open `UserAgents.plist` in your favorite text editor Either Replace with the contents of this file and continue to step 9: [download id=”12″] […]
Google is changing your titles for you…whether they’re “optimized” or not! Google is overruling your title tags when they determine that your content headlines are more relevant. Previously, I had only seen this behavior when there were not well-structured title tags, keyword-stuffed title tags or no title tags at all. This has been well documented […]
Google Base updates their guidelines faster than Interspire updates its Shopping Cart. Upon launching the new MakeUpMania.com website, I discovered that the XML feed that Interspire generates for Google Base is not properly structured. There were many hits and misses before making the modifications necessary to get the feed approved. Fixing the generated feed Below […]
Google + slow loading = not worth having background images. In trying to keep their homepage as minimal as possible, in December Google switched to fading in the home page links only on an event: moving your mouse or tabbing out of the search box. This was fine when the home page was only white, […]
Google Chrome Frame — the Beginning of the End of IE Tyranny? Google just introduced a new tactic in the browser wars, and this one’s juicy. It’s called Google Chrome Frame. What it does is it makes Internet Explorer render websites using Google Chrome in a frame. That means that IE can have HTML 5 […]
Just a quick post to show that Google has started to nofollow all links on new Google Profiles. This is too bad for a quick SEO shot in the arm, but also makes sense, since most of the people who knew about Google Profiles were SEO’s anyway 🙂 Here’s my do-follow Google profile: Zachary Katz – […]
As seen on 7News – View the video on TheDenverChannel.com Why Google Profiles matter to you Receive monthly tips like this one on how to get online exposure Receive monthly emailed tips As featured on the May 20th 7News program featuring Zack Katz of Katz Web Design, Google Profiles are a great way to be […]
4 Steps to optimize a website — a Denver solar case study This is an inside look into my process for optimizing a pre-existing website. This will cover lots of the aspects of the SEO I’ve done, but not all of it…These steps are often my first round of optimization on a site. Once I do these four vital […]
Format your search results for SEO Works great for SEO searches on the iPhone! It’s frustrating doing searches with SEO in mind, then having Google add SearchWiki, personalized results, and other localizations that mess up what you wanted: accurate results. Here’s the solution: The SEO It! Bookmarklet. I do lots of searching as an SEO. […]
Google's Sprite Image is a Thing of Beauty
Google Sprite changes over time: If you want to know more about CSS sprites and how to put them together, feast your eyes on Google’s: Then: Now: Here’s the history of Google’s PNG sprite image http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo2.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo3.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo4.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo5.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo6.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo7.png http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo8.png http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo9.png March 25, 2010 – http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo10.png April 1, 2010 – http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo11.png April […]
I recently purchased some domains for SEO, and I wanted to do some research about best practices for using multiple domains on the same content. The good news? Google does not punish duplicate content; they just sort it out themselves.
Much search engine optimization revolves around guessing how users will search to find your site. When you’re optimizing for organic (non-paid) search results, you may be surprised to find out how much word order impacts the search ranking. Optimize your website for organic search with varying keyword order If you search the major search engines, […]
A picture [of my cat] is worth a thousand words. I’ve been waiting for WordPress.com to update the administration panel so that I can have galleries. That is the main feature that I’ve been waiting for. Now it’s here, I can finally upload pictures of my cat (and my wife 🙂 ) This will […]
I went to Google Maps today, and I found that Google has updated its Street View functionality to include almost ALL of Denver and the suburbs, including Boulder. This is a CRAZY amount of information. It’s a truly boggling accomplishment. I’m kind of shocked.Check out Street View yourself.
When I think SEO, I think of Google. Why? Is it because Google’s PageRank system determines better websites? Is it because Google’s advertising options are superior? It’s as simple as this: Google gets better results than any other search engine. The major search engines often don’t agree Optimizing websites for search is frustrating sometimes. The […]
I am a Denver web designer, and lots of what I do is advise my clients on how to improve their ranking. I do what I can to optimize the code using tried and true SEO techniques. But in the end, it comes down to this: are you willing to work for search engine placement? […]
Search Engine Optimization is not voodoo; it directly translates into how well your website performs. The Ignite Matchmaking website was not performing well last September for their main keywords. Katz Web Design redesigned their site, optimized the site for their keywords, and now, look at their ranking: Denver professional matchmaker: 1 Denver match makers: 2 (up […]
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