............. and the footprint grows
What the hell is a blog and
how do I get in on it! Blogs have been around for years, they just
weren't called blogs they were called a lot of things resources, references,
communities. Modern day blogs have software that automates a lot of the
maintenance. T's World
was just a recording of the infamous Webmaster T's daily routine. He was
reading a lot about search engine optimization and web development and
sharing it by recording it on his website to share with others in the
"community"............. and the footprint grows.
Low and behold people liked
it! Whether they cared for some of the "commentary and grammar" is another
story!;) Even got written up in a few books, not an e-book, but a real
book or so he's been told by a few people. Ole' T was even highly regarded
for a short time, but he comes and goes............. and the footprint
As his net footprint grew he
left the cozy confines of a local provider and T's World of Design was
born. The site was moved, but he left the old one running, as a courtesy
to the sites and authors that had linked to it as a reference.............
and the footprint grows.
T's World was growing as he
wrote more articles on optimization and web usability. Eventually there
were 100 or so articles. Web development was an emerging industry and he
began to actually make a few bucks plying his knowledge for bigger and
bigger clients;) So, he just didn't have the time to maintain it. Some of
the articles were on both sites, many were edited as the search engines
changed their algos............. and the footprint grows.
T's World has basically
fallen off the face of the earth as far as search engines are concerned.
Probably because of either a script running on the old site that
re-directed from the old site to this site (probably why Google killed
it), they all dropped it because it had "partially" mirrored content
(Google for sure, and any self respecting engine), other server problems
related to virus activity, thus the site may have been down when the
spiders came by. Partially mirrored is probably what enabled it to stay as
long as it did (3 years, hence, my confusion)............. and the
Webmaster T's focus changed
in 1997 when he entered a programming course. He now struggles along
trying to apply his search engine optimization techniques to a
programmatic solution for campaign management and 3rd party SEO
evaluation. In the meantime SeoPros was born for the development of the
software. He also founded the SeoPros Organization and provided some
programming and authored a few articles on buying SEO services.
Organization hopefully will some day be a consumer watch dog, and will
support fully, any standards that the Industry or anyone without an agenda
cares to set.............
and the footprint grows.
Canadian Search Engine Marketing or CaSem was born out of his
optimization consulting business, mainly financial analysts and sites with
inhouse development. It is a tie in to the SeoPros directory and RFP
system. Because the Organization can't recommend any one Member over
another, he saw the need for a recommendation service and realized the
software was a good way to evaluate SEO's performance based solely on
monitoring of campaigns on an ongoing basis.............. and the
And now he sees the error of
his ways! With a footprint spread over 5 sites (more since many of the
spiders are running under another domain). Fragmented link popularity, a
delisted site and others that would be hard pressed to get listed in ODP
is the result. So what's this poor boy to do. He realizes he should
evaluate the strategy and clean it up! Watch this page and the
Ts World Archive to see how he cleans it up.............. and the footprint
So going back to his roots,
he's going to start recording what he reads, and of course, as his
tradition, his comments and diatribes. To clean up the articles spread
over five sites he's going to remove the mirrored articles. If you have
linked to them they will have permanently moved response headers to let any
engine knowing about them they have been moved permanently. The resources
that were here will only be searchable, the old static pages of indexes
eventually will only be on the original site............... and the
Blogs are in and they are
the perfect way to fix this poor soul of a site. Of course T rolled his
own publishing software and added a few customizations. Webmaster T will be
making a note of all his posts and what he does everyday. He'll answers
questions and be previewing some of the tools. Use them at your own
risk................ and the footprint grows.
............... and the footprint
............... see ya at the top!
Da' Tmeister, Editor