Monday, June 13, 2011

URL Not Displaying in Chrome

All of the blogging "gurus" and others recommending you get your own domain are about to get their asses handed to them on a platter:
Google tests a new feature that replaces the URL with the site's name in search results snippets. David, who noticed this change, says that he searched for [madvertise] and "most of the results looked normal, with the website title, snippet and URL. However, two search results displayed the website name instead of the URL. In the attached screenshot, the 6th and 7th results show 'LinkedIn' and 'Facebook' respectively, in the place where the URL should be."
This could be a real game-changer, in a hurry! In a related matter, I posted this over the weekend:
I was poking around blogger the other day and found the materials I need to improve this blog, I think 100%, to get it into a template and format that I believe will not only bring it up to 2011 standards but remain within the Google realm of protection. What's that, you say? A couple years ago a blogger friend was stark raving mad. They thought their blog had been attacked by hackers. Turns out two things happened at around the same time, and the blogger had not checked her blog for a few days. Her image hosting service had expires. Adding insult to injury, the guy who authored her template let his domain expire. She lost her template and images in one 24-hour period. But things got worse. Her own domain expired. And somebody swooped in and grabbed her blog's name (and of course all her traffic: she'd been getting about 400 visitors a day). So say what you will about Google and blog*spot. the service is less likely to (1)cost you any money and (2) fail if you forget to pay the bill or if your template designer checks his or her website.
If that is not enough to convince you, note that URL bars are disappearing in CHROME. I HATE the idea of CLOUD COMPUTING. I LOVE the idea of having a back-up for my stuff, but I want my stuff ON MY PC, not dwelling in some cloud that could be erased or deleted.

Heer's a link to an article on optimizing your blog SEO through the use of Q and A style titles.

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