Monday, November 06, 2006
We will be presenting an interactive SEO workshop on how to design and update the websites for search engine visibility. During the practical search engine optimisation session we identify opportunities for immediate improvement based on the websites submitted by workshop participants. The date for Sydney workshop is scheduled for December 11. Starting from evaluation of actual websites we will analyse the search term selection, meta tags strategies and linking options. With plenty of personal attention from our SEO tutor you will learn how to increase your branding and competitive advantage on the search engines. At the conclusion the clear SEO strategy will be presented on case by case basis.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
In a recent October issue of Government News magazine I have found an article about usability issues with respect to government organizations websites in Australia. Document dumping seems to be quite a common way of adding and building web pages. The end result is that things are hard to find and there is a lack of website functionally. On a bright side more government departments are conducting usability studies and improving their websites. One of the good examples is Australia.gov.au website. However in my opinion they should capitalize the link to business.gov.au on the left side. It is not a capital letter at the moment, possibly they refer to small business? Also search for Australian government on Google shows as a second result: " Not Found - australia.gov.au Australian Government Australian Government ... We're sorry, but there is no australia.gov.au web page that matches your request." That gives very unprofessional look. Also the third website on the list www.gov.au shows very poor title tag: Home - www.gov.au. There is still a big area for improvement here.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
This year Search Engine Boot camp organized in Sydney on 30 November will be dedicated to SEO and SEM topics. The agenda will cover subjects from intelligent keywords research, SEO site structure, local search and PPC management tools. The afternoon sessions will focus on advanced SEO about optimising for flash and database driven websites. The case study or rather live interactive SEO clinic will have a website analysed for search engine friendliness. For more information visit: