Archive for August, 2008

Does domain name registration duration affect search results?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

While discussing search engines and web design recently, I was asked if the duration of a domain name registration had any affect on a sites consideration by search engines.  I had to admit, this was the first time I had heard of this so, I set out to see what I could find on the matter and it turns out there may be some truth to it.

It seems Google had applied for a patent…

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New Web Project Completed

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

ERA Web Site DesignWe recently completed a web site renovation for Dan Jones and Associates, Inc.  Dan Jones and Associates provides real estate and property managements services for the greater Jacksonville Florida area.

Their original web site was a bit scattered and visually inconsistent and was not originally created in a format with search-engine-friendly results in mind.

Renovation goals included cleaning up the site visually and making site navigation a little more user friendly. Additional goals…

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Google and the ‘Sandbox’ Effect

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

While surfing the net this weekend, I followed a trail of bread crumbs from one article to another pertaining to SEO (search engine optimization). I ended up landing on an article about a potential ‘sandbox’ at Google.

The general theory suggests that Google puts new web sites into a holding state, or ‘sandbox’ for an undetermined amount of time before releasing it back onto it’s (Google’s) search engine index. Google does this to validate the…

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