Learning Something New Every Day

Today, I learnt about cononical linking.  Canonical linking is a way of letting search engines know that your content is accessible through multiple URLs, by publicly specifying the preferred URL of page content. This prevents Google penalising your site for having duplicate content. I first came across the possibility of  search engines penalising sites for duplicate … Continue reading Learning Something New Every Day

Create a better search engine than Google

The findings and opinions contained within this post are entirely mine and do not necessarily reflect those of Edge Hill University. The research and write up was done in my own time and is only posted here because it may be of interest to the HE community. At BarCamp Liverpool I gave a talk about … Continue reading Create a better search engine than Google

Twitter Part 2: Bringing order to chaos

Last time I covered getting started with Twitter, building your network of contacts and interacting with others. This time I'm going to discuss some ways to manage your Twitter subscriptions and discover tweets about topics you're interested in. The easiest way to use Twitter is to login to the website to read and post messages. … Continue reading Twitter Part 2: Bringing order to chaos

Choice Part 6: Lucene in the sky with diamonds

Search is one of the key ways that visitors find what they're looking for on our websites. A good search engine can quickly and acurately direct the user to the right place and make for a more efficient and productive experience. In the past we've used Novell's QuickFinder search service to spider the site, supplemented … Continue reading Choice Part 6: Lucene in the sky with diamonds