Posts tagged: Website Development

WordPress Category Order and Category Hierarchy

Category Hierarchy I have a personal WordPress blog where there are some sub categories under top categories. Its theme is non widgetized, and the sidebar function to display categories is "wp_list_categories(show_count=1&hierarchical=0)." By default, WordPress displays all categories at one level regardless their hierarchy. Fortunately, I found out a simple modification would fix the way to display categories in regard to hierarchy. Change the value of the argument 'hierarchical' to '1' from '0'. Before: wp_list_categories(hierarchical=0) After wp_list_categories(hierarchical=1) Category Order I also have another blog where I want to control over category display order. The default display of categories in WordPress is by their alphabetical order. ...

How to link internally - Optimization of Internal Linking

Internal linking refers to the links pointing to other pages within your site. Its importance has not valued as much as external links. But well-built internal links help your site rankings in search engine result pages (SERPs) as well as provide a good user experience. Also, its great advantage is that you have the entire control of how to manage them. Use these tips to write the most efficient internal links both for your site visitors and the search engines. 1) Make the homepage navigation menu as text links. Images, DHTML, and JavaScript navigation menus look fancy and artsy. ...

Nofollow, rel=nofollow

Nofollow is a kind of HTML attributes that defines hyperlink relationship between the linking page and the linked page. 1. It can be used when you don't want your links to influence the targeted site's rankings by search engines. That is, the destination of that hyperlink won't be given any additional weight or credit in search result rankings. "From now on, when Google sees the attribute (rel="nofollow") on hyperlinks, those links won't get any credit when we rank websites in our search results." Post on Google Blog on 2005-01-18 Not only Google but Yahoo! and MSN Search have agreed to this new hyperlink relationship ...

Website Development and Maintenance Checklist

Basic questions to ask for website development Does your website HTML validate to W3 standards? Have you check broken links of your website? Do you have Google XML sitemap? Do you have a text-based sitemap for visitors? Do all pages have unique and corresponding META title tag? Does your homepage have at least 200 or 300 words optimized for search engines? Have you done user experience testing? Basic questions to ask for website maintenance Do you keep track of web log statistics such as visitors, page views, or conversion rates? Do you regularly check error logs of your web site? Do you know which search engines provides the most traffic to ...