• Giving Google Better Photos

    March 1, 2016

    Using hidden meta tags to pass more appropriate Google images that may not appear on the page.

  • How We Got Our Rich Snippets Back

    September 5, 2014

    Several months ago the photos for our recipes disappeared from Google’s search result pages: Not great, since most people search visually, more so when they’re hungry. Now, I don’t like talking much about anything to do with SEO, since the landscape changes so often and I’m left feeling like Google’s little guinea pig.  However, I did want... Read More

  • Those Elusive Rich Snippets!

    July 5, 2013

    Last year, I wrote about some trouble we were having with Google’s rich snippets for recipes. In a nutshell, when Google saw the .hentry class on our recipe page, it ignored the .hrecipe class that Google uses to determine if a page is a recipe or not. Subsequently, all of our lovely recipe photos stopped... Read More

  • Cuil – The World’s Biggest Waste of Time

    July 28, 2008

    Cuil launched today with a plucky Drudge headline: CUIL TAKES ON GOOGLE “Cool,” thought I and gave it a go. It is nothing short of terrible. First off, the site has been ridiculously slow all morning which is terrible way to convery the whole “we’re-taking-on-Google” message. And please don’t use the “but we were featured... Read More

  • Using .htaccess Voodoo For Underscore and Dash Woes

    September 20, 2007

    Here’s a little tip for people who have recently switched to dashes (-) from underscores (_) as word separators and wish all those old inbound links could still work. Try this in your .htaccess file: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)_(.*).html$$1-$2-$3-$4-$5-$6.html [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)_(.*).html$$1-$2-$3-$4-$5.html [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)_(.*).html$$1-$2-$3-$4.html [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^([^_]*)_([^_]*)_(.*)... Read More