Tag: Google

  • 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

  • A Google Background Image Anecdote

    June 10, 2010

    Google just introduced customizable background images on their site. Here’s what happened: “I need to search for someth…. wait, huh? What is Google celebrating today, the guy who invented transparency? A background image, oh weird, it’s like a mountain view. Oh I get it… Mountain View! I wonder who that woman on the dock is?... Read More

  • Writing Your Own Autobiography: The New Persistence of Information

    December 3, 2007

    How A Biography Gets Written When someone sets out to write a biography, they don’t just pick up a pen and start writing. A good deal of research has to happen before the author can begin writing. Usually, the biographer will dig up letters, books, news clippings, articles and anything else they can find to,... Read More

  • A Simple Translation Tool For Your Site

    October 16, 2007

    File this under cool things you can do when your website is built properly. Put this module on your sidebar to give your site international flair by letting your users choose to read your site in their own language (courtesy Google Translate). The more real text you’ve got on the site (read: not images), the... Read More

  • Updates from the Wandering Dullard

    September 23, 2007

    Bah. I should have written this a week ago. That’s what I get for thinking I’d have time for pleasantries after almost a week away from the office. whip cracks Let’s pretend it’s last Sunday night and I’m sitting at the San Francisco airport waiting for my plane. Ugh. That’s so last week. Here goes... Read More