Bit of a quiet week, no? Well, other than the whole wikileaks thing.
Well, this week we have posts on writing blog posts for SEO, compressing JS and CSS into a PNG, analyzing search traffic with Google Analytics, and more.
- We start the week with advice from Michael Gray, who says that writing articles or blog posts that are supposed to help with your SEO, you should actually write them about focused keywords. They should be focused narrowly, and tied together with other similar articles/posts.
- Next up, Techworld reports that Google has bought like.com.
- You’ve all heard about Facebook Places, but SEI by the Sea takes it a step further, comparing Facebook Places to Yahoo’s W4 patent.
- In the same vein as my Newbie SEO series, SixRevisions has a guide to analyzing search traffic. Not a lot of new stuff here, but a great resource for people new to analytics.
- The GA blog has announced the launch of the new Google Analytics Management API. Yes, it is a slow day for analytics news.
- More SixRevisions, this time on their home turf: A guide to minimalism in web design.
- And just to mix it up, here’s a UX article from Avinash Kaushik. What you say? Yes, Avinash’s post for the week is on why heuristic evaluations rock, and how they can improve your user’s experience with your site.
- People are reporting that Google is experimenting with live search results. I can’t imagine the bandwidth this must take on Google’s side, though they obviously have the servers to deal with it.
- Finally 90% of Everything had this great clip on how to get the results you want from a survey. For those who don’t know, the clip is from “Yes, Minister”, one of the greatest pieces of small government propaganda ever imagined.