So in my Torandoo post, I mentioned that it’s a bad habit to name your links "click here" or "download" or stupid things like that.
You know, there’s a supposed "rule" that you shouldn’t name links stupid things like "click here" or "download this". It’s because search engines (ie. Google) don’t pickup on those things, and they have no idea what you’re talking about. They tend to ignore links with "go here" in them.
So.. the big idea behind this is something called Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short.
You already know what a search engine is. You probably use it every day. I have one as my home page, and you probably do too.
Simply put, search engines index the internet. Google has huge databases of webpages, including RogerHub!
Now.. when you google "corny jokes", Google looks through its huge database for websites that might have corny jokes in them.
So if I had a website called http://www.awesomecornyjokes.com/, wouldn’t it be awesome if the search results came out like this?
Get the idea now? Well, lets talk about links.
Links generally have two parts: The url and the inside content.
Now, computers can scan a website for links faster than.. uhh nvm. just know that it’s really fast.
So, if a bajillion websites all have links that say "corny jokes" and point to my http://www.awesomecornyjokes.com/, then obviously, Google would think "Lol this roger guy must have AWESOME corny jokes. Let’s put him first!".. or something to that effect.
But.. what if their website looked like this:
Hey check out these hilariously corny jokes: click here
Google isn’t gonna pick up on what "click here" means. So.. my dream is ruined :(
Okay, that was my super-trimmed-down version of SEO and why you shouldn’t use "click here" in links.
And another thing, most people know that when a word is underlined, you can click it to go to a related site. By using unnecessary and obvious things like "click here", you’re insulting their intelligence. :) even if they’re not as smart as you are..
OH and the mooosic thing.
You’ve probably already noticed, but RogerHub Mooosic is acting retarded in Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. (But it works in Firefox/Safari. Go Firefox!!)
Hmm.. you can still listen to songs.. They just get cutoff sometimes and they don’t continue playing the next song.
But does anyone even listen to my mooosic?
I do at least..
Hmm.. lol. one-sided poll. :)
Same place, three different angles. Which one do you like best? (and can you guess what those things are?)