Another bunch of Sunday links, I hope you guys are enjoying these end of the week posts.
- Full format dates inside the main content of pages (month/day/year)
- Dates in the comments, when no other date appears on a page
- Decoding dates in URL’s (I have seen them decode 20091225 and 12252009 formats)
If you don’t want dates on your SERP snippets, use a permalink structure like %post_id%/%page_name% (or just /%page_name%, only if you don’t have a lot of posts, otherwise you will make it difficult for your CMS to rewrite your URLs). Remove all mentions of dates on your page, including the comments. Dates mentioned inside your content will probably be ok, especially if more than one is mentioned.
Learn how to tweet better.
Good article on domaining, parking and domain appraisal.
Some good tidbits on social media from Viperchill.
So, to simplify: take a look back at whatever you’re trying to say. Focus on your key message and cut away the cruft that stops your customer from understanding it. Put that engineering mind to rest: stop trying to be factually complete and exhaustive. Instead, make sure you’re not wasting anyone’s time.
Weekly A/B tests and results.
Big list of crowdsourcing and freelancing websites.
If you have a well designed website, perhaps you should take the time to submit it to a few CSS galleries. This is a semi-automated tool that can help you submit to 380+ CSS showcases/galleries.