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Nice idea NeoN. That could be very useful for us, especially for new people who might be new to promotion altogether. It could help with pointing to some good starting places and give them a jump-start.
I once started a personal set of bookmarks to different threads and started to categorize some by topic. Some were about where to submit and how often, some related to designing search engine friendly pages, others gave the bare basics of optimization, others related to specifics like page titles or meta tags, and with some there were articles that had been written (SearchengineWorld) that related to certain specifics.
I had thought of doing it up as a post in this forum as a help to *some* newcomers, since we have old-timers and people just starting out as well. Some might not even know what terms to use to make use of the site search. It takes a while to know to look up keyword density, for example.
That would be a little different from what you mentioned with people being able to do their own, as you've mentioned. But it's a similar concept. Maybe it would still be a good idea; it would take maintaining that kind of list periodically to reflect current threads that fit.
I wonder how many would actually find it helpful or use it.
Marcia, that would be interesting to see this link list :))
How search engines work:
Current thread on finding keywords:
An old one about deciding on keywords:
Article related to how to structure the site and navigation, or the practical application once the keywords are chosen:
My all-time favorite on the basics:
Keywords meta tags:
Something like that. It was strictly a personal idea (kind of time-consuming), and they can all can be found by going through the related forums. It's also up to individual taste - some people will find some more helpful than others.
A simple directory script would make managing any list easier. Easier to maintain and easier to find things. Just give all WmW Admins and moderators access to add links as they find them. Even if you started out with a completely empty directory I bet you would really have something after a year.
You know how your own personal flags work? Well, we've been discussing the idea of the forum itself having a set of flags. The moderator[s] could add/delete a flag but anyone could read them. Fast, easy, and self-titling with just a click or two. A directory script and/or scratch pad is a nice idea, but I'd rather have the flagging if we're prioritizing. WebmasterWorld is one HUGE place now, small tools are nice... but we need chain saws and bulldozers.
Sounds interesting. I guess my concern would be as to searching for and finding a link from months ago by keyword/topic. Hence the thoughts of a directory structure.
But with the programming know how available here I'm sure there would be nifty new ways of doing this that I can't even imagine. :)