Go to the Cre8pc blog
Creating Blog Vibes Since July 2002
Image of Kim laughing.:: Usability, SEO and Web Design ::

Intriguing blab about usability, seo/sem, web dev, search engines, Cre8asiteforums and Internet-life stuff.

Special Deal Offer Ends February 3, 2006

Ad Words book
Read the Testimonials and Buy the Book now!

Warmest Greetings,

The Usability of Text Links  

:: Thursday, July 29, 2004 ::

For a minute or two, anchor text was all the rage, especially in SEO-Land. But, aside from keeping up with search engine algorithms, the usability of your text links is something that will rarely change. People will always need to be able to read and quickly understand your web pages.

Evolt features a good how-to article on link usability in Writing effective link text by Trenton Moss of WebCredible

Item #6, "Place important words at the front of link text" is something I already do in UsabilityEffect.com. An example is the left-side navigation, where I placed boldfaced "scan words" in front of the hyperlinked text. This has the advantage of helping my visitors, and search engines looking for keywords and pages to crawl.

Scan words, by the way, are the words people are often hunting for while searching and scanning pages they find. Those words include "free", "sale", "new", "discount", "Kim Krause" (just kidding)...

Google and Major Tom

How much you wanna bet Google wants in on this baby? NASA to build 10,000-processor Linux computer

I Was O-pin-in-a-ted

Still feeling my oaties after listening to Teresa Heinz Kerry speak at the Democratic National Convention (something which, by the way, none of the top USA TV Broadcasting companies like ABC, CBS and NBC felt was worthy enough to air), I wrote my blog post-rant about Google yesterday.

Brad loved it.

So did, apparently, Google, who plastered a huge image ad to the right of it.

:: posted by Kim Krause Berg on 7/29/2004 12:45:45 PM

:: Today's Post Permalink | Back to the BLOG Home
:: Website Evaluations
:: Email this Post

Feed Bin

Google Reader
del.icio.us Usability, SEO and Web Design
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe with Bloglines
Subscribe in NewsGator Online

Add to My AOL
Furl Usability, SEO and Web Design

 View My Public Stats on MyBlogLog.com

Highly Recommended!
(Read review)
Search Engine Marketing Kit, by Dan Thies
Image of the book.

Usability Education
Cre8pc's Squidoo Lenses

Crooked sunglasses

My artistic friends love this picture.

Self-Esteem on Steroids

Text Link Ads Banner

Recent Posts

Monthly Archives

It's That Book Again

Conversions Topic is New York Times Best Seller (Seriously)

Kim is a Member of the Usability Professionals Association

UPA - Usability Professionals' Association

About Kim's Web Site Usability Reviews