I Trust You

I’m just thinking about the way we’re communicating nowadays with both search engines and visitors through our websites. I mean, digital space is now evolving rapidly and browsing behavior of end users is changing at the same time. So search bots have to become more intelligent in order to keep pace with these changes.

While competition becomes fierce and competing in an open market then one of the most important things is building trust with both search engines and visitors through our online web presence.

High trust

= low bounce rate

= high average visit duration

= implies good user experience

= implies good CTR

= implies search engines are behaving the way user want

= saving time in finding desired result

= everybody is happy

= perfect for all (the overall online environment)

= visitors are willing to refer the service (or become a returning/loyal customer)

= low maintenance/advertising cost for sustaining web presence

= improved ROI

Influential factors in building ethical online relationship –

  • Obtain a security seal (well-known only) for delivering anti-phishing message to both crawlers and visitors
  • Show stability by registering the domain for longer period of time
  • Get listed (acquire back-links – NOT PAID) in the top authoritative directories from niche industry
  • Reserve a dedicated IP – a dedicated hosting space
  • Maintain unique and single business/contact information throughout the web

So, building trust is essential for success of any online business (proved)!

Google Search Query String Length

Okay! This is quite astonishing to me.

While working, found that, Google is allow query strings only to 32 words.

Google Search Query String Length

Precisely, I’m getting this message from Google on SERP – “example” (and any subsequent words) was ignored because we limit queries to 32 words. Bing does not have as such any limitations I’m assuming since not receiving any message.

On another note, Google is showing 6 results whereas the number for Bing is 3. And only 1 result is common in between them. Hmm!

Oh! I’m searching from India and don’t think that has any effect on search results.

SEO De Facto for the Website Owners

SEO de facto for the internet business owners..

  1. SEO is continuously evolving
  2. Google also constantly upgrading its system
  3. Being dynamic is the only static concept in digital space
  4. SEO is not voodoo – true SEO professionals are not The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story
  5. Everybody (incl. you and your competitors) are working on same goal at the same time
  6. Focusing on link building – only when and where it matters
  7. Build your brand – utilize every possible way
  8. Prepare yourself first for the eligibility test and then think about the competition
  9. The concept of hiring agencies and paying for SEO services become effect less
  10. There is nothing called SEO exist anymore

Try to understand all these otherwise you’ll be beaten well before even participating into the race.

As a business owner, the more quickly you have the realization the more easily you’ll be able to adjust yourself during transition of mind.

The problem is – business owners have no clear idea about the situation which is changing rapidly. The result – majority of them still believe it’s as easy as it used to be decades ago. So for business owners, that ought to be enough to select SEO services / hire agencies for instant result.

So take it or leave it!

Intersecting Tweet – Tussle in between SEO and Legal

A letter to the CEO from a SEO with love! :-)

Hi,

As you know that, most of the websites data/function either updated by the developer or direct by client. And in both cases, they just forget to take webmaster’s note before execution. So, if anything falls apart, then it would be difficult to trace out the root-cause timely for any webmaster (irrespective of the site’s size and regular monitoring).

Something on this regard.. just go through the Tweets (https://twitter.com/mattcutts/status/469937783495081984).

I’m feeling awesome, when I came to know about this on a pro’s blog (http://www.seobook.com/building-legal-moat-your-seo-castle) and realized how significant a webmaster’s role is becoming every day. Anyways, I wanted to bring your kind attention onto this and hoping that we’re well protected.

Regards

SEO (really!)

Sign In vs. Sign Up

Check the leading websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn etc. None of these are using both “sign in” and “sign up” side-by-side onto their pages. Instead, they are using alternative phrases for “sign in” and “sign up”. Say, “log in” (for “sign in”) and “create account” (for “sign up”).

Some screenshots for further references. LinkedIn..

World's Largest Professional Network LinkedIn.png

Facebook..

Welcome to Facebook Log In Sign Up or Learn More

Twitter..

Twitter

Tumblr..

Sign Up Tumblr

Pinterest..

Pinterest Login Page

Another Pinterest page’s screenshot..

Pinterest 2

Since both of them (i.e., “sign in” and “sign up”) have the word “sign”, so users may get easily get confused and take wrong step. As a website owner we must bypass this and must not include any steps which may unclear to the users. So, either use “sign in” or “sign up” but not together.

This is actually a good practice and surely improves the site’s overall user experience. Making small changes like these may not have any huge impact however it’ll certainly make users happy.

Enter Key is Default Submit Button

It would be great if users could able to submit a form by pressing the “Enter” key. Enabling this will certainly make user happy since submitting forms become easier.

Registration Form for UX Analysis

Of course we must not forget about using “CAPCHA” for protecting website. However enabling “Enter” shortcut key for any login form (or a short form in general) will be beneficial. Insert your login id (automatically get highlighted as the first text field of the form) and password (tabindex feature is on) and then press the “Enter” key. No need for mouse; only a few typing from the keyboard will be required. Simple!

Forcing them for targeting the right form field and clicking on the submit button every time may not be a good idea from good user experience design.

Wedding Anniversary Wishes

Happy marriage anniversary to my elder sister and sister-in-law!

Congratulations and celebrations.. :-)

Thanks for the evening you people gave us yesterday – just awesome.

Now, here comes my wedding anniversary wishes –

নব নব রূপে নয়ন ভড়ুক
নুতন প্রেমের ধারায়
নয় নয় করে নয়-টি বছর
কাটালে এই আশায়.. আসছে বছর আবার হবে!

Place: Naktala-Dakshineswar bus stand
Time: Early morning (on the way to office)
Author: “Me, myself”.. and they’ve marked this as copied content. Sad! :-(

Happy anniversary to both of you from us! :-D