A guide to good web style for content for SEO - workshop

Originally written for People & Planet

version 0.5.1 - 2014-11-02 - latest version of this document at http://mbharris.co.uk/static/goodwebstyle.html

Why am I doing this?

Important things to consider for both SEO, accessibility and readability

Search engines like Google index pages based on a number of criteria, there are techniques that will make your page more popular. Funnily enough some of these criteria are useful to us as a guide as to whether the content is accessible to people with disabilities, such as those who are blind or hard of sight. Here's a list of them (some of which are based on what Google has to say on the subject):

Some frequent issues that arise on web pages that affect the user experience, and possibly the search engine optimisation

Appendix A: Some useful links

Appendix B: What is HTML?

Revision history:

version 0.5.1: 2014-11-02 - made HTML5 compliant version 0.5: 2012-04-23 - removed old P&P-specific stuff to make it more general version 0.4: 2010-11-09 - created static content examples and provided WAI accessibility links
version 0.3: 2009-08-07 - revised links & added appendices
version 0.2: 2009-08-05 - for intern training workshop
version 0.1: 2009-05-27 - original training session

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