Just look at her! She appears to be smirking and looks as if she knows something that she doesn’t want to reveal; not yet anyway. Her eyes are relaxed and appear to convey satisfaction, which suggests that she happily possesses some nugget of powerful knowledge. Perhaps some paradigm-shifting or zeitgeist-inflicting information that would change the world forever for the better, if only it would be unleashed...
The holiday season is here and there is much to cheer about in the Drupal community. Drupal Version 7.0 is flirting with release and is on its last beta (read on for more details). Important dates and deadlines are suddenly approaching for DrupalCon Chicago 2011... yeah, that fast. If you want to host a session, you'd better check out the dates below.
Changing your website URLs can cause problems: people who bookmarked the page can’t find it again, search engines are baffled when your content is now missing, and people or websites that link to your pages now have broken links. Not good problems to have with your website content.
You would think that the best advice, then, would be to never change your URLs. The reality is, however, that there are many legitimate reasons that a URL needs to be changed:
• Companies acquire websites and need to move content.
Read this article: Drupal SEO Tutorial: How to Set Up 301 Redirects
In a blog post last month, I showed you how to configure the Meta tags module for Drupal SEO - where we walked through how to download and configure the Meta tags module properly. Now we are ready to specify meta tags for all the content that you currently have or will be creating. There are three ways to specify content with meta tags: taxonomy, node, and views. Let’s walk through all three types and how to configure each one.
Read this article: How to Specify Meta Tags For Your Content
Ask any sailor or pirate, it's always better to have a clear course before you set out to sea. Launching a website is no different. Your website's navigation needs to be clear and concise, both for human traffic and for search engine crawlers. The first place you can start is your menu.
Read this article: How to Set an Optimized Course for Drupal Navigation
One of the many reasons why Drupal rocks is the hundreds of modules you can plugin to enhance its core installation and functionality. Modules are created by the community–another Drupal strength–to help improve the overall user experience and functionality of the popular open source publishing platform. While some of the more seasoned and beneficial modules have made their way into the core installation, there are still plenty of great modules that are just waiting to be downloaded, installed, and configured for your benefit.
Read this article: 18 Essential Drupal Modules for SEO and How to Install Them
Which address would you rather read: "30.2746698,-97.7387235,935" or "Texas Capital Building 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701"? Both get you to the same place, but one better describes what and where the place is. Find out how to make sure your URLs do something similar.
Read this article: How to Clean and Optimize URLs in Drupal
August is always an exciting time of year. School gets back in session, last summer vacations and road trips are usually squeezed in, and the international DrupalCon takes the stage. This year its in Denmark: DrupalCon Copenhagen. If you don't have tickets, you better get them very soon! Because it's next weekend... see ya'll there!
I have never once been tempted to steal hood ornaments, but this one sure does give rise to the nerd in me. How awesome would it be to have the hood ornament above, accompanied by a horn that blasted "these aren't the droids we're looking for" when some blue-tooth-wearing crazy driver cuts you off in rush hour traffic! But I digress.
DrupalCon Copenhagen will be here before you know it, so get your tickets if you haven't already. Rumor has it the price may go up soon... Please read on for more in This Week in Drupal SEO News.
As you can see from the photo above, Volacci's DrupliPet found itself amongst a wide array of friends this week. Our eccentric and often times culturally-obscure Content Manager babysat DrupliPet on his desk, and exposed him to a slew of vinyl characters, action figures, and PEZ dispensers. Let's just say we lost a week of training with the DrupliPet... but I digress.
The Drupal community has certainly been busy this week: Drupal's iPhone App was released, Drupad, Drupal Gardens was released in open beta, and Dries gave an intriguing interview at the Open Source Convention in Portland, with remarks concerning the Drupal 7 beta and full releases. Join me after the jump for: This Week in Drupal SEO News.