It's good day to be alive and a good day to work with Drupal! Every week nuggets of Drupal goodness hit Volacci's news desk with the force of white rhino stampede. And I can hardly hold myself back until Friday to tell you about it!
This week Dries Buytaert posted his keynote speech up and I have it for you inside the jump, along with exciting news from Acquia's new Drupal distribution and Google's new interface! So hold on tight, we go to hyperspace in 3...2...1...
Volacci’s staff is very secure in their nerd-hood. Shameless, really. So when they start discussing Drupal modules in Volacci’s Friday staff meeting, it doesn’t take long before someone makes a comparison to famous sci-fi characters or comic book superheroes. We’ve all heard the joke: “how many nerds does it take to screw in a light bulb”, right? In this particular debate, we narrowed down our comparisons to the original members of the Justice League of America. (There was much love for DC Comics from a few members of our participating audience) And with Free Comic Book Day being this past Saturday, who can blame them?
Drupal modules are one of the many attractive attributes of Drupal and its community. They help extend, enhance, and build on Drupal’s core functionality. So when the flood of comparisons started, and the passion-o-meter rose all the way to 11, I couldn’t help but share the results with our Drupal community.
Join me after the jump for Drupal SEO modules and their Justice League Superhero Equivalents:
Read this article: The Drupal SEO Justice League
With DrupalConSF2010 jet lag finally gone and CMS Expo in Chicago to look forward to next week, Volacci is taking a break to catch our proverbial breath and enjoy the spring-like weather.
It's been a busy week all over the world, with the oil spill spreading in the Gulf of Mexico, Europeans back in the skies, Gordon Brown's campaign guffaw, and attractive women causing earthquakes in the Iran. You should be glad you are reading this post and not doing something more EXTREME! But I digress.
Join me after the jump for this week's Drupal SEO news. Drupal 7.0 Alpha has yet another release, Google invests some serious cash in Drupal, and the "Google Me" official movie trailer awaits you.
It was a busy week for Drupalistas. DrupalConSF2010 officially ended Wednesday, but most of us are still there in spirit. An impromptu Drupal convention was successfully put together in Antwerp, Belgium for all the European Drupalistas who couldn’t talk their airlines into flying through volcanic ash! It was a fun week for Volacci as well. We gave away an iPad to a lucky DrupalCon attendant via an interactive search contest. Our SEO pre-conference training session was a huge success all around. And my session on Conversion Rate Optimization was a blast! For more news from San Francisco, Google’s new Google Places, and Whitehouse.gov releasing their open source coding, join me after the jump.
Hopefully you are reading this blog post on a flight to San Francisco for DrupalConSF2010, Drupal's bi-annual conference. If you're not, I suggest you hit up priceline.com, dive-roll Shatner's karate chop, and run down a moving airplane. When you wake back up from that adrenaline-inducing imagery, join me after the jump for more information on DrupalConSF2010, how to make your very own success story commercial, and Twitter's new business model.
Images and video are everywhere on the Web. Flash and other media are not far behind. Great graphics, animations, or videos add a lot of value to an otherwise boring web site. The drawback is that search engine spiders cannot read the content of these files. Nothing kills your site's searchability faster than embedding all your best keywords into graphic or Flash files. Users see them just fine but search engines see nothing. It is extremely important to communicate as much information as you can to the search engines about each graphic or media piece that you use on your site.
Google Image Search uses the file name and the alt tag to determine what the image is all about. Other services, like YouTube, Viddler, and video search engines, need help to determine what your video is about so that they can show it to people that are interested in watching your masterpiece. Make sure that you can take advantage of these powerful streams of traffic by adhering to the following guidelines.
Read this article: How to Optimize Images, Video, and Other Media in Drupal
After a much anticipated wait, I finally got my iPad delivered to Volacci's offices in Austin on Monday. I can't begin to tell you how much I love gadgets and, this being the latest new release from Apple, I couldn't be more than thrilled! It's like my iPhone and my Macbook somehow came together to meld into one.
It's been an eventful week for Apple, Foursquare, and all you Drupalistas who are counting down the days to DrupalCon SF 2010. Drupal's Developer Summit kicks off the festivities in the Bay Area next week and the fun doesn't stop until nearly the end of April! For more details on iPad usage tracking, the Developer Summit, and Foursquare gossip, join me after the jump.
Last week, Volacci celebrated its 2-year anniversary with a segway tour of downtown Austin. We may have been the dorks flying around the sidewalks like maniacs, but it sure was a blast! The above photo shows our team taking a break from our seg-racing in front of the State Capitol of Texas. So far, it's been a good Friday and I hope yours is good as well. We are now entering the last couple of weeks leading up to DrupalCon SF 2010. People are putting together their survival kits and planning their non-conference adventures. But you can't go into a big conference without being informed! Without exposing the man behind the curtain, here is this week's Drupal SEO news, after the jump.
It’s been an exhilarating week in Austin, with tons of news, ideas, startups, and friendly competition fueling the vibe around town. It’s funny to watch people get a little crazy and let loose at SXSWi. They get to Austin, the infamously ‘weird’ city of the South, and boy do some people fly the freak flag! In all seriousness, it is the kind of enthusiasm I like to see, as we all do, in the tech culture and community. Weird is just another word for creative.
Although not as difficult as learning Chinese or Mandarin, SEO industry terminology can send any unsuspecting mind spinning in circles. Call it ‘nerd-isms’, computer lingo, or ‘dork-ese’, but one thing’s for sure, if you are trying to search engine-optimize your website, you need to understand the following terms in the SEO Terminology for Beginners: A - Z.