Free is Killing the Internet
This is because of fake accounts on Facebook, Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs which are the main source of the problem. These company’s should join Google and Bing by creating structured data. We will not even get into the scams and spammers coming from fake e-mail accounts on Yahoo! There was a time when everyday someone with a Yahoo! account would contact me about how their family was hurt or dead and they needed money to get to the states or help save their business. I usually do not pick on people, but most of these fraudsters originate from non U.S. countries.
Although spam can not just be blamed on those people it definitely is not helping the Internet. There are also issue’s at hand concerning link builders selling services cheaply. These cheap SEO services are also causing problems as well. To many one article blogs and one or two word comments out there. This just happens to be another area of spam being out of control. More preventive measure are for sure still needed.
Can it be Done With Authorship?
I am really happy Google has decided to implement this new rel=”author” attribute. Finding way’s to eliminate spam is gaining ground but there are just still to many wood be user’s trying to beat the system. I think it would actually amaze the one’s trying to beat the system, just by following the rules and avoiding black hat techniques at how good they just might do by placing their resources into doing it the proper way.
Maybe it is the challenge black hatters find so cool about it. Difficult to say why they can not do it the same as some reputable SEO company does it. They are missing the big picture here. If they would just follow the rules everyone could benefit from it. Think about it. If the search engines no longer have to spend time preventing it; what a better system we could already have in place.
Fewer resources and time would be needed and the value of the Internet could be a much more manageable and happy place to work and play. Black hatters are the plaque of the Internet, they know it and we know it. Every heard the saying “Can’t we all just get along”? Well, this makes perfect sense to me.
Although the rel=”author” is still taking shape, it only requires a little coding work to complete. Google actually created this attribute years ago. When it was first thought of it had a different name back then. Can not recall it at the moment though. The rel=”author” is great because it not only improves the system in place, but strengthens profiles by reassurance to the reader who finds the information on the search engines.
The rel=”author” also emphasis’ a combative presence against black hatters. There have recently been more and more websites starting to implement the same type’s of systems into their websites. One of the recent one’s is Pinterest. Although providing a way for companies to verify their profiles and accounts is great, it still does not eliminate the problem of duplicate and fraudulent accounts.
Fraudulent accounts run rampant on the Internet. This is an evident sign that these companies must do something to prevent it. For example anyone can create thousands of Google+ pages for the same company or different profiles. This is just a bunch of spam as far as I am concerned. What if people had to pay for a Facebook account or Google+ started charging for account creation? At this point this is one of the only way’s I can think of to prevent spam.
Another possible Solution of Prevention
This is probably not a possible solution but does come to mind and makes sense. What about having an I.P. address for each person, something like a mailing address. This would be completely traceable and sure prevent fake accounts. You could move anywhere and it would not matter. It would never need to be transferred like a change of address and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Another one would be only allowing one or two e-mail addresses per person and forcing some form of verification for each e-mail address registered.
Do you have any suggestions on preventing fake accounts and profiles?
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“Eliminate duplicate and fake accounts and we will win the war on spam.”
Overall Added Value
As a Web Designer, Programmer and SEO Specialist it all goes hand and hand for the most part. Knowing your target country or audience can aid in the delivery of your message and what you are trying to accomplish. The design and layout are for sure areas that go overlooked and under factored a lot of the time. Being a Web Designer, programmer and SEO Specialist has definite advantages. This is one of the main sell points for some company’s including mine. Having one company do it all eliminates a third-party and brings more value to the table.
Why are Color Selections Important?
There are tons of color charts on the web for learning different do’s and don’ts of web design and how color effects selection of choice, meaning and decision factoring when a visitor is viewing your website. Selection of color choice for call-to-actions (CTA’s) can be the difference of capturing a lead or losing it. For example using red can signify importance or something requiring urgency. These choices of color selection for CTA’s are extremely important but at the same time should compliment the website or webpage they are placed on.
While keeping this in mind and trying to make it all look appealing to the visitor your links should stand out or at least not be questionable to the visitor. Providing a clear indication for links or CTA’s should be created and implemented into the hierarchy and site design. Easy to understand and see navigable links and buttons will help the visitors stay and will be a much more pleasant experience. These simple design techniques will lead to more page views and conversions for your business as well as a better user experience.
Hiring the Right Company
UX and UI interface and design are some of the core areas that should be understood by a Web Designer, Developer and now a day’s a SEO Expert. Finding company’s with this kind of experience is not as difficult as you might think. With a little research and a few questions you can make a more informed decision before hiring a company to manage all of these services. Although it does not always come cheap, you can still find reputable company’s that will provide all of these services at a comparable price.
While all this is important the usability is one of the other key areas you should understand completely. Some great way’s to get a better understanding of a websites usability is to fully test it yourself, ask for other people to test it, gather input from those individuals about their visit and more. The understanding of a visitors visit is a key component to creating a better user friendly website. There are several way’s to gather this information other than what is mentioned. Try sending out survey’s, e-mails or even go as far as sitting down somewhere and asking someone what they think. Once you have gained some valuable input, apply what you have learned to make it better.
Remember, your work is never done!