Search engines have always espoused the value of the user experience. For years, Matt Cutts and other engineers at Google have been encouraging webmasters to “write for people, not for search engines“. This call-to-action is just as relevant today as Google plans to penalize low-quality websites and content farms benefiting from over-optimized pages.
Previous entries from March 2012
At Mudbug Media, we strive to give back to our community through volunteering. With that in mind, I came across a press release announcing a Lake Cleanup opportunity with the Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), a group whose mission it is to protect, preserve, and restore our wetlands in Southeast Louisiana.
I recently attended the Social Media Conference hosted by SkillPath, to expand my expertise in the field and learn from others ‘ experiences. Throughout the day, discussions centered on social media strategy creation, platform management, content writing, measuring return on investment, and how to mange your company’s online reputation.
The thing about icons is that they’re everywhere, and they need to be. They provide a visual cue for something important or actionable, draw your attention away from gobs of text, and add emotion to what you’re presenting. As important, and essential to a website as they are, I’ve always found them kind of annoying to work with.
Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a special event at one of Mudbug’s favorite client partners, Cafe Reconcile. While visiting NOLA for a National Conference, a group of Credit Union National Association members took part in an Apprentice-style competition.