I recently learned how to utilize Google’s rel=author code to have my Google + profile image be displayed in search results, and if you are both a bit self consumed, and a nerd, you’ll think it’s awesome! I figured I’d pass along this knowledge to other such folks, in the form of a dummy proof guide to enabling author rich snippets.
If you are not familiar with the term “rich snippet” you are at least aware of the phenomenon. A rich snippet is an image displayed next to a search result, based on HTML code that Google reads on that particular web page. This code communicates with Google, pointing it toward relevant information which should be displayed next to a page listing. Here is an example of an author rich snippet, which is displayed next to my blog’s listing:
The Semantic Incompatibility of “Link-Building” and White Hat SEO
Lately there have been reports in the SEO community of sites being heavily penalized or even de-indexed by Google for having “bad” link profiles. According to such reports, Google has identified site’s which have link profiles that are composed of a large quantities of bad links, and have taken action by heavily penalizing or even de-indexing these sites. Respected SEO Cyrus Shepard summed it up as follows:
The 2012 Colorado Rockies are now 10 games into the 2012 season, and the much talked about “culture shock” that the team underwent in the off-season feels a lot more like a minor nudge.
Throwing a fit
The pitching staff was never supposed to be good, and they have certainly lived up to those expectations, posting a 4.67 ERA through the first 10. That’s good for 15th out of 16 NL teams. Narrow that down to just the starters and you’re looking at a combined 6.77 ERA…ouch.
As I sit here on the eve of the 2012 Colorado Rockies season, I ask myself “what information do the people need before the first pitch tomorrow in Houston?” All of the relevant [and irrelevant] information about the team has been covered 10 times over, so I won’t waste your time with any of that. Below, I give all of my fellow Tweeters the complete list of Colorado Rockies players on Twitter. The list below includes players from the active roster and some players in the minor league system who are close enough to the Bigs to justify their inclusion.