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Posts tagged with Java Script

Five reasons not to like Facebook's 'Like' button

If the numbers are any indication, publishers really like Facebook's new Like button. But should they?

For obvious reasons, Facebook is attractive to publishers, and it wants to keep it that way. It provides publishers with plenty of tools that they can use to bring Facebook-driven experiences to their websites. The Like button is one of the newest offerings for publishers but there are several reasons publishers may want to think twice about putting it on their pages.


Why do some e-commerce platforms get Javascript so wrong?

The horror, the horrorYou would think with the money spent on e-commerce platforms today, that best coding practices, accessibility and SEO readiness would be at the forefront of developer's minds.

However, it transpires, for a number of platforms, getting the basics of Javascript has gone awry.


Tynt tracks and links copy and pastes

Think you're tracking just about every possible user metric on your website? But what about, say, copy and pastes?

If you have an insatiable appetite for tracking everything, a nifty little product from a company called Tynt is probably going to excite you. It tracks how many times users copy and paste your content and increases the chances that those copy and pastes will turn into backlinks.


Google changes the game on PageRank sculpting, starts following JavaScript links

At the SMX Advanced conference in Seattle this week, Google's Matt Cutts revealed that Google has implemented two changes that may have an impact on your SEO efforts.

The first one has to do with the way Google deals with PageRank sculpting and the second has to do with Google's following of JavaScript links.


If you're still using the old Google Analytics code, you're not alone

In late 2007, Google upgraded the tracking code script for Analytics. The new script, ga.js, offered a number of significant improvements over the old script, urchin.js. If that didn't convince you, it also offered some assurance: Google would be maintaining ga.js going forward but urchin.js support would end at some point within 12-18 months.

Given how important web analytics are to online publishers, one might have expected websites to switch over to the new code pronto, especially major websites.


The browser wars continue

What browser do you use? If you're the average internet user, you use Microsoft's Internet Explorer. It came bundled with your PC and you never found a compelling enough reason to switch.

But despite Microsoft's marketshare, we shouldn't let the numbers fool us: there's still a battle being waged in the browser market. And it's no surprise why: there's a lot of value in owning the application people use to access the internet with.