Comments on: Golden Spiders Take #3 Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:03:56 +0100 hourly 1 By: LT Wed, 08 Nov 2006 13:41:26 +0000 the whole standards / validation thing is something we are only getting to grips properly these days as a company!

should be a wee bit more evident in the next few sites that are lashed out – i hope!!

By: Richard Hearne Wed, 08 Nov 2006 09:52:38 +0000 Hi Pros

I’m glad this research is of some use to you. I hope to get around to reviewing some of the most common problems and issues I cam across during the testing.

Thanks for your comment.



By: Pros Wed, 08 Nov 2006 09:44:09 +0000 Hi,
I find the research here fascinating, our site has been nominated 3 times as Best HR site, for us the awards do give us a focus to improve our site. Our designers are Metronet, we are delighted with their work. We are up against some pretty heavy weight sites, ie Irishjobs, Recruitireland, Monster, all who do massive campaigns on and offline. The advice you are offering here is very interesting and gives plenty of food for thought.

By: Golden Spider Awards? - Page 2 - Irish SEO, Marketing & Webmaster Discussion Mon, 06 Nov 2006 10:01:15 +0000 [...] Originally Posted by richardo I thionk it needs to be stressed that the purpose of this campaign is to question the whole concept and validity of the Golden Spider Awards. They are the target of the campaign, not the individual sites. If a site is criticised, it is not intended as a critique of that site. It is questioning the standards by which that site was included for the awards. The exeption to this of course is the category for "Best Web Design Agency Website" for these are the companies who should, by nature have the highest possible standards. What we are questioning is the criteria by which sites are shortlisted for awards. We are claiming that the selection process is arbitrary at the very least. We are questioning the fact that judges are also entrants. In short, we are questioning the entire concept of the Golden Spiders and why they are being taken as a benchmark. I would go one step further and say that there is absolutely no compulsion on any website owner to create valid or accessible code. None whatsoever. There should be, however, some compulsion on any award ceremony showcasing the Internet industry’s top achievers to ensure that those websites represent industry best-practice in standards and accessibility. I apologise to any site owner who feels victimised by what I have presented – it is not my intention to create a witch-hunt. Part 3 is now available for your pleasure. It’s not getting any better, and the e-business and online retailers are perhaps the worst offending sites coding-wise thus far. Golden Spiders Take #3 | Search Engine Optimisation Ireland .:. Red Cardinal Rgds Richard __________________ .: Search Engine Optimisation Ireland | Catering Company Dublin :. [...]