Weave Your Own WebWritten by A. Raymond Randall
Many elementary school children know miracle of Charlotte's Web. Weaving words "Some Pig" into center of her web, Charlotte keeps Wilbur from frying pan. E.B. White's story provides some fascinating guidelines for web spinning.
Charlotte's wisdom assures Wilbur about what matters. On one hand, when Wilbur tries creating his own web, she instructs, "You can't spin a web...and I advise you to put idea out of your mind." Wilbur lacks "spinnerets, and ... know how". She also informs Wilbur, "...you don't need a web." However with some "know how", every webmaster may weave a "terrific" web. A spider called Charlotte offers wise suggestions.
Have a plan.
Wilbur had no plan to save himself from butcher, and when first asked, Charlotte did not have much of a plan. She does suggest importance of "working on it", and in her case, "hanging head down...that's when I do my thinking". Don't suggest you turn yourself upside down, but do suggest taking time to ponder YOUR plan. When Wilbur asks if he can help, she says, "I'll work on it alone". I am convinced that you must design your own plan when weaving your web. Stay away from templates and pre-made web site designs. Generations of web designers preceded Charlotte; she mimicked structure, but not content. Her choices evolved from her unique and distinctive plan.
Have a purpose.
Searching The Internet Without Seach EnginesWritten by Thad Collins
The World Wide Web contains more than ten million websites with thousands more being added daily from all over world, and search engines are tasked with presenting most relevant pages based on search criteria entered. Finding a large and popular site like www.irs.gov is easy because it is related to a large agency, but a small site like mine www.consumermortgagereduction.com would be impossible without use of search engines. The task of finding a website that relates to a specific subject would be almost without use of search engine, yet they perform this task with relative ease using tools that may be unknown to most users of search engines.
The first of these tools utilize by search engines are web-crawlers; they search sites based on meta-tags, or hidden descriptions of site encoded in head of web page. By using web-crawlers to spider websites, search engine does not have to search entire webpage to return results, just first few lines of code. The majority of code web-crawlers spider is contained in section or top of web page, and search engines use this information to list relevant search terms results. Meta-bots and Google-bots are used by search engines in same way that web-crawlers are deployed, and only difference is that bots read first lines of text that is visible on browser of user. Meta-bots and Google-bots are useful in providing content oriented sites with a quick description of site, and is use to match relative words in a search engine query.