Friday, December 07, 2007

SEO for Aquifer Social History Online

One of the objectives of Aquifer Social History Online is to investigate the value of optimizing the portal for commercial search engines. Since the Services Working Group is planning for the assessment of this optimization right now, I took a look yesterday at where we appear in the rankings for Google. I searched for the entire phrase "Aquifer Social History Online" with and without quotes and came up with some interesting hits. Katherine's entry on ranked first and second for both searches, and Sarah Shreeve's DLF Aquifer MODS Implementation Guide presentation on slideshare ranked higher than the DLF Aquifer MODS Guidelines FAQ and MARCXML to MODS stylesheet on the OAI site. Links to Aquifer Social History Online from the homepages of the Cubberley Education Library at Stanford and the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library at UIUC also made an appearance within the first 3 pages, so thanks to whoever was responsible for getting those up. Blog entries are also starting to have an impact, so keep up the good work and post, post, post.

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