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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

SEO at the click of a (firefox) button

It's not often I blog about something that I find on digg, but this one got the better of me, as it is just so brilliant! (I know I really should have 'dugg' it, but I'm only learning!)

This seems a really powerful tool - I like the idea of finding this info within my browser at the click of a button - imagine discussing what this information means with your class of kids - any thoughts?


Blogger marlyn moffat said...

Have done the bizz, did a few searches but am not yet sure what advantage this will have. Would you care to elucidate?

12:45 am  
Blogger marlyn moffat said...

Ignore previous comment. Top of the page looked similar...ie 10 of 200000 or whatever, so I didn't scroll down and see how refined it was. Super! If we had 10 on all our machines and firefox in school it could save a lot of time, especially for my stage, but we don't, as yet. In school, I think we'd have to login to iGear to use Firefox and certainly do for Google.
Our wee ones don't have own passwords, So I have to buzz round 16 machines logging them in. There must be an easier way to access snazzy wee things like this.

9:52 am  
Blogger ab said...

The thing I like about this is that it brings a much needed dimension to Google & Yahoo. If our teachers and students persist in using those search engines, then at least by using this type of tool they can know how they are being manipulated.

Regarding login - Firefox is just another browser, like IE, Safari, Netscape, Flock etc. You have to login to iGear in A&B to get onto the web outside of A&B, so you would always have to login anyway.

At first, I would want to use this as a whole class teaching tool, as our kids desperately need to know how links and searches work. For whole class, you would only need one machine with OS X at first, but I agree it should be on all machines.

10:10 am  
Anonymous Lynne said...

I think I see what it does, although I would need my 3 macs updated (and have internet access on them to use it - at the moment two of them do but they can be a bit tempermental!)

I can't look at just now as at home and on PC but wouldn't want to use it exculsively though, still think it's important to teach pupils to "read" and review websites for themselves.

10:31 am  
Blogger ab said...

Absolutely Lynn - but in reading and reviewing websites, pupils need to be aware of whois, who links to it, why the page is ranked highly etc. Great to have this info easily to hand, instead of the usual 'lack of info' in the search engine.

10:35 am  
Blogger marlyn moffat said...

It's just this jumping through firey hoops thing,for primary staff, signing them in without letting go of a password...takes such a time and with a class of 7 year olds.Great if they are well behaved and patient!(ibook time half over before you get them all logged in) Is there not some way we could get it that when a class logs in , all the machines are??? At that stage search ( P3) is enough. Refine search is level D I think. In terms of manipulation, the preferences allow for limitation, so you can change the accesses as they grow older, and gain more savvy. I see this as a free, time saver.

10:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:42 am  

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