I jokingly referred to the new Searchengineland.com column “Search Illustrated” in an earlier post, but today as I was reading the article “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” I noticed the graphic “100 percent organic”
next to the article name, and when you click that it takes you to a page with posts about organic search. I had of course seen this before, but I hadn’t thought about how many columns there were and I had just answered someones question about how to stay abreast of industry news without getting overwhelmed and was going to do a little post about the columns of searchengineland, the creation of Danny Sullivan.
Well like any good researcher I went to Searchengineland and went to look for their “Column page” and was surprised when I didn’t see one. I might be missing something, but all I found looks like this…
While each column is listed, they are listed in their clever name form but just as an example, how would a new user know what “Searcharazzi” is or that “Small is Beautiful” is a column about small businesses?
I was hoping to find a page that looked more like the intro pages of each column that have the graphic and a short description of the category that a user could go to and see what the categories are all about, something along the lines of…
I was quite surprised not to find such a page, and I think such a page would be of great use to newcomers to Searchengineland. Many of us have read the daily search caps since their inception and as such we see that as the way to read Searchengineland. But to anyone new, the task of navigating to the information they want would be greatly enhanced by such a page.
I think those column categories are great and are a fabulous way for newcomers or anyone to navigate the large amount of info that is available.
While this post might be telling of how much time I have on my hands, it is so rare that I can suggest anything of value to Danny that I just had to suggest this.