Web Development

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SEO Myth: Structured data helps search engine rankings

Google has recently given a lot of visibility to structured data. That is, special HTML markup from schema.org about various types of data. When implementing several types of structured data, Google will display rich snippets in the search results such as star ratings of reviews. Google added a structured data testing tool to search console.

Because of all this, many webmasters think they need to implement structured data for SEO. That just isn't the case. Continue reading

SEO Myths

There are a lot of misconceptions about SEO and web development. None of the following are true, but I regularly run into people who believe them.

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Bugzilla – Setting ‘Target Milestone’ During Bug Creation

I'm a fan of the Bugzilla bug tracking system that came out of the Mozilla web browser project. It is a web based system that makes it pretty easy to track issues with pretty much any piece of software. Furthermore, it isn't that hard to set up, so I have used it in more than one employment setting.

At work, we have a private Bugzilla installation that is only visible to employees. Given that everybody that can enter bugs should know how to fill in even the more complex fields, the enter bug form seemed a little inadequate. Our QA department really wanted to be able to specify the target milestone for a new bug to be for the next release when they entered a bug for a regression during the full quality assurance check a few days before a release.

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