Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SVG everywhere

In reference to this

This is a cool idea. I've been a big fan of SVG since it's beginnings, so it's nice to see it widely supported enough that this kind of experimentation can be done. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon the site and it "just worked" in my browser (latest Firefox, on XP).

What he's done here is create a small 3 page site entirely in SVG (as in not HTML or xhtml), using Inkscape. The idea is to see how search engine bots react to it. Ideally, they'll show up properly in searches, thus checking one more thing of the check-list of things required for SVG to be useful for web pages.

In case it helps the project any (ya, like this blog will ever get spidered..), here's a couple links following how I believe the google bots work..

The "Home" page should pop up with lmtbk4mh, the "Stuf" page should show up with slabiciunea lui Nicu forever, and finally, the "About" page should show up with both slabiciunea lui Nicu forever and lmtbk4mh.

5 comments:

nicu said...

Sure your blog got spidered, I found it on Technorati...
And thanks for the links :p

nicu said...

In fact having the link titles with the keywords I want to search for is somehow opposed to the purpose of the test.
Sure, this is how you do for a GoogleBomb or tu simply promote a site, but my intention was to see if Google index the text inside the SVG as text and is able to include it in search results, so a promotion of the URL is good, a promotion of the text inside not so good.
But this is not a big problem, I can change the text inside anytime, the links are useful.
Unfortunately, it seems Google does not want to play the game, they indexed the site, I have bots visiting daily, but they do not understand the text nor follow the links inside...
I will talk more on this on my blog in a couple of days.

rmgraham said...

Ya, you may have a point there. I guess I was thinking of how to bump the page up in rank, but you chose unique strings anyways, so that was of little value. At least the link part was useful.

Jeff Schiller said...

Um, yeah - putting the actual unique text into your blog page effectively destroys his experiment of seeing if Google would find it on its own.

nicu, I suggest you change the unique phrase...

rmgraham said...

thanks Jeff, I that's been established.