[re-search] Some thoughts on academic search engine optimization

Theo Röhle theo.roehle at uni-paderborn.de
Thu Nov 15 11:29:20 CET 2012


interesting text. I recently came across academic SEO in a newsletter by a company that offers scientific proofreading and editing services called "San Francisco Edit". They send out newsletters with advice on writing academic papers and one time the title was "Optimizing Your Paper for a Search Engine" (PDF here: http://www.sfedit.net/optimizing.pdf).

While it's obviously a good idea to add proper metadata to a document, I think tips like "Check the competition for the words you have chosen" and "Develop a clear, descriptive title" lead in the (wrong) direction where journalism is already headed: You have the ranking in mind already when composing a text and end up just assembling keywords for maximizing page views.


Am 14.11.2012 um 17:24 schrieb René König:

> http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/re-search/2012/11/14/on-the-way-to-academic-search-engine-optimization/
> Cheers,
> René
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