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"website" Or "web Site"?
Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:28 PM
Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:37 PM
For SEO purposes, either choose the one that gets the most traffic, best fits your niche marketing, or whatever.
Personally, I prefer "website" since if you use "web site" you run into all the sites that talk about just the "web" in general. You also get the folks who mention job sites, spider webs, etc.
Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:39 PM
Most webmasters seem to agree.
Although there are some who do not.
Oddly enough, there are some who think its should be spelled 'wesbite'.
Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:55 PM
Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:59 PM
Thanks for the quick replies.
Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:07 PM
Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:19 PM
I always liked the original web site along with e-mail. I also never liked the new Coke (any remember that). The problem was especially in the US, that publishers/editors tried to shorten everything so we lost the space in web site and the hyphen in e-mail.
I vote to stick with web site until we're ready to deal with something called a webpage.
And the "e" in "e-mail" is for "electronic" and proper English dictates that a truncation should be shown with an EM dash (ok we can get away with a Hyphen). '
I believe the Oxford family of dictionaries (Canadian, British, Australian), still show the official spellings, while Websters has gone the way of website and email.
Remember it was good old Webster who changed the Zed to a Zee because he thought it sounded better. And look what that has done to the world.
Of interesting note, the spell check on this forum says "website" is incorrect
Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:18 AM
New Fangled Marketing Bloke
Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:21 AM
Don't take this too seriously, but...
phpSpell (you know!... the spell checker for your posts to this forum) recognizes "web site" as correct but not "website".
Come to think of it, phpSpell isn't spelled correctly either.
Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:57 AM
Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:04 AM
I wasn't feeling all that creative at the time, or I'd have spent a bit of time with a thesaurus. "Position" sounds much more technically savvy than "Location"
InterWeb Position, or if it's a hard sell, Optimized InterWeb Position!
Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:23 AM
You're right! Words, spellings and even meanings change with time. Sometimes words are so new that they haven't made the dictionary yet.
For example, it wasn't too long ago that the coined word Google came into existence. See the definition of google at dictionary.com.
I'm used to Google being a noun. However, a teenager recently told me that he was going to "google" a particular subject. Thus, by usage, the noun has now also become the verb.
Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:26 AM
Univeral web Location or UWL (pronouced You Well or You'll) for short.
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