Efficient Abbreviations (3rd November 2005)

Now that the top of every page contains the complete explanation for what GTA stands for, I am going to remove the bloated code I use to make the abbreviation element compatible with Internet Explorer. I currently use this:

<abbr><span class="abbr" title="Grand Theft Auto">GTA</span></abbr>

This compatibility code looks a bit like keyword stuffing or keyword spamming, which are unethical Search Engine Optimisation. This may explain why my website has been getting worse rankings for GTA related searches recently - they penalise unethical practise. Hopefully, cleaning up the abbreviation code will make the search engines realise that I’m an ethical Web author and people will still be able to see what the site is about.