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Understanding the Morris Federation Online Community

Audio soundtrack for a talk on “Understanding the Morris Federation Online Community” (8 mins 19 secs).

This talk was given at a Morris Federation workshop on “Getting to the Top of Google (and Other IT Issues)” which was hosted on Zoom on 3 April 2022. The video is of a rehearsal for one of the talks given at the workshop.

Note there were 3 talks used in the workshop:

Note a review of the workshop session on “Getting to the top of Google” is available.

Note captions for the talk are available by clicking on the CC icon at the bottom of the YouTube screen (captions may contain errors!)

Summary of talk: The Morris Federation has published a number of surveys of how sides are making use of a number of online services. As well as looking at use of social media services, surveys on “Google Coverage of Morris Federation Team Websites” and “Rank for Morris Federation Team Websites” help provide a better understanding of the ‘Googleability’ of sides’ websites. Based on the evidence (and an understanding of the importance of Google pagerank) the talk provides suggestions on how sides can make information more easily found on Google (and other search engines).

Accompanying documentation: See “Google Coverage of Morris Federation Team Websites” and “Rank for Morris Federation Team Websites” documents (Morris Federation survey documents).

Exercises: In the video the following online activities were carried out:

Activity and linkAbout
View Survey: Google Coverage of Morris Federation Team Websites documentFind out how many pages are indexed by Google across Morris Federation team websites
View Survey: Page Rank for Morris Federation Team Websites documentDiscover the Google Pagerank values across Morris Federation team websites
site:domainCommand used in Google to provide information on pages in domain indexed by Google about pages in the Morris Federation’s domain indexed by Google service for checking pagerank values for website

Status of this Document

Document published: 3 Apr 2022
Updated on 4 Apr 2023 (New location for YouTube video added)

Licence for this Document

This document is available with a Creative Commons Sharealike (CC-BY) licence. In brief, this means you can copy and make changes to this document provided you give acknowledgements to the author/publisher. A suggested wording for acknowledgements is:

This document is based on the "Understanding the Morris Federation Online Community" document by Brian Kelly, Comms and IT volunteer with the Morris Federation.

About the Author

Brian Kelly joined the Newcastle Kingsmen in 1978 and for many years was a prize-winning Betty for them. He has also danced with Sallyport Sword Dancers and Northgate Rapper as well as the now-defunct Green Ginger Morris, Phoenix Sword and Black Cap sides. He is currently a dancer with Haymarket Rapper and Wyld Morris.

Brian help set up a website for the University of Leeds in January 1993 – one of the first 100 websites in the world. During most of his professional career he was a national web adviser to UK Universities.

Brian is a Communications and IT volunteer for the Morris Federation and manages the IT Resources section of the Morris Federation website. He also organised the weekly Zoom meetings for Wyld Morris

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