"A mighty maze! but not without a plan"Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle 1
You might be just starting out; reading this before you write and publish your first Web page. If so, you don't have any Web scape. You can skip this bit.
But that is unlikely. Probably, you have written a few Web pages, or maybe a lot of Web pages. You might have one sprawling site, or lots of pages scattered around different servers.
First of all, list all the pages that you know about. Then jump on your favourite search engine and do some ego surfing. That is, search for yourself on the Web. Find all those pages that you have forgotten about.
If that is the case, the first thing that you have to do is survey your Web scape. Find out where all those pages are, and record them into a site map. Have a look at my site map for an idea of how this might work.
By and large, these points apply to your Web scape as a whole.
Once you have published a page, leave it where it is. That is the only way to
How do we get people to do good metadata? DSTC and the automatic Dublin Core generator, esp for key words.
By and large, these points apply to individual Web pages, or small groups of pages.
All of these points are worth repeating.
And rational explanations of why they are bad.
This is worth repeating here.