Literalization is Here to Stay… For Now.

According to all the dictionaries now found on line, Literalization is a noun form of the word Literalize. Mr Webster says: The act of literalizing; reduction to a literal meaning…

That’s all fine and well. But I would like to update the meaning to include: The act of writing prose that search engine robots can read, interpret (correctly) and index (properly). Now, I don’t purport to be some alien brainiac. But a little over fifteen years ago (whew) I had a giant “aha moment” that has served me well all these years. That was and continues to be; the role of writing for web sites must include the ability to conceptualize how a robot discerns what it is we are saying!

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