Do I call a function in html which then outputs the code, or do I loop through an array.
Well, to be honest, none of both as far as I understand it.
The html template, with the function locators (perhaps that is a better word) is parsed cms-server side and then the cms just outputs the html part with the function parsed right where they should go.
The cms I use works brilliant for me. I can really do what I want with the output and reuse content or parts of it wherever I like and it just plain works. On one of my sites I now have 43 number one positions on google (and that is the ones I track, for long tail terms there are lots more), loads of numer 2,3 an 4 etc as well. As well as 1 and 2, 2 and 3 and I even saw a term where I have number 1 to 4.
Mind you I do NOTHING with backlinks, but all with how I build the site and get things to link and be formatted. And ofcourse the basis is really good content.
I am not just talking nice to look at, but how do you build a site, including q2a, cause visitors & google really love these, but how do you steer with a site so you come up for the titles that you want.
And for that it just makes more sense to have a simpler templating system which is parsed server/q2a side.
It seems to me the current system also parses html with q2a output, BUT I can not see which way to do things there.
I agree with fine grained output control being necessary, but right now I find that very hard.
Let me give one more example, tweets are being used more and more by google for serps. When I tweet a q2a page with a ridiculously long title, which is nothing else then the current question un abbreviated, cause the tweet snippet just takes the page title for that. Now my visitors can not tweet right away, just because the total text is too long because of the extremely long page title.
Fine grained control of output for me would mean I can do something here, making it simpler for my visitors to tweet and retweet, and as a thank you for me making things simpler for my visitors, google finds more tweets and retweets going back to my site and before you know it I have a few more pages on position 1.
Would love to discuss this further with Gideon as well, cause I think it would really bring this application to the next level.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a programmer, and the current application I think is brilliant, but I am good at usability and connecting the pieces so my sites end up on page one again and again. No links and other rubbish needed, just focus on what really adds value for my visitors.
And I can do all that with my current cms, but would love for the same thing to be possible with q2a.