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Unfortunately, some of the pages fell through the cracks during the transition to the new URL structure. I recommend redirecting these URLs to contextually similar resources if possible. Also, some of the new URLs do not sufficiently describe the content on their corresponding pages. I recommend updating these URLs to make them more descriptive and more closely aligned with their corresponding content. Another important URL-related consideration is the domain name. ESPN is a multibillion-dollar corporation.
They can afford to renew the registration for another 5 years. The title appears first in the search results, and it is often used to describe the page on social networks. These titles do not provide enough contextual information about the contents of their corresponding pages. Consequently, users will be less likely to click through to those pages, and search engines will be less likely to rank those pages at the top of their search results.
Each page should have unique content and a unique title that effectively summarizes the content for users and search engines. An automatically generated description wastes that opportunity. Structured Data Many sites have pages containing structured data, which describes various objects e. Search engines recommend using special markup to identify this structured data and make it more accessible to crawlers. To make these articles more accessible, I recommend implementing schema.
Grantland consistently misuses these heading tags. Similar heading-related issues also exist for the other mega menus e. Despite all the misused tags, Grantland does use a few heading tags correctly; however, most of them are suboptimal. I recommend removing this extraneous H1 tag so that each Features page only uses a single H1 tag.
Each article in The Triangle and Hollywood Prospectus incorrectly uses an H1 tag for its section header i. Grantland has almostimage references i. However, the site has numerous content-related problems, including duplicate content, in-depth article errors, and usability issues. If a site has too much duplicate content, it can also become susceptible to content quality-related search engine updates e.
First, the site has thousands of tag-based archive pages that list all of the articles, podcasts, and videos that are associated with a specific tag e. Almost half of these pages have extremely thin content because they only list one or two articles, and as a result, the pages appear to be near-duplicates of each other.
If Grantland wants to be even more aggressive, they can noindex all of the tag-based archive pages. Another option would be to convert these pages or a subset of them into content hubs for the corresponding topics; however, that approach would require significantly more work because the existing format for these pages is generic and not very informational.
In addition to the thin tag-based archive pages, the site has hundreds of contributor pages that suffer from the same thin content problem and should also be noindexed. Most of these thin contributor pages are for guest authors i. The full-time authors tend to have contributor pages that contain slightly more textual content, but those pages have a different duplicate content problem.
The next duplicate cluster contains hundreds of podcast-related pages. Similar to the thin tag-based archive pages and the thin contributor pages, these podcast pages only display one or two lines of unique textual content. For these thin podcast pages, I recommend adding more textual content to describe what each podcast is actually about.
This additional text will help differentiate each page from the others, and it will give users more information about the topics covered in each podcast. Another large duplicate cluster is full of thin search pages, which display zero search results for a given query.
The redesigned site uses a different URL structure: Consequently, all of the old search URLs e. To make matters worse, the redesigned site also uses a duplicate entry point for search results: Now, the same content is accessible through multiple URLs e. The best way to solve all of these search-related issues is to noindex all of the search-related pages. This approach will address the duplicate entry points, and it will eventually remove hundreds of old search URLs that have already been indexed.
The site also has a number of articles that only have a title i. In-Depth Article Errors Google has published the following guidelines for optimizing a site to appear in the in-depth article listings: Annotate articles with schema.
First, different sections of the site have different layouts, which makes the site feel disjointed. Specifically, the Features section has one look and feel, while The Triangle and Hollywood Prospectus have another. The top of the page has a thin banner ad, followed by the Grantland header, the navigation menu, and The Triangle header.
The rest of the page is broken into three columns: A year later, Jerry left and I took over the lead chair. It was quite the "Cinderella story". Were there important musical friendships that started in that band?
I made incredible friendships especially in the band itself and in NYC, nationally, and internationally — many have become lifetime bonds of respect and admiration.
I had no other ties in NYC before I moved there. That band was definitely my family. Every member past, present, and future will always have that bond. And you still play in the Village Vanguard's big band June 7, will mark my 41st year playing in the band. When Mel passed, we incorporated and changed our name to the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Mel never wanted us to continue on as a Ghost Band.
He wanted us to keep the ideals of the band but not be shackled by playing all the old direction. Are lead alto players in big bands born or made? I think lead alto players are the ones who persevere and crave insight with blend, listening more acutely, experience in a lot of ensemble playing, articulation, different styles, and that understand the functions needed for different composers and styles. It's not just about loud commanding leadership but rather getting the cats to want to listen to you instead of just following blindly.
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Everyone has such an integral part and a lead alto player is only as good as the section they are suppose to influence and lead.
It's a responsibility that I didn't want but after Dodgion left, Thad told me I had no other choice. It was either the door out or to step up to the plate. You can't be lazy and indifferent. There are so many unique styles and big bands all over the European continent. I feel it's individual and based on the music and tradition emphasis of each country.
I have been so fortunate to have performed with so many incredible European bands. I particularly like the risks compositionally and the depth and skills of each band. It's refreshing to know the large ensemble playing will continue on. Your work with Harold Danko is significant. How did all that get started? Harold is one of my favorite orchestrators in comping. He makes all my ideas better and challenges me to develop them.
He is a truly selfless and always in the moment of the music. Thad just loved Harold's playing. After Roland Hanna left, Thad's other favorite was Danko. What do you enjoy about playing in a duo setting and what challenges does it present? I have to play differently and can't rely on so many to prop me up. The intimacy is wonderful. I feel like I'm playing with a miniature orchestra. It's a huge responsibility for the pianist and I have really come to admire how much talent it takes to be so complete.
I too have to play, comp, and understand the music on a deeper rhythmic commitment. Intonation and tonal blend, dynamics are also crucial JH: Is there a favourite album from that collaboration? Do you make time to get together and play with people casually and why?
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It gets harder to do that but I feel it is still so important. I need to express in different formats, sizes, dynamics, styles, difficulty, and expression in order to keep evolving forward. Now at 65, I want to remain a student like was in my teens and through my mid 60s.
It's always been my way and if I give up that challenge I stop growing. The Steeplechase label has been significant. How did that relationship get started and what have been the consequences? I floated around a bit but in the mid-'90s I asked Nils if it would be possible to do some more recording on his label.
He was great and always let me record anything without getting in the way. Complete artistic freedom and it was scary at first but very good for me in the long run.