searchable faculty websites

In early 2005, after a year-long hiatus, the De Anza faculty websites became searchable on Google again, and therefore at the De Anza home page.

As a result we have the opportunity to use our faculty websites to increase enrollment and add to the prestige of De Anza.

PLUS it is now possible to include a note in the online schedule of classes directing students to your website for extra information.

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Student retention is likely to be improved if students know more about a class before they enroll.

Further elucidation:

Potential students who search at the De Anza home page for the subject of one of your pages will now find that page.

Anyone who searches at Google for info on a subject we teach and write about at our websites can eventually find us.

For example, if you search at Google for lifeguard training my website page about lifeguard training shows up, usually on one of the first listings. People searching for the cost of a lifeguard certification will find I list all the local prices, because the De Anza class is always a lower cost for more certifications. In the process of listing local prices I also listed names of cities, therefore searches for lifeguard training classes in specific local cities bring people to my site.

The world is coming to our door. I have seen searches/hits from over 60 foreign-country Google search engines. (Hits are visitors from a search engine or other referral, some of whom might not have actually read much once they got to your site and realized it was not what they needed, some of whom might have stayed around and read many of your pages.)
Most are from Canada, the UK and Australia. There are often some from India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Germany. The foreign country codes used at Google are at the bottom of this page.

Other websites are linking to us.

Instructors at a Texas College and an eastern secondary school linked to History of swimming section as homework for their students.

CSU Stanislaus linked to Oxygen administration quick facts for a math project.

An online traffic school linked to a Outdoor Club page on driving in bad weather.

An English As A Second Language school in Paris, France linked to swimming vocabulary as a homework assignment.


To see an example of a note in the online schedule of classes sending students to a faculty website, go to the De Anza schedule of classes at: click on fall, winter or spring quarter and follow through to the complete listing for either HLTH 57A or HLTH 57E.


Now that we are more visible, it’s time to do a little housekeeping. For many faculty it would only take a half hour to update your site. Erase that note you made to “add some text here.” Change references from specific quarters/years to more general ones so you don’t have to update everything as often.

If you have more time, whatdaya know good? What subject in your classes do you have brilliant ideas about that are not substantial enough to publish in book form, but could be published at your website?

If you have more time, save a tree in your lifetime. Teach from your site. Online homework assignments can save De Anza printing money and can have lavish numbers of color photos. Here are some examples from my site:

backboarding mistakes quiz 1 page one

Hands only CPR

Should lifeguards wear cowboy boots?

Cultural issues in first aid


More for Manilla websites:

Your referers page at Manilla sites lists the referrals in the last 24 hours from whatever source: a search engine, or someone who has linked to your site, for example.

To find your referers page, when you are logged in as an editor, add the words:


to the end of your homepage URL.


Here are some possibilities you might find at your referers page:


is a search at the De Anza home page that led someone to one of your pages (and the first letter of your last name)

is a search someone made at the De Anza faculty websites list for your name

This was explained to me as: someone has subscribed to a service that regularly looks at your website and tells them every time you have added a page or otherwise changed your site.

is the result of someone’s search for a photo that led them to click on one of yours.

shows that someone (you?) emailed a link to your page and the recipient actually clicked on the link


If you put your mouse cursor on the referral it will often spell out the whole referral subject, and most of the time you can click on the referral and go to the search they made.

There you will see where your page on that subject ranks at that search engine, and you might find other pages worth checking out.


To see how many total hits each of your top 50 pages have had, add the words:

/stats/mostReadMessages to your home page URL


If you find yourself short on time to update your site regularly, this will tell you which pages are the most read and could be the most important to keep up-to-date.


To see how many hits your pages are having by the hour for the last 24 hours, add the words:

/stats/hourlyHits to your home page URL.


These are, as far as I can tell, the Google country code abbreviations.

As in, is Britain,
is Canada, is Australia,

the three I find the most hits from at my referers page.

Those below in bold are countries I have noticed hits from.

AD – Andorra

AE – United Arab Emirates

AF – Afghanistan

AG – Antigua and Barbuda

AI – Anguilla

AM – Armenia

AN – Netherlands Antilles

AO – Angola

AQ – Antarctica

AR – Argentina

AS – American Samoa

AT – Austria

AU – Australia

AW – Aruba

AZ – Azerbaijan

BA – Bosnia and Herzegovina

BD – Bangladesh

BB – Barbados

BE – Belgium

BF – Burkina Faso

BG – Bulgaria

BH – Bahrain

BI – Burundi

BJ – Benin

BM – Bermuda

BN – Brunei Darussalam

BO – Bolivia

BR – Brazil

BS – The Bahamas

BT – Bhutan

BV – Bouvet Island

BW – Botswana

BY – Belarus

BZ – Belize

CA – Canada

CC – Cocos (Keeling) Islands

CD – Congo, Democratic Republic

CF – Central African Republic

CG – Congo

CH – Switzerland

CI – Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

CK – Cook Islands

CL – Chile

CM – Cameroon

CN – China

Co – Columbia

CR – Costa Rica

CS – Serbia and Montenegro

CU – Cuba

CV – Cape Verde

CX – Christmas Island

CY – Cyprus

CZ – Czechoslovakia

DE – Germany

DJ – Djibouti

DK – Denmark

DO – Dominican Republic

DM – Dominica

DZ – Algeria

EC – Equador

EE – Estonia

EG – Egypt

EH – Western Sahara

ER – Eritrea

ES – Spain

ET – Ethiopia

FI – Finland

FJ – Fiji

FK – Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

FM – Micronesia

FO – Faroe Islands

FR – France

GA – Gabon

GD – Grenada

GE – Georgia

GF – French Guiana

GG – Guernsey

GH – Ghana

GI – Gibraltar

GL – Greenland

GM – Gambia

GN – Guinea

GP – Guadeloupe

GR – Greece

GS – South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands

GT – Guatemala

GQ – Equatorial Guinea

GU – Guam

GW – Guinea-Bissau

GY – Guyana

HK – Hong Kong

HM – Heard and McDonald Islands

HN – Honduras

HR – Croatia (Hrvatska)

HT – Haiti

HU – Hungary

ID – Indonesia

IE – Ireland

IL -Israel

IN – India

IO – British Indian Ocean Territory

IQ – Iraq

IS – Iceland

IT – Italy

JE – Jersey

JM – Jamaica

JP – Japan

JO – Jordan

KE – Kenya

KG – Kyrgyzstan

KH – Cambodia

KN – Saint Kitts and Nevis

KR – South Korea

KW – Kuwait

KY – Cayman Islands

KZ – Kazakhstan

LA – Lao People’s Democratic Republic

LB – Lebanon

LC – Saint Lucia

LI – Liechtenstein

LK – Sri Lanka

LR – Liberia

LS – Lesotho

LT – Lithuania

LU – Luxembourg

LV – Latvia

LY – Libya

MA – Morocco ? Malawi ?

MC – Monaco

MD – Moldova

MG – Madagascar

MH – Marshall Islands

MK – Macedonia

ML – Mali

MN – Mongolia

MM – Myanmar

MO – Macau

MP – Northern Mariana Islands

MQ – Martinique

MR – Mauritania

MS – Montserrat

MT – Malta

MU – Mauritius

MV – Maldives

MW – Malawi

MX – Mexico

MY – Malaysia

MZ – Mozambique

NA – Namibia

NC – New Caledonia

NE – Niger

NF – Norfolk Island

NG – Nigeria

NL – Netherlands

NO – Norway

NP – Nepal

NR – Nauru

NU – Niue

NZ – New Zealand

OM – Oman

PA – Panama

PE – Peru

PF – French Polynesia

PG – Papua New Guinea

PH – Philippines

PK – Pakistan

PL – Poland

PM – St. Pierre and Miquelon

PN – Pitcairn Islands

PR – Puerto Rico

PS – Palestinian Territory

PT – Portugal

PW – Palau

PY – Paraguay

QA – Qatar

RE – Reunion

RO – Romania

RU – Russian Federation

RW – Rwanda

SA – Saudi Arabia

SB – Solomon Islands

SC – Seychelles

SE – Sweden

SG – Singapore

SH – Saint Helena

SI – Slovenia

SJ – Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

SK – Slovakia

SL – Sierra Leone

SM – San Marino

SN – Senegal

SR – Suriname

ST – Sao Tome and Principe

SV – El Salvador

SZ – Swaziland

TC – Turks and Caicos Islands

TD – Chad

TF – French Southern Territories

TG – Togo

TH – Thailand

TJ – Tajikistan

TK – Tokelau

TL – East Timor

TM – Turkmenistan

TN – Tunisia

TO – Tonga

TT – Trinidad and Tobago

TR – Turkey

TV – Tuvalu

TW – Taiwan

TZ – Tanzania

UA – Ukraine

UG – Uganda

UK – Britain

UM – United States Minor Outlying Islands

UZ – Uzbekistan

UY – Uruguay

VA – Vatican

VC – Saint Vincent and the

VE – Venezuela

VG – British Virgin Islands

VI – Virgin Islands

VN – Viet Nam

VU – Vanuatu

WF – Wallis and Futuna Islands

YE – Yemen

YT – Mayotte

ZA – South Africa

ZM – Zambia

ZW – Zimbabwe