CV of Melius Weideman

Executive Summary

HISTORY

– I have retired from active academic duty on 31 May 2021.
– I have designed, implemented, and tested a system to increase the visibility of academic publications on Google Scholar and other repositories.
– During July of 2011, I was invited to and delivered a plenary speech at a conference hosted by Reading University (https://vimeo.com/27125551).
– I have been working as the line manager/course designer for the Digital Marketing Progamme at the Noroff Vocational School for the past seven years. I have built this online programme from scratch to become the biggest full-time one-year online programme in the school.
– My work experience outside the academic environment include employment at AECI (electrical, electronic, and pneumatic work), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (electronic engineering), Anker Data Systems (electronic design) and Customer Engineering (computer maintenance).
– Since completing grade 12 in 1973, I have done 2 years of military duty and completed a National Higher Diploma (Electronic Engineering – Pretoria Technikon), Diploma in Data metrics (Computer Science – Unisa), Masters Diploma (IT – Cape Technikon) and a PhD (Information Science – UCT).

ASSOCIATION
My academic career started in 1984, and I have been employed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology until retirement in May 2021. I have retired from active academic service on 31 May 2021.  The first 17 years were spent almost exclusively on teaching at all levels. During the last 18 years my career has diversified extensively into productive research and research management.
– I was a Full Professor at the Faculty of Informatics and Design at CPUT, and Head of WARC (Website Attributes Research Centre) until retirement.
– I have completed a prestigious three month IS Fellowship at MUAS (Munich University of Applied Sciences) during 2008.
– I have completed an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, including research and teaching for three months in 2012/2013 at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
– I was a member of the following three local and four international professional societies: IITPSA (previously the Computer Society of South Africa), SAICSIT (South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists), AISSAC (Southern African Chapter of the AIS), IRMA (Information Resources Management Association), IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and AIS (Association for Information Systems).
ACADEMIC STATUS

I have established a Research Centre in my Faculty – WARC (Website Attributes Research Centre), focussing on Internet website visibility, usability, search engines and information retrieval.
– I am an NRF rated researcher (C3), as implemented by the NRF (National Research Foundation).
– During 2012, I was awarded a bronze medal for post-graduate student supervision, with prize money of R10 000.
– One of the strongest NRF Research Niche Areas in the country has been running at CPUT since 2002. I have headed this RNA since 2003 and was instrumental in its growth. A total of R3,3m in research funding, managed by myself, has been allocated by the NRF to the grant holders (varying between 2 and 8 professionals) of this RNA, up to end of 2010.
– During 2008 I was awarded third Best Researcher for DoE Accredited Research Outputs during 2005 – 2007, with prize money of R20000.
– Research funding, awarded to me for my personal research, totals R2.1m from 1996 to 2014.

– During 2000 I was awarded the Best New Researcher of the Year distinction.

My peer reviewed research outputs include:
– One fully peer reviewed, sole authored academic book
– 11 local and 6 international, in the past 15 years, DoE accredited journal articles published during my tenure at CPUT.
– Various journal articles are in progress at the moment, to be submitted for peer review shortly.
– 2 local and 6 international keynote speeches and invited speeches done during my tenure at CPUT.
– 12 international, peer reviewed academic conference papers published in the past 14 years.
– 35national, peer reviewed academic conference papers have been published during my tenure at CPUT.
– Numerous research posters have been presented at local and international conferences during my tenure at CPUT.
– I have supervised 11 Masters graduates (most of them as sole supervisor), plus two Doctoral graduates
– 38 Honours research projects were supervised, 15 of them officially published during a five year period.
– I have peer reviewed numerous journal articles, conference papers, university examination papers, post-graduate theses, research funding applications, NRF rating applications and other research documents over the years. I have served as session chair at several local and international conferences.
– I have initiated and served as editor for 3 academic working paper books.
– I am a member of the editorial boards of two international academic journals, and of another International Book Series.
– I am a member of an international conference scientific committee.

MANAGEMENT

During my tenure at CPUT, I have held the following positions:

– I have reported directly to the DVC: Research.
– I have served on the following CPUT university-wide management committees: URF (University Research Funding), CONFCOM (International Conference Committee), Senate Research Committee, CPUT Senate, Faculty Research Committee, Anti-Plagiarism Committee.
– I have designed, implemented, managed and maintained a full web-based University Research Funding system.
– I have had to plan, arrange, run & manage many breakaway research workshops.
– During March 2004, the then Cape Technikon staged its first full Research Expo. I chaired the organizing committee, and managed the whole process, including budgets, manpower, external suppliers, competitions, and speakers.
– The annual ZAW3 (World Wide Web) conference, was hosted by myself during 2005 at the CTICC. This involved all arrangements except the academic programme.
– I have built a very strong NRF Research Niche Area, managing a team of up to 8 academic grant holders, including their funding and research.
– As part of a strong management team, I have developed excellent teamwork skills.
– I have finely honed skills in communication in general, academic proposal writing and English and Afrikaans language editing.
– I speak Dutch at conversational level.
– I have done a number of press releases and radio talks, and am used to dealing with the general press.
– As from 1999 up to 2012, I have served as Event Co-ordinator for the third biggest cycling event in the Western Cape (after the Argus and the Burger Cycle Tours) – the Ninety Niner. This task involved managing over 200 volunteers, budgets, road marshalling, the press, medical and legal problems, prize givings, sponsors, and numerous other complex issues.

INTERNATIONAL STANDING
– During April to July 2008, I served as a Fellow of an international university in Germany (MUAS), doing teaching and research at international level.
– I was invited to do two workshop series at Campus02, a university in Graz, Austria in 2008. These workshops focussed on Internet Marketing and Website Visibility.
– I have done several international guest lectures, including those at two of the world’s top ten universities (Oxford [UK] and Columbia [USA]). Others include: LSE, City University London, Loughborough University, Bath University, Wolverhampton, Hull and Durham Universities (all UK), Technische Universitat Munchen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Maribor Slovenia (all Europe) and United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
– I have built up a series of international research contacts, including the above institutions, and some academic co-operation has already resulted from these.
– I have delivered a number of lecture series in block format at international universities on topics including search engines, website visibility,academic article writing, etc.
– I am familiar with at least two international Research Funding bodies: The South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) and the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA).
– In 2011, two international bodies (seated in Nairobi and London) hosted me to do plenary speeches on digital marketing and website visibility
– In 2014, two international universities invited me to conceptualize, design, offer and manage two different courses on Website Visibility in Munich and Brno
– Between 2012 and 2015, three international universities invited me a number of times to conceptualize, design, offer and manage different courses to their students on Website Visibility and related topics.

1. DEMOGRAPHICS

TitleProf
First nameMelius
SurnameWeideman
Date of birth13 May 1956
Date of retirement31 May 2021
Postal address P.O. Box 3109, Tyger Valley, 7536, South Africa
Residential Address 87 Skaamrosie str, Protea Valley, Bellville, 7530, South Africa
Cellular phone27 (0) 82 889 0588
Home27 (0) 21 913 5515
e-mailmelius@gmail.com
Websiteswww.web-visibility.co.za; www.web-usability.co.za; www.seoprof.co.za
NationalitySouth African
ID560513 5039 080
Marital StatusMarried, two children
Military Service Completed, no camps
Sport activitiesCompetitive cycling, hiking
LanguageHome: Afrikaans
Read, write & speak (100%): English
Read (100%), Speak (50%): Dutch
Read (50%): German

2. QUALIFICATIONS

Name and TypeCompletion Date
Rating (Peer review system of the National Research Foundation – NRF)
C3 Rating as from 01 Jan 2020.
31-12-2026
PhD (University of Cape Town, Faculty of Library and Information Science, 5 years part time)
Internet searching as a study aid for Information Technology and Information Systems learners at a tertiary level.
30-10-2001
Masters Diploma (Information Technology) (Cape Technikon, [now CPUT], Faculty of Business Informatics, 5 years part time)
A critical evaluation of the destructive impact of computer viruses on files stored by personal computer users.
01-12-1994
Teachers Technology Diploma (Cape Technikon [now CPUT], 1 year part time)15-05-1986
Diploma in Data metrics (Computer Science) (Unisa, 5 years part time)05-11-1982
Higher National Diploma (Electronic Engineering) (Pretoria Technikon [now TUT], 4 years full time)01-01-1980

3. TIMELINE

CompanyPostDates
Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyRetired from academic service31 May 2021
Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyFounder and leader of an independant University Research Centre: WARC (Website Attributes Research Centre)May 2013 – 31 May 2021
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Full ProfessorSept 2008 – 31 May 2021
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT, formed by a merger of the former Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon on 1 January 2005).Associate ProfessorSept 2004 – Aug 2008
Cape Technikon (now CPUT)Head Research DevelopmentJan 2004 – 31 May 2021
Cape Technikon (now CPUT)Carnegie Research Project HeadSept 2002 – Dec 2003
Cape Technikon (now CPUT)Senior LecturerNov 1989 – Dec 2003
Cape Technikon (now CPUT)Acting HOD (Research)Feb 2002 – Sept 2002
Cape Technikon (now CPUT)Acting HOD (IT)Aug 2001 – Sept 2001
Cape Technikon (now CPUT)Course Head (IT)Jan 1996 – Dec 1996
Cape Technikon (now CPUT)LecturerNov 1984 – Oct 1989
Wang Customer Engineering (CE)Branch EngineerJan 1982 – Oct 1984
Anker Data Systems (ADS)Production EngineerMar 1981 – Dec 1981
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)Learner Technician, TechnicianSep 1977 – Feb 1981
African Explosives and Chemical Industries (AECI)Learner Technician (co-operative education)Aug 1976 – Aug 1977
Technikon (Higher National Diploma)StudentJan 1976 – Dec 1979
SA Defence Force (compulsory military service)2nd LieutenantJan 1974 – Dec 1975
Robertson High SchoolMatric/Grade 12Dec 1973

4. NATURE OF DUTIES

4.1 ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP (during my tenure at CPUT)
Full member of IITPSA (stitute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa)
Full member of SAICSIT (South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists)
Member of AISSAC (Southern African Chapter of the AIS)
South African representative for IRMA (Information Resources Management Association)
Full member of IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society)
Member of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
Member of the AIS (Association for Information Systems)
UNIVERSITY – RESEARCH RELATED
4.2 General

The post I have occupied until retirement (Professor and Head of Department: CPUT’s WARC) involved a myriad of responsibilities, including the following:
– National Research Foundation niche area leader of the Faculty (up to 2012).
– Involvement in various research projects, such as the Carnegie, NRF and Community Informatics Projects.
– Staff development and training: advice on academic writing and publication, further studies and research principles.
– Participation in and offering various modules in the Faculty Masters and Honours programmes.
– Supervision of Faculty research assistants.
– Member of Faculty Research Committee.
– Serving on the CPUT Senate Research Committee.
– Study leader of Masters and Doctoral students.
– Planning and facilitation of research conferences/workshops.
– Report to the Dean as part of Faculty Management.
– Setting an example with excellence in volume of research outputs inside personal research field.
– Initiator and researcher in own personal research field.
– Applications for research funding: research funding, outside funding proposals, NRF funds.
– Academic activities outside the Faculty: paper and proposal reviews, editorial board for academic journals.
– Initiating and establishing international research contacts.
– Establishing a Faculty “Funding-One-Stop-Shop”, where all research funding matters in the Faculty have been centralised (up to 2012).

4.3 Study Guidance
A number of post-graduate students have been successfully guided towards the completion of a research thesis (9x Masters, all but one sole supervision, 2x distinctions), and 1x Doctoral (sole supervision). Another group is currently being mentored (3x Masters, 4x Doctoral). Qualifications range from B.Tech through M.Tech to Doctoral degrees. Please see Section 9c for more detail.
4.4 Research Expo
The CPUT offered an Expo of research outputs, aimed at the industry in March 2004. I was the overall co-ordinator for this venture, which involved planning, manpower management, budgets, sponsorships, poster management, outside agencies, etc.
4.5 NRF
The Faculty of Business Informatics has successfully applied to the National Research Foundation for the creation of a new niche area, and initially (2002) four grant holders (myself included) were funded for their respective projects. The title of the registered niche area was: “ICT in e-Business, e-Government and Community Engagement for Shared Growth ” (previously called: Effective management of e-Commerce in SMME enterprises). A number of students at B.Tech and M.Tech level have been involved in working on my topic. I was the niche area leader until the NRF terminated the Niche Area system in 2010.
I am an NRF rated (C3) researcher.
CPUT – TEACHING/ADMINISTRATIVE RELATED
4.6 Conferences
I was the chairman of the local organizing committe of the ZAW3 conference series in 2005. ZAW3 (World Wide Web) is the South African arm of the “mother” WWW conference, which originated in CERN, birthplace of the Internet. One of the original authors of the Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is still involved in this conference series. This task included the management of a committee of seven people spread over two campuses, budget and sponsorship management, venues, registration, overseas speakers, posters and many other issues.
4.7 PH.D. Program
The Faculty of Business Informatics started a PhD degree specialising in e-Business as from January 2002. I have been part of the process of establishing this offering, which includes student counselling, the offering of workshops to prospective students and managing some of the administrative processes. I have also successfully mentored various doctoral students, some until completion.
4.8 MASTER’S PROGRAM
The Faculty of Business Informatics has started a Master’s degree specializing in e-Business as from July 2002, initially consisting of 50% coursework and 50% dissertation. I have offered several modules as part of both the Foundation and the e-Commerce sections of this course. I have also been involved in topic discovery and selection, student guidance, administration and other matters related to the course. The faculty has also started another new MICT Course (by coursework and dissertation) in 2019, and I have offered the Computer Security subject in this course several times, both face-to-face and online.
I HAVE OFFERED A LARGE VARIETY OF SUBJECTS ON LEVEL FIVE AND LOWER OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS, AS LISTED BELOW.
4.9 B.TECH PROGRAM
Microprocessor Systems 4 (design, practical sessions), Operating Systems 4 (IPC, scheduling, deadlocks, virtual memory, multiprocessing, case studies, Internet), Information Administration 4 (computer fraud, defences, computer and network security, legal and ethical aspects, Internet), Project 4 (research guidance on the complete process from topic selection up to completion of research project).
4.10 THIRD YEAR LEVEL
Systems Software (networks, network operating systems, advanced data communications).
4.11 SECOND YEAR LEVEL
Systems Software (assembler programming, operating systems, data communications, architecture, Internet, HTML programming).
4.12 FIRST YEAR LEVEL
Information Systems 1 (software, hardware, people, HTML programming, MIS), DOS (design syllabus and present subject matter).
4.13 BEGINNER’S LEVEL
Introduction to Computing (design syllabus and present subject matter), Word Processing (design syllabus and present subject matter), Introduction to Windows 9x (design syllabus and present subject matter), Statistics (design syllabus and present subject matter).
PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS
CUSTOMER ENGINEERING (CE) (CAPE TOWN, 1982-842 years 10 months
Installation, fault finding and maintenance of micro-, mini- and mainframe computers. Presentation of technical courses to engineers, in service training of new personnel. Organizing of daily branch activities. Branch support.
ADS (CAPE TOWN, 1981)10 months
Production control of microprocessor-based point of sale terminals. Testing of sub-assemblies and completed units. Installation of complete systems on site. Training of new staff and customer liaison.
CSIR (FAURE, 1980)1 year 6 months
Design, construction and fault finding of digital circuitry. Printed circuit board layout and manufacture, apparatus wiring. Basic work on physics equipment.
CSIR (PRETORIA, 1977/78/79)2 years
(Component of Pretoria Technikon studies): In-depth electronic training: soldering, mechanical handwork, digital logics, microprocessor course and other skills. Practical (CSIR) and theoretical (Pretoria Technikon) trimesters alternated.
AECI (SOMERSET-WEST, 1976)1 year
(Component of Cape Technikon studies): Drawing office: electrical and electronic diagrams. Electrical workshop: mainly heavy current work/training. Instrument workshop: pneumatics, physics and electronic work.

5. SKILLS

SELF-TRAINING
After having spent 35+ years in education, the most basic skill acquired (which is essential for survival) is that of teaching oneself a new subject/ programming language/package/concept.  Arguably the second most important and necessary skill is that of identifying a need for a given subject or course, writing a syllabus with outcomes, writing the content, offering and evaluating the course.
TEACHING/TRAINING
I have mastered the following sequence of actions, which are vital for the success of any educator: scoping the needs of the audience/subject, researching and developing the knowledge base, preparing teaching materials, delivering the contents using whatever method is most relevant and evaluating the level of understanding and insight of the audience. The overall management of a subject, its students, deadlines, evaluation and problem solving is also part of this high-paced environment. In 2001 I was the first academic to venture out and offer the contents of a complete 1-year subject only on the Web.
PROGRAMMING
I have studied and mastered Intel Assembler programming, HTML and Dreamweaver web programming over the past years. Since education and research has taken up all my time (see 5.1 and 5.2 above), I have had neither the opportunity nor the need to implement this programming expertise on a large scale. However, I have had to create my own home as well as other web pages, simply as part of the education process mentioned above. Please refer to: www,web.visibility.co.za, www.web-usability.co.za, www.seoprof.co.za.
PACKAGES/PLATFORMS
I use most of the following on a daily basis, and skill level varies from introductory (Access and Dreamweaver) to advanced (all the others): MSWord, MSExcel, MSOutlook, MSPowerpoint, MSWindows (95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/10).
INTERNET
I have spent 5 years on my Ph.D. thesis on Internet searching, and this is one of my strongest areas of expertise. I have done IT consultation for a group of medical specialists, a large tourism concern and others, where I was involved in electronic visibility, architectural issues, domain name registrations, page layout and other IT-related aspects. Contract research for the City of Cape Town has been done, involving the creation of a Website Strategy Document and a new website for this concern.

More recently, I have done consultation on various aspects of the website of a specialist in medical radiation technology.

NETWORKING/HARDWARE
A number of small Windows-based networks have been installed and maintained by myself.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Although I have not done traditional Project Management as defined by the IT industry, I am constantly involved in daily activities which require Project Management skills. I have held the (revolving) post of Course Head for one year, which included amongst others parent interviews, curriculum development, course changes, student interviews and subject decisions.

During 2000 I was the co-ordinator for the biggest subject in our faculty (Information Systems 1) which involved 500 students spread over 4 campuses, and 7 lecturers, apart from lecturing the contents. This co-ordination involved: content determination, material preparation, regular meetings with lecturers, liaison with outside suppliers for example re ISDN lines to other campuses, due date follow-up, evaluation and solving of day-to-day problems.

In 2001, I did similar work for the subject Systems Software 1 (550 students, 7 lecturers, 3 campuses).

Outside of IT, I was the Event Co-ordinator for the Ninety Niner, a cycling race staged by the El Shaddai Christian School as from 1999.The Event Co-ordinator manages 20 portfolios (employing 200 people), including Advertising, Expo, Ground Services, Road Marshalling, Signage, Entry Tables and Start/Finish Marshalling. An amount of approximately R500 000 is involved in the running of this event. It has been extremely successful, being the 3nd biggest in the Western Cape after the Argus and Burger Cycle Tours. The Ninety Niner has been chosen as one out of 11 cycle races countrywide to serve as seeding events for the Cape Argus Pick and Pay Cycle Tour, the biggest timed sporting event in the worl

Although I have not done traditional Project Management as defined by the IT industry, I am constantly involved in daily activities which require Project Management skills. I have held the (revolving) post of Head of Department for one year, which included amongst others parent interviews, curriculum development, course changes, student interviews and subject decisions.

During 2000 I was the co-ordinator for the biggest subject in our faculty (Information Systems 1) which involved 500 students spread over 4 campuses, and 7 lecturers, apart from lecturing the contents. This co-ordination involved: content determination, material preparation, regular meetings with lecturers, liaison with outside suppliers for example re ISDN lines to other campuses, due date follow-up, evaluation and solving of day-to-day problems.

In 2001, I did similar work for the subject Systems Software 1 (550 students, 7 lecturers, 3 campuses).

Outside of IT, I was the Event Co-ordinator for the Ninety Niner, a cycling race staged by the El Shaddai Christian School as from 1999.The Event Co-ordinator manages 20 portfolios (employing about 200 people), including Advertising, Expo, Ground Services, Road Marshalling, Medical coverage, Signage, Entry Tables and Start/Finish Marshalling. An amount of approximately R500 000 is involved in the running of this event (during the early years – late nineties). It has been extremely successful, being the 3rd biggest cycling event in the Western Cape after the Argus and Burger Cycle Tours. The Ninety Niner has been chosen as one out of 11 cycle races countrywide to serve as seeding events for the Cape Argus Pick and Pay Cycle Tour, the biggest timed sporting event in the world.

ACADEMIC/MANAGEMENT
I am currently the HEAD (HoD): WARC. Responsibilities of this post are listed in Section 4.2.

During August 2001 I acted as Head of Department in Information Technology. This involved a myriad of responsibilities, including parent and student interviews, course and subject content decisions, establishment of new ventures and input in various projects (including establishment of e-commerce centre with IBM). From February 2002 I was acting as Head of Department: Research. This post involves research budgeting, proposal status determination, proposal vetting and research guidance.

6. PAST RESEARCH

I have completed a Masters Diploma in technology (full thesis) in 1994, which determined the effect computer viruses have on files stored by PC users. It involved industry questionnaires, working with personnel, students and the community, as well as detailed experiments with actual virus programs, application programs and data files. On 8 November 2000 I was nominated and officially awarded the “CPUT Most Promising new Researcher of the Year” award by the Rectorate. This has a high status value, since the CPUT has well over 300 academic personnel in its employ. There was also a financial benefit at stake.

My PhD thesis focused on the Internet searching facilities as a study aid to students. I have involved 1109 students from South Africa, USA and Europe in the testing phase. During the research phase, I have visited and got to know relevant personnel at 2/3 of all the universities and technikons (at the time) in South Africa. The model I have constructed has delivered excellent results, and enables the average IT/IS student to quickly find relevant academic information on the Internet. I graduated from the University of Cape Town on 11 December 2001.

7. OTHER INTERESTS

COMPUTERS
The following are part of my interests: Website Visibilty and Usability, Internet searching and usage and information retrieval. A computer company (Specialist Network Systems cc) was started up by myself in 1992. Services offered include: consultation to the industry and private clients, supply and installation of hardware and software components, support of networks, data retrieval, training and faultfinding, Internet consultation, training and Internet contracts.
COMMUNITY
I have been involved in the planning and running of children’s camps between 1990 and 1998, often reaching out to disadvantaged communities. I received specialised training for this task at Soest (Netherlands) during June/July 1995. Many of the camps held locally have been aimed at disadvantaged children:
21 May 1994 Durbanville Children’s Home children held at Oakdale
2-5 June 1995 Squatter camp children held at Volmoed, Oudtshoorn
11 May 1996 Grabouw street children held at Oakdale
17-19 Oct 1997 Sutherland farm labourer children held at Sutherland
I have also offered a number of training courses to various sections of the community, on a variety of IT-related topics. This includes a number of courses at a school on Internet searching, CV compilation and spreadsheets.
SPORT/MANAGEMENT
I have an interest in competitive cycling, and regularly take part in organised road cycle races. My best time for the annual Argus Cycle Tour (35000 participants every year, 109 km) puts me in the first 6% of finishers, regardless of age. I was the Event Co-ordinator of the Ninety Niner Cycle event. Co-ordination involves 200 people (recruitment, training, communication, budgeting, sponsors, public relations work, interviews, medical and legal issues). This Funride was staged on 6 February 1999 for the first time, where a total of 1983 cyclists have taken part. Another one of the events enjoyed national television coverage through the Old Mutual World of Endurance program. The most successful event (13 February 2010) attracted 3700 participants.

8. REFERENCES

CURRENT EMPLOYER – Cape Peninsula University of Technology – past 24 years, and others
Prof Shaun Patherpathers@cput.ac.zaTel 021-460 3911
Prof Andy Bytheway bythewaya@cput.ac.zaTel 021-460 3911
Prof Felix Dakoradakorafd@tut.ac.zaTel 012-382 5911
Other: Mr Erith Budgeheadmaster@escs.org.zaTel 021-975 1980

9. RESEARCH OUTPUTS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH JOURNAL ARTICLES

All Journals listed below are accredited by the South African Department of Education – therefore they are fully peer reviewed, and qualify for full research subsidy.

Published

– Kritzinger, W.T. & Weideman, M. 2017. [0181] Parallel search engine optimisation and pay-per-click campaigns: A comparison of cost per acquisition. South African Journal of Information Management 19(1), a820. http://web-visibility.co.za/0181-journal article-2017-kritzinger-weideman-search-engines-cost-per-acquisition.
– Kritzinger, W.T. & Weideman, M. 2015. [0167] Comparative case study on website traffic generated by search engine optimisation and a payper-click campaign, versus marketing expenditure. South African Journal of Information Management 17(1), Art. #651, 12 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajim.v17i1.651.
– Kritzinger, W.T. & Weideman, M. 2017. [0181] Parallel search engine optimisation and pay-per-click campaigns: A comparison of cost per acquisition. South African Journal of Information Management 19(1), a820. http://web-visibility.co.za/0181-journal article-2017-kritzinger-weideman-search-engines-cost-per-acquisition.|
– Kritzinger, W.T. & Weideman, M. 2015. [0167] Comparative case study on website traffic generated by search engine optimisation and a payper-click campaign, versus marketing expenditure. South African Journal of Information Management 17(1), Art. #651, 12 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajim.v17i1.651
– Visser, E.B. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0056] Fusing website usability and search engine optimisation. South African Journal of Information Management. 16(1). March 2014. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0056-journal-article-2014-visser-weideman-fusing-website-usability-search-engine-optimization.html.
– Kritzinger, W.T & Weideman, M. 2013. [0054] Search Engine Optimization and Pay-per-Click Marketing Strategies. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce. 23(3). 273-286. www.web-visibility.co.za/0054-journal-article-2013-kritzinger-weideman-search-engine-optimization-pay-per-click.html.
– Zuze, H & Weideman, M. 2013. [0047] Keyword stuffing and the big three search engines. Online Information Review. 37(2). 268-286. www.web-visibility.co.za/0047-journal-article-2013-zuze-weideman-keyword-stuffing-search-engines-density.html.
– Weideman, M. 2013. [0053] Comparative analysis of homepage Website visibility and academic rankings for UK universities. Information Research,18(4) paper 599. Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0053-journal-article-2013-weideman-uk-university-website-visibility-comparison.html.
– Visser, E.B. & Weideman, M. 2011. [0001] Search engine optimisation versus Website usability—conflicting requirements? Information Research, 16(3). September. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0001-journal-article-2011-visser-weideman-search-engine-optimization-usability-conflict.html.
– Visser, E.B. & Weideman, M. 2011. [0027] An empirical study on website usability elements and how they affect search engine optimisation. South African Journal of Information Management. 13(1). March 2011. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0027-journal-article-2011-visser-weideman-website-usability-search-engine-optimization.html.
– Kritzinger, W. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0057] Keyword placing in webpage body text to increase visibility to search engines. South African Journal of Information Management. 9(1). April 2007. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0057-journal-article-2007-kritzinger-weideman-keyword-placing-webpage-body-visibility-search-engines.html|
– Mbikiwa, F. & Weideman, M. 2006. [0058] Implications of search engine spam on the visibility of South African e-commerce Web sites. South African Journal of Information Management: 8(4). December 2006. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0058-journal-article-2006-mbikiwa-weideman-search-engine-spam-e-commerce-visibility.html.
– Weideman, M. & Schwenke, F. 2006. [0024] The influence that JavaScript™ has on the visibility of a website to search engines – a pilot study. Information Research. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0024-journal-article-2006-weideman-schwenke-javascript-visibility-websites.html.
– Weideman, M. & Chambers, R. 2005. [0059] The application of best practice towards improving website visibility to search engines: an empirical pilot study. South African Journal of Information Management: 7(4). December 2005. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0059-journal-article-2005-weideman-chambers-best-practice-visibility-search-engines.html.
– Weideman, M. 2005. [0060] FOIOTI: An implementation of the conceptualist approach to Internet searching. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science. 71(1):11-25. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0060-journal-article-2005-weideman-foioti-conceptualist-approach-internet-information-retrieval.html.
– Weideman, M. & Strümpfer, C. 2004. [0061] The effect of search engine keyword choice and demographic features on Internet searching success. Information Technology and Libraries: 23(2): 58-65.|
– Weideman, M. 2004. [0041] Empirical evaluation of one of the relationships between the user, search engines, metadata and websites in three-letter .com websites. South African Journal of Information Management: 6(3). September 2004. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za/0041-journal-article-2004-weideman-relationships-user-search-engines-metadata-websites.html.


Accepted for Publication, in press

Submitted for review

– Sabwa, J-M. & Weideman, M. User preference between generic and branded keywords during search engine query generation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Submitted 22 August 2013.

In Progress

– Sabwa, J.M. & Weideman, M. Young consumer preferences: SEO versus PPC spending. Information Research.
– Uwimana, I. & Weideman, M. Free-form Internet searching success rate. Information Technology and Libraries.
– Shasha, Z.T. & Weideman, M. Ucability Interfaces of Cape Town Hotel booking systems. Information Research.
– Ntlangula, B. & Weideman, M. [0028] Relationship between Web metrics and Web Usability. Online Information Review.

BOOKS

Academic books – Fully peer reviewed, sole authorship

– Weideman, M. 2009. [0010] Website Visibility: The Theory and Practice of Improving Rankings. Chandos Publishing: Oxford. Abstract: www.web-visibility.co.za/0010-book-2009-weideman-website-visibility.html

Academic books – Editorship

– Groenewald, D.C, Kritzinger, W.T. & Weideman, M. (eds.). 2006. ICT Research Forum No 3. Cape Town: E-Innovation Academy of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
– Weideman, M., Kritzinger, W. & Visser, E.B. (eds.). 2006. ICT Research Forum No 2. Cape Town: E-Innovation Academy of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
– Weideman, M., Kritzinger, W., Mbikiwa, F. & Chambers, R (eds.). 2005. ICT Research Forum No 1. Cape Town: Faculty of Business Informatics of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Conference Proceedings – Editorship

– Weideman, M., Kritzinger, W., Mbikiwa, F. & Chambers, R. (eds.). 2005. Programme of The 7th Anual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa. August 29 – 31.
– Weideman, M., Kritzinger, W. & Theart, B. (eds.). 2004. Proceedings (part) of The first HictE Mini-conference (Carnegie Corporation of New York Project), Bellville, South Africa. October 19.

SUPERVISION RESEARCH STUDENTS

Complete – Doctoral thesis (IT)

– Kritzinger, W.T. [0182] Development of a search engine marketing model using the application of a dual strategy. Doctoral thesis, 100% research by article, part time. Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Graduated 15 December 2017. www.web-visibility.co.za/0182-doctoral-thesis-2017-kritzinger-search-engine-marketing-model-seo-ppc.html
– Visser, E. [0016] Fusing website usability variables and on-page search engine optimisation elements. 100% Research thesis by article, part time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Graduated 19 April 2012. www.web-visibility.co.za/0016-doctoral-thesis-2012-visser-fusing-usability-seo.html

Complete – Masters theses (MTech IT and BIS)

– Uwimana, I. [0178]. Postgraduate student success rate with free-form information searching. 100% Research thesis, part-time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Graduated 28 March 2017. www.web-visibility.co.za0178-masters-thesis-2017-uwimana-information-searching-success-rate.html
– Shasha, Z.T. [0176] Evaluation of the online booking systems of Cape Town hotels. 100% Research thesis, part-time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Graduated 16 September 2016. www.web-visibility.co.za/0176-masters-thesis-2016-shasha-hotel-website-usability.html
– Zuze, H. [0002] The crossover point between keyword rich website text and spamdexing. 100% Research thesis, full time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Graduated 16 September 2011. www.web-visibility.co.za/0002-masters-thesis-2011-zuze-keyword-rich-spamdexing.html
– Schwenke, F. [0084] Mobile application access technologies – a comparative study. 100% Research thesis, part time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Graduated 17 April 2010. www.web-visibility.co.za/0084-masters-thesis-2010-schwenke- access-channels-mobile-banking-applications.html
– Neethling, R. [0085] User profiles for preferences of search engine optimisation versus paid placement. 100% Research thesis, part time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Distinction: 78%. Co-supervisor: WT Kritzinger. Graduated April 2008. www.web-visibility.co.za/0085-thesis-2007-neethling-search-engine-optimisation-ppc-user-preference.html
– Kritzinger, W. [0042] The effect webpage body keyword location has on ranking in search engine results: An empirical study . 50% Research thesis, part time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 75% for thesis component. Graduated 24 April 2007. www.web-visibility.co.za/0042-thesis-2007-kritzinger-website-keyword-location-search-engine.html
– Visser, E.B. [0086] The effect of search engine optimisation elements on website visibility: The Western Cape real estate SMME sector. 100% Research thesis, full time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Distinction: 75%. Graduated 24 April 2007. www.web-visibility.co.za/0086-thesis-2006-visser-search-engine-optimisation-website-visibility-smme.htm
– Chambers, R. [0087] Search engine strategies: A model to improve website visibility for SMME websites. 100% Research thesis, full time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 73%. Graduated 31 March 2006. www.web-visibility.co.za//0087-thesis-2005-chambers-search-engine-website-visibility-smme.html
– Lourens, S. [0088] The development and evaluation of an interactive computer-based training (CBT) module. 100% Research thesis, part time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 60%. Graduated 31 March 2006. www.web-visibility.co.za/0088-thesis-2005-lourens-interactive-computer-based-training.html
– Mbikiwa, F. [0089] Search engine exclusion policies: implications on indexing e-commerce websites. 100% Research thesis, full time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 70%. Graduated 31 March 2006. www.web-visibility.co.za/0089-thesis-2005-mbikiwa-search-engine-spam-policies-ecommerce.html
– Ngidana, M.W. [0090] Visibility of e-Commerce websites to search engines: A comparison between text-based and graphic-based hyperlinks. 50% Research thesis, part time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 60%. Graduated 31 March 2006. www.web-visibility.co.za/0090-thesis-2006-ngindana-visibility-ecommerce-websites-search-engines-hyperlinks.html

Complete – Honours IT Research Articles (BTech)

Published in Information Technology Research Cases and Projects 2007.

– Dhansay, S. & Weideman, M. [0009] Information Technology Research Cases and Projects BTech IT Project IV, 2007. Search Engine Optimisation: Application to an academic library: 167-178. Faculty of Informatics and Desgn, Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Cape Town. ISBN: 978-0-620-40951-3. Published July 2008.
– Reyneveld, J. & Weideman, M. [0011] Information Technology Research Cases and Projects BTech IT Project IV, 2007. Information Retrieval from the Internet for academic use and copyright issues: 199-207. Faculty of Informatics and Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Cape Town. ISBN: 978-0-620-40951-3. Published July 2008.

Published in ICT RESEARCH FORUM 2006 © NO 3. ISSN: 1814-9812

– Hanekom, J. 2006. [0012] A pilot study on mobile services: evaluating whether transcoding extracts the most relevant information. Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 77% (distinction).
– Swart, M.G. 2006. [0014] Search engine optimisation: effective keyword usage. Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 58%.
– Swart, A.J. 2006. [0013] The role of anchor text in SMME websites: higher visibility? Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 71%.

Published in ICT RESEARCH FORUM 2005 © NO 2. ISSN: 1814-9812

– De Jager, D. 2005. [0015] A pilot study of Google’s PageRank ranking algorithm and its effect on the placement of webpages in search engine results. Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 72%.
– Engelbrecht, W.G. 2005. [0017] The effect of link farms on webpage ranking: a pilot study. Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 76% (distinction).
– Moore, D.R. 2005. [0018] Towards an investigation of trends in local search and implications for a national search portal. Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 78% (distinction).
– Neethling, R. 2005. [0019] A pilot study on PPC schemes and their effect on search engine revenue. Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 82% (distinction, 2nd in class of 32).
– Visser, E.B. 2005. [0020] An empirical study on the effect demographic features and the choice of keywords have on searching success for Ananzi users. Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Final mark: 89% (distinction, 1st in class of 32).

Published in ICT RESEARCH FORUM 2005 © NO 1. ISSN: 1814-9812

– Chambers. R. 2004. [0091] A case study: website visibility of an e-Commerce based cycling website. Cape Technikon. Final mark: 75% (distinction, joint 1st in class of 25).
– Mbikiwa, F. 2004. [0022] Joint supervision. Effect of Body-Text Keyword Prominence on Website Visibility.Cape Technikon. Final mark: 75% (distinction, joint 1st in class of 25).
– Schwenke, F. 2004. [0024] The influence that JavaScript™ has on the visibility of a website to search engines – a pilot study. Cape Technikon. Final mark: 71%.
– Lukhele, C. 2004. [0092] Website Optimization: Research on the ROI as result of attaining top Ranking on e-Commerce Web Sites. Cape Technikon. Final mark: 68%.
– De Kock, D. 2004. [0025] The effect of the Google dance on the ranking of E-commerce sites. Cape Technikon. Final mark: 64%.

Unpublished

– Binnedell, M. 2003. [0093] A theoretical framework for implementation by designers to increase website visibility to Search Engines. Cape Technikon. Final mark 75% (distinction, 1st in class). Student won Cape Technikon Rector’s Medal in April 2004.
– Haig-Smith, T. 2002. [0094] Marketing via Search Engines on the Internet. Cape Technikon. Final mark: 83% (distinction, 1st in class).
– Morrison, P. 2000. [0095] Online privacy and the home user – an investigation of the online environment encountered by the home user, with suggestions on how to increase personal privacy. Cape Technikon. Final mark: 63% (pass, 2nd in class).
– Van Schoor, C. 2000. [0096] Linux in the workplace – An investigation into the use of the Linux operating system in typical white-collar business environments in the greater Cape Town area, Western Cape, South Africa. Cape Technikon. Final mark: 75% (distinction, 1st in class).

Current Students – DTech (IT, Informatics) full thesis (sole supervisor

– Roux, J. Semantic annotation through data serialization – a search engine optimisation strategy for voice search on smartphones. Part-time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
– Kritzinger, W. Development of a search engine marketing model using the application of a dual strategy. Part time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
– Zuze, H. Link Wheels – academic view versus practical implementation. Full time, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Current Students – MTech (BIS) full thesis

– Kiva, V.M. Accessibility of CPUT’s Institutional Repository to search engines.
– Ntalunga, B. Relationship between website usability and metrics in South African e-commerce websites.

Current Students – MTech (BIS) 50% thesis

– Mathe, Z. Factors influencing the management of research data in a university of technology.

INVITED PLENARY CONFERENCE SESSIONS/PANEL DISCUSSIONS

For the purposes of this document, an Invited Plenary Conference Session is defined as one where the author was specifically invited to adress all the conference attendees in one venue on a topic of the author’s choice.

– Weideman, M. 2019. [0189] Digital Library Design: Forget the Technicalities-Serve the Crawler and the User! Plenary paper in the Proceedings of the Western Balkans Information and Media Literacy Conference (WBIMLC2019), Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20-21 June 2019. Available on: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/3a3c2d_895b3bc522574fc3958914819c2941fe.pdf p 13-19
– Weideman, M. 2017. [0183] Search Engine Marketing and Business – Present and Future. Invited Plenary Presentation of The 3rd International Workshop on Finance, Business, Economics, Marketing and Information Systems. Istanbul, Turkey. 8 – 9 September. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Weideman, M. 2013. [0097] Better off with our connected society? Only when we can remember the passwords. Panel discussion at SAICSIT, East London, South Africa, 7-9 October. www.web-visibility.co.za/0097-plenary-paper-2013-weideman-connected-society-remember-passwords.html”
– Weideman, M. 2012. [0046] Academic Content – a valuable resource to establish your presence on the Web. Plenary keynote at the 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information, Budapest, Hungary, 30 Aug – 03 Sept, 2012. [Online], Available: www.web-visibility.co.za//0046-plenary-paper-2012-weideman-academic-content-web-visibility-presence.html
– Weideman, M. 2011. [0098] UK University Website Visibility – responding to the quirks of the crawler. Plenary keynote at the Institutional Web Management Workshop, Reading, UK. 26 – 27 July. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Weideman, M. 2011. [0099] Digital Marketing – Marrying Visibility and Usability in African websites. Plenary keynote at the Afri-Tech Summit, Nairobi, Kenya. 15 – 18 June. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Weideman, M. 2010. [0100] Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage! – Marketing your website to the crawlers. Plenary keynote at the First Integrated Marketing Communication Conference (IMCC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. 27 – 28 Oct 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5vQgxJ2ji_8
– Weideman, M. 2009. [0101] Web Design Based on Crawler Visibility, Human Usability and Logic Flow. Plenary Tutorial at The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2009), Cambridge, UK.13 – 15 July. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo

ACADEMIC, PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL

– Weideman, M. 2019. [0188] Digital Library Design for Visibility: a case study on university digital libraries. Research paper in the Proceedings of the Western Balkans Information and Media Literacy Conference (WBIMLC2019), Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20-21 June 2019. Available on: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/3a3c2d_895b3bc522574fc3958914819c2941fe.pdf p 35-45.
– Weideman, M. 2017. [0055] SEO vs PPC: A model to determine the most effective digital marketing budget division. Proceedings of The 3rd International Workshop on Finance, Business, Economics, Marketing and Information Systems. Istanbul, Turkey. 8 – 9 September. www.web-visibility.co.za0055-conference-paper-2017-weideman-seo-ppc-model-digital-marketing-budget-division.html
– Weideman, M. 2015. [0168] ETD Visibility: A study on the exposure of Indian ETDs to the Google Scholar crawler. Proceedings of The 18th International Symposium on Theses and Dissertations. New Delhi, India. www.web-visibility.co.za/0168-conference-paper-2015-weideman-etd-theses-dissertation-india-google-scholar-crawler.html 2 Nov – 4 Nov.
– Tokárová, L. & Weideman, M. 2013. [0036] Understanding the process of learning touch-screen mobile applications. Proceedings of the 31st ACM International conference on Design of communication. North Carolina, USA. 30 Sept – 1 October. p 157-164 www.web-visibility.co.za0036-conference-paper-2013-tokarova-weideman-learning-touch-screen-mobile-applications.html
– Weideman, M. 2010. [0026] Empirical study on crawler visibility of PDF documents in digital libraries. Proceedings of The Third IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT 2010), Chengdu, China. 10 – 13 July. 373-379. www.web-visibility.co.za/0026-conference-paper-2010-weideman-pdf-google-retrieval-digital-library.html
– Weideman, M. 2009. [0062] Website Visibility-Quantifying Negative Search Engine Ranking Elements for Optimisation. Proceedings of The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2009), Cambridge, UK., 79-85.13 – 15 July. www.web-visibility.co.za//0062-conference-paper-weideman-website-visibility-quantifying-negative-search-engine-ranking-elements.html
– Weideman, M. 2007. [0063] Use of Ethical SEO Methodologies to Achieve Top Rankings in Top Search Engines. Proceedings of CSITEd 2007 (Computer Science and IT Education Conference), Mauritius. Available: http://www.csited.org/proceedingsbyschedule.htm 16 November. www.web-visibility.co.za0063-conference-paper-2007-weideman-ethical-seo-top-rankings-search-engines.html
– Weideman, M. & Chambers, R. 2006.[0064] mproving website visibility and information retrieval of e-Commerce ventures: a specification to please the crawlers. Proceedings of e-society 2006, Dublin, Ireland, Volume 2, 285-289. 13 – 16 July. www.web-visibility.co.za/0064-conference-paper-2006-weideman-chambers-website-visibility-information-retrieval-ecommerce.html
– Weideman, M. 2004. [0065] Ethical issues on content distribution to digital consumers via paid placements as opposed to website visibility in search engine results. Proceedings of ETHICOMP 2004, Syros, Greece, Volume 2, 904-915. 14 – 16 April. www.web-visibility.co.za/0065-conference-paper-2004-weideman-ethical-issues-on-content-distribution-to-digital-consumers.html
– Weideman, M. & Kritzinger, W. 2003. [0044] Search Engine Information Retrieval: Empirical Research On The Usage Of Metatags To Enhance Website Visibility And Ranking Of E-Commerce Websites. Proceedings of The 7th World Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, Volume VI, 231-236. July 28 – 30. www.web-visibility.co.za//0044-conference-paper-2003-weideman-kritzinger-search-engine-metatags-visibility-e-commerce.html
– Weideman, M. 1999. [0067] An empirical study on Internet topic searching (using standalone Internet search engines) by undergraduate computer study students. Proceedings of IRMA99, 1999, Hershey, USA, 1044 – 1045. May 16 – 19. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Weideman, M. 1996. Ethical issues arising from exposure to Computer Viruses through computer usage. Proceedings of ETHICOMP96, 1996, Madrid, Spain, 466 – 472. November 6 – 8.

ACADEMIC, PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS: NATIONAL

– Weideman, M. 2013. [0038] Googling South African academic publications – search query generation methods. Proceedings of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT). East London, South Africa. 157-164. www.web-visibility.co.za/0038-conference-paper-2013-weideman-google-academic-papers-search-query-generation.html. 30 Sept-1 October.
– Tokarova, L. & Weideman, M. 2013. [0037] Onboarding Strategies for mobile applications. Proceedings of The Fifteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-15), Cape Town, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0037-conference-paper-2013-tokarova-weideman-se-onboarding.html. September10 – 13.
– Francke, E. & Weideman, M. 2012. [0035] Adopting disruptive technologies by managing projects in the cloud. Proceedings of The Fourteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-12), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za//0035-conference-paper-2012-francke-weideman-disruptive-technologies-projects-cloud.html. November 6-9.
– Weideman, M. 2011. [0007] Rogue’s Gallery – South African university website visibility. Proceedings of The Thirteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-11), Johannesburg, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0007-conference-paper-2011-weideman-university-website-visibility.html. September 13-16.
– Zuze, H. & Weideman, M. 2011. [0008] A comparative analysis of search engine indexing time. Proceedings of The Thirteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-11), Johannesburg, SA.www.web-visibility.co.za/0008-conference-paper-2011-zuze-weideman-search-engine-indexing-time.html. September 13-16.
– Sabwa, J.M. & Weideman, M. 2010. [0102] Paid search engine vs organic results: young consumer preferences. Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za//0102-conference-paper-2010-sabwa-weideman-search-engine-organic-results.html. September 21-23.
– Weideman, M. 2010. [0103] Search engine query generation for effective retrieval of known academic publications. Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0103-conference-paper-2010-weideman-query-generation-known-academic-publications.html. September 21-23.
– Kritzinger, W. & Weideman, M. 2009. [0104] Top ranking commercial websites – search engine optimization versus pay per click. Proceedings of The Eleventh World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-09), Port Elizabeth, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0104-conference-paper-2009-kritzinger-weideman-commercial-websites-SEO-pay-per-click.html. September 2-4.
– Schwenke, F., Weideman, M. & Janse van Rensburg, J. 2009. [0105] Measuring the ubiquity characteristics of mobile access channels – Africa and the United Kingdom. Proceedings of The Eleventh World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-09), Port Elizabeth, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0105-conference-paper-2009-schwenke-weideman-janse-van-rensburg-ubiquity-mobile-access-channels.html. September 02-04.
– Francke, E. & Weideman, M. 2008. [0106] Web 2.0 features on South African business websites: missing a business opportunity? Full research paper for: The 10th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0106-conference-paper-2008-francke-weideman-web-2.0-south-african-business-websites.html. September 3-5.
– Kritzinger, W.T, Weideman, M. 2008. [0108] Finding the synergy: search engine optimisation versus website usability. Full research paper for: The 10th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0108-conference-paper-2008-kritzinger-weideman-finding-the-synergy.html. September 3-5.
– Schwenke, F. & Weideman, M. 2008. [0107] Mobile access channel characteristics: a comparison of security dimensions. Full research paper for: The 10th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0107-conference-paper-2008-schwenke-weideman-mobile-access-channel-characteristics.html. September 3-5.
– Francke, E. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0109] South African youth and mobile technology impact: the MXit phenomenon. Full research paper for: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0109-conference-paper-2007-francke-youth-mobile-technology-MXit.doc.html. September 4-7.
– Kritzinger, W.T., Weideman, M. & Visser, E.B. 2007. [0110] Search engine ranking profile maintenance – a case study. Full research paper for: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0110-conference-paper-2007-kritzinger-weideman-visser-search-engine-ranking-maintenance.doc.html. September 4-7.
– Neethling, R. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0111] Search engine optimisation or paid placement systems: user preferences. Full research paper for: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0111-conference-paper-2007-neethling-weideman-paid-placement-systems.doc.html. September 4-7.
– Schwenke, F. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0112] Mobile application access channels-technologies, attributes and awareness. Full research paper for: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0112-conference-paper-2007-schwenke-weideman-mobile-application-access.doc.html. September 4-7.
– Hamdulay, Z. & Weideman, M. 2006. [0113] Search engine visibility: the effect of generic top-level domain choice. Working research paper for: The 8th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Bloemfontein, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0113-conference-paper-2006-hamdulay-weideman-generic-top-level-domain-choice.html. September 5-8.
– Nkukwana, S. & Weideman, M. 2006. [0114] Using LSA matrix comparison to improve the relevancy of search engine answers. Working research paper for: The 8th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Bloemfontein, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0114-conference-paper-2006-nkukwana-weideman-LSA-matrix-comparison-relevancy-search-answers.html. September 5-8.
– Visser, E.B., Kritzinger, W. & Weideman, M. 2006. [0126] An empirical study on the implementation of the Chambers model: Search engine optimisation elements and their effect on website visibility. Full research paper for: The 8th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Bloemfontein, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0126-conference-paper-2006-visser-kritzinger-weideman-chambers-model.html. September 5-8.
– Weideman, M. 2006. [0115] Crawler visibility and human usability of a government services website from a technomunity angle . Full research paper for: Community informatics for developing countries: Understanding and organising for a participatory future information society 2006, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0115-conference-paper-2006-weideman-crawler-visibility-usability-website.html. August 31 – September 02.
– Chambers, R & Weideman, M., 2005. [0175] Search engine visibility: a pilot study towards the design of a model for e-commerce websites. Full research paper for: The 7th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0175-conference-paper-2005-chambers-weideman-search-engine-visibility-pilot-study.html. August 29-31.
– Lourens, S. & Weideman, M., 2005. [0116] A pilot study on the development and evaluation of an interactive computer-based training (CBT) module. Full research paper for: The 7th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0116-conference-paper-2005-lourens-weideman-interactive-computer-based-training.html. August 29-31.
– Kritzinger, W. & Weideman, M., 2005. [0117] A study on the correct usage of webpage keywords to improve search engine ranking. Full research paper for: The 7th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0117-conference-paper-2005-kritzinger-weideman-correct-usage-webpage-keywords.html. August 29-31.
– Weideman, M. & Ngindana, M.W. 2004. [0118] Website navigation architectures and their effect on website visibility – can search engines deliver on the promise? Short research paper for: SAICSIT 2004 Conference: Fulfilling the Promise of ICT. Stellenbosch, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0118-conference-paper-2004-weideman-ngindana-website-navigation-architectures.html. October 5.
– Ngindana, M.W. & Weideman, M., 2004. [0119] Visibility to Search Engines: A comparison between text-based and Graphics-based hyperlinks on e-Commerce websites. Full research paper for: The 6th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0119-conference-paper-2004-ngidana-weideman-text-graphics-based-hyperlinks.html. September 1-3.
– Weideman, M. 2004. [0120] An interface to information retrieval from a postgraduate academic knowledge repository: open source vs freeware products. Full research paper for: The 6th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0120-conference-paper-2004-weideman-interface-information-retrieval.html. September 1-3.
– Kritzinger, W. & Weideman, M. 2004. [0121] The role keyword location plays in website visibility to Search Engines: An empirical study. Full research paper for: The 6th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0121-conference-paper-2004-kritzinger-weideman-keyword-locations-website-visibility.html. September 1-3.
– Weideman, M. & Kritzinger, W. 2003. [0122] Concept mapping vs. web page hyperlinks as an information retrieval interface – preferences of postgraduate culturally diverse learners. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0122-conference-paper-2003-weideman-kritzinger-concept-mapping-webpage-hyperlinks.html. September 17 – 19.
– Weideman, M. 2003. [0123] Payment for increasing website exposure in search engine results – technical and ethical issues. Proceedings of The 5th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Durban, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0123-conference-paper-2003-weideman-payment-increasing-website-exposure.html September 10 – 12.
– Weideman, M. 2002. [0124] FOIOTI: Successful Internet searching for the average user. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), Port Elizabeth, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0124-conference-paper-2002-weideman-successful-internet-searching.html September 16 – 18.
– Weideman, M. & Haig-Smith, T. 2002. [0125] An Investigation into Search Engines as a form of Targeted Advert Delivery. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), Port Elizabeth, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0125-conference-paper-2002-weideman-haig-smith-search-engines-targeted-advert-delivery.html September 16 – 18. p258. ISBN 1-58113-596-3.
– Weideman, M. 2002. [0043] Effective application of metadata in South African HEI websites to enhance visibility to Search Engines. Proceedings of The 4th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Bellville, South Africa. September 4 – 6. www.web-visibility.co.za/0043-conference-paper-2002-weideman-search-engine-metadata-visibility.html. CD-ROM.
– Weideman, M. 1999. [0066] Internet topic searching matched with search engines to provide relevant information to IT/IS students – a South African approach. Proceedings of Bitworld99, Cape Town, South Africa, CD-ROM. June 30 – July 2. www.web-visibility.co.za/0066-conference-paper-1999-weideman-internet-topic-searching-matched-with-search-engines.html
– Weideman, M. 1991. Data Protection and virus control. Proceedings of the PC-LAN Seminar 1991, Elsenburg, South Africa. August 1.
– Weideman, M. 1991. Computer Viruses. Proceedings of the Hewlett Packard User Group National Conference, Gordon’s Bay, South Africa. February 7.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH POSTERS AT CONFERENCES

– Roux, J. & Weideman M. 2016. [0179] Semantic annotation through data serialization – a search engine optimisation strategy for mobile voice search. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of SAICSIT 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0179-poster-2016-roux-weideman-search-engine-strategy-mobile-voice-search.html
– Roux, J. & Weideman M. 2015. [0170] Ontology and Linked Data as Indicators for Voice Query Success–application for Digital Libraries. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations – Genre of ETDs for Knowledge Discovery. New Delhi, India. November 4-6. www.web-visibility.co.za/0170-poster-2015-roux-weideman-ontology-voice-query-success-digital-libraries.html
– Weideman M. 2015. [0169] Google’s Animal Farm: Implications for your library homepage? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations – Genre of ETDs for Knowledge Discovery. New Delhi, India. November 4-6. www.web-visibility.co.za/0169-poster-2015-weideman-google-panda-penguin-pigeon-hummingbird-university-library-webpage.html
– Weideman M. 2014. [0127] Articles, Papers, Chapters, Theses – who wins the Visibility Wars? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2014. London, UK. www.web-visibility.co.za/0127-poster-2014-weideman-visibility-research-publications.html 08 12 September.
– Weideman M. 2013. [0050] Step 1: Build a decent search query… Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Fifteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-15), Cape Town, SA. Second prize in Poster Competition. www.web-visibility.co.za/0050-poster-2013-weideman-abstract-search-enine-query-generation.html. 11-13 September.
– Shasha, Z.T. & Weideman M. 2013. [0052] User testing of Cape Town hotel reservation systems usability. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Fifteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-15), Cape Town, SA. First prize in Poster Competition. www.web-visibility.co.za/0052-poster-2013-shasha-weideman-usability-hotel-reservation-booking-system.html. 11-13 September.
– Kiva, V. & Weideman M. 2013. [0051] Visibility of institutional repository content. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Fifteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-15), Cape Town, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0051-poster-2013-kiva-weideman-visibility-institutional-repository-content.html. 11-13 September.
– Tokarova, L. & Weideman M. 2013. [0049] Towards supporting learnability of touch-screen mobile applications. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Fifteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-15), Cape Town, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0049-poster-2013-tokarova-weideman-learnability-mobile-touch-screen-interfaces.html. 11-13 September.
– Zuze, H. & Weideman M. 2013. [0048] Link Wheels for search engine ranking improvement? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Fifteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-15), Cape Town, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0048-poster-2013-zuze-weideman-link-wheels-search-engine-ranking.html. 11-13 September.
– Sabwa, J.M. & Weideman M. 2011. [0005] Search keyword choice in driving PPC traffic to websites: generic or branded? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Thirteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-11), 13-16 September. Johannesburg, SA. 0005-poster-2011-sabwa-weideman-ppc-keyword-choice-generic-branded-search-engine.html
– Uwimana, I., Weideman, M. & Richards, M. 2011. [0004] Postgraduate student success rate with free-form information searching. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Thirteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-11), Johannesburg, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0004-poster-2011-uwimana-weideman-internet-searching-success-rate-postgraduate-students.html. 13-16 September.
– Weideman, M. 2011. [0006] Ranking of design elements to improve website visibility. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Thirteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-11), Johannesburg, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0006-poster-2011-weideman-ranking-search-engine-website-visibility.html. 13-16 September.
– Zuze, H. & Weideman, M. 2011. [0003] Cloaking on Google’s SERP – search engine spamdexing?. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Thirteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-11), Johannesburg, SA.www.web-visibility.co.za/0003-poster-2011-zuze-weideman-cloaking-google-serp-spamdexing-search-engine.html. 13-16 September.
– Kritzinger, W.T. & Weideman, M. 2010. [0128] Between a rock and hard place – Search Engine Optimisation or Pay Per Click? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0128-poster-2010-kritzinger-weideman-between-rock-hard-place.html. 21-23 September.
– Sabwa, J.M. & Weideman, M. 2010. [0129] Spending on PPC search engine marketing and its influence on return on investment. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0129-poster-2010-sabwa-weideman-ppc-search-engine-marketing.html. 21-23 September.
– Uwimana, I., Weideman, M. & Richards, M. 2010. [0130] The use of academic databases by postgraduate students. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0130-poster-2010-uwimana-weideman-richards-academic-databases-postgraduate-students.html. 21-23 September.
– Visser, E.B. & Weideman, M. 2010. [0131] Effect of website usability and search engine optimisation on conversion. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0131-poster-2010-visser-weideman-website-usability-search-engine-optimisation.html. 21-23 September.
– Weideman, M. 2010. [0132] Search Engine crawlers prefer certain websites – is yours one of them? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0132-poster-2010-weideman-crawlers-prefer-certain-websites.html. 21-23 September.
– Zuze, H. & Weideman, M. 2010. [0133] Keyword density in website body text – search engine spamdexing? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Twelfth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-10), Durban, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0133-poster-2010-zuze-weideman-keyword-density-search-engine-spamdexing.html. 21-23 September.
– Weideman, M. 2009. [0134] Fat head, chunky middle or long tail – get your keyword search aim right. Poster presentation in: CPUT Research Day, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0134-poster-2009-weideman-fat-chunky-long-keyword-search.html 04 December 2009.
– Weideman, M. 2009. [0135] Heads or tails – the thick head vs the long tail of search. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of The Eleventh World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-09), p40, Port Elizabeth, SA. www.web-visibility.co.za/0135-poster-2009-weideman-thick-head-long-tail-search.html. 02 – 04 Sept.
– Weideman, M. 2008. [0136] A user oriented model to improve internet searching success. Poster presentation in: CPUT Research Day, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0136-poster-2008-weideman-improve-internet-searching.html28 November 2008.
– Visser, E.B. & Weideman, M. 2008. [0137] SEO and stickiness: in search of successful fusion in website design. Poster presentation in: The 10th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p128, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0137-poster-2008-visser-weideman-SEO-stickiness-successful-website-deign.html. September 03-05.
– Kritzinger, W. & Weideman, M. 2008. [0138] A proposed synergistic framework for website visibility & website usability. Poster presentation in: The 10th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p115, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0138-poster-2008-kritzinger-weideman-synergistic-framework-website-visibility-usability.html. September 03-05.
– Weideman, M. 2008. [0139] Ranking of website elements with a negative effect on visibility to search engine crawlers. Poster presentation in: The 10th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p129, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0139-poster-2008-weideman-ranking-website-elements-negative-visibility.html. September 03-05.
– Backstrom, B. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0140] Empirical testing of an HCI – A.User’s Perspective. Poster presentation in: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p38, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0140-poster-2007-backstorm-weideman-testing.html. September 04-07.
– Dhansay, S. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0173] Search Engine Optimisation: Techniques to Optimise a Digital AcademicLibrary. Poster presentation in: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p40, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0173-poster-2007-dhansay-weideman-academiclibrary.html. September 04-07.
– Le Roux, D. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0141] A academic digital library: Design of the underlying database structure. Poster presentation in: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p41, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0141-poster-2007-leroux-weideman-database.html. September 04-07.
– Reyneveld, J. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0174] Information retrieval from the Internet for academic use and copyright. Poster presentation in: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p46, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0174-poster-2007-reyneveld-weideman-copyright.html. September 04-07.
– Sutton, B. & Weideman, M. 2007. [0142] Design of user interfaces – a special case. Poster presentation in: The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p47, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0142-poster-2007-sutton-weideman-interfaces.html. September 04-07.
– Hamdulay, Z. & Weideman, M. 2006. [0143] Search engine visibility: the effect of generic top-level domain choice. Poster presentation in: The 8th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p67, Bloemfontein, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0143-poster-2006-hamdulay-weideman-domain.html. September 05-08.
– Neethling, R. & Weideman, M. 2006. [0144] Identification of user profiles for preferences of SEO versus PPC. Poster presentation in: The 8th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p69, Bloemfontein, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0144-poster-2006-neethling-weideman-seo.html. September 05-08.
– Nkukwana, S. & Weideman, M. 2006. [0145] Improving Internet search tools by means of LSA technology. Poster presentation in: The 8th annual Conference on WWW Applications, p69 – 70, Bloemfontein, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0145-poster-2006-nkukwana-weideman-internet.html. September 05-08.
– Weideman, M & Kritzinger, W.T. 2006. [0146] An empirical study on the relationship between body keyword location and search engine result ranking. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of e-society 2006, p373 – 374, Dublin, Ireland. www.web-visibility.co.za/0146-poster-2006-weideman-kritzinger-location.html. July 13 – 16.
– Chambers, R. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0147] How visible are you? Poster presentation in: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), p 288, White River, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0147-poster-2005-chambers-weideman-visible.html. September 20 – 22.
– Visser, E.B., Weideman, M. & Strumpfer, C. 2005. [0171] An empirical study on the effect Demographic Features and the choice of Keywords have on Searching Success for Ananzi users. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), p 287, White River, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0171-poster-2005-visser-weideman-strumpfer-demographic.docx.html. September 20 – 22.
– Neethling, R. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0172] A Pilot study on PPC schemes and their effect on Search Engine Revenue. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), p 286, White River, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0172-poster-2005-neethling-weideman-schemes.html. September 20 – 22.
– Mbikiwa, F. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0148] A case study on Ananzi: search engine exclusion policie and its implications on e-Commerce websites. Poster presentation in: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), p 285, White River, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0148-poster-2005-mbikiwa-weideman-ecommerce.html. September 20 – 22.
– De Jager, D. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0015] A pilot study of Google’s PageRank Algorithm and its effect on the placement of webpages in search engine results. Poster presentation for: The 7th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo. August 29-31.
– Engelbrecht. W.G. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0017] Link farms and the effect on webpage ranking. Poster presentation for: The 7th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo. August 29-31.
– Moore, D. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0018] User perceptions of the content-based exclusivity of a local search engine. Poster presentation for: The 7th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo. August 29-31.
– Nkukwana, S.,Davies, J. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0149] Investigating the effective use of LSA matrix comparison for Internet search. Poster presentation for: The 7th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0149-poster-2005-nkukwana-davies-weideman-lsa-matrix-comparison.html.
– Weideman, M. 2004 [0150] Internet information retreival:  a solution for students:  FOIOTI.  Poster presentation for: The 6th annual Conference on WWW Applications, September 1-3.  Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0150-poster-2004-weideman-internet-information-retrieval.html.
–  Weideman, M. & Kritzinger. W. 2004, [0151] Website Visibility: Are you seen? Poster presentation for:  The 6th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0151-poster-2004-kritzinger-weideman-visibility-are-you-seen.html  September 1-3.

 

OFFICIAL REVIEW/EXAMINATION WORK/EDITORIAL BOARDS

Member of Scientific Committee

– IC-ININFO 2012 (International Conference on Integrated Information) (http://www.icininfo.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=99).

Member of editorial Review Board OIR (Online Information Review) (International Journal 1, ISI listed) (http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=oir).

– Reviewed (Aug 2013): ‘Wisdom of the Crowds’ and Online Information Reliability: A Case Study of Israeli Real Estate Websites
– Reviewed (Jan 2013): A Proposed Framework for Evaluating Mobile Universities Websites
– Reviewed (June 2012): Metadata as semantic information provider in building design blueprint
– Reviewed (Jan 2012): NLP-Based Faceted Search: Experience in the Development of a Science and Technology Search Engine
– Reviewed (Nov 2011): A comparative analysis of major English and Chinese search engines: Google and Baidu

Other Journal Articles reviewed

– 2016. Full research article on Personalised Web Search in Higher Education for IR (Information Research) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2016. Full research article on Multilingual Information Retrieval for JACALIB (The Journal of Academic Librarianship) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2015. Full research article on Scholarly Communication and Open Access for OIR (Online Information Review) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2015. Full research article on Information Retrieval based on SE ranking factors for Library use for JACALIB (The Journal of Academic Librarianship) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2015. Full research article on hyperlinks and e-commerce websites for JIS (Journal of Information Science) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2015. Full research article on Library Menu option visibility for JACALIB (The Journal of Academic Librarianship) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2015. Full research article on Journal Impact Factor and h-index for OIR (Online Information Review) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2014. Full research article on Wikipedia’s retrieval function for JASIST (Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2014. Full research article on university library use of social media for JACALIB (The Journal of Academic Librarianship) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2014. Full research article on searching for scientific research data for IR (Information Research) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2014. Full research article on Dutch government websites for OIR (Online Information Review) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2013. Full research article on Web search engine retrieval effectiveness for JASIST (Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology) – international, ISI listed journal.
– 2013. Full research article on Integration of Web 2.0 tools on university library websites for SAJIM (South African Journal of Information Management) (http://www.sajim.co.za) – local journal.
– 2012. Full research article on Acceptance of Social Media for SAJIM (South African Journal of Information Management) (http://www.sajim.co.za) – local journal.
– 2011. Full research article on municipal websites for SACJ (South African Computer Journal) (http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/index.php/sacj) – local journal.
– 2011. Full research article on search engine optimization for the IJCER (International Journal of Computer Engineering Research) – international journal.
– 2005. Full research article on post-graduate research for Alternation. ISSN: 1023-1757 – local journal.
– 2005. Full research article on an investigation into the usage of educational technology tools for Alternation. ISSN: 1023-1757 – local journal.
– 2002. Full research article on e-teaching for JISE (Journal of Information Systems Education) – international journal.

Member of editorial Review Board (International Journal 2)

– IJIIM (International Journal on Integrated Information Management) (http://pubs.i-das.org/ijiim/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=55)

Member of editorial Review Board (International Book Series)

– AIPM (Advances on Information Processing and Management) (http://pubs.i-das.org/ijiim/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=55).

Conference Papers

– 2014. Full research paper on the adoption of personal financial management tools for: The South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference (SAICSIT 2014), Pretoria, SA
– 2014. Full research paper on the use of websites by SA citizens for: The South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference (SAICSIT 2014), Pretoria, SA
– 2014. Full research paper on the dynamics of mashup development for: The South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference (SAICSIT 2014), Pretoria, SA
– 2011. Full research paper for: The Thirteenth World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-13), Johannesburg, SA.
– 2010. Full research paper x3 for: Informing Science & Information Tehcnology Education, Italy.
– 2009. Full research paper for: The Eleventh World Wide Web conference (ZAW3-09), Port Elizabeth, SA.
– 2007. Full research paper x3 for: SAICSIT 2007 Conference: Research for a Changing World. September. Fish River Sun, South Africa.
– 2005. Full research paper x3 for: SAICSIT 2005 Conference: Research for a Changing World. 20-22 September. White River, South Africa.
– 2004. Full research paper for: SAICSIT 2004 Conference: Fulfilling the Promise of ICT. Stellenbosch, South Africa.
– 2004. Full research paper x2 for: InSITE Conference (Informing Science + Information Technology Education), Rockhampton (QLD), Australia June 25-28, 2004.
– 2002. Full research paper for: The 6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 14 – 18, Florida, USA.
– 2001. Research paper x2 for: SAAA Mini-conference, August 3, Cape Town.

Conference Track Chairs

– 2017. The 3rd International Workshop on Finance, Business, Economics, Marketing and Information Systems. Istanbul, Turkey. 8 – 9 September. Track: Law, Politics
– 2013. The 15th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Cape Town, South Africa. September 11 – 13. Track: Mobile.
– 2011. The 13th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Johannesburg, South Africa. September 14 – 16. Track: Information & Knowledge Discovery.
– 2010. The 12th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Durban, South Africa. September 21 – 23. Track: Web Development.
– 2009. The 11th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Port Elizabeth, South Africa. September 09. Track: Web Development (x2).
– 2007. The 9th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Johannesburg, South Africa. September 04-07. Track: I&K Collaboration.
– 2007. The 8th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Bloemfontein, South Africa. September 05-08. Track: Web Development.
– 2006. The e-society, Dublin, Ireland. 13 – 16 July. Track: Information Management.
– 2005. Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), White River, South Africa. September 20 – 22.
– 2004. The 6th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Johannesburg, South Africa. September 1-3. Track: Transforming Society.
– 2004. The 6th annual Conference on WWW Applications (ZAW3), Johannesburg, South Africa. September 1-3. Track: Transforming Society.
– 2004. ETHICOMP 2004 (Ethical Issues in Computing), Syros, Greece. 14 – 16 April.
– 2002. The Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), Port Elizabeth, South Africa. September 16 – 18. Track: Information Systems and Web-based Applications.

National Research Foundation Applications

– 2017. Application for rating from C1 rated researcher.
– 2014. Application for NRF rating.
– 2012. Application for NRF rating.
– 2007. Application for NRF Rating.
– 2004. Funding application towards Doctoral degree.
– 2004. Funding application towards Master’s degree.
– 2002. Funding application towards Doctoral degree.

External Examiner (Examination papers from other Universities)

– University of Cape Town, June and November 2012. Two post-graduate Diploma exam papers in Computer Forensics.
– University of the Western Cape, August 2007. Four 3rd year exam papers in Information Systems.
– University of the Western Cape, Novermber 2006. Two 4th year exam papers in Information Systems.
– University of Zululand, November 2006. Two 4th year exam papers in Library and Information Science.

External Examiner (Post Graduate degree theses)

– 2019. Masters degree (TUT) on the digital divide and adoption of social media
– 2016. Doctoral degree (NMMU) on User experience of application security features.
– 2014. Masters degree (Unisa) on HCI in business.
– 2013. Masters degree (Unisa) on LMS’s.
– 2013. Masters degree (CPUT) on e-Commerce.
– 2012. Masters degree (TUT) on SharePoint Wikis.
– 2008. Masters degree (NMMU) on portal design.
– 2008. Masters degree (NMMU) on software application development.
– 2007. Masters degree (UP) on Multimedia learning.
– 2007. Masters degree (UWC) on RF spectrum monitoring of fixed direction finders.

UNPUBLISHED CONFERENCE/GROUP PRESENTATIONS: INTERNATIONAL

Weideman, M. 2011. Bargain of the year – website, academic and digital library visibility, plus effective information retrieval, plus a case study, in 1 hour flat … City University, London, London, UK. 28 February.
– Weideman, M. 2011. Website Visibility – promoting your publications, but how does your university shape up? Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. 23 February.
– Weideman, M. 2011. Website Design – down with technicalities, up with the user & crawler UKOLN, Bath University, Bath, UK. 21 February.
– Weideman, M. 2010. How easily can users get to your Digital Library PDF documents? The Library, London School of Economics, London, UK. 20 July.
– Weideman, M. 2009. Ranking negative website design elements to avoid blacklisting. The Computer Science Department, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, UK. 10 July.
– Weideman, M. 2009. Website banning by search engines – design issues which could decrease website visibility. Business Faculty, Wismar University, Wismar, Germany. 07 July.
– Weideman, M. 2008. Website Visibility: Improving Search Engine Rankings. Campus02, Graz, Austria, May.
– Weideman, M. 2008. Methodology and Case Study for Website Visibility. Campus02, Graz, Austria, May.
– Weideman, M. 2007. Website Visibility @ Campus 02. Fachhochschule, Graz, Austria, September 25.
– Weideman, M. 2005. A parallel study: The effect of demographic features and the choice of keywords on Internet searching success. The Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. December 01.
– Weideman, M. 2005. The relationship between searching success, age, gender, race and number of keywords. The Computer Science Department, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, UK. November, 30.
– Weideman, M. 2005. Community Informatics @ FBI. Technische Hogeschool Rijswijk, Den Haag, Netherlands. May 19.
– Weideman, M. 2005. The effect of demographics and keywords on searching success. United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE. May 04.
– Weideman, M. 2002. The two sides of the website coin: Internet Searching and Website visibility, with specific reference to the ICM @ TUM webpage. Technische Universitat, Munchen, Germany. October 16.
– Weideman, M. 2001. Establishing a successful Internet searching model for academic use – Methodology and Results. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 03.
– Weideman, M. 1999. Information Science Specialists and Internet Searching. Columbia University, New York City, USA. May 25.
– Weideman, M. 1999. Internet Searching For Computer Science personnel. Staff, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Computer Science), Frankfurt am Main, Germany. March 9.
– Weideman, M. 1999. Internet Searching Methodologies. Staff, University of Maribor (School of Organizational Sciences), Kranj, Slovenia. March 7.
– Weideman, M. 1996. Who is guilty when you contract a Computer Virus Infection? Staff and students, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom. October 30.
– Weideman, M. 1996. Computer Viruses: Ethical issues. Staff and students, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom. October 29.

UNPUBLISHED CONFERENCE/GROUP PRESENTATIONS: NATIONAL

– Shasha, Z.T. and Weideman, M. [0177] Usability measurement of web-based hotel reservation systems. Paper presentation in: Proceedings of TESA2016 Cape Town, South Africa. www.web-visibility.co.za/0177-conference-paper-2016-shasha-weideman-hotel-website-usability.html

– Weideman, M. 2011. Website Visibility – do you need oxygen? Invited research presentation at the annual CPUT Research Day, Cape Town, South Africa. 02 Dec 2011.
– Weideman, M. 2011. SEO Research. Keynote summary at the Launch of Whitehatters SA (university/industry collaboration), Cape Town, South Africa. 30 Nov 2011.
– Weideman, M. 2011. Search Engine, Digital Library and PDF – Friend or Foe? Invited Seminar presentation at the CPUT Library, CPUT, Bellville, South Africa. 29 Nov 2011.
– Weideman, M. 2010. SEO 101 – The Basics. Invited Workshop presentation at the First Integrated Marketing Communication Conference (IMCC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. 27 – 28 Oct 2010.
– Weideman, M. 2010. Contentious e-Marketing Issues. Invited Workshop presentation at the First Integrated Marketing Communication Conference (IMCC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. 27 – 28 Oct 2010.
– Weideman, M. 2009. Website Visibility – which community does your website live in? Invited presentation at CPUT/UWC JOINT Colloquium – WEB2.0, Library day, Bellville, South Africa. November 25.
– Weideman, M. 2009. Fusing website visibility and usability in designing better websites. Invited workshop at ZAW3. The 11th annual Conference on WWW Applications, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. September 02-04.
– Weideman, M. 2009. Website marketing: SEO, PPC and Usability. Invited seminar at MACE (Association for Marketing, Advancement, Communication and Education), Granger Bay, Cape Town. May 25.
– Weideman, M. 2008. Contract Research with the City of Cape Town. Showcase at Faculty of Informatics and Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. August 28.
– Weideman, M. 2006. Making the move from regurgitation to research: BTech project 4 @ e-IA. Teaching and Learning Week, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville. August 31.
– Weideman, M. & Kritzinger, W. 2004. Knowledge Repository interfacing: hyperlinks versus relationship-based links. HictE mini-conference (Carnegie of New York Project), Bellville, South Africa, October 19.
– Kritzinger, W. & Weideman, M. 2004. The role keyword location plays in website visibility to search engines with special reference to KEWL, KRIS and HictE. HictE mini-conference (Carnegie of New York Project), Bellville, South Africa, October 19.
– Tunzelana, S., Speelman, T., Bytheway, A., Weideman, M. 2004. Issues and Barriers affecting women utilizing Information Technology (IT). HictE mini-conference (Carnegie of New York Project), Bellville, South Africa, October 19.
– Weideman, M. 2004. STRES – STarting RESearch. A series of 7 sessions – staff, Cape Technikon, Cape Town. May – September.
– Weideman, M. 2002. FOIOTI – A new way to Internet Searching. The CITE/CADDEX 2002 Seminar, Goodwood, South Africa. March 13.
– Weideman, M. 2002. FT2P – Fast Track To Publications. A series of 7 sessions – staff, Cape Technikon, Cape Town. March – June.
– Weideman, M. 2001. Increasing Internet searching success by concentrating on the conceptualist as opposed to the operationalist approach. IT Expo, Goodwood, South Africa. March.
– Weideman, M. 2001. Research Methodology to establish a student searching aid. Staff, Cape Technikon, Cape Town. March 14.
– Weideman, M. 2000. Teaching on the Web: delivering the goods to First-year students. Staff, Cape Technikon, Cape Town. December 11.
– Weideman, M. 2000. A User-friendly Internet Meta-Searching tool. Open and Flexible Learning Week, Cape Technikon, Cape Town. November 23.
– Weideman, M. 1998. Using the Internet as an Alternative Information Source to enhance student learning. Staff, Alternative Teaching Week, Cape Technikon, Cape Town. August 4.
– Weideman, M. 1994. Computer Viruses: Hardware anti-virus measures; The Industry virus situation. Cape Computer Club, Newlands, South Africa. August 15.
– Weideman, M. 1993. Computer Viruses: The Current situation, with specific reference to the Exebug virus. University/Technikon Computer User’s Group, Cape Town, South Africa. June 4.
– Weideman, M. 1991. Computer Viruses: Degrees of Seriousness: Discussion and Demonstration. Schools Computer Education Group, Parow, South Africa. November 12.
– Weideman, M. 1991. Computer Virus revisited: Disk layout: Discussion and Demonstration. Cape Computer Club, Newlands, South Africa. June 18.
– Weideman, M. 1991. Computer Virus Discussion. National Institute of Fruit Farming, Stellenbosch, South Africa. January 18.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Virus Discussion. Elgin Fruit Packers Association, Elgin, South Africa. December 7.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Virus Discussion. Elsenburg Agricultural Development Institute, Elsenburg, South Africa. October 26.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Viruses: The Truth. Final Year Business Science students, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. October 3.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Virus Detection and Prevention: Discussion and Demonstration. Cape Computer Club, Newlands, South Africa. September 6.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Anti-viral products and how to limit the risks. The Computer Society of South Africa. Accountants and Auditors Special Interest Group Seminar, Cape Town, South Africa. August 2.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Viruses – The Status Quo. The Computer Society of South Africa. Accountants and Auditors Special Interest Group Seminar, Cape Town, South Africa. August 2.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Virus Basics: Discussion and Demonstration. Cape Computer Club, Newlands, South Africa. August 2.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Virus Prevention and Cure: Discussion and Demonstration. Schools Computer Education Group, Worcester, South Africa. May 9.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Viruses: A Technical Discussion and Demonstration. Schools Computer Education Group, Stellenbosch, South Africa. February 1.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Viruses: A Technical Discussion and Demonstration. Schools Computer Education Group, Stellenbosch, South Africa. January 31.
– Weideman, M. 1989. The Basics of Computer Viruses: Discussion and Demonstration. Schools Computer Education Group, Mowbray, South Africa. November 8.
– Weideman, M. 1989. Computer Viruses: their identification, eradication and control with advanced computer programs. Moolman & O’Hanlon (a hands-on laboratory session), Bellville, South Africa. September.
– Weideman, M. 1989. An Introduction to Computer Viruses, their identification, eradication and control. Moolman & O’Hanlon (a hands-on laboratory session), Bellville, South Africa. July.

FULL RESEARCH THESES

– Weideman, M. 2001. [0152] Internet searching as a study aid for information technology and information system learners at a tertiary level. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Cape Town. October. www.web-visibility.co.za0152-thesis-2001-weideman-internet-information-technology-systems.html.|
– Weideman, M. 1994. [0153] A critical evaluation of the destructive impact of computer viruses on files stored by personal computer users. Masters Diploma thesis, Cape Technikon. December. www.web-visibility.co.za/0153-thesis-1994-weideman-evaluation-viruses-computer-users.html

GENERAL

Working Papers/Technical Reports

– Weideman, M. 2014. [0180] Search Basics – GBY. Technical Report, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Schnelle, A. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0078] The measurement of user behaviour using free nonGoogle tools. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online:
– Bluemel, A. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0071] A ranked summary of on-page elements affecting webpage visibility to search engines. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Genius, J.C. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0072] The evaluation of website visibility using free non-Google measurement tools: Part 1. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Gschnell, M. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0154] A critical investigation of “The right to be Forgotten” – a Google case study. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Haag, M. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0073] The The relationship between search query length and user Internet exposure. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Hansbauer, S. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0074] Challenges, evaluation and effects on visibility of mobile Web design – a case study of amazon.com & bbc.com. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Holzmann, S. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0075] The status quo of black hat search engine optimisation communities. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Kennedy, T. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0076] The effect of social media trending topics on Internet traffic. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Reznik, P. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0077] Identification, organization and influence sphere of black hat search engine optimisation organisations. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Skorna, O. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0079] The degree of visibility of university digital libraries to search engines. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Syrotkin, D. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0080] The evaluation of website visibility using free non-Google measurement tools: Part 2. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Vásquez Núñez, E. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0081] An investigation of the use of minimal text to write effective search engine paid advertisements. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Widmann, R. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0082] Query generation and search behaviour of the average Web user. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Woerner, M. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0083] A comparison between the Webmaster tool features of the big three search engines. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Bangani, A. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0070] A comparison of the effect of single-word versus hyphenated domain name choices in website visibility. Working Paper, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Bougaardt, R. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0033] The effect of search engine interface design on users’ perception of search engine choice. Working Paper, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Farrell, J. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0068] Using past search engine algorithm updates to predict future trends. Working Paper, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Kona, O. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0069]Website interface design: a study on the status quo of South African e-Commerce website interfaces. Working Paper, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Pandya, R. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0034] Relationship between use of a dynamic web pages and high visibility through SEO. Working Paper, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Pombo, L. & Weideman, M. 2014. [0032] The implementation and perception of paid placement schemes in the top three search engines. Working Paper, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available online: www.web-visibility.co.za/website-visibility-digital-library-seo
– Weideman, M. 2013. [0040] euDML Visibility to Google free-form searching – a Technical Report. January 31. Produced for the Faculty of Informatics (FI), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. https://cput.academia.edu/MeliusWeideman/Papers
– Tokárová, L. & Weideman, M. 2013. [0045] Investigation of the process of learning touch-screen mobile applications. Working Paper. Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Available : https://cput.academia.edu/MeliusWeideman/Papers
– Weideman, M. 2012. [0039] European university homepage website visibility – a Technical Report. January 31. Produced for the Faculty of Informatics (FI), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. https://cput.academia.edu/MeliusWeideman/Papers
– Ntlangula, B. & Weideman, M. 2012. [0028] Investigation of the Relationship between usability and Web metrics. Working Paper, SAICSIT conference, The Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Irene, South Africa. October 1 – 3. https://cput.academia.edu/MeliusWeideman/Papers.
– Sabwa, J.M. & Weideman, M. 2012. [0031] Understanding choices of generic and branded keywords during query generation. Working Paper, SAICSIT conference, The Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Irene, South Africa. October 1 – 3. https://cput.academia.edu/MeliusWeideman/Papers.
– Shasha, Z.T. & Weideman, M. 2012. [0029] Measurement of user experience of online reservation systems. Working Paper, SAICSIT conference, The Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Irene, South Africa. October 1 – 3. https://cput.academia.edu/MeliusWeideman/Papers.
– Zuze, H. & Weideman, M. 2012. [0030] Application of link wheels to improve search engine ranking of commercial websites. Working Paper, SAICSIT conference, The Annual Conference of The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Irene, South Africa. October 1 – 3. https://cput.academia.edu/MeliusWeideman/Papers.
– Borchardt, J & Weideman, M. 2008. [0155] A theoretical discussion of the role played by the use of images and videos play the achievement of top search engine rankings. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Fußeder, M & Weideman, M. 2008. [0156] A detailed technical comparison of the top German search engine, directory and portal from a user perspective. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Gärtner, E & Weideman, M. 2008. [0157] A theoretical discussion of the classic information retrieval theoretical concepts. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Grießenböck, M & Weideman, M. 2008. [0158] A detailed technical comparison of the search engine result pages of any three English search engines. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Hämmer, P & Weideman, M. 2008. [0159] A detailed technical comparison of organic SEO versus paid systems for top rankings. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Hollunder, F & Weideman, M. 2008. [0160] A detailed technical comparison between static and dynamic WebPages in view of the role they play in the achievement of top search engine rankings. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Jiang, L & Weideman, M. 2008. [0161] A Theoretical Discussion of Use of Various Forms of Search Engine Spam in an Attempt to Achieve Top Search Engine Rankings. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Kreglinger, K & Weideman, M. 2008. [0162] A detailed technical comparison of the world’s top three search engines in terms of their operation, features, indices and user acceptance. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Möhner, M & Weideman, M. 2008. [0163] A short empirical study and results on the importance of keyword frequency in Achieving top web page Ranking. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Weiß, A & Weideman, M. 2008. [0164] An empirical study on the importance of keyword use in webpage naming conventions, in achieving top webpage rankings. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Zais, B & Weideman, M. 2008. [0165] A short empirical study and results on the measurement of the website visibility of the MUAS homepage. Working Paper, Munich University of Applied Science, Munich. http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/
– Lukhele, C.F. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0021] A literature study on factors that influence return on investments for e-commerce websites focusing on website visibility mechanisms. ICT Research Forum, 1-10. Faculty of Informatics and Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. ISBN: 978-0-620-40951-3.
– Chambers, R. & Weideman, M. 2005. [0023] Improving the website visibility of an e-commerce concern: an empirical pilot study. ICT Research Forum, 143-155. Faculty of Informatics and Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. ISBN: 978-0-620-40951-3.
– Weideman, M. 2005. Ethical issues arising from exposure to computer viruses through computer usage. The ETHICOMP E-Journal, ISSN: 1743-3010, 1(4). [Online], Available: http://www.ccsr.cse.dmu.ac.uk/journal/currentissue.html
– Weideman, M. & Kritzinger, W. 2003. [0166] Concept Mapping – a proposed theoretical model for implementation as a knowledge repository. Working paper, Carnegie Corporation Project. March. (http://www.uwc.ac.za/ems/is/hicte/).
– Bytheway, A., Weideman, M., Speelman, T. & Tunzelana, S. 2002. IT-related Gender Issues: A literature review and initial local investigations. Working paper, Carnegie Corporation Project. December. (http://www.uwc.ac.za/ems/is/hicte/).

RESEARCH RELATED VISITS

2011

Meetings regarding research collaboration
– 23 February – Aberystwyth University, Prof David Ellis, Aberystwyth, Wales.

2010

Meetings regarding the academic use of CMSs by universities
– 20 September – UKZN, Westville Campus, Ashodh Rajaram & Nishal Ragoobeer, Durban.
– 20 July – London School of Economics, London
– 19 July – University of West England, Peter Gilbert & Alistair Sandford, Bristol.
– 16 July – Independent University CMS researcher, James Lappin, London.
– 15 July – Imperial College London, Heather Chisholm & Saul Batzofin, London.

10. RESEARCH FUNDING ALLOCATED

2018
– An amount of R40 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Website Visibility”, managed by myself.

2017
– An amount of R40 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Website Visibility”, managed by myself.

2016
– An amount of R40 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Website Visibility”, managed by myself.

2015
– An amount of R40 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Website Visibility”, managed by myself.

2014
– An amount of R50 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Website Visibility”, managed by myself.

2013
– An amount of R40 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Website Visibility”, managed by myself.

2010
– An amount of R92 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R13 333 was allocated by CPUT to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.

2009
– An amount of R169 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R28 000 was allocated by CPUT to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.

2008
– An amount of R219 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.

2007
– An amount of R24 000 was allocated by the NRF towards an international study trip.
– An amount of R25 000 was allocated by the CPUT (e-IA) towards an international study trip.
– An amount of R153 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Serving business and the community through website usage: crawler visibility, human usability and technological issues”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R30 000 was allocated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to the project: “Serving business and the community through website usage: crawler visibility, human usability and technological issues”.
– An amount of R30 000 was allocated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to the attendance of an international conference.
– An amount of R53 000 was allocated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to an academic business trip to Europe and the UK.

2006
– An amount of R162 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R80 100 was allocated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.

2005
– An amount of R207 500 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R103 250 was allocated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R55 000 was allocated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to the establishment of a virtual library in Information Science.

2004
– An amount of R113 005 was allocated from the Carnegie Research Foundation of New York as partial payment for time I have spent on research for this project.
– An amount of R86 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R43 000 was allocated by the Cape Technikon to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R8 000 was allocated by the Cape Technikon Research Office towards attending an international conference.
– An amount of R13 502 was allocated by the Faculty of Business Informatics towards attending an international conference.
– An amount of R15 000 has been allocated by the Technikon Research Office towards the hosting of the ZA-WWW 2005 Conference.

2003
– An amount of R169 900 was allocated from the Carnegie Research Foundation of New York as partial payment for time I have spent on research for this project.
– An amount of R31 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R15 500 was allocated by the Cape Technikon to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R15 000 was allocated by the NRF towards attending an international conference.
– An amount of R7 225 was allocated by the Cape Technikon Research Office towards attending an international conference.
– An amount of R7 225 was allocated by the Faculty of Business Informatics towards attending an international conference.

2002
– An amount of R77 000 was allocated by the NRF to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R38 500 was allocated by the Cape Technikon to the project: “Increasing the probability of success of a South African e-Commerce organization by increasing the electronic visibility of its website”, managed by myself.
– An amount of R4 000 was allocated by the Cape Technikon towards an overseas research visit.

2001
– An amount of R21 000 was allocated by the CSD as continuation of previously allocated funding towards the research done on Internet Searching by IS/IT learners.

1999
– An amount of R15 000 was allocated by the CSD for an international conference in Hershey, USA.
– An amount of R4 000 was allocated by the Cape Technikon towards an international conference in Hershey, USA.

1998
– An amount of R5 000 was allocated by the Cape Technikon towards a local research trip.

1996
– An amount of R8 000 was allocated by the CSD for an international conference in Madrid, Spain.
– An amount of R3 000 was allocated by the Cape Technikon for an international conference in Madrid, Spain.

11. PUBLICATIONS: Magazines

– Weideman, M. 1990. The poor man’s guide to virus prevention. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. December. 2(11): 13-17.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 10. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. December. 2(11): 27-29.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 9. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. November. 2(10): 13-15.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 8. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. October. 2(9): 14-17.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 7. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. September. 2(8): 10-12.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 6. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. August. 2(7): 18-20.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 5. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. July. 2(6): 29-31.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Comparing Industry Standard Operating Systems. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. June. 2(5): 13.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 4. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. June. 2(5): 20-22.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 3. Bit Magazine, Core Applications, CC. May. 2 (4): 32-33.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 2. Bit Magazine, Core Applications, CC. April. 2 (3): 32-33.
– Weideman, M. 1990. DOS Basics Part 1. Bit Magazine, Core Applications CC. February. 2 (2): 29-30.

12. PUBLICATIONS: Popular Press

– Weideman, M. 2000. Soektogte op die Web – Word ‘n FOIOTI – en dis nie Grieks of Xhosa (“Searches on the web – Become a FOIOTI – it is not Greek or Xhosa”). Die Burger, Beeld, Die Volksblad (National daily newspapers). February 29: 6.
– Weideman, M. 2000. Soektogte op die Web – OF, EN en NIE – Maak dit meer sin? (“Searches on the web – OR, AND and NOT – does it make more sense?”). Die Burger, Beeld, Die Volksblad (National daily newspapers). February 15: 2.
– Weideman, M. 2000. Soektogte op die Web – Multisoekmasjiene: Beter Antwoorde (“Searches on the web – Meta Search Engines for Better Answers”). Die Burger, Beeld, Die Volksblad (National daily newspapers). January 25: 2.
– Weideman, M. 1999. Soektogte op die Web – plusse en minusse wat nie optel en aftrek nie (“Searches on the web – plusses and minuses which do not add and subtract”). Die Burger, Beeld, Die Volksblad (National daily newspapers).
December 14: 8.
– Weideman, M. 1999. Soektogte op die Web – die regte frase bring sukses (“Searches on the web – the correct phrase brings success”). Die Burger, Beeld, Die Volksblad (National daily newspapers). November 30: 8.
– Weideman, M. 1999. Soek slimmer – en kry minder antwoorde (“Search intelligently – and get fewer answers”). Die Burger, Beeld, Die Volksblad (National daily newspapers). November 16: 4.

13. COMMUNITY SERVICE

1999 – 2018
– Cycling Funride hosted by school in Durbanville. As parent, 10 years of total commitment and involvement as Event Co-ordinator in managing and growing this event from scratch to one of ten chosen races country-wide to serve as Seeding Event for the Argus Cycle Tour (part of the Liberty Cycling Seeding Series).

2007
– A multipart computer course offered to the Grade 11 and 12 pupils of a school in Durbanville on Dreamweaver and the creation of a personal, online CV.
– A 2-part computer course offered to the Grade 7 pupils of a school in Durbanville on Internet searching.

2005
– A 5-part computer course offered to the Grade 11 pupils of a school in Durbanville on Dreamweaver and the creation of a personal, online CV.

2003
– Computer Studies consolidation course.
– 18 months’ work summarized and covered with Grade 12 pupils in preparation for final examinations. Five sessions of 2 hours each.
– Basic Assembler Programming course offered to Grade 12 pupils at a school in Durbanville. Eight sessions of 1 hour each. March.

2002
– Spreadsheat Record Keeping course offered to teachers at a school in Durbanville. Six sessions of 2 hours each offered twice (2 groups). April.
– FT2P (Fast Track to Publications) Research reading and writing course offered to 19 colleagues at the Faculty. Ten sessions of 45 minutes each. First semester.

2001
– Internet Literacy course offered to teachers at a school in Durbanville. Six sessions of 2,5 hours each offered. March.

1991 – 1997
– Children’s camps: planning, managing and offering four large camps per year for seven years, often involving disadvantaged children from various communities.

14. TRAINING/SELF IMPROVEMENT

2016
– Attended SMX Search Engine Conference in London, UK, 17-19 May.
– Attended Shift Digital Leadership Conference in London, UK, 24-25 May.

2013
– Attended Search Engine Strategies Conference (SEM) -in Chicago, USA, 4-7 November.

2011
– Attended Search Engine Marketing Expo 2011 (SMX West) – International Conference on SEM in San Jose, USA, 8-10 March.

2007
– Attended conference: Microsoft TechDays, Cape Town, South Africa.

2005
– Attended Search Engine Strategies 2005 – International Conference on Website Visibility in Chicago, USA, 5-8 December.

2004 December 8
– Attended course in Cape Town: Getting Academic Papers Published (one-day training course by Prof. D. Remenyi).

2004 November 29-30, December 1
– Attended conference: Microsoft Academic Days Conference, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

2003 April 29-30
– Attended conference: Knowlege Management Conference, Faure, South Africa.

2003 March 26
– Attended course: NRF Course in Research Writing (Elisabeth Lickindorf, Cape Technikon).

2002
– Attended course: Dreamweaver Website design, Cape Technikon.
– Attended course: Powerpoint Presentations design, Cape Technikon.
– Attended conference: Search Engine Strategies 2002 – International Conference on Website Visibility in Munich, Germany.

2001
– Attended workshop: Research Writing, Prof. Kapp (US), Cape Technikon.

1988
– Attended conference: Parallel Processing Conference (PP88), Sandton, Johannesburg.

1987
– Attended conference: Institute for Computer and Information Security – Action Through Awareness (Computer Viruses), Sandton, Johannesburg.

1985
– Attended course in the Unix Operating System, Randburg, Johannesburg.

15. PRESS

Radio
– Talk show on the Construction du Cap Ninety Niner Cycle event, on Radio CCFM. 07 February 2009.
– Talk show on the Construction du Cap Ninety Niner Cycle event, on Radio CCFM. 26 January 2008.
– Talk show on the Construction du Cap Ninety Niner Cycle event, on Radio CCFM. 27 January 2007.
– Talk show on the Tomcat Ninety Niner Cycle event, on Radio Tygerberg. 12 February 2002.
– Talk show on the Tomcat Ninety Niner Cycle event, hosted by Seline Thiart on Radio Tygerberg. 31 January 2001.
– Phone-in question-and-answer show on the role of the Internet in Education, hosted by Terence April on RSG. April 2000.
– Phone-in question-and-answer show on computer viruses, hosted by Amore Bekker on KFM. 13 May 1995.

Press Releases
– Weideman, M. 2002. The Tomcat Ninety Niner. The Tygerburger, Tygertalk, Cape Town. February 7.
– Weideman, M. 1992. Hold your floppies, the bug has come back!, The Argus, Cape Town. March 12.
– Weideman, M. 1992. Virus slaan vandag toe. (“Virus attacks today”). Die Burger, Cape Town. March 6.
– Weideman, M. 1992. Ontmoet Flip, nog ‘n venynige rekenaarvirus. (“Meet Flip – another nasty computer virus”). Die Burger, Cape Town. January 25.
– Weideman, M. 1990. Computer Viruses: how to avoid them. The Daily News – Computer News, Durban. May 28.
– Weideman, M. 1989. Rekenaarvirus eintlik ‘n ‘sabotasieprogram’. (“Computer virus actually a sabotage program”). Die Burger, Cape Town. June 30.

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