Thursday, March 13, 2008

Google Site: command

The Google Site: command doesn't show correct number of pages indexed by Google, as many entries are either duplicate or repetitive.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Google Android

It is a new operating system developed by Google for mobile phones and PDA.

Rel=nofollow Vs Robots.txt

The robots.txt file doesn't allow a crawler to either crawl or index a web page.

rel=nofollow attribute of the anchor tag doesn't allow a crawler to either crawl or index a web page from the page where this tag is placed. However a crawler can still crawl and index the web page through some other page which is linked to that web page and which doesn't use the rel=nofollow.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How to add keywords to dynamic URL?

it would depend on how the system was creating the dynamic urls.Once you figure out that, you can mod rewrite in the htaccess file to rewrite the urls to include your keywords. However, if you are using any form of CMS (including shopping cart software) there's likely already modules available that will do it for you if you look around.

If you're coding the PHP in house, then you need to speak to the developers of the site as to how the site works so you can mod rewrite the urls to keyword friendly terms.with regards to free cms, Joomla is very good and has plenty of seo addons for SEO friendly urls.

Source: SEO Chat Forum

Google Search Box

Google now sometimes adds an additional search box in the search results that allows searches to search within a site. For example, you'll get the additional search box if you search for "amazon", "ny times" or "wikipedia":

source: Axandra Search Engine Facts

Using Frames on the website

Websites which use frames are not seo friendly.

Disadvantages of frames

1.Search engines treat frames as hyper links to other pages, so if for example they manage to spider the frame containing your menu, they pages they index will be indexed but without the surrounding frames. If someone finds one or your pages on a search engine they will not be able to navigate around your site.

2.The most important disadvantage is that it is difficult to link to a particular page on your site other than the page containing the frames (usually the homepage) - this is a big disadvantage if you use email to market your site and you want to link to different parts of your web site.

Source: The webs eye

Google Site Links

Which links does Google use for the Sitelinks?

It seems that Google prefers links that appear at the top of a web page. The links should be descriptive text links or image links with a descriptive IMG ALT attribute. JavaScript or Flash links are not considered for Sitelinks. Google uses 2 to 8 links for the Sitelinks of a website. Unfortunately, it's unclear how Google assigns the number of links to each website.

How can you get Sitelinks for your website?

Unfortunately, there is nothing certain about Google's Sitelinks. The following factors seem to influence whether Google displays Sitelinks or not:

1. Your website must have a stable #1 ranking for the searched keyword. Other websites don't seem to get Sitelinks.

2. Your website must be at least 2 years old. It seems that younger websites don't get Sitelinks.

3. The number of searches and the number of clicks that your website gets for a certain keyword seem to be considered. Keywords that aren't searched often enough don't get Sitelinks. It also seems that your website has to get many clicks for the searched keyword.

4. The number of links that point to your website with the searched keyword as the anchor text seem to influence the creation of Sitelinks. Sitelinks only seem to appear for the main keywords of a website, not for all keywords for which a website is listed.

If your website meets these criteria Google might assign Sitelinks to your website for your most important keywords.

Source: Axandra Search Engine Facts