XML Sitemaps Help Index Fresh Content Quicker

XML Sitemaps

Using an XML Sitemap to Index Fresh Content Quicker It’s nice to find support documents from Google that point out the benefits of using certain approaches, and Google published one on the benefits of using XML sitemaps. Search engines use programs to crawl the web and identify new pages and newly updated pages to include … Read more XML Sitemaps Help Index Fresh Content Quicker

Is Game Playing the Future Ranking System for Search Results?

Many tasks are trivial for humans but continue to challenge even the most sophisticated computer programs. Traditional computational approaches to solving such problems focus on improving artificial intelligence algorithms. Here, we advocate a different approach: the constructive channeling of human brainpower through computer games. Toward this goal, we present general design principles for the development … Read more Is Game Playing the Future Ranking System for Search Results?

Do Search Engines Look at Keywords in URLs?

keywords in URLs

Does Having keywords in URLs Make a Difference to Rankings? Is there any value in using keywords in URLs of web pages? Would a search engine look at keywords that you might include in the addresses of your pages, and associate those keywords with the content of your pages in the search engine’s index? If … Read more Do Search Engines Look at Keywords in URLs?

How Searchers’ Queries Might Influence Customized Google Search Results

Why does Google customize some search results based upon a previous query that you’ve performed? Is there a special relationship between those query terms, and if so, how did Google define that relationship? Imagine searching for “luxury car” at Google, and then performing another search for “infiniti.” On the second search, you find a page … Read more How Searchers’ Queries Might Influence Customized Google Search Results