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
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?
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?
When a search engine indexes pages and other documents on the web, hoping to provide meaningful and relevant results to searchers, it doesn’t just rely upon the content found on web pages, but also considers the quality and quantity of of links pointing to those pages. A search engine like Google might determine that a … Read more Google Patent Granted on Web Link Spam
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