How well do search engines understand the linking structure of a web site? Do they have ways to organize and classify individual links and blocks of links that they see on the pages of a site? Do they treat links and collections of links that they find on more than one page of a site … Read more How a Search Engine Might Analyze the Linking Structure of a Web Site
One of the things that I like to do for sites that I work upon is to create an SEO content inventory. I find it helpful to have information all in one place about the content that might appear on different pages of a site, and an SEO Content Inventory can be very useful as … Read more Creating an SEO Content Inventory
Can looking at how many times rare words appear in a search engine index give us an idea of the size of the database for that search engine? About a week ago, I wrote about some of the most common English words in the indexes for Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, and Google Caffeine. I took … Read more Using Rare Words to Estimate Search Engine Index Sizes
Sometimes Google, Yahoo, and Bing will show additional links for a search result under the description for that result. These are often referred to as Site Links, Sitelinks, or Quick Links by the search engines. An example is the sitelinks that Google shows in a search result for the WordPress site when someone searches at … Read more Should Webmasters Pick Their Own Quicklinks in Search Results?
Are large news agencies, with a wide scope of international coverage on multiple topics, with large numbers of reporters, and finely edited articles better sources of news than smaller and more local papers, or narrow niche blogs? A patent on ranking articles in Google News was granted this week that was originally filed in 2003, … Read more Google News Rankings and Quality Scores for News Sources