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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Online Articles from Ezine

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

SEO for Big Three

Hi Friends,
I came across a news letter recently where i found the following information more benificial for SEO work.
Ranking your website highly on one of the “big three” search engines (Google, Yahoo or MSN) is a daunting task let alone ranking your website highly on all three. Three engines, three algorithms, three different sets of rules - and yet there are websites out there that have first page rankings across them all – how do they do it?

While all of the major search engines use different algorithms the end goal of all three is the same: to provide the searcher with the most relevant results available. It is this one common thread that makes it possible for an SEO to rank a website highly across all the major engines. While there are a variety of factors at play and an even wider variation in the weight each of these factors are given – the possible variations that can produce relevant results are limited.

For example, if inbound links are given 0% weight then insignificant sites will ranki highly for high-competition phrases. Many reputable companies such as Microsoft could lose rankings for their own names so links must and will always hold value. On the other hand, if links were to hold 100% weight then sp@mming the search engines would be a simple matter and so there are a limited number of possible variables in between these extremes that this factor can have, no matter which engine we are optimizing for.

That said, there are still three main engines with three distinct algorithms despite common requirements. To clarify how to optimize for all of them it's easiest to discuss them individually first. Due to the way their algorithms work one is best to expect rankings on MSN first, followed by Yahoo! and finally Google (I am assuming that the phrase is of at least moderate competition). For this reason we will discuss them individually in that order.


Proper SEO for MSN requires that a site be structured well with a distinct theme throughout and many inbound links. The advantage an SEO has while optimizing a site for MSN is that MSN tends to pick up and credit new content and inbound links very quickly. That means that with the right tactics in place one can rank a website relatively quickly on this important engine.

While MSN has the lowest number of searches performed on it, ComScore's report back in July revealed that MSN searchers were also 48% more likely to purchase a product or service online than the average Internet user. A very important statistic for website owners that sell online.

To rank highly on MSN one needs to build a solid sized site (exactly how large will depend on your industry – look at the size of your competitor's sites for an idea), a relevant theme throughout the site that focuses on your primary keywords and a good number of links. MSN doesn't (at this time) employ an aging delay on links such as the one employed by both Google and Yahoo! so the effects of the site and inbound links can be picked up very quickly and with good SEO efforts one can rank well within a few months on MSN for competitive phrases.

SEO For Yahoo !

Until recently Yahoo! acted very much like MSN, now it's leaning a bit more towards Google. Ranking a website well on Yahoo! requires a solid-sized site with unique content and a very good number of links.

While PageRank is a Google factor, Yahoo! does have some type of page value factor at play. Many moons ago Yahoo! was playing with a PageRank-like calculation called WebRank. They even went so far as to put out a beta toolbar testing it. This indicates that there is a factor at play in the Yahoo! algorithm similar to Google's PageRank – they just don't advertise what a specific page's value is.

Yahoo! is placing a large amount of emphasis on the age of links though not in the same way that Google is. We will get to Google shortly however to understand what to expect from Yahoo! one must understand that when you get a link to your website it won't hold it's full value for a number of months. While the exact number of months in unknown it appears to be around 8 before it hold it's full weight though it will hold some from day one and this weight will increase as time passes.

To rank well on Yahoo! you much optimize your site similar to what you would do for MSN and you must build a large number of inbound links and have patience as these links age. You will not see a sudden spike 2 weeks after a large link-building campaign, you will likely have to wait 3-4 months to notice any significant effect.

SEO For Google !

Virtually every webmaster and website owner is primarily concerned about attaining Google rankings due to the significantly higher number of searchers using it. Provided that you are building your website following the best practices of SEO (i.e. unique content, a sizable amount of content, and a good number of incoming links) then your rankings are sure to follow, however due to their aging delay it will likely take longer than on MSN or Yahoo! Google considers the age of your links, your domain and even the individual page to be a factor and the longer your page has been online the better.

Essentially, ranking a site on Google requires that you take the same actions as for the other two, continue your link building efforts on an ongoing basis to insure that you end up with more-and-more links, and that you update your content and add content on a fairly regular basis (though the addition of a blog for example).
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Google Page Rank

Hi Friends,

Recently i came accross an article related to Google page ranking and i found that the discussion is a bit complicated. I am posting this artice in my blog to know your comment on this particular issue.

Google Toolbar PageRank only for entertainment purposes?

Last week, two statements about Google's PageRank started a new discussion about this topic.
The first statement was made in the Search Engine Watch forums. It was from a person who received the following answer to a PageRank question from a Google employee:

"The PageRank that is displayed in the Google Toolbar is for entertainment purposes only. Due to repeated attempts by hackers to access this data, Google updates the PageRank data very infrequently because is it not secure. On average, the PR that is displayed in the Google Toolbar is several months old. If the toolbar is showing a PR of zero, this is because the user is visiting a new URL that hasn't been updated in the last update. The PR that is displayed by the Google Toolbar is not the same PR that is used to rank the webpage results so there is no need to be concerned if your PR is displayed as zero. If a site is showing up in the search results, it doesn't not have a real PR of zero, the Toolbar is just out of date"

In another forum, a person with the name GoogleGuy, who is believed to a Google employee, made the following statement:

"I'd strongly disagree with the statement that the toolbar PageRank is for 'entertainment purposes only'--millions of toolbar users use the PageRank display to judge the quality of pages. I think it's also a little irresponsible to quote John Galt claiming to talk to some random person at Google, and then for you to quote it as a response from Google, which makes it sound more official. I'm happy to refute that this is any sort of official stance."

GoogleGuy didn't say that the comments in the first statement are wrong. He said that toolbar users use the PageRank display to judge the quality of web pages. He did not say that Google uses the number of the PageRank toolbar to rank web pages.

The PageRank feature is also no longer mentioned in the official Google toolbar tour. What does this mean to you?
Of course, PageRank is important to get good rankings on Google. However, the PageRank number that is displayed in the Google Toolbar and the green PageRank bar are not important at all for good Google rankings.
It's very likely that the PageRank number that can be seen in the Google Toolbar is mainly a marketing instrument for Google that doesn't have much effect on the search results. Google seems to use an internal PageRank value for its ranking algorithm and a public PageRank value for the toolbar.
That would explain why many web pages with a high ranking on Google have a low (toolbar) PageRank.
When you want to trade links with another web site, don't look at the PageRank of that site. Instead, ask yourself: Is the web site related to your site? Would it make sense for web surfers if they linked to you and you linked to them? Could visitors of the other web site be interested in your site? If you find a web site that you would want to visit or your visitors would want to visit then link to it and ask for a link back to your site.
Just use common sense. If you like a page, changes are that other people also like that page, no matter what PageRank the Google toolbar displays.
I would like to know your comments on this particular article..

Monday, December 05, 2005

Google Services

Here’s the big list of Google’s services

  • Add to Google lets publishers create a custom “Add to Google” button for their RSS feeds. When a user clicks the button, they can choose to either add the feed to Google Reader, or the Google Homepage service.

  • Blogger is Google’s blog-hosting and creation service which seems to be very popular on the web because of the price (free) and ease of use.

  • Froogle is Google’s product search engine that you can use to find the cheapest price for a product.

  • GMail (or Google Mail) is Google’s popular email service, that gives you over 2 gigabytes of storage.

  • Google AdSense is Google’s contextual advertising service, popular among many websites. Google also released Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up on November 21, 2005 which lets advertisers buy ads on a site directly from the Google Ads on that page.

  • Google AdWords is the other side of AdSense. While AdSense lets publishers put ads on their site, someone has to pay for those ads, and AdWords connects companies with publishers so you can make a little bit of money.

  • Google Alerts are e-mail updates to particular searches you do on Google. Pretty useful for monitoring websites or news.

  • Google Analytics crawls your website and keeps track of your visitors through a small piece of Javascript. Great tool for webmasters trying to improve their stats and AdSense revenue.

  • Google Answers lets you hire someone to research a topic or answer a question for you.

  • Google Base looks like its going to be Google’s massive content library, with all sorts of content, uploadable by anyone. Oddly enough, it sounds like EPIC and Google Grid mentioned in this video. Many people are comparing this service to Craigslist.

  • Google Blog Search is very much like the web search service but letting search only through various blogs around the web.

  • Google Book Search allows you to search though books that Google has scanned into their database.

  • Google Catalogs is a search engine for mail-order catalogs.

  • Google Click-to-Call lets users call advertisers directly from Google search results, for free, at Google’s expense.

  • Google Code is Google’s effort to promote and contribute to Open Source software.

  • Google Compute exists as a part of the Google Toolbar and uses your computer’s idle time (when you’re not using it) to compute data from distributed computing projects like http://folding.stanford.edu/.

  • Google Deskbar is essentially an embedded IE window in your Window Taskbar that you can search Google from.

  • Google Desktop is similar to apps like Konfabulator or Dashboard but not as attractive. It offers various widgets and a sidebar which let you do things like searches, aggregate feeds, write notes, check weather, and more.

  • Google Directory which is similiar to Yahoo’s and dmoz’s services, letting you search by category.

  • Google Earth is a desktop application which is basically Google Local on steroids.

  • Google Groups allows you to create a mailing list, read Usenet posts, and generally collaborate with others who share a similar interest.

  • Google Homepage is a webpage which lets you add various widgets like weather, news, horoscopes and more, much like Netvibes.

  • Google Image Search is Google’s slightly-lesser-known service to search for images.

  • Google Labs highlights all the projects Google is working on for future release.

  • Google Local combines data from Google Maps with information on local businesses and venues.

  • Google Maps is a mapping service which also provides driving directions to and from different locations. The service is only available in a few countries (mainly the U.S.) but support for other countries is expected in the future. Google Maps has become quite popular lately thanks to a readily available API which lets people create their own maps.

  • Google Mobile is similiar to Google SMS, but using WAP instead.

  • Google Movie Showtimes lets you type in a zip code or address, and it will find movie theaters and showtimes near that area.

  • Google News is a news portal, aggregated by Google’s computers. Everything is done by machines, so no human interaction.

  • Google Reader is a new product which acts as a web-based RSS reader.

  • Google Ridefinder lets you easily find taxis in some of the major cities around the United States.

  • Google Scholar searches things such as theses, papers, and other research and technical information.

  • Google Search History is technically part of the Google Homepage service, but does have its own page so it warrants a mention. Basically, if you sign in with a Google account, Google will keep track of all your searches done via its web search engine.

  • Google Send to Phone is a little Firefox extension which lets you send text messages to mobile phones via SMS.

  • Google Sitemap helps create particular searches for a web address which can be very useful for webmasters looking to index their own site, or see who is linking to it.

  • Google SMS allows you to access many Google services through your mobile phone through text messaging (message GOOGL to learn more).

  • Google Store isn’t really a service, but rather a place to buy some cool Google merchandise.

  • Google Suggest is just an extension to the normal Google web search engine, but with autocomplete functionality to your searches making it a little easier to find what you need. There is also a Firefox extension available.

  • Google Talk is Google’s IM and VoIP program running on the Jabber network. You need a Gmail account to use this.

  • Google Toolbar is the swiss army knife of toolbars, if ever there was one letting your use the various Google web services from your toolbar, as well as offering other interesting information like a site’s PageRank and more.

  • Google Language Tools lets you translate a phrase or entire website, as well as giving you access to web search in different languages, or the ability to search for a particular something in just one language.

  • Google Video and Google Video Upload offer an archive of freely available video clips.

  • Google Web Accelerator supposedly helps load web pages faster, but there have been security and privacy issues raised about this application.

  • Google Web Search is the familiar web search. It also allows you to access certain functions like a calculator, a stock tracker, word definitions, travel information, weather, and more by simply searching for that information (for example, define onomatopoeia or weather 90210). These are not standalone services but a part of web search, which is why I’ve added them here and not into their own section. Additionally, there is the Advanced Search feature for…well…advanced searches which could be more precise than normal searches.

  • Hello is a small IM client which is used in conjunction with Picasa to share pictures with family and friends.

  • Orkut is a networking site similar to Frienster or MySpace, except it is invite only, so if you want to join it, you’ll have to know a guy, who knows a guy.

  • Picasa is a fantastic digital photo organizer application for your desktop.

Now that you know about many of Google’s services, get out there and start Googling!


Web Directories

Directories are websites (or web pages) which simply list lots of websites and give a quick description of the website. Some are frëe and some require you to pay for a listing. Frëe directories are useful because you get a frëe link. However, the links aren't worth that much. Paid directories can be good if they're relevant, but they can cost a lot in the long term, so choose wisely.
Web directories are an important component to search engine positioning. Directories come in all shapes and sizes, some are generic, while others are highly specialized. Directories, are defined as categorized topics or collections of information organized into a tree like structure where categories are used to define each groups association.Large directories like Yahoo tend to have general themes and may charge for listings.
While smaller niche directories like http://www.finance-investing.com/ offer free listings and profit from advertising revenue or pay per click models like Google AdSense.Being listed in a directory not only brings in targeted traffic, it provides a one-way link from a website with similar content. Directories are generally highly ranked in search engines, and are considered well respected resources, two traits that are desirable in link partners.While smaller directories that focus on a specific niche might generate less traffic, the quality of the traffic from a niche site is usually highly targeted and will be superior to that generated from general search engines.

If you are selling fire alarms, traffic from yahoo will be less qualified than traffic from Alarm Tools, http://www.alarm-tools.net/ . Most visitors to Alarm Tools will have a genuine interest in alarms and alerting systems. The nature of highly specialized directories result in visitors who have a serious interest in the directories theme, or a at the very least an interest in a theme related to the directory.As a result, web publishers need to make a conscience effort not to ignore the value of directory listings. Regardless of their size, a related niche directory listing can be extremely valuable.Many directories offer sponsorship opportunities. Vendors can optionally purchase sponsorship to increased their exposure with a bold listing or top category listings.

Determining a Directories ValueIt is difficult to assess the value of directory listing, as there is an obvious advantage to a listing of a closely related theme directory that is difficult to measure and quantify. In general, webmasters can use common web guidelines to determine the popularity of a directory and assess the directory link's value.To assess the value of a web directory, consider the PageRank of the webpage where the link placement of your site will occur. The PageRank is indicative of how important Google may find a specific page.

Another reliable third party measuring tool is Alexa. The Alexa ranking provides insight into how popular a website is. In general, a link from a web page containing a PageRank of 5 or higher is considered very good. A link from a site in Alexa's top 100,000 is also generally very desirable.Compare the following two directories' Monitoring Tools http://www.monitoring-tools.net/ and RSS Specifications http://www.rss-specifications.com/ .

Monitoring Tools' main page has a PageRank of 5 but most internal pages that contain links have low page ranks and the overall Alexa ranking of the site is over 650,000. While RSS Specification's claims a main Google PageRank of 6 and subpages all contain a minimum of a 5 for PageRank, the overall site is ranked 32,000. Clearly if you are in the syndication business, RSS Specification's would be a very desirable link partner, while you would have to weigh the cost benefit and position of a link from Monitoring Tools.To determine a sites PageRank without downloading the Google Toolbar, use the following online tool from RustyBrick http://www.rustybrick.com/pagerank-prediction.php .

A website's Alexa ranking can be found by entering the URL into Alexa http://www.alexa.com/ .It is recommended that PageRank and Alexa ranking be only used as a guide when determining a directories reputation. It is important not to get too caught up in either Google PageRank or Alexa Ranking as webmasters can use "tricks" to artificially inflate their numbers.The bottom line, links from directories that are small but niche, can provide quality web traffic.
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