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Suggestions For Google: How To Put An End To Supplemental Hell

Feb 23, 2007 | 1,156 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Few days back we reported that downtime can get your site deindexed by Google. This information has alarmed many webmasters and most are not happy about it. Carsten Cumbrowski at Search Engine Journal has written a post where he tries to offer a realistic solution for the same.

The first recommendation he makes is for sites that are temporarily down for maintenance.

Google Tracking Clicks, Are Rankings Affected?

Feb 22, 2007 | 1,781 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Barry Welford draws everybody's attention by writing a post on Google using tracking URLs in the search results and whether it uses this for ranking purposes.

It's clearly stated that in its contextual advertising programs, Google will adjust the ordering of Adword ads based on Click-through-rates (CTRs).

Google Weekly Zeitgeist: Valentine's Day And Grammys Gain The Top Spots

Feb 22, 2007 | 1,973 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google declares top 10 gainers for the week ending February 17th. Valentine's Day has undoubtedly bagged the winners trophy. Closely followed behind Michelle Manhart and Grammys. 

The complete list of Google.com top ten gainers:

  1. valentine's day
  2. Michelle Manhart
  3. grammys
  4. peanut butter recall
  5. dixie chicks
  6. obama
  7. westminster dog show

Google CSE Gets Supplemental Results

Feb 22, 2007 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Google Custom Search Engine Blog has informed that Google has added supplemental results to the results displayed in Google Custom Search Engines.

One of the common uses of Custom Search Engines is to provide site search. A number of users have suggested that we can improve Custom Search for this application by also including supplemental results in Custom Search Engine's results. We put fewer constraints on what pages go into our supplemental index and therefore there are many pages which are available only there. This is our first step to give you more results.

Google Algorithm Update Under Wraps?

Feb 22, 2007 | 1,983 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Sometime back we reported the possibility of a Google Valentines Day update. However, Matt Cutts comment on no possible chances of any Google update slimmed down the chances of an update. However, the news about a major Google update is again making waves.

WebmasterWorld has a huge list of comments on the thread since the 18th of this month on the possible Google update.

Buy Links And Avoid Google Detection?

Feb 21, 2007 | 2,013 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Ahmed Bilal on Search Engine Journal gives us an interesting post on how to buy links and avoid Google detection. Ahmed says that one simply use 'smart’ paid links to deliver the benefit of editorially earned organic links without being detected as a ‘paid’ link by Google.

Ahmed explains buying of links which he terms as ‘under the radar’ with the help of examples.

Tips On Using Feeds And Subscriber Data From Google

Feb 21, 2007 | 3,881 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Google Webmaster Central blog has a post "Tips on using feeds and information on subscriber counts in Reader." The post talks not just about the blog feeds, it talks about many sites, which have frequently updated content, resorting to feeds. If you have a feedreader for your site, you can get the number of Google Reader and Google Personalized Homepage subscribers.

Downtime Can Get Your Site Deindexed By Google

Feb 20, 2007 | 2,376 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It seems that sites with considerable downtime can be deindexed by Google. In fact, a member at Google Groups has reported that his site has vanished from a previously third position for many searches. The reason could be downtime. 

Vanessa Fox has responded by saying:

Unique Meta Descriptions Useful

Feb 19, 2007 | 2,572 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Some time back we reported Google's Advice: Use Meta description Tag. A Search Engine Watch Forums thread intricately expounds the importance of meta description.

Google Webmaster Tools Detects 404 Errors

Feb 19, 2007 | 2,775 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Webmaster Tools has a lot more to it than conventionally thought about. One of the most significant function performed by this tool is to pinpoint 404 errors on your site. This data when carefully studied will help increase valid in-bound links for sure. When you see a link from within your site that is listing a 404 error it needs to be rectified asap. Site's overall pagerank are affected by 404 errors.