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Quick Way To Submit A Page to Google’s Index

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I found something neat on Google’s Webmaster Tools today. Well at least I never noticed it before.  If you go into Webmaster Tools and from the left menu, click “crawl” and then Fetch as Google it allows  you to fetch a web page as Google does. I did that to test a page out. Cool. […]

Duck Duck Go Search Engine

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Today I stumbled across a new search engine called DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg in 2008. Not sure why but I’ve never heard of it before today. It has the same uncluttered look as Google Search. When using the search box the search results are what you see foremost instead of ads.  There […]

Google Page Rank Updated

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It appears that Google has updated page rank in it’s search engine. As you know Page Rank is used by the Google Search Engine to determine the importance of a page. As with many page rank updates there are winners and losers. Most of the website’s I own remained the same. What I find to […]

Meet Google’s Panda

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Have you noticed that your site has fallen in the rankings and you are getting less Google search traffic than you used to? Well, let me introduce you to Google’s Panda. While this panda is like a bear to handle, this panda is not black and white, cute, cuddly or welcomed by most website owners.
Panda […]

Analyze your Google Search Queries

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I was reading the Webmasterworld forum today and someone posted about being able to see your ranking in Google. The poster commented they didn’t know you could use Google’s webmaster tools to see your ranking on the web. I didn’t know this either and went to check it out.
If you log into Google Webmaster Tools […]

Yahoo Search Submit Shut Down

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I received an email from Yahoo Search Submit stating that they would be shutting down their paid inclusion program as of December 31, 2009. Yahoo! will provide a pro-rated refund to Yahoo! Search Submit Basic and Express advertisers for the unused portion of their annual fee in January 2010.
I had several urls listed in Yahoo […]

Make a Google Sitemap with Sitemapbuilder.net

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The other day I ran across a neat Google sitebuilder tool. I actually lost the url and it took me a while to find it again.  Don’t you hate when you do that! I’m adding the link to my blog so that I won’t loose the link again.
Lately in Google Webmaster Tools I have been […]

Google Local Business Results

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Have you ever searched for something near your home in Google and see a section at the top that says, “Local business results for….whatever you were searching for?” Here’s a sample search engine listing for memphis shopping malls:

If you own a website or a business, surely you want your listing to appear alongside the other Local […]

Google New Feature: Last Spidered Date?

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Today I was checking out my keyword rankings and came across an odd listing in Google. I’m not sure what it is, but it looked like there was an extra note that detailed when the page was last spidered or added to the search engine. It might be something old, but I know that I […]

Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

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Good News. Google has just released a new Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide (SEO Starter Guide) that tells you how to improve your websites ranking in the Google search engine. Better rankings lead to more traffic which leads to more money.
The information contained in the starter guide is for beginners. If you are interested in learning more or […]