Learn about web site design and development, affilite programs, SEO, search engines, Google, and more.

» Currently browsing: search engines


New Linked From Feature in Google Webmaster Tools

Number of Comments » 2

I logged into Google Webmaster Tools today to find a new feature that tells you where your broken links are coming from. To access this valuable information click on Overview for one of your sites and then “Not Found” Details. There you’ll see a new column called “Linked From”. This allows you to see where […]

Google Crawl Rate Update

Number of Comments » 1

A few months ago I told you how my site’s Google Crawl Rate was upped to “Crawl at a Faster Rate”. I was hoping to keep it at a faster rate to get my pages idexed faster. I have noticed that some of my pages have not been recrawled after a month or two of […]

Google Sitelinks Update

Number of Comments » 0

A few months ago I wrote about Google Sitelinks. Sitelinks are additional links Google sometimes generates from site contents in order to help users navigate your site. Sitelinks are generated dynamically, and can change from time to time.
Well, I’ve got some good news. Google has made an update to help you manage your websites Sitelinks. […]

Google Enhanced 404 Error Page Widget

Number of Comments » 0

I logged into Google’s Webmaster Tools today and noticed a new option for Enhanced 404 Error Pages. When a user clicks on a link to a page that’s no longer available on your site, your server returns a 404 (Page Not Found) error. By placing this Google widget on your custom 404 error page it […]

Meta Tags Guidelines

Number of Comments » 0

When you want to increase search engine traffic to your website your first plan of action should be making sure your meta tags are set up properly.  Meta Tags are very important to bringing in targeted search engine traffic to your website. This doesn’t cost you any money and is a SEO (search engine optimization) […]

How to Check Your Websites Page Rank

Number of Comments » 1

Google’s Pagerank is designed to allocate authority or weight to individual web pages. Pagerank is updated about 4 times a year and the formula is secret.
The higher your web page’s pagerank the more authorative your website is being seen by the Google Search Engine. A website’s pagerank can be from 0 to 10 based on […]

How to Tell if Your Blog Post has been Indexed

Number of Comments » 0

You’ve just written a brilliant blog post and now all you have to do is wait for the post to be indexed by search engines. Below you’ll find a few methods that you can use to check and see if your blog post has been indexed by Google:
Go to http://blogsearch.google.com/. In the search box, type […]

Google Search Engine Penalties

Number of Comments » 1

Have you noticed a significant decrease in the amount of your website’s traffic? Have you seen that there are much less website surfers coming from the Google Search Engine?
This may be a temporary thing as search engine rankings fluctuate on a daily basis. If the problem continues, you may have been hit with a search engine […]

What To Do With Keywords

Number of Comments » 1

Keywords help search engines index your website’s page so that web surfers can find what it is they are looking for. Keywords are a brief description of what your page about. A keyword can also contain a phrase. For example some of my website’s keywords would be “memphis web design” or “professional web design”. When […]

How To Tell If Your Page Is Indexed In Google

Number of Comments » 1

If you’ve created a new page and want to tell if the page has been indexed by Google, go to http://www.google.com. In the search box, type in site: followed by the page url.
For example, if I wanted to see if my free web templates page had been indeed by Google, I’d type in
site:http://www.hooverwebdesign.com/free_templates.html
If I type […]