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tdv    (2006-12-22)
Google FAQ

PageRank (explained by Google) :

PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important."

Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it's a good match for your query.

Google API :

With the Google Web APIs service, software developers can query billions of web pages directly from their own computer programs. Google uses the SOAP and WSDL standards so a developer can program in his or her favorite environment.

To access the Google Web APIs service, you must create a Google Account and obtain a license key. Your Google Account and license key entitle you to 1,000 automated queries per day.

The only way to query Google's index without violating their terms of service is through the Google API.

Google Sitemaps :

Google Sitemaps is an easy way for you to submit all your URLs to the Google index and get detailed reports about the visibility of your pages on Google. With Google Sitemaps you can automatically keep them informed of all your web pages, and when you make changes to these pages to help improve your coverage in the Google crawl.

The Google Sitemap is an XML file in a specific format that tells Google the information it needs to find the pages of your website.

Google Search Shortcuts - Indexed pages in your site - Pages that refer to your site's URL - Pages that link to your site - The current cache of your site - Information Google has about your site - Pages that are similar to your site

What is Googlebombing?

Googlebombing is a certain attempt to influence the ranking of a given page in results returned by the Google search engine, often with humorous intentions. Due to the way that Google's PageRank algorithm works, a page will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page all use consistent anchor text. A Google bomb is created if a large number of sites link to the page in this manner.

How to check my pagerank :


How often does Google update Pagerank ?

Google representatives have publicly indicated that the Toolbar PageRank is republished about once every 3 months, indicating that the Toolbar PageRank values are generally unreliable measurements of actual PageRank value for most periods of the year.

However, PR is updated at Google daily (or close to daily). New links are factored into the equation and they are applied to a page's PR. You just cannot see this this PR until Google does its next public PR update.

How important is PageRank in Google's algorithm?

It's said that its weight has been reduced since it has been created. Anchor text is more important now.

How do I increase my PageRank?

Simply get more incoming links !!

How do I stop search engines from indexing some of pages?

You can use a robots.txt file to tell search engines (and other bots) where they can or cannot go.

A good tutorial -ht*p://

Does having Adsense help my website with Google results?

No. It only gets Google to spider your site more completely and frequently as it needs to know what the content is on your pages so it may serve up the right ads.

How do I rank well in Google?

- Acquire incoming links with the anchor text you wish to rank well for (This is the most important by far).

- Optimize your title tag

- Use and optimize your Header tags (h1, h2, h3, h4)

How do I check to see if I am banned from Google?

Type the following into Google search bar:

If your site is over six months old and nothing appears you may be banned.

If your site is less then six months old and nothing appears then you may be banned or Google may not be aware of you yet. If you haven't submitted a Google SiteMap you should do so right away. Also get some incoming links to point to your website.

If I buy an expired domain with a high PageRank do I get to keep it?

No. Google can tell if a website has changed hands. They reset the information for that domain automatically as a result.

How do I optimize an image for Google image search?

- Use the keyword in the ALT attribute
- Name the image with the keyword
- Put the image in a directory containing the keyword
- Put the image on a page about the keyword
- Link to a page using that image with the keyword in the URL

How do I stop Google from using the DMOZ description in their SERPs?

You can add a meta tag to your pages that will prevent Google from using the DMOZ description for your site. The tag is used like this:

<meta name="robots" content="noodp">

Which is better: <b> or <strong>?

<b> is said to be slightly better but it really doesn't make a difference.

(more options below)

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