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Recent search engine news
- News 2008: the dollar value of a Google ranking and much more
30 December 2008 - What is the dollar value of a top ranking in Google? How can you increase your rankings? What has changed? This and many tips and tricks can be found in our 2008 summary.
- Find the hidden message
23 December 2008 - This week, we're bringing you our Christmas puzzle instead of the main article. Can you find the hidden message?
- How the bounce rate of your website can affect your Google rankings
16 December 2008 - Does Google use the bounce rate of a web page to specify the position of that page in the search results? What does this mean for your website rankings and what can you do to get a better bounce rate?
- Ranking test: can there be too many links to your home page?
09 December 2008 - In an online webmaster forum, a webmaster described the link experiment that he did with his websites. He tried to find out how linking to the home page affected his rankings. Can too many links to the home page of your website have a negative effect on your rankings?
- Action plan: what to do when your Google rankings have dropped
02 December 2008 - Has your website lost its rankings in Google? Did your rankings drop or did your website vanish completely from Google? Many things can cause a ranking drop. This article explains what you can do to get your rankings back.
- Google's search engine optimization starter guide
25 November 2008 - Two weeks ago, Google released a so-called search engine optimization starter guide for webmasters. While the Google document does not tell you how your website can be listed on Google's first result page it will tell you what you shouldn't do if you want Google to index your web pages.
- Do search engines think that your website is spam?
18 November 2008 - About three weeks ago, Microsoft was granted a new patent with the name Web Spam Classification Using Query Dependent Data. Although this patent application was filed by Microsoft, all major search engines probably use similar methods to classify web pages. Do search engines think that your website is spam?
- Official Google statement: the effects of outbound links on your website
11 November 2008 - Do links to other websites have a positive or a negative effect on their Google rankings of your website? Are there right and wrong links? Google has published an official statement.
- Five internal linking tips that will improve your search engine rankings
04 November 2008 - If you want your website to be indexed by search engines, it is important that your site has a good link architecture. Here are five tips that will help you to improve your link architecture as well as your search engine rankings.
- Inbound link analysis: how long should a text link be?
28 October 2008 - The words that are used to link to your website improve your search engine rankings for these words on Google. But how long should the link text be? Which words will be considered? Is there an optimal length for text links?
- Official Google statement: how to get high rankings
21 October 2008 - This month, the Google Webmaster blog published an article in which Google's Maile Ohye officially explained what it takes to get high rankings in Google's search result pages.
- Two new spam tricks to get higher rankings on Google
14 October 2008 - Many people will do anything do get on Google's first result page. That's why some webmasters regularly come up with new spam methods to get on Google's first result page. Here are two new methods that people use to get high rankings on Google.
- How to increase your sales with less traffic
07 October 2008 - Search engine optimization is not about getting as much traffic as possible. It's about getting the right kind of website traffic. Sometimes, less traffic can be better. This week, we're showing you that your sales can increase if your website gets less traffic. If you optimize your web pages correctly, you can multiply your revenue without working more.
- Does Google ever forgive a penalized website?
30 September 2008 - Many of the methods that promise high search engine rankings are basically spam. Google doesn't like spam at all and if Google finds out that your website contains spam elements, your website will be penalized. Will Google forgive you if you remove the spam from your site?
- Four important rules: how to get a #1 ranking on Google
23 September 2008 - Many people still don't know what it takes to convince Google that your website is more relevant than the millions of other websites on the Internet. There are four simple rules that will help you to get your website on Google's first result page.
- How your web page titles can help you with local search
16 September 2008 - If you're selling products and services that are related to a special area, it is crucial that your website gets found by the right people. One of the easiest ways to get found by people that live in your area is to optimize your web page titles.