If you have multiple websites, you can simplify the process of creating and submitting Sitemaps by creating one or more Sitemaps that includes URLs for all your verified sites, and saving the Sitemap(s) to a single location. All sites must be verified in Webmaster Tools. You can choose to use: A single Sitemap that includes [...]
A sitemap is a way of organizing a website, identifying the URLs and the data under each section. Previously, the sitemaps were primarily geared for the users of the website. However, Google’s XML format was designed for the search engines, allowing them to find the data faster and more efficiently.
The priority of a particular URL relative to other pages on the same site. The value for this tag is a number between 0.0 and 1.0, where 0.0 identifies the lowest priority page(s) on your site and 1.0 identifies the highest priority page(s) on your site.
The default priority of a page is 0.5.
By placing a formatted xml file with site map on your webserver, you enable Search Engine crawlers (like Google) to find out what pages are present and which have recently changed, and to crawl your site accordingly
Dynamically created web pages often cause problems with search engines. If your web pages are dynamically created, it’s likely that many search engines have difficulty to index them.Many search engines don’t like dynamically created pages because they might get in an infinite loop if they follow some dynamically created pages.
Google has an official statement about this in its webmaster guidelines:
“If you decide to use dynamic pages (i.e., the URL contains a “?” character), be aware that not every search engine spider crawls dynamic pages as well as static pages. It helps to keep the parameters short and the number of them few.
Imagery is my favorite image search engine due to the intuitive interface. This has a cool tabbed search interface to browse your searched images. Just keep searching new image terms, which keep compiling in new tabs, click to load full size image at the bottom or in new window. Loads 20-100 images at a time in ajax-y fashion. Best for research and keep collecting all your search images easily. You can tweak preferences to select JPG, GIF or PNG, sort by size, sort by black and white, grayscale or color and of course get safe for work images too. Test
Your placement on search engines like Google or Yahoo Search is important. At a minimum, it should be easy for your current constituents to find your site using your organization’s name. Showing up on the first page of search results for key terms â€” for instance, something like “Cincinnati women’s shelter,” if that describes your organization â€” can also make a huge difference in your site traffic, not to mention in potential donors, volunteers, and clients’ ability to find and connect with you.
Google Page rank is based on back links. Back links are Links pointing to your website from another website. The more back links you have the higher your PR will be. 1. Join forums, forums are a great way to achieve links to your website. In most forums you are allowed to have a signature [...]
Tafiti Search Visualization is a Website which brings a new user experience to researching (searching and storing results). It was originally created by Microsoft to demonstrate Silverlight and the Windows Live Search APIs. Now Tafiti has been released as a Windows Live Platform Quick Application on CodePlex under a MS-PL license (free for use). Tafiti [...]
Recent repetitive job for the past several days triggers my subtle and sleeping mind from doing another playful hobby. Just a thought, I have convinced myself, to do some boring but interesting play, atleast give Google API a try.That is, manage and administer Google data like Blogger posts via Google Data API connecting locally using [...]
Why has Google named its web browser Chrome? Its because the technology that powers Google Chrome is Chromium, an open-source project, and a powerful platform for developing a new generation of web applications. Chromium doesnâ€™t have an extension system as yet, but supports NPAPI-style â€œpluginsâ€, such as Adobe Flash and AppleÂ QuickTime. They are releasing all [...]
The exampledocs directory contains samples of the types of instructions Solr expects, as well as a java utility for posting them from the command line (a post.sh shell script is also available, but for this tutorial we’ll use the cross-platform Java client). To try this, open a new terminal window, enter the exampledocs directory, and [...]
Requirements To follow along with this tutorial, you will need… Java 1.5 or greater. Some places you can get it are from Sun, IBM, or BEA. Running java -version at the command line should indicate a version number starting with 1.5. A Solr release. FireFox or Mozilla is the preferred browser to view the admin [...]