10 ways to ensure your site does not get indexed on search engines.

Written by Todd Jamieson


**** Copyright Todd Jamieson 2004 ----- Todd Jamieson, EnvisionOnline.ca (www.envisiononline.ca) ****

Search Engines have come a long way sincerepparttar web's beginnings. Back inrepparttar 127875 old days it seemed like anything you typed in would ultimately show at least one or more pornographic web site. Well, luckily those days have passed us and getting indexed on search engines has become a necessity of doing business onrepparttar 127876 Internet. In my experience with personally working on over 250 business web sites inrepparttar 127877 last six years (an having them all indexed), I have accumulated a substantial list of techniques that work and donít work. There are literally hundreds of things that will have a negative effect on your ranking. Below is a list of my top ten.

1. Have no html text on your home page.

Because search engine robots are still not able to read images (jpegs, gifs etc), you will be guaranteed to not get indexed - because there is nothing to index.

2. Have a 100% Flash driven web site.

Some search engines are now able to index certain parts of flash, but as a general rule of thumb flash sites do not get indexed.

3. Dump a bunch of keywords on your home page and changerepparttar 127878 colour so they are visible torepparttar 127879 eye.

While there is no published standard, most online professionals agree that trickingrepparttar 127880 search engines by adding a large number of keywords on your home page is bound to get you black-listed on search engines.

4. Create an automatic redirect that sends someone to another web site (from your home page)

If you code your web site so that when someone visits it, it will go to another page instantly - most search engines will ban you.

5. Rely solely on your Keyword and Description meta-tags.

Most search engines DO NOT use keywords or description text as a way to index sites. Some userepparttar 127881 description tag forrepparttar 127882 results list. But in generalrepparttar 127883 major search engines ignore these all together when looking to index your site.

Seek Engines: What If 'Seek' Had Bumped Out 'Search'?

Written by Kevin Kantola


Inrepparttar early days ofrepparttar 127874 World Wide Web, when things were just getting started many geek speak terms were jockeying for position to berepparttar 127875 standards for years to come. I used to drive by a California-based company every day that had named itself YKK and think, "What a pity."

Then I think what ifrepparttar 127876 World Wide Web had lost out torepparttar 127877 World Wide Subway System (WWSS) or some other less noble term? Then I take it one step further and think, "What ifrepparttar 127878 term search had lost out to seek"? Let's think about this for a moment. Seek is a good word with a nearly identical meaning to search. In fact, inrepparttar 127879 Oxford American Dictionary (withrepparttar 127880 torn off cover and publishing info) it states that seek means "Öto make a search or inquiry for, to try to find or obtain or do."

In Seek Of

What would berepparttar 127881 repercussions of using seek speak instead of search? First there would berepparttar 127882 seek engines andrepparttar 127883 seek engine optimizers who would try to get top rankings on these engines. Then you would have specialized seeking going on like local seek, personalized seek and contextual seek. There may be terms bandied about like seek engine specific algorithms, seek options, seek tips, seek tools and seek toolbars. If you're looking for someone online, this would be people seek. If there is something that you cannot find, you would be seeking high and low. Out in repparttar 127884 real world you may conduct a talent seek forrepparttar 127885 next teen idol.

Heck if you happened to be out and lost inrepparttar 127886 woods at night, repparttar 127887 seek party would come looking for you using their seek lights. If by some chance, you had done something morally reprehensible to a bear or a small woodland creature while you were inrepparttar 127888 woods, you may wish to do a little soul seeking. If you have a pattern of committing these reprehensible acts and keeping pictures on your home PC, thenrepparttar 127889 police may obtain a seek warrant to bring you to justice.

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