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

Written by Todd Jamieson

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6. Having less than 100 words on your home page.

As your home page is usuallyrepparttar first page a spider visits, it is important it has an ample supply of keywords for it to determine how it should index your web site.

7. Not incorporating a site tree or text links off of your home page.

Again, because search engine spiders read text only, it is extremely important to give itrepparttar 127875 "food" it needs to help index as many pages as possible on your web site.

8. Not having a links page.

Most ofrepparttar 127876 major search engines use link popularity as a key method of determining how high a web site will get ranked within their search engine. Starting a reciprocal linking program by trading links between like-minded web sites will increase your "popularity" online.

9. Having little keyword rich content

Have you ever noticed that most ofrepparttar 127877 high-ranking sites seem to have a lot of content? This is because they have learnedrepparttar 127878 importance of having "spider" food online. Keyword rich content also helps build your credibility and makes your site more appealing when trading links.

10. Link Farms and get rich quick schemes

Nothing in this world is for free. There is no such thing as an automated search engine optimization tool that works all ofrepparttar 127879 time. Many of these "spam" emails do not even pre-qualify their prospects - I have heard of even Google receiving a spam email! Optimizing your site takes time and patience. But if done right,repparttar 127880 pay-off could be extremely large and provide you with a significant source of sales or referrals from new prospects.

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

About the Author: Todd Jamieson is Founder and President of EnvisionOnline.ca and has worked as Project Manager on more than 200 web sites, web applications and Internet e-business initiatives for small and medium sized enterprises. He is also actively involved in a number of other small businesses.

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

Written by Kevin Kantola

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Search and Ye Shall Find

What if there had also been a backlash to all of this seeking? In repparttar struggle to becomerepparttar 127874 number one term forrepparttar 127875 same activity, this could happen. The instant messenger service ICQ could have chosen to go another direction and today we would have cumbersome ISEARCH4U. Some ofrepparttar 127876 search engine themselves may now have different names such as WhatUSearch.com, OneSearch.com and ExactSearch.com. Out inrepparttar 127877 real world, your kids could be playing Hide & Search. And, ifrepparttar 127878 police were closing in on you forrepparttar 127879 aforementioned reprehensible acts, you may be searching asylum in another country.

Fun of Finding

The goal of seeking or searching is to find. If you find what you need, you've had a successful experience. But, what if fromrepparttar 127880 early experiences onrepparttar 127881 Internet, neither search nor seek were chosen in order to find? We could talk aboutrepparttar 127882 Look or Find Engines now, but that's a whole new subject altogether, my friend. Let's just leave this one alone.

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