Advanced Uses for Google's Algorithm

Written by Claude Beavers

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PR (Google's Page Rank)

PR, or Google's Page Ranking system, is a way to keep track of how popular your site is. This is determined through traffic to your site as well asrepparttar amount of related sites linking to your own. The complexities of this system have not fully been discovered yet, butrepparttar 142529 main thing to know is thatrepparttar 142530 more related links andrepparttar 142531 more high quality traffic you have coming to your siterepparttar 142532 higher your PR will be. With links from high PR sites, your own PR will skyrocket, bringing you ever higher in Google's search results.

The algorithm also takes your PR into account when working out rankings. The higher PR your site has (on all of its pages), andrepparttar 142533 longer your site has a high PR,repparttar 142534 more likely you are to get inrepparttar 142535 top rankings with Google. Even with a page ranking of 6 (out of 10),repparttar 142536 results can be astounding, and your ranking withinrepparttar 142537 search results will continue to grow.


Traffic is also monitored to and from your site, and even how long your visitors stay. This allows Google to accurately gaugerepparttar 142538 amount of "real" traffic you get in any given month, as well asrepparttar 142539 type of visitors you receive andrepparttar 142540 overall popularity of your site. Now, forrepparttar 142541 younger sites that only get a few hits a day at most, this will not effect your rankings as much asrepparttar 142542 larger sites with hundreds or thousands of visitors a day. Instead of focusing onrepparttar 142543 amount of traffic you get to your site, focus onrepparttar 142544 quality ofrepparttar 142545 traffic you receive. With more visitors that stay longer and actually stay to view your site and purchase your product or sign up as users, you should be able to get better rankings than some ofrepparttar 142546 sites that have three timesrepparttar 142547 volume of traffic but one tenthrepparttar 142548 amount of time spent by that traffic on your site.

Quality is king, while quantity is simply an added benefit on today's internet. Work on your quality and then you can focus onrepparttar 142549 quantity.

Update Frequency

Spiders from Google also checkrepparttar 142550 frequency your site is updated with their new algorithm. The more your site is updated, in essence, with fresh and unique content,repparttar 142551 higher it will become ranked inrepparttar 142552 Google search engine. If you take a month vacation, leaving your site to gather dust until you come back, be prepared for a drop in your rankings. If you update your site daily, onrepparttar 142553 other hand, you can expect to be ranked much higher (provided you have fresh, related content) thanrepparttar 142554 sites that only update once a week.

Basically, asrepparttar 142555 old adage says, "You reap what you sew." Or, in other words,repparttar 142556 more work you put into something,repparttar 142557 better results will come of it. In general, this remains true for not only Google, butrepparttar 142558 other search engines and directories as well.

IP Address

Evenrepparttar 142559 IP address is considered inrepparttar 142560 Google Algorithm, which can be a good or bad thing, depending onrepparttar 142561 other websites that are currently sharing your IP. If you are on a specific IP address that is dedicated to your site, you have little to worry about, but if your IP is shared between multiple websites, you could have a real problem. IP addresses are recorded and compared between your site and others onrepparttar 142562 web. If, for example, your site just happens to be onrepparttar 142563 same server as a spammer who shares your IP, not only will Google deleterepparttar 142564 spammer from their rankings, but they could also delete your site simply for being related torepparttar 142565 Spam site.

Obviously, there are some simple solutions to this problem, including talking to your hosting company to get a dedicated IP address specifically for your own site. This might cost a bit more per month or year, depending on your billing schedule, butrepparttar 142566 benefits will be numerous. If you simply don't haverepparttar 142567 cash flow to payrepparttar 142568 extra money per month, you can search throughrepparttar 142569 sites that share your IP and report spammers to your hosting company. In nearly every case they will be ready and willing to get rid of spammers on their server.


Again,repparttar 142570 basic idea is to keep your site reputable in its promotion practices. Stay away from anything that could possibly classify your site as a Spam site, and keep good, relevant links and content coming. For more information, please look at our articles below:

Check out Understanding Google's Algorithm for basic information onrepparttar 142571 Google Algorithm Check out Final Optimizations for Google's Algorithm forrepparttar 142572 final article in this series on usingrepparttar 142573 Google Algorithm to your benefit.

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Understanding Google's Algorithm

Written by Claude Beavers

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Alright, then how can I userepparttar algorithm to my advantage?

There are quite a few things to focus on when optimizing your site forrepparttar 142528 Google algorithm, butrepparttar 142529 most important ones would have to be inbound links to your site and good, relevant content. Other things come into play, such as click through rates,repparttar 142530 frequency of updates to your site,repparttar 142531 physical address listed in your whois information, technical and administrative contacts, your host's IP address, andrepparttar 142532 length of time your domain name is registered for. All of these things, although some are weighed more than others, have a serious impact on your rankings and on your PR (Google Page Rank).


Having a high volume of inbound links, or links coming from other related sites to your own, is king with Google, although there are specific "rules" you must follow to be sure that these links are counted as "suitable links." Get as many links back to your site as possible, but be sure these links are from related sites, or at least are in a category on their links page that is closely related to your own. Also, try to stay away from "FFA" pages, free for all listings pages with thousands of links on a single page, as these actually prove to be a detriment to your site in search engine listings. This would also include doorway or portal sites, which focus on having as many links to their site as they can, with as many keywords stuffed intorepparttar 142533 site as possible, as an alternative to real content.

Be sure to alter your text links slightly from time to time. Google's algorithm picks up on varied text links to your site much more than if they are allrepparttar 142534 same. This also helps to assurerepparttar 142535 spiders that your links were not spammed out torepparttar 142536 sites you are listed on.

Relevant Content

If having a multitude of links is #1 on your priorities list, then having a large selection of unique, relevant content should be #2. There are so many benefits to having a lot of original content on your site that it's hard to list all of them. The most obvious would berepparttar 142537 amount of keywords and phrases that are picked up byrepparttar 142538 search engines spidering your site. Original content also helps to prove that your site is not a "spammer" who simply stealing articles and content from other sites to attract more visitors. Increased traffic is another major benefit from having a lot of relevant content, which is never something to scoff at.

Overall, unique, relevant content is as much a requirement for getting high listings as getting high quality links to your site, if not more so. Focus on both equally, and make sure both your content and your links page are updated monthly atrepparttar 142539 very least. Ideally, you would want a high volume of incoming links being added daily, as well as site updates with fresh content, but if you don't haverepparttar 142540 time or energy forrepparttar 142541 constant writing and editing of your site, you should still be okay. Just remember, you will only get out ofrepparttar 142542 algorithm what you put into it.

Other Optimization Tips

Generally, just try and be careful on how you promote your website, and how it appears to Google inrepparttar 142543 first place. If you keep your site clean and updated often and your whois information current, you should have no problem getting decent listings on desired keywords. Just make sure your site in no way resembles a Spam site, either through falsified contact information or physical address, or throughrepparttar 142544 amount of keywords used on each page, or having your domain name registered for only one year.

For more detailed information on strategies and tips for utilizingrepparttar 142545 Google Algorithm, refer to Advanced Uses forrepparttar 142546 Google Algorithm

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