Five Ways To Win The Favor Of Search Engines

Written by Sean Felker

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When writingrepparttar content for your website, put yourself in other peopleís shoes. The people who will be your target audience or market. Knowrepparttar 150227 possible questions they might have about your topic, and give answers to them in your site.

3. Learn fromrepparttar 150228 best

Take time to browse and read sites that get lots of visitors and haverepparttar 150229 same topic as yours.

Take note of any recurring phrases in these sitesí text. These phrases are most likely keywords. Incorporate them in your own siteís content.

Donít saturate your site with keywords, though. You donít want to sound redundant to your site visitor. A 3% density level would be enough.

In searching forrepparttar 150230 right keywords, use Overtureís services. It may take quite some time, as it is more of a trial-and-error method, butrepparttar 150231 results are conclusive, and a pattern can easily be observed.

4. SubmitÖand re-submit

You will never get a certain job if you donít send in your application for it. The same thing applies to SEO.

If you want your site to be recognized by search engines, then go out of your way to register your site with them.

After a couple of weeks, search for your site by putting inrepparttar 150232 keywords you used in your content. If your site is still not coming up inrepparttar 150233 search results.

Do not give up, and just re-register and resubmit your site. Itís possible that your initial registration was discarded without being processed.

This usually happens because a lot of submissions are being done everyday.

5. Constantly update your site

This canít be stressed enough. Search engine spiders love sites which constantly change their content.

You canít build your site and expect it to last forever without any updates. There will come a time when those search engine spiders would stop fetching your site for query requests.

Hereís a tip: integrate a blog program in your site. Blogs have a user-friendly interface that allows easy updates.

Sean Felker is the publisher of the very successful and popular Work at Home and Making Money on the Internet blog:

60 Day Sandbox for Google & AskJeeves. MSN Quickest, Yahoo Next

Written by Mike Banks Valentine

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Slurp gets strangely inactive then alternately hyperactive for periods of time. The Yahoo crawler will look at 40 pages one day and then 4000repparttar next, then simply look atrepparttar 150099 home page for a few days and then jump back in for 3000 pagesrepparttar 150100 next day and back to only reviewing robots.txt for two days. Consistency is not a curse suffered by Slurp. Yahoo now shows 6 pages in their index, one an errors page and another is a "index/of" page as we have not posted a home page to several subdomains. But Slurp has crawled easily 15,000 pages to date.

Lessons learned inrepparttar 150101 first 60 days on a new site follow:

1) Google crawls 250 pages on first discovery of links to site. Then they don't return until they find more links and crawl slowly. Google has failed to index new domain for 60 days.

2) Yahoo looks for errors pages and once they find bad links will crawl them ceaselessly until you tell them to stop it. Then won't crawl at all for weeks until crawling heavily one day and lightlyrepparttar 150102 next in random fashion.

3) MSNbot requires robots.txt files and once they decide they like your site, may crawl too fast, requiring "crawl-delay" instructions in that robots.txt file. Implement immediately.

4) Bad bots can strain resources and hit too many pages too quickly until you tell them to stay out. We banned 3 bots outright after they slammed our servers for a day or two. Noted "aipbot" crawled first then "BecomeBot" came along and then "Pbot" from crawled heavily looking for image files we don't have. Bad bots, stay out. Best to implement robots.txt exclusions for all but top engines if their crawlers strain your server resources. We considered excludingrepparttar 150103 Chinese search engine named when they began crawling heavily early on. We don't expect much traffic from China, but why exclude one billion people? Especially since Google is rumored to be considering a possible purchase of as entry to Chinese market.

The bottom line is that we've discovered all engines seem to delay indexing of new domain names for at least thirty days. Google so far has delayed indexing THIS new domain for 60 days since first crawling it. AskJeeves has crawled thousands of pages, while indexing none of them. MSN indexes faster than all engines but requires robots.txt file. Yahoo's Slurp crawls on again off again for 60 days, but indexes only six of total 15,000 or more pages crawled to date.

We seem to have settled that there is a clear indexing delay, but whether this site specifically is "Sandboxed" and whether delays apply universally is less clear. Many webmasters claim that they have been indexed fully within 30 days of first posting a new domain. We'd love to see others track spiders through new sites following launch to document their results publicly so that indexing and crawling behavior are proven.

Mike Banks Valentine is a search engine optimization specialist who operates WebSite101 Ecommerce Tutorial and will continue reports of case study chronicling search indexing of Publish101 Article Resource

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