Learn about the Google Search Engine Tools

Written by Shell Harris

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Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates ofrepparttar latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:

* monitoring a developing news story

* keeping current on a competitor or industry

* gettingrepparttar 143310 latest on a celebrity or event

* keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams

Website Backgrounds

If you type in "info:(your website's URL)", Google will provide you background information about any site onrepparttar 143311 Internet. For instance, "info:www.bigoakinc.com" will show information about our homepage. Note there can be no space between info: andrepparttar 143312 web page URL.

Google can show yourepparttar 143313 following information for a URL:* Show Google's cache ofrepparttar 143314 URL

* Find web pages that are similarrepparttar 143315 URL

* Find web pages that link torepparttar 143316 URL

* Find web pages thatrepparttar 143317 URL links to

* Find web pages that containrepparttar 143318 term "(your website's URL)"

View indexed pages

If you use [site:(your website's URL)] as your query, Google will restrictrepparttar 143319 results to those websites inrepparttar 143320 given domain. For instance, [site:www.bigoakinc.com] will find pages within www.bigoakinc.com. Note there can be no space betweenrepparttar 143321 "site:" andrepparttar 143322 web page URL.

More than a Search Engine As you can see, Google can be much more than a simple search engine. It can be a creative marketing and research tool as well. Many other features are available on Google's site so take some time and look around next time you visit Google.

Shell Harris is an Internet marketing consultant and an SEO Specialist. He provides proven results for Website promotion. More articles can be found at http://bigoakinc.com/seo-articles/seo-articles.php

This article may be freely reprinted as long as all links and author information remain.

Website Promotion Ė Need Inspiration to Write Articles? Check Your Stats!

Written by Charles Essmeier

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articles are weaving their way throughrepparttar Web. Itís fascinating to see how your articles appear on Websites youíve never even heard of! If you do such a search on a daily basis, you will almost certainly seerepparttar 143240 number of links increase daily. Itís a great source of motivation to see thatrepparttar 143241 site that had 20 incoming links yesterday now has 200 today. Each of those links represents a place that someone can click to come to your site, and 200 links is nice, but why not 2000? The morerepparttar 143242 number of links increase,repparttar 143243 greaterrepparttar 143244 incentive you have to write more articles. More articles yield more links, and more links yields more traffic.

I started writing articles about eight weeks ago and Iíve been astounded atrepparttar 143245 results. One of my Websites went from zero incoming links to 1000 incoming links in just ten days! Once I saw how quicklyrepparttar 143246 links were increasing, I vowed to write at least one article per day. I begin each day by using a link popularity check software tool to count my incoming links. Such tools are freely available;; Link Popularity Check is one such tool. These tools show link counts for several different search engines at once. Iíll also checkrepparttar 143247 stats through my Web host to see whererepparttar 143248 incoming traffic to my sites is coming from. More often than not,repparttar 143249 visitors came from a site with a published article! Once I seerepparttar 143250 dayís link and visitor count, I am usually motivated to find a topic and writerepparttar 143251 article forrepparttar 143252 day.

Writing articles is a great way to generate incoming links to your Website, andrepparttar 143253 results can increase daily if you just keep up with it. It only takes a few minutes per day to write an article, andrepparttar 143254 time is well spent.

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