Five FAQ about Google PageRank

Written by Patrick Carlow

1. What is PageRank and why should I care about it?

PageRank is a formula that assigns a value to every page inrepparttar Google index. Google displays search results based on an algorithm which includesrepparttar 128300 value of PageRank. Sorepparttar 128301 higher your site's PageRank,repparttar 128302 more likely it is that you will receive a top listing onrepparttar 128303 search result page when someone types inrepparttar 128304 keywords for your site.

2. How can I viewrepparttar 128305 PageRank of my own or other websites?

It's very simple to see anyone's PageRank. Just download and installrepparttar 128306 Google toolbar. It's a very quick and easy install. Just be sure to chooserepparttar 128307 Advanced option duringrepparttar 128308 install sorepparttar 128309 PageRank of each site you visit will be displayed onrepparttar 128310 toolbar.

3. How is PageRank calculated?

I've seen a formula for PageRank posted on Internet websites and forums but have failed to see anyone give a satisfactory explanation ofrepparttar 128311 formula. The formula appears so complex you would probably have to be a mathematician to even have a chance to decipher it anyway. It looks something like this:

PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + ... + PR(tn)/C(tn))

I will attempt to explain it for you in plain English. Basically it works like this. The more links that point to your websiterepparttar 128312 higher your PageRank will be. The higherrepparttar 128313 PageRank ofrepparttar 128314 referring page that has your link on it,repparttar 128315 more PageRank you receive from Google. For every outgoing link that a page has,repparttar 128316 value of those links drop. So for example, a link from a page with a PageRank of 4, and only 3 other links, is worth more than a page with a PageRank of 5 and 100 links. It is also believed that Google assigns more value to a link that comes from a site with similar content. So as you can see, there are many variables when calculating PageRank.

Maximize Your Frames For Ultimate Search Engine Performance!

Written by Martin Lemieux

Maximize Your Frames For Ultimate Search Engine Performance! By Martin Lemieux

A few years back,repparttar "next big thing" to be was utilizing frames within your design. They would prove to be esthetically great for a design since a user wouldn't have to scroll down anymore, they could scroll though information within a window inrepparttar 128299 design.

Evenrepparttar 128300 big boys ofrepparttar 128301 industry tested and implemented frames right away but there was a big problem.... Search engines don't findrepparttar 128302 crutial information you want them too and here's why...

Let's say you have a page set up with 4 frames, one forrepparttar 128303 top header, one forrepparttar 128304 buttons onrepparttar 128305 left, one forrepparttar 128306 bottom andrepparttar 128307 last forrepparttar 128308 information inrepparttar 128309 middle.

For a search engine to look at one page, it would have to recognize and crawl through four pages of information just to piece together one layed-out page of your web site.

When it comes to better search engine performance, you want all search engines to find your crutial information as quickly as possible but with frames they literally have to go through a maze just to find one aspect of your business.

So if you are using frames within your design, here'srepparttar 128310 next logical step, either:

1) Re-design your site without using frames 2) Add more information built into your frames

Number 1 is pretty straight forward and I think you know what to do if you choose number 1.

Number 2 onrepparttar 128311 other hand gets a little tricky...

Assuming that you know enough about frames and that you haven't allowed usersrepparttar 128312 ability to scoll down every frame, let's start to implement more information within your frames.

NOTE: For already established web sites, you want to find out what frames have been indexed 1st and which ones haven't. The ones that have been indexed 1st arerepparttar 128313 ones you will add more links to.

Aside from that, what you want to do is pre-determine and select a frame that visitors CANNOT scroll up/down or side to side. Doing this will ensure that only search engines can see your information and notrepparttar 128314 user who might wonder what inrepparttar 128315 world you are doing.

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