Friday, June 02, 2006

Search Engines Crawler

Search engine crawler (spider also called as robot) is a software program that crawl your website pages, records the changes in your web pages and stores them in its database, which is useful for giving you results against your search queries.

Visits of a spider to any website is depends upon relevancy of the website i.e. content of the page, linking structure, link popularity, link saturation, updates in page etc. Each search engine has its own spiders (software programs). And they are having their own individual technology of crawling websites. For example Google’s spider name is Googlebot, Yahoo! Slurp, MSN’s MSNBot etc.

Google crawls every website as per the relevancy given. And this relevancy depends upon link popularity, age of the domain and page rank assigned by google from 01 to 10. Google crawl some websites daily and some website weekly. It may crawl some website pages monthly also. It is totally depends upon your website contents and linking structure.

I advice you all that design your website visitor friendly as well as crawler friendly by writing unique contents and sophisticated linking structure. This will help your website to achieve boost in search engine ranking and promote your company’s products on internet.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Job Profile of Search Engine Optimizer - Career in SEO

To become SEO or to do search engine optimizer’s job require some web designing skills, internet marketing knowledge and most important is reading habit. Reading various articles on search engine optimization and internet marketing will make you expert SEO.

Basic Job profile of search engine optimizer involves following tasks :

1. Submitting website to major search engines to get crawled and indexed by search engine crawlers
2. Submitting website to free web directories to generate one way inbound links
3. Reciprocal link development – exchanging links with good quality websites and directories
4. Reading website pages thoroughly to find out visitor + search engine friendly keywords.
5. Preparation of Title Tags with suitable keywords
6. Preparation of description tag – means making exact summary of what web page is presenting.
7. Modification of web page contents to make them search engine friendly as well as visitor friendly.
8. Writing good articles or newsletter on products, related to website.
9. Participation in SEO forum to learn and earn more knowledge from experts.
10. Tracking search engine ranking results and drafting daily or weekly report.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Period for Search Engine Optimization Project

Search engine optimization is a monitoring & reading activity and totally depends upon the contents and structure of the website, so it is time consuming job. SEO is a continuous process, depends upon the update in algorithm of the search engines. Each search engine have their own algorithm technology. The search engine like Goggle loves unique contents with unique title tag, MSN gives higher appearance in search results for those having high link popularity and good title tag, Yahoo gives importance to description tags etc. etc., Therefore a site may rank high in one search engine and lower in another.

Nobody can say that search engines technology will always remain constant; it may change and improve as per the new search techniques and ideas. If an expert guarantees you about number one position for life time then that is a tip off that they are not really an expert.

Today’s market is very very competitive and if you want to command the market and want to become leader in the market; you should be always ahead of your competitors. In the internet marketing if you stop doing SEO activities then you may or may not remain in top 10 to 20 results. It is totally depends upon how much competition do your business have.

For eg. suppose my company is offering web hosting services and in today’s date web hosting field is very competitive. So for web hosting keyword today I am in top 20, but it is possible that I may not remain in top 50 results in future. But if you have less competition then your results will remain stable which helps you to increase the chances of appearing in top search engine ranking results.

Therefore there is no way to guarantee specific search engine rankings over a duration of time because constant "algorithmic" modifications within individual engines can cause placements to rise, slip or be lost all together.

As per my experience, SEO is a time consuming activity. In this field, results are not immediate, just conduct SEO activities and wait for few days to know results of your working. From last one year I am in search engine optimization field and I found that Google updates its database (google dance) every three month (may take more than three months also) and that’s why you can see changes in Google Page Rank for every three months. Search engine ranking positions of every search engine changes daily or weekly and its depends on how much competition the given keyword have.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Keyword Research & Analysis : Important Keyword Selection Criteria

In search engine optimization service the first important criteria is selection of keywords. And that’s why selecting traffic friendly keywords for your website pages is an important strategy while doing SEO activities. Webmaster of ever websites loves traffic to their website and if visitors are not using your written keywords for searching your products, you will not get traffic.

So optimizing website with unrelated keywords makes your total search engine optimization campaign fruitless. According to me selecting the exact keywords suitable to your business target markets is an important tactic because it brings traffic – unique visitors to your website which may become your customers in future. Millions of buyers daily searching for various products they want to buy on the internet and to bring these buyers to your website, you will have to go for right keyword optimization.

While doing keyword research and analysis always keep one thing in mind you are optimizing your website to bring quality traffic – visitors for your products and not the other unrelated topics. So first of all you have to study four to six websites of your competitors – read what types of keywords they have used or how their site is optimized and finding out popular keywords related to your business - target market by using various keyword selection tools available on internet. I am using Overture Search Term Suggestion Tool available at This types of tools helps us to tell about the popularity of keywords. Make a list of 25 to 30 keywords which are visitor friendly, traffic oriented, best suitable to your target market. Then put these important keywords in your HTML tags as per suitable to your contents of the page.

So guys n girls are you read to optimize your keywords…Yes……Right!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Writing Unique contents for your website

Writing contents which are totally different from others – Unique Contents

Copying web page contents from other’s website is very easy but getting page rank for that web page is very difficult. It is not at all useful when we are talking about search engine technology. Search engine like Google may punish your website for duplicate contents – text. (Read Google Webmaster Guidelines) So from search engine point of view as well as reader’s point of view, writing your own – unique contents is very much important.

Unique contents are having its own importance because readers and visitors to your website gets good and new information to read. Search engine like Google and Yahoo gives extreme importance to unique contents and this will helps your website to come in top results of search engines for your important business oriented keywords or key phrases.

Writing unique contents is difficult but not so difficult that you cannot write your contents. For writing unique contents the most probable thing is you have to increase your knowledge – information by reading various websites on same topic. It will help you to increase your database. After that just write rough heading points on a paper and after that explain them in your own words and prepare new sentences. After writing a rough article (contents) read it and find spelling or grammatical mistakes. After reading you will automatically come to know, which text to modify and where to place technical keywords in text.

That's it Guys!!! Your own, unique, technical contents are ready to publish on website.