Category: Indexing

What is a Web Crawler?

In the overall scheme of SEO, an important foundational area to keep an eye on is how a website is being crawled, and just how deep that crawl is. It is vitally important to make sure that all the pages…

Checking Website Health

Since Google does not like to show websites which have broken pages, errors, malware detected, or duplicate pages in their search results, it is important to monitor, on a regular basis, the health of your website pages. There are several…

SEO Best Practices Revisited

I thought it would be good to revisit some of the best practices for optimizing a website for ranking high in the search engines. These are practices that have been foundational and supported by Google. ON-PAGE PRACTICES Crawlable website –…

Social Engagement

In a recent article on Search Engine Watch, the author quoted Larry Page, CEO of Google, as saying that Google+ is the company’s (Google) “social spine.” This comment gives us some insight into how Google perceives Google+ and social engagement.…

Google’s Indexing Tool

Today Google added a new feature to their Webmaster Tools, allowing us to see the cumulative number of pages indexed over the past year. This feature also has an advanced section which shows not only totals of indexed pages, but…

Crawling and Indexing

Crawling isn’t what you think it is… At least, not in the cyber world. Here is a good explanation of what “Crawling” and “Indexing” are. From Google’s Help Section: Crawling Crawling is the process by which Googlebot discovers new and…