CategorySearch Engine Optimization
Google Page Rank Explained?
16th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 56

Google Page Rank Explained?

Many of ProBlogger.net readers are reporting in comments significant changes in their blog’s Google Page Rankings in this latest update. Those sites that are reporting the largest changes tend to be new sites (which is understandable) with older more mature blogs reporting only minor (if any) changes. Every time Google ...more
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Google is Page Rank Update – July 05
15th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 34

Google is Page Rank Update – July 05

Forums are reporting that Google is doing a Toolbar Page Rank update – I’m yet to notice any significant changes but have chatted to a few bloggers who noticed big leaps and falls in their blogs. Is it impacting you yet? As per usual it’s too early to tell where ...more
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Basic SEO Tactics
13th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Basic SEO Tactics

If climbing the Search Engine Rankings is your priority at the moment and you’re not sure where to start – give Duncan’s article on Basic SEO tactics for bloggers a read. It’s solid advice.
Search Engine Optimization
How to Get Indexed by Google
12th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 103

How to Get Indexed by Google

I’ve had a few readers write to let me know that they’re having trouble getting indexed by Google and asking for advice. There are a lot of different theories on how to get into Google’s search returns but by far the simplest way to do it that I’ve found is ...more
Search Engine Optimization
MSN Search Update in Progress?
12th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 7

MSN Search Update in Progress?

I’ve noticed quite a few people in Search Engine forums over the past day commenting on changes that they are experiencing in MSN Search results for their sites. It looks like they have an update of some sort in progress. I noticed earlier today significant shifts (mainly downward) in my ...more
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BlogSpot Spam Blogs
2nd of July 2005 andymatic 7

BlogSpot Spam Blogs

Geektronica makes a few observations about the growing fat of BlogSpot: I’ve been cruising the Blogspot world lately looking for cool stuff that the bigger geeklogs might have missed (and I found some cool knitting sites as a result last time I did this). What I’ve found, though, is that ...more
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Google Sitemaps
4th of June 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Google Sitemaps

Yesterday Google launched Google Sitemaps which they describe as follows: ‘Google Sitemaps is an easy way for you to help improve your coverage in the Google index. It’s a collaborative crawling system that enables you to communicate directly with Google to keep us informed of all your web pages, and ...more
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Google Page Rank Reappears
31st of May 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Google Page Rank Reappears

SEO addicts are breathing a sigh of relief today after the Disappearance of Google Page Rank seemingly being rectified in the last few hours. The green bar on the Google Toolbar has returned. For the average web surfer and blogger the loss of PR would have had little impact but ...more
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Google Page Rank Gone?
29th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Google Page Rank Gone?

Discussion forums around the web today are buzzing with talk of major problems (or are they just changes) at Google. Earlier in the day Google’s cache server was down and more recently people have started noticing Page Rank has disappeared on many sites – including Google itself. Of course this ...more
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