This is Part II of Google Webmaster Chat. You may also want to read Part I.
Web Search Engines including Google, Yahoo, Windows Live
Q: What are the benefits of submitting a sitemap to Google Webmaster dashboard if your website is already crawled well by Google?
Relevant Outbound links to authority / quality websites on your blog / website can boost your organic rankings in Google and other search engines.
The Google Webmaster Guidelines document recommends using a text web browser called Lynx to help people visualize how Google spiders will see their websites.
The I’m Feeling Lucky button automatically takes you to the first web page returned for your query on Google website. An I’m Feeling Lucky search means less time searching for web pages and more time looking at them.
We have no clue how Google decides the ranking of pictures in Google Images but they are probably giving more preference to fresh content in image search results.
All these web domains are hosted on the same web server as google.com (18.104.22.168) and they are replicas of Google. Now even Google records your search queries for genuine reasons but if you are not convinced, theres a way to prevent Google from recording search habits.
Search for tags on various RSS blog search engines and social bookmarking sites from one location.
From GA Support – A pageview is defined as a view of a page on your site that is being tracked by the Analytics tracking code.
Googling your name or ego-surfing is easy on blogs and sites that offer RSS feeds but how do you track your name on web pages, message boards and mailing lists that are without RSS Feeds. Read this guide.
Search engines love to find things that search engine optimizers have a difficult time in manipulating — such as domain age — because they feel like this helps them to keep their index/rankings pure.
This visual heat map suggests how web searchers navigate scan the search results shown on Google pages and which areas on the Google web page tend to get the maximum attention.
Some things that you can do only with Yahoo! search not Google. That includes song lyrics search, compose email, search shortcuts and the incredibly useful linkdomain search operator of Yahoo!
Google is removing XML RSS feeds from their search index. As a first step, FeedBurner feeds are no longer indexed by Google.
There exists dozens of specialised search engines that are extremely efficient and innovative though not very popular. Letâ€™s discover some of these hidden or unexplored gems on the internet that are not Google or Yahoo – they will help you quickly find the information you are looking for.
Contextual Google Adsense Referrals – Google Overrides the settings specified by Adsense Publishers to show referral text link ads that are related to the content of the web page.
Airtel and Google have entered into a partnership where Google Search will be made available on Airtel Live! WAP portal. Google Search on wap.google.com only displays search results on the internet, and will not be the same as search results on Airtel Live! portal.
With Jaiku, Google knows what exactly you are doing – so they can serve more targeted advertising.
Google Images (China) Google Images (North America) How China Filters Internet
We’re trying to go further than current industry standards, too, by being as transparent as we can possibly be in telling you about what data we keep, how long we keep it, and so on.