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  • NegBox 2:15 am on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Google Webmaster Tools, Googlebot, SEO   

    How to Get Google to Index Your Site Once and for All 

    Here’s an idea I tried with Google that worked as far as I could tell… After two weeks of submitting my SEO site via their Webmaster Tools and sending them a good Sitemap.xml (plus the site had the sitemap where it belongs – its a WordPress site), the Google dorkheads were not indexing it – They were downloading the sitemap every couple of hours but telling me they had indexed something ridiculous like ten pages… Out of over a thousand.

    Here’s the bright idea: I noticed back in March that when you create and run an ad on AdWords, you get a visit by the Googlebots… They scan you, they score you and they do other unspeakable things. Here’s a screen capture of the Googlebots as they were scanning my site:

    GoogleBots Scanning my Site

    So I took a CSV file with a list of all my URLs and smacked it into the Adwords Editor, created a new campaign with ridiculously low CPCs and set it to run – Mind you I had to chop up the list since it seems I have some serious limits on my AdWords account, so I put about half the list into it… A few MINUTES later Google reported 747 URLs indexed! Coincidence? You try it and tell me.

     
    • Mike Chiasson 11:00 am on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Heh now that you mention it this make sense. I had a few landing pages get indexed and I couldn’t figure out why. I have a domain I use a lot for PPV traffic and so I just will be like mikemaindomain.com/ppv1 and not worry about editing robots.txt since there will be no actual web links to the product. However a few of these got indexed and couldn’t figure out how. However I know I was running some adwords tests on them at some point.

      GREAT TIP though. Thanks for sharing!

  • NegBox 3:55 am on April 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Backlinks, PDF, SEO   

    Backlinks inside PDF PPT etc? 

    I’m wondering weather backlinks inside PDF or PPT files might be easier to disseminate and how they affect ranking… Hmm… Interesting idea.

     
  • NegBox 9:31 pm on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Opportunity, SEO   

    New Site: Countdown Initiated 

    I decided to give that low-hanging-fruit I mentioned a while back a GO. What the heck, lets go for it. Its an SEO job, essentially. If it works out, it will be stellar – if it bombs, I hope it doesn’t splatter.

    I had four 2Ghz cores crunching the data for the site for about 48 hs during the weekend… My back-of the-envelope calculations say that it should take about 15 hours to shuttle the content to the site – even with the 4x bigger pipe I asked for. I have no clue how long it will take to get everything online and accessible – there’s a couple of things I still need to figure out how I’m going to pull them off.

    Ideally, shortly afterwards this scene should unfold in the market space I’m entering:

    However, for visitors, the site should look and feel like this:

     
  • NegBox 8:47 pm on March 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Form, Link Exchange, SEO   

    I’m analyzing the HTML of a site out there.. They have a hidden form, its a Form tag that contains links with likely SEO descriptions. Seems like a “link exchange” or link juice passing. Don’t really know, but looks very odd.

     
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