Google for Webmasters
Your site and Google  Discovering    Crawling   Indexing   Ranking and                                         Serving
Your content and GoogleGetting pages in (and out) of Google’s indexMaking your site accessible…And smartly labeled
How Google discovers your site  Organic links  Add URL tool: http://www.google.com/addurl/  Sitemaps
Discoverability – Sitemaps    XML Sitemaps    Useful for:         Dynamic content         Websites with few incoming links...
Telling Google what not to indexYou may wish to block from search engines…          Private information          Sections ...
Understanding accessibilityAccessibility is a critical component of web sites, enabling…    Effective crawling by Googlebo...
Accessibility and GooglebotGooglebot is good at crawling text:    HTML    PDFs, docs, txts, etcMore challenging for Google...
Making your images more accessible           <img src=“googlebot.jpg” alt=“googlebot with flowers”>       “Googlebot -- wh...
Dynamic & media rich content suggestions Design for accessibility                        Design with progressive          ...
Importance of titles and descriptions                                HTML Code:                                <title>Goog...
Duplicate contentWhat is duplicate content?           Example: article and printer version of the siteBest practices:     ...
Ranking – Relevance and importance   Sites listings are prioritized algorithmically according to pages’…   Relevance      ...
Understanding PageRank   Now just one of more than two hundred ranking components   Based more upon quality (rather than q...
Fluctuations in PageRank and ranking   Rankings fluctuate!   (Hundreds of ranking signals, with over 450 updated last year...
Keeping your site strong: Webmaster Guidelines   Put yourself in your users’ shoes   Treat Googlebot the same way as your ...
Google’s resources for webmastersGoogle’s official blog, help center, discussion group, and beyond
Webmaster Central                                        Tools                                        Submit your content ...
Webmaster Tools – An insider’s view of your siteGoogle Webmaster Tools provides you a free and easy way to make your sitem...
Webmaster Tools – Helping Google help you   Communicate with Google   Adjust crawl rates   Delete outdated sitelinks   Rep...
Webmaster Tools – Discover moreLearn how to use Webmaster Tools more in depth:http://www.google.com/webmasters/edu/quickst...
Google Webmaster Central Blog    The Google Webmaster Central Blog    Official Google communications directed at    Webmas...
Google Webmaster Help Center   Hundreds of articles in more than two dozen languages   Getting started guides, tips, guide...
Google Webmaster Help Group    The Webmaster Help Group can    be reached via the link in    Webmaster Central    Experien...
Google Webmaster Central         www.google.com/webmasters
Other useful tools and resourcesGoogle offers many tools and products that can help you betterunderstand your site and enh...
Creating and sharing compelling content
Deeper understanding of your site’s visitors    Google Analytics    http://www.google.com/analytics/         Discover wher...
Research and keep track of your marketTrends – http://www.google.com/trendsReader – http://www.google.com/readerAlerts – h...
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Google for webmasters

  1. 1. Google for Webmasters
  2. 2. Your site and Google Discovering Crawling Indexing Ranking and Serving
  3. 3. Your content and GoogleGetting pages in (and out) of Google’s indexMaking your site accessible…And smartly labeled
  4. 4. How Google discovers your site Organic links Add URL tool: http://www.google.com/addurl/ Sitemaps
  5. 5. Discoverability – Sitemaps XML Sitemaps Useful for: Dynamic content Websites with few incoming links Large archive of content pages Provides Google with information on: When the site was last updated How often it changes The relative importance of pages on your site http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=40318 And http://www.sitemaps.org
  6. 6. Telling Google what not to indexYou may wish to block from search engines… Private information Sections or pages “under construction”Blocking options include… Robots.txt http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py? answer=35302 Meta tags http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=93710 NOTE: Not to be used simultaneously to block the same set of pages.
  7. 7. Understanding accessibilityAccessibility is a critical component of web sites, enabling… Effective crawling by Googlebot Browsing and interacting on a mobile device Understanding of content by the sight-impaired
  8. 8. Accessibility and GooglebotGooglebot is good at crawling text: HTML PDFs, docs, txts, etcMore challenging for Googlebot: Images and movies Dynamic and rich content: Flash, JavaScript, frames, or dynamically generated URLsAdvice: View your site in a text-only browser:
  9. 9. Making your images more accessible <img src=“googlebot.jpg” alt=“googlebot with flowers”> “Googlebot -- what a dreamboat. Its like he knows us <head>, <body>, and soul.” Describe the important content of each image in text Use alt-text Descriptive file names
  10. 10. Dynamic & media rich content suggestions Design for accessibility Design with progressive Focus on users enhancement Multiple browsers Navigation in HTML, then add Mobile phone your rich content Screen readers Example: YouTubeFor best uses of Flash:http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2007/07/best-uses-of-flash.htmlFor best uses of Ajax:http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2007/11/spiders-view-of-web-20.html
  11. 11. Importance of titles and descriptions HTML Code: <title>Google Webmaster Central</title>
  12. 12. Duplicate contentWhat is duplicate content? Example: article and printer version of the siteBest practices: 301s Preferred domain feature Robots.txt fileFor more helpful tips:http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2008/09/demystifying-duplicate-content-penalty.html
  13. 13. Ranking – Relevance and importance Sites listings are prioritized algorithmically according to pages’… Relevance Matching the search to the page Taking into account geography In some cases, considering a user’s web history Importance http://www.google.com/technology http://www.google.com/history Pigeons (http://www.google. com/technology/pigeonrank.html)
  14. 14. Understanding PageRank Now just one of more than two hundred ranking components Based more upon quality (rather than quantity) of incoming and natural links Buying or selling links to pass PageRank is against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=66356 Best methods to increase PageRank: Create great content Participate thoughtfully in relevant communities online and offline
  15. 15. Fluctuations in PageRank and ranking Rankings fluctuate! (Hundreds of ranking signals, with over 450 updated last year alone) Algorithmic updates Changes in your site’s contents Changes in other sites’ contents Violation of Google Webmaster Guidelines
  16. 16. Keeping your site strong: Webmaster Guidelines Put yourself in your users’ shoes Treat Googlebot the same way as your human users (don’t cloak!) Make sure outgoing links point to relevant resources that reflect well on you Read our Webmaster Guidelines: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769
  17. 17. Google’s resources for webmastersGoogle’s official blog, help center, discussion group, and beyond
  18. 18. Webmaster Central Tools Submit your content to Google Blog Help Center Documentation Discussion GroupWebmaster Central aims to provide relevant resources and tools to helpwebmasters get the best experience with Google. http://www.google.com/webmasters
  19. 19. Webmaster Tools – An insider’s view of your siteGoogle Webmaster Tools provides you a free and easy way to make your sitemore Google-friendly. Using this tool, you and other site owners can: Get Google’s view of your website and diagnose potential problems See how your site is performing Add a Sitemap
  20. 20. Webmaster Tools – Helping Google help you Communicate with Google Adjust crawl rates Delete outdated sitelinks Report spam and paid links File a reconsideration request
  21. 21. Webmaster Tools – Discover moreLearn how to use Webmaster Tools more in depth:http://www.google.com/webmasters/edu/quickstartguide/index.html
  22. 22. Google Webmaster Central Blog The Google Webmaster Central Blog Official Google communications directed at Webmasters Announcements New Features Information on indexing, ranking, guidelinesEnglish: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/German: http://googlewebmastercentral-de.blogspot.com/Chinese: http://www.googlechinawebmaster.com/
  23. 23. Google Webmaster Help Center Hundreds of articles in more than two dozen languages Getting started guides, tips, guidelines, and more
  24. 24. Google Webmaster Help Group The Webmaster Help Group can be reached via the link in Webmaster Central Experienced webmasters and Googlers answer your questions.16 languages supported as of July 2008:English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Swedish,Finnish, Danish, Russian, Hebrew, Hungarian, Turkish, and Chinese
  25. 25. Google Webmaster Central www.google.com/webmasters
  26. 26. Other useful tools and resourcesGoogle offers many tools and products that can help you betterunderstand your site and enhance your users’ experiences. Create and share compelling content Gain a deeper understanding of your site’s visitors Get insight into your competitors and competitive space
  27. 27. Creating and sharing compelling content
  28. 28. Deeper understanding of your site’s visitors Google Analytics http://www.google.com/analytics/ Discover where your visitors come from Learn how they interact with your site Website Optimizer http://www.google.com/websiteoptimizer/ Test different combinations of site content Increase visitor conversion rates and satisfaction
  29. 29. Research and keep track of your marketTrends – http://www.google.com/trendsReader – http://www.google.com/readerAlerts – http://www.google.com/alerts http://www.google. com/options
  30. 30. Thank You
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