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Then after a few weeks has passed the links dissapare, and they are replayed by an old link with the wrong title of the page.
The pages are listed in yahoo, under a different title but i don't know if that has an effect...
Could someone explain where the problem lies?
Thanks in advance!
Minty Fresh (Google's refresh bot) grabbed your pages as "brand new" or "fresh" which helps them get ranked high in results.
Although short lived - when the next refresh update occurs (usually the next day or two) they disappear in favor of "more fresh" pages.
The good side - googlebot now knows these pages exist - you will get listed in the next monthly update (or possibly the one after).
The bad side - refresh ranks rarely reflect actual positions which can be substantially lower in results than you anticipate.
Refresh data/listings/rankings/pages etc., have nothing to do with monthly crawls, completely independent.
adding... this is why refresh listings tend to rank high, they are comparatively ranked only with pages of that refresh rather than the complete index.
[edited by: fathom at 12:08 pm (utc) on Dec. 30, 2002]
In other words, i made certain that the title and description were short enough and that no word was repeated more than three times in the metakeywords.
Is there something else that I could do in order for google to index all pages?
Another question: Does the pagerank calculate those of my pages that are not indexed? I mean if i have all my links to other sites on one page does it matter if it is indexed or no?
[edited by: Marcia at 12:41 pm (utc) on Dec. 31, 2002]
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Not ranked -- Grey bar; Guessament tends to be the average PR value of the directory level, or PR5 which ever is less (this is based only on observations rather than known parameters).
This really depends what pages (and the links on those pages) were indexed.
Normally Googlebot does a "hit & run" the first time round, don't worry too much, it will return to grab the whole site.
Scrub the web Meta information is rather old - it would be extremely valuable to read up on some of the threads in The Marketing World
[webmasterworld.com] for more updated info.
[edited by: fathom at 2:07 pm (utc) on Dec. 30, 2002]
Well.. there are only two things that you can do, try to add a couple of pages a week to your site so that when the Googlebot visits there is always new content for it to read and hunt for those links!
Have a read of this post from Brett:
Good luck :)
So now I'll just need to wait i guess...
[edited by: Marcia at 12:40 pm (utc) on Dec. 31, 2002]
I know a site who doesn't regularly update their site, corp info et al that are so old, keeps the products always available for sale, very small market but is ranked very high. I inspected their code, and found nothing special.
Occassionaly I see their ad but that's it. What is the basis of Google for all these? I hope the company is not using tricks but then again if it does Google will be able to find out right away and immediately punish the site.
So what is the real deal?
I dont believe purely that content alone can give a good footing
Here is what superb content can do without any assistance from optimization.
First content should be defined.
Informative, educational value, knowledge or skillset building, interactive demonstration models.
Something around the theme of "how to..."
So... this has been developed, submit to DMOZ, and get a few links pointing to it (just so Googlebot has a few paths to quickly index), now forget about it.
1. Index in Google - possibly added to DMOZ.
2. A few webmaster, site owners find it & and link.
3. Monitor logfiles noting any referrals & check the page.
4. Add a links page to your page indicating these sites in some meaningful way & link back. In addition, add a "request a link from" offer link anchors/image "gif" for links to you as well as a "add your link".
5. Googlebot crawls these links
6. Index update in Google slight improvement in ranking.
Steps 2 through 6 continue to occur & without 6 - 12 updates your #1.
Start a new informative, educational value, knowledge or skillset building, or interactive demonstration models on a slightly different theme and repeat Steps 1 - 6.
The vast majority of your time was spent developing "content" the remainder of your physical work can be calculated in minutes/month.
Of course you can't do this with just any old blog of information - people have to want it for content development to work.