Abandoned by Google! Googlebot, Wherefore Art Thou Googlebot?
As a search engine optimization specialist I often optimize existing web pages for small business clients, upload them to the site and see pages re-indexed by Google within a week. This only happens with existing business sites that have been online for a few years. Google seems to be updating their index as often as every other week at this point and older established sites that are already indexed seem to be re- crawled on that twice a month schedule on a fairly routine basis.
Two clients that hired me for recent work saw their rankings shoot to the top for a newly targeted search phrase in a weekend when I did optimization on a Thursday and they were ranked instantly by Saturday. Now keep in mind that this doesn't happen for everyone, only those that have been online for some period and already have significant content that simply needs tweaking and proper title and metatag information added. They usually have relatively good existing PageRank and do well for other RELEVANT search phrases already. I offer that warning only to avoid instilling false hopes in anyone hoping to achieve the same instant ranking boost overnight.
Those clients that do succeed in this way are often thrilled with the results accomplished in such short order. I'd love to be able to offer that type of ranking boosts to everyone, but some are more equal than others when it comes to easy, inexpensive SEO tune-ups that rev up your rankings overnight. Your mileage may vary.
WHY DO NEW SITES SUFFER?
What is going on with newer sites that don't get crawled for months? I've got a client, a newer attorney directory that offers tons of great information in the form of articles on specific areas of law, links to incredibly valuable and relevant legal sites and over 600,000 attorneys listed by practice area and state. Yet the site has not been re-crawled by Google for over 3 months! Now this would not be such a big issue for many sites, but this site is relatively new and we've optimized all the titles, tags & page text, created a complete site map and placed links to all these resources on the front page.
I know that the site is not being crawled because Google's cached copy of the front page shows it before we did the work four months ago, without the new links and without title tags. We've submitted the site by hand, (manually) once a month for three months via the Google Add URL page. http://www.google.com/addurl.html When the hand submission failed to get it re-indexed for four months, we submitted the sitemap page, which has not been crawled at all. Google shows only ONE page on this site, when in fact it has thousands of pages, a sitemap and dozens static pages!
Part of the problem is that this site must be dynamic, since a database of over 632,000 attorneys must be accessed, retrieved and served for any of those law firms searched for to be returned to the site visitor. Google warns owners of dynamic sites that Googlebot may not crawl dynamically generated pages with "?"" question marks in the URL. This is to avoid crashing the server with too many concurrent page requests from Google's spider. http://www.google.com/webmasters/2.html#A1
The solution to this dynamic URL problem has been discussed widely in search engine forums and solutions have been bandied about including software provided by SEO's, URL re-write techniques for dynamic pages on APACHE servers http://www.alistapart.com/articles/urls/ and PHP pages http://www.stargeek.com/php-seo.php to generate search engine friendly URL's. Others recommend simply adding static HTML sitemap pages as alternatives for the search engine spiders. In this instance the client's developer simply said "I can't do that (PHP solution) on this server". So we resorted to putting up the static HTML sitemap pages with hard-coded
URLS to the main 54 pages of the site at http://lawfirm411.com/Law-Firm-411-sitemap.html This should get at least those fifty pages crawled by Googlebot, but Googles' spider appears not to be crawling this site at all. How do we know this? See for yourself by using the following query in the search box at Google: allinurl:www.lawfirm411.com where the result page shows ONE page in the results. If you try that query on your own site (replace your own domain name for lawfirm411.com), you'll see the results lists ALL your pages.
The site home page was crawled by Google four months ago, when they took their "Cached Snapshot" of the page. You can see this by visiting the Google cached page here: http://184.108.40.206/search?sourceid=navclient&;ie=UTF-8&q=cache:www.lawfirm411.com where the date of this snapshot is "Apr 20, 2004 07:42:19 GMT" and they haven't been back since. The page in that snapshot has none of the newly added links, an outdated title tag, and old content.
This problem is not unique to this site. One client we worked with two years ago had a dynamically generated, framed site! Those two site structures have always given search engines trouble. Their site was not crawled at all and only the front page showed up. Our solution was to create a second domain (owned by the client), which had static HTML pages that precisely mirrored the content of the client's framed, dynamically generated site. Guess what happened after Googlebot crawled the static site? Google indexed the framed site in full and then banned the static site from the index! Not an approach we advocate, but the one that worked for this client.
We're still searching for ways to get Googlebot back to LawFirm411.com before creating that new static site, but decided to share this odd experience with the SEO community before going to any extremes. Google provides over 70% of most search engine referred traffic to ALL of our clients and we realized we can't site idly by and see a major client languish because Googlebot didn't like what it found at the client site on the first visit four months ago. This issue dogs newer sites in other places as well. The Open Directory Project has also become notoriously slow in adding new sites to the directory and in this case, has not picked up this site even after 6 regular monthly submissions. The web playing field may have begun tilting toward older, established sites and away from new ones.
Mike Banks Valentine is the SEO for http://www.lawfirm411.com
Contact him at http://www.seoptimism.com/SEO_Contact.htm
Improve Your Small Business Online at our Ecommerce Tutorial
Never Miss an SEO Trick with This Step-by-Step Approach from Cocolyze Search Engine Journal
How SEO Hygiene Supports Your Site & Marketing Goals Over Time Search Engine Journal
How to Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for SEO Search Engine Journal
5 Ways to Boost SEO on Your WordPress Site Business 2 Community
Will Older & Outdated Articles Hurt My SEO? Search Engine Journal
7 Ways to Improve SEO on Your WordPress Site Search Engine Journal
SEO's Place in a Cookieless Web: Is Content the New Cookie? Search Engine Journal
3 Data Skill Sets You Need to Succeed in Data SEO Search Engine Journal
How to Measure SEO Results Business 2 Community
SERP Analysis Tools For SEO and Ranking? Search Engine Journal
How SEO Forecasting Can Help You Get the Right Clients SEO forecasting can help you acquire - Search Engine Journal
How SEO Forecasting Can Help You Get the Right Clients SEO forecasting can help you acquire Search Engine Journal
Things to know before hiring an SEO expert PostBulletin.com
Scalable SEO: Tips & Advice from 20 Enterprise Experts Search Engine Journal
Google Page Experience Update: 13 Things to know about the new SEO Ranking Factors for 2021 - Digital Information World
Google Page Experience Update: 13 Things to know about the new SEO Ranking Factors for 2021 Digital Information World
12 of Your Most Common SEO Questions Answered: The Ultimate Search Engine Optimization FAQ Guide - Business 2 Community
12 of Your Most Common SEO Questions Answered: The Ultimate Search Engine Optimization FAQ Guide Business 2 Community
Google's John Mueller: 'Now's The Perfect Time' For an SEO Side Hustle Search Engine Journal
Trends That Will Shake Up The SEO World In The Future Search Engine Roundtable
How To Live More Sustainably With Environmental Lifestyle Expert Danny Seo Houston Public Media
How to Create an SEO Law Firm Blogging Strategy Search Engine Journal
9 Journalism Tactics that Work for SEO Content Writing Search Engine Journal
The State of SEO in 2021 [Infographic] Social Media Today
A Technical SEO Guide to Advanced Core Web Vitals Optimization Search Engine Journal
SEO Tips To Help Boost Your Law Firm's Visibility Online The National Law Review
WordPress SEO and Site Migrations with Arsen Rabinovich [Podcast] Search Engine Journal
A Case For Why Law Firms Need To Utilize SEO - VENTS Magazine
Why is Digital PR Important for SEO and Link Building? Big News Network
How to Do Topic Research for Video SEO Business 2 Community
5 Daily Habits of a Successful SEO Professional Search Engine Journal
Scaling Enterprise SEO: Evangelizing Success & Communicating With the C-Suite - Search Engine Journal
Scaling Enterprise SEO: Evangelizing Success & Communicating With the C-Suite Search Engine Journal
SEO Sessions At Google I/O Search Engine Roundtable
SEO Professionals: Stop Sharing Debunked Zero-Click Search Statistics Search Engine Journal
The importance of advanced SEO Business MattersBusiness Matters
YouTube SEO: How to Boost Your Video Rankings Business 2 Community
13 Best Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketing and SEO Search Engine Journal
What do you know about SEO and its Working Criteria? - VENTS Magazine
How to Attract Backlinks to Your Law Firm Website Search Engine Journal
Park Seo Joon Reflects On His Filmography + Celebrity Friends Congratulate Him On 10th Debut Anniversary - soompi
Park Seo Joon Reflects On His Filmography + Celebrity Friends Congratulate Him On 10th Debut Anniversary soompi
Lillywhite, Seo have Timpview girls cruising for repeat 5A girls golf title; Lone Peak leads 6A - KSL.com
Lillywhite, Seo have Timpview girls cruising for repeat 5A girls golf title; Lone Peak leads 6A KSL.com
Actor Park Seo Joon offered a role in an upcoming thriller drama by ‘Dr Romantic’ writer - Times of India
Actor Park Seo Joon offered a role in an upcoming thriller drama by ‘Dr Romantic’ writer Times of India
Use URL Structure SEO to Drive Customers to Your Website Business 2 Community
10 Best YouTube Keyword Tool Alternatives Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Optimization Market : Worldwide Industry Analysis and New Market Opportunities Explored by 2025 |com, SpyFu(US), SEMrush(US), LinkResearchTools(Austria), SEO Book(Greece) – The Shotcaller - The Shotcaller
Search Engine Optimization Market : Worldwide Industry Analysis and New Market Opportunities Explored by 2025 |com, SpyFu(US), SEMrush(US), LinkResearchTools(Austria), SEO Book(Greece) – The Shotcaller The Shotcaller
What brands should know about image and video SEO Bizcommunity.com
Jose Hernando, Author at Search Engine Journal Search Engine Journal
Han So Hee to replace Seo Ye Ji in the upcoming drama Island? Read her agency’s reply to the rumors - PINKVILLA
Han So Hee to replace Seo Ye Ji in the upcoming drama Island? Read her agency’s reply to the rumors PINKVILLA
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools Market Research 2021 Observational studies with leading manufacturers| Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, Google, KWFinder, MOZ, SEMRush – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools Market Research 2021 Observational studies with leading manufacturers| Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, Google, KWFinder, MOZ, SEMRush – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Watch: Seo In Guk And Park Bo Young Pay Attention To The Tiniest Details While Holding Hands In “Doom At Your Service” - soompi
Watch: Seo In Guk And Park Bo Young Pay Attention To The Tiniest Details While Holding Hands In “Doom At Your Service” soompi
How to Develop an International Digital Marketing Strategy Global Trade Magazine
Seo Ye Ji will not attend Baeksang Arts Awards, agency confirms GMA News Online
Lee Do Hyun's Youth Of May and Seo In Guk's Doom At Your Service go head to head in the ratings battle - PINKVILLA
Lee Do Hyun's Youth Of May and Seo In Guk's Doom At Your Service go head to head in the ratings battle PINKVILLA
Seo Ye Ji Continues To Lead ‘TikTok Popularity Star’ Votings, Netizens React - Korea Portal (English Edition)
Seo Ye Ji Continues To Lead ‘TikTok Popularity Star’ Votings, Netizens React Korea Portal (English Edition)
Content Delivery Network (CDN): What It Is & How It Works Search Engine Journal
SEO Software Market Precise Outlook 2021 – Link-Assistant.Com, Pro Rank Tracker, Noble Samurai, AgencyAnalytics Inc., G2 Crowd – The Shotcaller - The Shotcaller
SEO Software Market Precise Outlook 2021 – Link-Assistant.Com, Pro Rank Tracker, Noble Samurai, AgencyAnalytics Inc., G2 Crowd – The Shotcaller The Shotcaller
Global Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools Market (Covid-19 updated) 2021 Set To See Growth in Revenue in Future: Ahrefs, KWFinder, Yoast SEO, Google, SEMRush, Screaming Frog, SpyFu, Siteliner, MOZ, Bonus Tool etc – Brockville Observer - Brockville Observer
Global Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools Market (Covid-19 updated) 2021 Set To See Growth in Revenue in Future: Ahrefs, KWFinder, Yoast SEO, Google, SEMRush, Screaming Frog, SpyFu, Siteliner, MOZ, Bonus Tool etc – Brockville Observer Brockville Observer
Watch: Park Bo Young And Seo In Guk Surprise Themselves With Their Acting + Kim Ji Suk Films Cameo In “Doom at Your Service - soompi
Watch: Park Bo Young And Seo In Guk Surprise Themselves With Their Acting + Kim Ji Suk Films Cameo In “Doom at Your Service soompi
Google Analytics Will Track Data Without Cookies Search Engine Journal
Seo Ye Ji Wins Baeksang ‘TikTok Popularity Award’ Despite Absence Korea Portal (English Edition)
Doom At Your Service Ep 1 & 2 RECAP: Top moments between Seo In Guk & Park Bo Young that got our hearts racing - PINKVILLA
Doom At Your Service Ep 1 & 2 RECAP: Top moments between Seo In Guk & Park Bo Young that got our hearts racing PINKVILLA
Local SEO software Market Analysis 2021 Global Future Outlook 2025, Key Applications, Trends, Top Companies -Synup, Whitespark, SE Ranking, SEMrush, BrightLocal, SEOprofiler, GShift, Moz, Yext – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Local SEO software Market Analysis 2021 Global Future Outlook 2025, Key Applications, Trends, Top Companies -Synup, Whitespark, SE Ranking, SEMrush, BrightLocal, SEOprofiler, GShift, Moz, Yext – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Global SEO Service Provider Services Market demand with COVID-19 recovery analysis 2021 better delivery process to boost market growth by 2026 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Global SEO Service Provider Services Market demand with COVID-19 recovery analysis 2021 better delivery process to boost market growth by 2026 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
3 Important Ways Search Data Can Fuel Your Business Search Engine Journal
SEO: Stranger Things 4: What the Teaser Clues May Mean | CBR CBR - Comic Book Resources
How to Learn SEO: A U.S. News Guide U.S. News & World Report
Google Lightning Talks: The State of SEO Search Engine Journal
15 tips to boost your website's SEO Creative Bloq
How SEO works and how to use it to rank higher in search results Business Insider
International SEO for 2021 & Beyond: 9-Point Checklist for Success Search Engine Journal
5 essential search engine optimization tips that actually work The Business Journals
3 Things You Must Know About SEO in 2021 Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) — Definition — TrackMaven The Content Standard by Skyword
SEO for CEOs - Search Engine Optimization Unmasked for CEOs
If you're like most other CEOs, the term "search engine optimization" will mean very little. Either that or it means expense! But it doesn't have to be that way? If you feel like you're standing in a dark room handing money to strangers to get you in the search engines, then this article is for you.
Top 5 Search Engine Optimization Mistakes
There are a lot of ways to promote your website and, unfortunately, a lot of these methods are mistakes. Here is a list of some of the more common mistakes (often referred to as Black Hat SEO) that you should steer well clear of.
10 Quick Ways To Kick-Start Your Profit Pulling Keywords
First, you must realize that targeting the right keywords or phrases is the 'key' to making any kind of profit from your site. Choosing the 'right' keywords (the exact keyword or phrase surfers type into the search engines to find your site or product) can make or break your online venture.
Search Engine Success & The Google-Vision Secret
Want to know the secret to great search engine listings? Ignore Google.No, I'm not crazy.
Linking for Traffic not Positioning!
With more and more experts and search engine enthusiastsclaiming the right way and the wrong way to handle linkswapping, link exchanging or reciprocal linking! You can tell something is important when there is more thanone name for it! GRIN! There are also two schools of thought on the reasons linkswapping. The first reason for link swapping has always been to carryfavour with Search engine rankings.
Possibly The Biggest Misconception About Ranking Well In The Search Engines
Onpage search engine optimization are things that you can change ON your webpage.* Title tag* Header tags* Bolding, Italicizing, Underlining* Alt image tags* Meta Tags* Etc.
Banned from Google and Wondering Why?
There are those that get on the computer one night and find that all of their Web pages have disappeared from Google. While, others are still in the search engine index, but don't rank high for nothing, not even for their Web site's name.
Simple Way to Get High Pagerank
Everyone knows that if your website has a high Google Pagerank, you have all chances to reach good search engine positions, to get serious partners, or simply get more money selling text links.But how to get a high Pagerank? (Let's clarify: saying 'high Pagerank', we mean at least PR6)Of course there are many different ways.
Google Bring Deskbar Search To Windows Desktop. Now Any Website Can Take Advantage Of This
Google's premier of desktop search proves that the desktop is an extremely valuable marketing real estate. Google, which holds about 75% of the Internet search market, just introduced "Deskbar" - a small desktop application that allows users to search Google directly from their desktops.
Submit Your WebSite: Add Your URL to Web Directories & Search Engines
Why get into Search engines and directories?Increase backlinks of your webiste. If your website is listed in Directories then your website can get traffic from directries and search engines counting that backlinks for ranking of your website.
Google Tests Expanded Search To Include Printed Works
Google Labs is currently testing Google Print, which returns results from within scanned printed books along with Google's standard web search results. The searcher doesn't have to do anything special - the printed work results are already included in the Google database.
The Search Engine Optimization Secret that Everybody Ignores
Search engine optimization is a very critical task in the success of any website.In recent times search engines seem to have complicated this task further by their frequent changes in rules.
The 7 Points of Do-It-Yourself SEO
Ever felt intimidated at the convoluted, jargon-ridden information about Internet marketing for small businesses available on the Net? Ever been horrified by the huge fees the experts charge, putting search engine optimization beyond your own means? Ever thought: What exactly is search engine optimization anyway, and can I do it myself?The answer is: Yes, you can! The basics of search engine optimisation in applied web marketing are simple. It's all to do with the keyword content of your text copy, and can be summarised in seven points.
Top 10 Little Used SEO Strategies
There are millions of web sites trying to get listed in the top 20 to 30 spots on the major search engines. That's a lot of competition! So if you're having a hard time getting those spots, maybe you should try some little used but effective seo strategies to get those prized listings.
7 Search Engine Optimization Mistakes and Solutions
To many websites, webmasters discover that major sources of website traffic come from search engines. Therefore, they are all keen on gaining top search engine placements through search engine optimization.
Valid HTML code is crucial to Search Engine Optimization
Why valid HTML code is crucial to your web site's search engine optimization efforts and subsequent high rankings:Many webmasters and newcomers to web page design overlook a crucial aspect of web site promotion: the validity of the HTML code.What is valid HTML code?Most web pages are written in HTML, and as for every language, HTML has its own grammar, vocabulary and syntax, and each document written in HTML is supposed to follow these rules.
7 Steps to Highly Relevant, Search Engine Friendly, and People Useful Web Site Content
The task is to build a Content Rich Search Friendly and People Friendly Web Site Quickly. These 7 Steps will show you how with about 10 Hours work you can build over 50 pages of rich, Search Engine relevant content for your web SiteStep 1 - What is Your Web Site's Main ThemeThis is a Fairly easy step.
SEOing A Flash Intro
IntroductionWhy does a FLASH intro need SEO? Flash, the great SE killer, is basically nonspiderable, although there are reports of the opposite. In this way, the intro creates a solid, non-permeable barrier between the website and the external world.
Creating Search Engine Friendly Web Sites
With tons of competition and copycats online, you need a trustworthy search engine expert to help you tackle the competition and outdo your competitors in internet sales. There are many ways to go about killing the competition online and as long as it is honest work by your search engine guy, your web site will reap profits from it.
SEO Help: Dont Try to Fool the Search Engines
Writing articles is all the rage these days on the web. Or should I say getting other people to write articles for you, joining membership sites that provide "private label" rights -- that is all the rage.
|home | site map|