Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Importance Of Google


Google also currently provides search results to other “partner” search engines and directories. This means a # 1 ranking on Google will most likely land you a # 1 ranking on these partner sites as well! I say “likely” because the partner sites tend to blend their results a little bit so the rankings across the partners may not be exact.

Specifically, a # 1 ranking on Google for a specific search term also means a # 1 ranking on AOL, Netscape, Earthlink, CompuServe, Lycos,, and AT&T Worldnet! With its partners included, Google alone is responsible for powering over 70% of all search engine traffic to websites.

Clearly, Google is where you need to focus your website promotion efforts first. After you have applied the techniques discussed, have monitored your results, and then refined your efforts over time, you should start seeing dramatic results. The two other major search engines of importance – Yahoo and MSN Search, look for the same things as Google in terms of ranking sites. So if you get it right for Google, you have also gotten it right in general for the other search engines!

How Google Works

Google, like other search engines, uses automated software to read, analyze, compare, and rank your web pages. So you need to know what elements and factors Google cares about, and how important these factors are in relation to each other.

This is an important concept: Google uses automated software that looks at code and text, not human beings. This means the visual elements of your website that may matter to you – like layout, color, animation, Flash, and other graphics, are ignored by Google. The Google search engine is like a blind person reading a book in Braille – anything that is graphical, spatial, or visual in nature is simply not seen. As such, you need to start thinking like the Google search engine.


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