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Help the Googlebot understand your web site.
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Google is the best search engine on the 'net right now. The Googlebot is Google's indexing software. The Googlebot visits billions of web sites over time and records their contents, which makes them available to search. The Googlebot is very smart and works really well. But, like everyone, it could use a little help from its friends.
When authoring a web site, keep in mind that the Googlebot is software, which means it has a set of capabilities and limitations and algorithms it uses to index content. There are lots of effective ways to trip up the Googlebot and make it impossible for it to index your content. Alternately, the Googlebot can index your site well, and then people will find it when searching for words it contains.
As a web site author, there are a few simple things you can do to help the Googlebot understand your web site as fully as possible.
Here's a list.**
<title>. Google offers the allintitle syntax, which lets users search only text that appears in a page title. There are over 3 million results returned for Untitled Document.
<img src="/imgs/goldie.jpg" alt="my beloved goldfish, Goldie" />
<meta name="robots" con
<meta name="robots" con
tent="[insert your site's description
s">ever existed. Really. It's meaningless.
Every few days Scribbling.net is ripe with new content, just waiting and wanting to be indexed and searched. Scribbling.net trembles with anticipation for it's weekly-or-so Googlebot visit, and when the big G arrives, let me tell you, it's like a well-choreographed dance. The Googlebot and Scribbling.net have all the elements of a healthy relationship: love, trust, respect, honesty and understanding. It's beautiful, really. Your site can know this kind of bliss too.
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