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Check It Out: Get Your Answers Directly From Google!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kaliyuga, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. kaliyuga

    kaliyuga Registered Member

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    Someone posted about WebCEO yesterday and it made me look at their newsletter when it came today. It's got shed-loads of insights from Google themselves!

    I've seen 50% of these questions asked here in the last 3 days! (regional ranking, page moves...)

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    Dear Reader,


    Happy tidings - the Web CEO Team has added a newsletter to our offerings. We are not only going to share with you the SEO concepts and [...blah, blah..]


    Summing up Googlers' answers to webmasters' questions, we took notice of a few things webmasters are very curious about, but they can only guess at - even the expert opinions differ a great deal. Read the answers and conclusions from the third online Webmaster Chat.


    Googler: "... if a site is made in a way that users run away right away, then chances are that we might not be recommending it as much as other sites that users like."- We can conclude that the information Google receives through its toolbar is used in the ranking algorithm.


    Googler: "I think it is fair for Google to use that [age of a site and the amount of time a domain is registered] as a signal in some circumstances." - The age of domains and sites are ranking factors.


    Googler: "Google uses a bunch of signals like location of the server or the TLD in order to determine which users might be interested in the sites content. "- This means the location of the server does influence the local page rankings.


    Googler: "If you're moving from one URL to another (even if it's on a different domain), ranking signals can be passed via a 301 [redirect]." - Google will pass your old domain ranking information to the new domain if you make a proper redirect - 301. However, you should not use a 302 redirect.


    Googler: "We work hard to make sure a site can't have a negative effect on another site." - So, a bunch of links from "bad neighborhoods cannot cause a drop in site rankings."


    Googler: "We generally treat all links the same - be it from .gov or .edu or .info sites."


    Googler: "PageRank is re-computed all the time (different PageRanks every day). But we update the toolbar PageRank 3-4 times/year." - The toolbar PageRank is often misleading and does not show a true picture.

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    Quoted text from Google following by a summary from WebCEO editors.
     
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  2. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Urrrrrm.... Now the one about all links the same is either true or just something they are throwing out there because of all the mass spams on .edu and .gov sites that they have noticed.
     
  3. kaliyuga

    kaliyuga Registered Member

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    Hmmm. Have they ever blatantly lied before?
     
  4. CyberDilemma

    CyberDilemma Regular Member

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    Does this bit of information mean you could possibly acquire a well-aged, high-ranking domain and redirect it to your new domain and get a boost from it?
     
  5. senecapharm

    senecapharm Registered Member

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    Those reacquired domains lose PR after a bit. I'm guessing he meant that your new website has to be like the old one (i.e. you cant purchase a pr 7 weight-loss domain and 301 redirect to your internet marketing domain). Ok dumb example but u get my point.

    Great info btw, heard some of it recently but this really confirms it :)

    Thanks and rep given.