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Subject: alt.internet.search-engines FAQ Revision 2004/10/30 - Part 1/1

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Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines,alt.answers,news.answers Followup-To: alt.internet.search-engines From: will.spencer@internet-search-engines-faq.com (Will Spencer) Reply-To: will.spencer@internet-search-engines-faq.com (FAQ Comments address) Subject: alt.internet.search-engines FAQ Revision 2004/10/30 - Part 1/1 Approved: news-answers-request@MIT.EDU Summary: This posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) about Internet Search Engines. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to the alt.internet.search-engines newsgroup.
Archive-Name: internet/search-engines/faq Version: 2004/10/30 Posting-Frequency: Monthly Last-Modified: 2004/10/30 URL: http://www.internet-search-engines-faq.com/ Welcome to the alt.internet.search-engines alt.internet.search-engines FAQ: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Search Engines. The alt.internet.search-engines FAQ is on the World Wide Web at http://www.internet-search-engines-faq.com/ The contents of the alt.internet.search-engines FAQ include: SEO Basics -------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? What are search engines policies towards SEO? What are SERPs? What is PR (Page Rank)? What is Web Rank? What is an Alexa Rating? What are IBL and OBL? How long must I wait for Googlebot to fully crawl my site? How long must I wait until my page shows up in the Google index? How long do I have to wait to be listed at DMOZ? Build Your Site -------------------------------------------------------------------------- How can I validate my HTML? How do I choose the best keywords? How do I add a site search feature? What is a site map? How do I make JavaScript links? How long can URL's be? How can I spell check my web page? Optimize Your Site -------------------------------------------------------------------------- What are meta tags and do they matter? Which is better, _ or -? How do I optimize phpBB for search engines? Promote Your Site -------------------------------------------------------------------------- How do I get links to my web site? What search engines should I submit to? What directories should I submit to? Do links in newsgroups help PR? What are doorway pages? How can I add a reciprocal link manager to my web site? Measure Your Progress -------------------------------------------------------------------------- What are good web site statistics reporting tools? How do I see the PR for my site? How do I see the inbound links for my page? How can I track my rankings in the search engines? What are the current Google datacenters? What is a Google dance? How do I see if Google is dancing? How do I point the Google Toolbar to a specific server? Manage Your Site -------------------------------------------------------------------------- How can I find broken links? How do I create a 301 redirect? What is robots.txt? How can I prevent hotlinking? How do I prevent downloading of my entire website? What is referrer spam? Make Money with Your Site -------------------------------------------------------------------------- What are affiliate programs? Can I buy and sell links? How do I get better stats from Google AdSense? What are alternatives to Google AdSense? Miscellany How do I search better with Google? What is Googlebot? Do search engines index Flash? What is an oblivion drop? What is a Google bomb? How do I report spam SEO? What happens to the PR of deleted pages? Which search engine returns the best results? How do I ask a question on the newsgroup? Who are Sam and Dave? Can I hire you to optimize my site? Resources -------------------------------------------------------------------------- What are some SEO tutorials? What other forums are there to discuss SEO? What are some books on SEO? Can you recommend a good SEO specialist? Where can I buy and sell web sites? Search Engine Reverse Engineering Project -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do search engines index title attributes on links? Do search engines index alt attributes on unlinked graphics? Do search engines index alt attributes on linked graphics? Do search engines index the keywords meta tag? Do search engines index the description meta tag? Do search engines index the title element? Do search engines treat underscores as spaces? Do search engines treat dashes as spaces? Do search engines treat forward slashes as spaces? Do search engines index comments? Do search engines the miscellaneous meta tags? Do search engines index pages with equal signs (=) in the URL? Do search engines index pages with spaces in the URL? Do forum message body links help PageRank and SERPS? Do forum signature links help PageRank and SERPS?