Thinking Like A Search Engine

Thinking like Google for SEOWith all the marketing and tactics that are used in search engine optimization, it is sometimes helpful to pause and think like a search engine. What is the goal of a search engine? To put it simply, they are trying to provide you with the information you are looking for based on your search. Search engines get smarter and smarter and even over the past 5 years, 3 years, or even 1 year, you can see significant improvement in the sophistication of Google and others.

Have you ever read the mission statement of Google?

SEO – Only 1 Component of Internet Marketing Success

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the big buzz words in internet marketing, but the truth is that SEO is only one component of creating a successful web presence. Yes, search engines like Google are the most common tool that people use to try to find a business and showing up on the front page of organic searches is very important. Does this mean that you should spend your entire marketing budget, time, and energy toward SEO? NOOOOO! Here is why…

There are multiple resources available on the internet to drive users to your website. Social networking sites are now becoming very mature and offer even more capabilities than their early years.

sitemap.html Vs. Sitemap.xml

There are two types of sitemaps that you can create to help search engines crawl your website. The first is an HTML file labeled sitemap.html. This file provides the links to all the pages within your website in a simple list fashion and usually categorized. They HTML file helps search engines figure out how all the pages on your site are linked together so that it does not miss anything as it crawls your site. This is also helpful to users who may be looking for a page in a paticular category or section of your website. The sitemap.html file should be linked from the most important areas of your website (usually the home page).