Knowing the Search Engine Process to Improve SEO

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It’s important to know what you are trying to attract, as well as how search engines find their pages and determine their rating. There are several steps that are part of a search engines process until they get the results pop up on a searchers screen.

The first of these steps are the web crawlers or spiders, or for Google GoogleBot. These programs search the entire internet by following links. They basically jump from page to page and index everything that they see. As there are billions of web pages up at any given time, a web crawler cannot regularly visit the page to review any changes made to it, they pass by only once every one or two months. So, although it’s very important to keep your webpage updated, do not get upset if you don’t see the updates of your webpage affect your ranking right away.

It’s also very important to be aware of what web crawlers or spiders see on your website and are able to index. This is vital to your ranking. Primarily, the main thing that they see is content, or text. This means make sure that your website is full of useful information that has relevant keywords to help the crawlers index it better. Other things that web crawlers see are metatags and links, so have plenty of those, of course, with useful keywords. Keep in mind that crawlers cannot see flash movies, music, java scripts, images, and frames.

The following step to a search engines process to finding the results to searchers inquiries is indexing. What indexing is is basically as crawlers jump from page to page they collect all the data they read, and store it in large databases and organize them. They identify the major keywords, metatags, and links in each webpage and sort them.