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Hip-hop notices the importance of Google

Up and coming artist Teyana Taylor has broken on to the scene with a new single entitled “Google Me”. Teyana Taylor has recieved more interest simply because her song is about the search engine giant.

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What are spiders, and/or bots?

Spide Web

I recently started looking at the stats for my website and this blog. I have seen a barrage of all sorts of spiders on my site.

You maybe wondering, what is a spider? Well, the internet is commonly called the web, so you need spiders to see what on the web. They in turn send that information to their search engine, Google, yahoo, and others.

Therefore, since I have been receiving many different spiders I thought I would detail some of the ones I get and what they are.

  1. Googlebot
    1. Is of course run by Google.
  2. IceRocket
    1. IceRocket is a popular blogging spider.
  3. Snapshot
    1. Takes a picture of your site.
  4. There are several hundred other spiders on the internet. Most look for content so other people can find it.
  5. Have you seen any spiders/ bots on your sites?
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Search Engine Optimization – (SEO)

Now-a-days the new buzz is search engine optimization. It seems almost over night people are concerned with placing their websites on Google and other search engines, as a way of generating attention.

  1. What is search engine optimization?
    1. Creating a website that can be read and understood by search engines.
  2. How can I optimize my website?
    1. Optimizing can be done by several methods, some which can result in being blacklisted by a search engine.
    2. Several things a website can incorporate to increase its search engine friendliness are to include a title on each page. First, title the according to the subject being covered, and then include keywords that pertain to the content being covered.
      1. For Example: On my Portfolio page. I made sure to include keywords including portfolio, PHP, web designing and other “hooks” that users may search when looking for help.
    3. Meta and description tags are very important to creating a search engine friendly site.
    4. Sitemaps are also important for search engines.
      1. Sitemaps are xml files, which outline the page structure of your site. It makes it easier for google to find all your pages. A good sitemap created is located here.

Well, that is a crash course in Search Engine Optimization.



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