how is the google crawling/indexing for iweb created sites?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by baker101, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. baker101 macrumors newbie

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    hi, i am looking to publish some of my 'work' and would like to know if google can index/crawl a iweb created site. i remember reading somewhere that since an iweb site does not have the typical website layout, there may be an issue?
     
  2. ddekker macrumors regular

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    google

    the google robots crawl everything on the web (unless a robots.txt file tells them not to) I web is no exception, google looks at all kinds of things from meta tags to content to how many words are in bold.. its a mystery to everyone and trust me it takes time for it to get ranked well enough to anyone to find the content, mine has been up a few months and it shows in a few searches (very specific serches) so I know its indexed.. don't think there is any tricks to be on the first page for certain things... or first 100 pages...lol... psot your site here when you get it going and take a look around mine.. also add their adsense to your site, ya might not make much.. but hey a few bucks from a click is a few bucks.. good luck

    DD
     
  3. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    The best place to start is google's own page on webmaster guidelines.

    In short, it says to design your page for "real peaople", and not just for a SE. Provide rich content, meaning text, that is relevant to the topic/subject of the page.

    However, there is a line. Google will know if you're over doing it, and specifically trying to fluff it up.

    Google also "appreciates" semantically correct, standards compliant code as well. Proper tags, attributes, tags used correctly, etc.

    The less "bloat" in the page, and the more content, the better. Remember all SE's, not just google, can't read any image contained in an image or a flash file. You could put the cure for cancer in a flash movie, and google will never know it's there. Also, blind persons or people with vision problems are the same way.

    Extra "bloat" would be unnecssary tables, nested tables, useless tags (like font tags and junk), etc.

    If you've ever selected "view source" in your browser, and read the raw html for a page, that's exactly what a SE would see, as well as a screen reader.
     
  4. steveedge macrumors member

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    Inbound links

    The other post are correct i just want to add that links TO your site from other sites allow the bots to find your site easier. They also are a big part of search engine ranking.
    Just my 2 centimes worth :)
     
  5. ddekker macrumors regular

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    google

    also google recomends having a sitemap file, I believe its an XML file of some sort, on my the site listed in my signature I use Wordpress and use a plugin that creates a site map and submits it to google when I update (about every day).... google has a ton of good tips and some cool tools.. google analytics is awesome and just requires a small piece of code be stuck in your site, it gives you all kinds of info about your site and its visitors... and the already mentioned adsense for making a few $

    DD
     

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