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Google integrates youtube videos on search results

Today I notice one small change in the search result and it was cool. Google has integrated videos from youtube to its search results.

Google integrates youtube vidoes on search results

I don’t know whether is an old news. But this is the first time I really noticed a video being included in search result. Way to go G00gle.

Finally got listed in Dmoz

Top: Society: People: Personal Homepages: IFor more than a year I was waiting for my blog to be listed in Open Directory Project which is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. I got listed after submitting the site for the second time. This is a moment for me to celebrate.

My webiste is listed under Society: People: Personal Homepages: Weblogs: I

There are various good points to be listed in dmoz

1. 100s of mirror sites use Dmoz RDF file to create their own directory, so one link from dmoz is equal to 1000 links from all the sites which use dmoz RDF including a link from the google directory which is a RDF dump of Dmoz

2. Dmoz is called the best expert directory and yahoo has made it clear it definetely like sites listed in dmoz, Google also feels sites listed in dmoz as authority and gives a small plus for that site

3. Dmoz data is used by the google directory and google directory is an important listing, google directory shows the pagerank display next to it and sites listed there can check their pagerank values and how their site is performing by checking the categories where their site is listed

4. Dmoz directory listings perform well in search engines, dmoz categories rank in various places so they get good search engine traffic and all those traffic are returned to the sites listed in that category, so a good top level category listing in dmoz will give good targeted traffic, Though the traffic is not huge it does drive some useful traffic

5. Dmoz categories have good pagerank, Those pagerank is inherited from their root level pagerank, Dmoz usually has pagerank 9 and more of the top level categories have pagerank range from 4 to 8, Google whose foundation algorithm which was built around pagerank likes links from dmoz categories which has high pagerank

6. Dmoz links are themed links, those links originate from relevant pages and it is very good when it comes to related pages

7. Good anchor text from an expert/authority site, If you get a good anchor text when listed in dmoz it is a very good boost for that particular keyword or phrase

I took the above 7 points from this website 🙂 . If you guys are doing seo stuff see that your website is listed in dmoz and as early as possible. Getting listed there is not so easily. While listing your website you have to choose the category properly. You have to follow the guidelines for submission. Each category has an editor in my case Whpayne was the editor. If the editor feels that your site can be listed in that particular directory and your site will be added else nothing. Have fun 😉

Dubai search engine optimization – Part II

Around 7 months ago I wrote a crap with a title “Search engine optimization Dubai“. I was doing this write something about SEO in the same time steal some keywords related to Dubai. The good thing about that is I am successful in bringing the page to 2nd page in Google, Yahoo and no were to be seen in MSN for which I am not really worried. I had a look at other website which were on first page. My intension next is to bring my website to first page. To support this I need some more supporting pages on my website.

To do that I am just filling this page with some real crap filled with seo related words and things related to Dubai. You can make out this time I am really bad in writing crap too. I checked out website named aandesigners dot com. They are really smart. They have free reciprocal web directory and they request everyone who are interested in to link to their main website with anchor text Web Design Dubai-Search Engine Optimization Dubai. So this website well linked for the keyword for which I was to get on top. This company is primary target to clients who want to optimized their website for search engines. I really cannot start a link exchange website to promote this keyword. I am just doing this for fun.

I recently came to know search engine even search for keyword related synonyms so I hooked up with thesaurus and got some for optimization which are access, accession, accretion, accrual, accumulation, aggrandizement, augmentation, boost, breakthrough, burgeoning, cumulation, development, elaboration, enlargement, escalation, exaggeration, expansion, extension, gain, growth, hike, incorporation, increment, inflation, intensification, maximization, merger, multiplication, optimization, raise, rise, spread, step-up, surge, swell, swelling, upgrade and upsurge. For search it will be chase, examination, exploration, hunt, inquest, inquiry, inspection, investigation, perquisition, pursual, pursuance, pursuing, pursuit, quest, research, rummage and scrutiny.

I am not sure whether this would work out for me. It better to give a try. So this post I am going title it Dubai search engine optimization – Part II 😀 . Please wish me luck 😉

Sitemap location in robots.txt

I came across this news only today that all search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN and ASk are going to read location of our website sitemap.xml file from robots.txt.

All we had to do is to add one single line in our robots.txt so that these search engines can pick our sitemaps without us submitting the same.

Sitemap: <URL location to your sitemap>

Example

Sitemap: https://www.imthi.com/sitemap.xml

It would be really nice if all these search engine would come up common search engine optimization tips. It will make the life easier who wants to optimize website for search engine 😀 .

Google respects 301 redirect headers

Two months back I upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.1. That time I decided to change my blog permalinks structure. I was bit worried about loosing Google’s inbound links to my blog. I have not done something like before so I was bit scared to take this risk. Since I use my blog for learning SEO so I decided to go ahead with changing the permalink.

I knew 301 redirect was my only solution to solve the issue. So I wrote a small plugin to redirect to new url with 301 redirect. After 2 months I was checking the inbound and outbound links in Google sitemaps. I was amazed to see all my my new urls are considered the same as old one.

For example long back I wrote an articles about fedora.

Install Fedora Core 5 Linux Without Burning CD

New url for this post : https://www.imthi.com/blog/linux/install-fedora-core-5-linux-without-burning-cd.php

Its old url was : https://www.imthi.com/blog/73/index.php

I found this particular page of fedoraforum.org was linking the old url.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=118788

So when I was checking the Google sitemaps for particular post with new url I was amazed to see the old urls are still considered as inbound link for the particular post.

Google sitemaps screenshot

After changing my blog to descriptive url the traffic to my site has increased 20% from search engine 😉 . Happy blogging!!!!!! 😀

 

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