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Looking for Good Search Engine Ranking – Follow White Hat SEO Techniques

Posted by venkatramseo on February 23, 2010

If you own a website or blog and looking for various tricks to optimize your web/blog in an easy way, here are some techniques and tips that you must use:

1. Always make a group of keywords in relation to your website before its creation.
2. Always ensure to make the majority effective use of keywords and key phrases in your articles and your titles.
3. Ensure to use key phrases on every web page of your website or blog.
4. Always ensure to obtain links from other websites / blogs, link building.
5. Try to submit your website or blog to various directories.
6. Make the finest use of keywords in title tag [] html code in your blog or website.
7. Use language programming like CSS and JavaScript in external files to the chief html code.
8. Never try to have a flash content in your website or blog.
9. Ensure you create a site map and once you have it make it available from the front page of the blog.
10. Kindly try to keep on away from Doorway pages
11. Try to make use of the robots.txt file along with tags to point out the content that you do not wish to find the search engines.
12. Always ensure to have the best probable description in your website before you suggest it to any directory.
13. Create superiority content, so that you may be linked by other blogs and websites.
14. Create HTML sitemap for your website or blog
15. Create XML sitemap and submit to Google webmaster account
16. Write informative article and press release related to your website/blog and submit them to articles and press release directories.

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Difference between XML Sitemap vs.Google News Sitemap

Posted by venkatramseo on November 10, 2009

Google News Search is not equal as Google Search or any other Search Engine for that matter. It is special News based Search Engine which center on bringing News items instead of normal Web Pages. With so many news sites popping up and retreating demarkation between Websites and News Based sites, there is a require to draw the line.

A regular XML sitemap would not effort for Search Engine submission like Google News simply because; the requirements and the intention audience are different. Here are the main differences between a Regular XML Sitemap and Google News Sitemap

  • News Sitemaps are updated every time you Post/Edit or publish a post/article but Standard XML sitemap update frequency comparatively less.
  • News Sitemaps contains only latest articles while Standard XML Sitemap contains an exhaustive list of articles.
  • They both cannot be used in lieu of the other.
  • Additional fields such as Timestamp or the Article Publication Date are absolutely necessary for News Sitemaps. It tells the Search Engine the date at which the Article first appeared on the site.


Now that you are aware of the difference between a Standard XML Sitemap required by Websites/Blogs and the News Sitemap needed by Google News and other similar provider,

* How to create Google News Sitemap for WordPress Blog
* How to create Sitemap for your WordPress Blog

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