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How to Get Listed in Google, Yahoo and MSN Home >> Get Traffic >> Getting Listed in Google, Bing and Yahoo Getting listed in Google and the other popular search engines is one of the most effective ways of directing free, targeted traffic to your website. However, a lot has changed over the years and getting ranked is not as easy as it used to be. So make sure you take time to read this entire article. Below you'll discover what the search engines look for when determining your page rank so you can learn how to optimize your pages for best results. This is often called SEO or search engine optimization. The Evolution of Search Engine Optimization & What Google Wants In the video below, I take you through the history of SEO and what you need to know about ranking in Google today! How Search Engines Determine Your Rank Before you try to add your site to the search engines, you should understand what they look for when they decide how to rank your site. Just because your site is listed/indexed doesn't mean you'll get traffic. Backlinks

PHP Advent 2010 / Usage Statistics A few years ago, Damien Seguy started collecting information about what version of PHP people were using and how PHP’s usage compared to competing technologies such as ASP.NET. As a release manager for PHP 5.1 and 5.2, it was particularly interesting to me, because the monthly stats showed the adoption trends of PHP 5.2 and served as a good gauge of how quickly people were migrating. I was also actively involved in the development of FUDforum, and this data helped determine what new PHP features I could rely on and whether support for older versions of PHP could be discontinued. Unfortunately, sometime in 2008, the process of gathering these stats petered out, and the PHP community was left without it. About a month ago, after talking to Damien, I decided to restart the process and eventually expand it from 11 million domains to about 120 million. Before we jump right into the statistics, let’s take a moment to review how the data was gathered. The results! There’s more

Similar Images graduates from Google Labs Today, we're happy to announce that Similar Images is graduating from Google Labs and becoming a permanent feature in Google Images. You can try it out by clicking on "Find similar images" below the most popular images in our search results. For example, if you search for jaguar, you can use the "Find similar images" link to find more pictures of the car or the animal. When we revamped Labs in April, we also launched Similar Images to highlight some of the innovative work our engineers have been working on. So, let's say you want to find images of Ancient Egypt. Or illustrative maps of Ancient Egypt: Or ancient Egyptian-style drawings: While we'll continue to use Google Labs as a way to showcase and collect feedback for exciting new technologies, we also want to make it easier for you to provide direct feedback on all aspects of Google Images.

How Does Google Search Work? Google Explains When you want to know more about a certain something – anything, really – you Google it almost automatically. To effectively explain why Google is the Internet juggernaut that it is today, the company came out with “How Search Works,” an animated website that takes you through the process of the search engine. This particular effort to educate Internet users about their services follows a few other initiatives with the same purpose, like the Inside Search website released in 2011 and the More Than A Map website released just last year specifically for Google Maps. The cleverly designed scrolling graphic breaks Google Search down into three separate parts: Crawling and indexing, algorithms, and fighting spam. All this is explained using an interactive representation that invites users to click and learn more as they go. Still can’t quite picture it?

History of Search Engines - Chronological List of Internet Search Engines (INFOGRAPHIC) Below is a visual history of "search" and search engines; hopefully it's both a trip down memory lane and a useful resource for anyone looking to learn a bit more about the history of Internet search engines. If you like the graphic or find it useful you're welcome to embed the image on your own site, link to it, or give it a Digg/Stumble/Etc. Without further fanfare, we present to you WordStream's search engine history timeline. The History of Search Engines Modern search engines are pretty incredible – complex algorithms enable search engines to take your search query and return results that are usually quite accurate, presenting you with valuable information nuggets amidst a vast information data mine. Search engines have come a long way since their early prototypes, as our Internet Search Engines History infographic illustrates. How Do Search Engines Work? First of all, let's ask what is a search engine? Web search engines catalog the world wide web by using a spider, or web crawler.

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