Here is another SEO Snippets video, this one on the basic topic of submitting more than 50,000 URLs via your sitemap file to Google. In short, John Mueller of Google said you can submit multiple sitemap files if you need to submit more URLs and even if you have fewer than 50,000 URLs, you can still split up your Sitemap files into multiple versions because it is useful for debugging and other reasons. … [Read more...] about Google SEO Snippets Video: Multiple Sitemap Files
Consolidating multiple quickbooks files or entities
For example, at a page for a restaurant (an entity), a person viewing the site may want to create a reservation or get driving directions to the restaurant from their current location. Doing those things may require a person to take a number of steps, such as selecting the name of the restaurant and copying it, pasting that information into a search box, and submitting it as a search query, selecting the site from search results, determining if making a reservation is possible on the site, and then providing information necessary to make a reservation; getting driving directions may also require multiple steps. … [Read more...] about Selecting Entities on Sites and Performing Tasks On Them Through Google
Google’s new patent application identifies references to specific people or places or things, referred to in the document as “named entities,” when they appear in queries, expands the amount of information that it might lookup to include concepts, or aspects related to those named entities. It might do this by looking at what a knowledge base such as Wikipedia or Freebase might contain about those entities. It would also look at previous queries that searchers submitted to Google that include the named entities to broaden the information returned to a searcher. … [Read more...] about Google and Metaweb: Named Entities and Mashup Search Results?
In the past, it was quite likely that Google would have only shown a couple of results from SEO by the Sea, possibly with a link under the second to “see more results from this site.” Now, if I have Google set to show 10 results, the first 6 are from SEO by the Sea. If I have Google set to show 100 results per search result page, the first 8 are presently from SEO by the Sea. … [Read more...] about Not Brands but Entities: The Influence of Named Entities on Google and Yahoo Search Results
Google’s algorithm chose to map a query to the entity “Hillary Clinton” that used the terms “email charges” rather than “criminal charges” as SourceFed was guessing should be how Google would map the topic of that query. Sourcefed didn’t map out the query the way that Google did, but Google did have autosuggestions that covered that topic. If we compare Google trends information for both terms added to the entity “Hillary Clinton”, those terms seem to be close to each other in regards to how much interest searches appear to have shown for each of those queries: … [Read more...] about How Google May Map a Query to an Entity for Suggestions