In particular, Google frowns on navigational elements presented exclusively in Flash. Given this stance, Google isn’t likely to make big improvements on how it crawls, indexes and ranks Flash files anytime soon. So, it’s in your hands to either replace those Flash elements with a more accessible alternative like CSS/DHTML or to employ a Web design approach known as “progressive enhancement,” whereby designs are layered in a concatenated manner to provide an alternative experience for non-Flash users. This way, all users, including search engine spiders, will be able to access your content and functionality. … [Read more...] about The Search Engine Unfriendliness Of Web 2.0
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A system and method are incorporated within a search engine for preventing proliferation of malicious searchable content. The system includes a detection mechanism for detecting malicious searchable content within searchable content traversed by a web crawler. The system additionally includes a presentation mechanism for handling the detected malicious searchable content upon determination that the malicious searchable content is included in search results provided by the search engine. The presentation mechanism handles the detected malicious searchable content in order to prevent proliferation of the malicious searchable content to a receiver of the search results. … [Read more...] about Should Search Engines Help Searchers Avoid Malicious Sites?
With the setting Maximum Pages, you can define a limit for the number of pages to be crawled. Furthermore, you can use this setting to manage your server load and also calculate the credits for a crawl. If the predefined number of pages has been crawled, the crawl is stopped. Exception: If a maximum level has been specified, this will be reached before the crawl is stopped. By the way, if the actual number of pages is lower than the set number, the difference will be credited to your page credits. In other words, you only pay for what we actually crawl. … [Read more...] about Site Structure Optimization: The optimum setup
With the right organization, planning and auditing, you can make the transition quickly and painlessly and be able to realize the benefits you initially wanted for the site relaunch: better user experience, better branding, updated look, improved functionality, and ideally, even better organic traffic. … [Read more...] about Relaunching Your Site? Don’t Even Think About It Without A Solid SEO Game Plan!