Posts Tagged ‘search engine ranking’

Ways to Find Websites that are Copying Your Content

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

When an outside website copies content from your site without permission or attribution, it’s more than just annoying, it can also damage your search engine ranking …

There are a couple of reasons why you may want to make sure no other website on the Internet has published contents that you have created without proper authorization. The main reason from a webmaster perspective is duplicate content that is caused by scrapers. Google, Bing and other search engines most of the time gets it right, and will rank your content in front of the scraping sites. Sometimes however they do not so that your site ends up taking a backseat as it is outranked by sites that have copied your articles on theirs.


Too Many Ads Above the Fold are Bad, Says Google

Friday, January 27th, 2012

This really isn’t anything new; Google is just following the same rules that newspaper publishers have followed for over a hundred years …

Advertisements are what keeps many of the sites going on the Internet, including the site you are currently reading. As a user, I do understand that too many ads, or ads in the wrong position, or ads that are highly distracting, reduce the user experience. While I rarely stumble upon sites anymore that have their pages plastered with ads so that it becomes difficulty to find the regular content, I have to say that I welcome the change that Google just announced.