Google doesn’t get it?

Looking in my Google Webmaster Tools in the “Unreachable URL’s” section, I found this (click to see bigger one): So let me get this straight, they couldn’t reach the page, because it gave a normal HTTP 200 Success code? Seems like a bug to me…

Google: keyword density should NOT be this important

I’m talking about the Dutch SERPs at the moment. Google has been getting better and better at recognizing synonyms, plurals and singles etc in Dutch, and a few other European languages too. This caused a problem though, because suddenly, all our “startpagina’s”, pages full of links on a particular subject, had their keyword density doubled…

Searching for freshly indexed pages

The post Matt did about better date search inspired me to create OpenSearch plugins which allow you to search for pages indexed in the last 24 hours or the last 7 days. Find them on this page, or just install them from here:

Google Search URL parameters cheat sheet

I’ve been playing around with the URL parameters Google has to offer a lot lately, mostly after the de-personalized search stuff. I’ve now built a list of these parameters and created a PDF cheat sheet file with all of them in there. Included in this PDF are links to the documentation for the values some…

“Plumbing the web” – duplicate content issues at Google Webmaster Central

The girls and boys over at Google Webmaster Central have been busy on the Google Developer Day. Now that’s all nice, but when I was searching for something on their blog for “nofollow”, I got 4 results: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2007/02/come-see-us-at-ses-london-and-hear.html http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/atom.xml http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/rss.xml http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default Now as you can see, 3 out of the 4 results here, are feeds……

How to get Google to crawl your site faster

Yet another question out of my referrers to answer: “how can i get google to crawl my site faster“. There are two possible reasons why Google is slow in spidering your site. The first might seem obvious: if Google doesn’t find enough (quality) links pointing to your site, it doesn’t think your site is very…

Why you should check Google suggest

In the new Firefox 2, Google suggest is incorporated into the search block in the top right of your browser. This new box CAN have quite an important effect on the way you should optimize your site. I’ll show you why with an example.