50 Ways to Make Google Love Your Website

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Random House, May 6, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Google is now a dominant force on the Internet, guiding millions of searches and online purchases every day. Understanding how it works and how to make the most of it is therefore essential to anyone building or running a website, whether for business or as a hobby. This easy-to-follow guide explains not only how Google actually sifts the billions of pages of information its index contains, but shows you how you can improve the performance of your own website in Google's search results, giving specific and detailed instructions about the sort of priority issues you need to address.

50 Ways to Make Google Love Your Website will teach you how to:
- Use Google to help you understand how people search for the sort of things you are offering
- Create a website that your customers will quickly find in Google
- Make your website irresistible to links from other sites
- Help Google understand what your site is about
- Think like Google and win more traffic

 

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Contents

Getting to Know Googie l
1
How Does Google Work?
13
Create Your Website for Your Users
45
Enhance Your Sites Reputation
87
Ways
123
Block Quotes and Tables
137
Google News
147
Do You Have a Problem?
155
Holding Still the Moving Target
164
Ways
186
Better Lovin
189
The Future of Google
210
Useful Stuff
222
Copyright

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Steve Johnston has spent all of the third millennium fascinated by Google and its role in business. Now a recognised expert in Google's search engine he spends most his time advising major brands and aspiring entrepreneurs how to make more of the opportunity it presents. Steve's pre-web career was as a retailer and he graduated first in his class at the business school of hard knocks. He is married with three teenage children and lives near Bath, Somerset.

Liam McGee is a Cambridge educated scientist, and a web-accessibility, usability and search optimisation specialist. He has been marking up HTML since 1995. In his free time he is an 'invited expert' and occasional editor at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. He is married and lives in Frome, Somerset.

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