|Weekly SEO news: 17 April 2007|
to the latest issue of the Search
Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at a new way to submit your web page URLs to search engines.
In the news: Google buys DoubleClick, Google doesn't like paid links and much more.
Table of contents:
|1. The top 4 search engines now support Sitemaps auto submission|
In November 2006, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft agreed to support the Sitemap protocol. The Sitemap protocol is a standard that can help you to submit all of your web pages to search engines.
Last week, Ask.com joined the team so that now all four major search engines support the Sitemap protocol. In addition, search engines can now automatically detect your Sitemaps file.
What are sitemaps and what is the official Sitemaps protocol?
How can the Sitemaps protocol help your website?
How do search engines find my Sitemaps file? What's new?
Does a Sitemaps file improve your search engine rankings?
The Sitemaps protocol can help you to inform search engines about your web pages. Further information about the new sitemaps standard can be found on the official sitemaps web site.
If you want to actively submit your website to search engines, take a look at IBP's search engine submitter.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
| Google buys DoubleClick for $3.1 billion
Google doesn't like paid links
|3. Articles of the week|
|Search returns still high but Google power spells risk
Google: Friend, foe or perhaps a little of both
"The Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet company is considered a threat or a potential threat on numerous fronts, ranging from the obvious -- the Internet -- to software and television to, if rumors are to be believed, video games and mobile phones."
|4. Recommended resources|
How to get top 10 rankings on Google and Yahoo!
|5. Previous articles|