|Weekly SEO news: 8 January 2008|
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This week, we're taking a look at a putative change in Google's ranking algorithm. Is your website hot or not? It can have an effect on your rankings.
In the news: Wikia Search launches an alpha version, Ask fixes an indexing error, the graphical ad market grows and more.
Table of contents:
|1. Hot or not? Does Google really use a new ranking algorithm?|
Webmasters recently found an anomaly in Google's ranking results. Has Google changed its algorithm to artificially increase the ranking of new pages?
What has happened?
Has Google really changed its ranking algorithm?
Is your website hot or not?
This extra feature in Google's ranking algorithm doesn't affect most search terms. It only affects news related search terms and even then, the effect only lasts for a few days.
If you want to see your website in Google's regular top 10 results then you have to optimize your web pages for Google's ranking algorithm. IBP's Top 10 Web Page Optimizer and IBP's Inbound Link Optimizer will help you to do so.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
|Wikia Search launches alpha version
Ask.com fixes crawler issue with badly formed URLs
Yahoo challenging Google with new mobile home page
Search engine newslets
|3. Articles of the week|
|Online display ad market to hit $8.6 billion, Yahoo will dominate
Google draws regulators' attention
|4. Recommended resources|
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