|Weekly SEO news: 26 August 2008|
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This week, we're taking a look at five easy to make mistakes that will keep search engine robots away from your website.
In the news: Google Suggest is now on Google's main page, information about the top search providers in different countries and more.
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|1. Five easy to make mistakes that keep search engine robots away from your website|
Many webmasters don't get high rankings on Google and other search engines just because Google's indexing robot has difficulty to index their web pages.
Search engine robots are very simple software programs. If an indexing robot cannot find the content of your website immediately, it will skip your site and go to the next link in the list. For that reason, it is very important to make sure that search engine robots can index your web pages without problems.
Here are the top 5 elements that drive search engine robots away:
Reason 1: Your robots.txt file is damaged or it contains a typo
Reason 2: Your URLs contain too many variables
Reason 3: You use session IDs in your URLs
Reason 4: Your web pages contain too much code
Reason 5: Your website navigation causes problems
Optimized web page content and good inbound links are crucial for high search engine rankings. However, the best content and the best links won't help you much if search engines cannot index your pages.
Make sure that search engine spiders can index your web pages without problems so that your web pages can get the rankings they deserve.
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