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An Opinion about Robot.Txt File October 29, 2009

Posted by kishosingh in seo.
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The chapter of Robot.Txt is not a new but recently, it came in light again when Matt Cutt talked about it on his blog. Robot.Txt file is known as to restrict the access to our site’s pages by search engine robots to crawl.

Use of Robot.Txt File:

Robot.Txt file disallow the pages to crawl by search engines that are restricted. Now, there are some questions – why we should restrict to crawl pages by search engine’s crawler, is it helpful to restrict pages etc.?

How to use Robot.Txt File:

This is the basic things about robot.txt file that how to use it. Many people still don’t know about the uses of it. It is used in dynamic and static both sites. It is always used in root directory.

Robot.Txt file is a txt file that contains some code of disallowing to index. You should need not to mention about allowing pages. You should write only disallowing pages in text file.

Importance of Robot.Txt File:

Robot.TXT is the best option to control over your own site’s pages. The pages that are not necessary for search engine, you can restrict them by robot.txt file.

For example:

Suppose, if you have a dynamic site. You are selling a product that offers 200 another products. You keep 20 products on a page. You make 10 pages to show the offers and products. You make a title for first page but the title goes to another 19 pages also. Now, there is a problem for search engine to rank your pages. Search engine understands different URL but there is same title on another 19 pages. Now, you can use robot.txt pages to disallow another 19 pages.

Another example:

Your site provides session IDs during the login; you can restrict session IDs also by the using robot.txt file.

How to Make Robot.TXT File:

Open a notepad and write these codes:

Example of Robot.TXT File

You can write many codes also to disallow your sites pages. You can validate your robot.txt after making it.

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Off-Page Factors in Search Engine Optimization July 22, 2009

Posted by kishosingh in Link Building.
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Off-page is the biggest factors in search engine optimization from beginning of search engines. It is known as link building or promotion of web pages also. Off-page factors got drastic position in the age of Google search engines. Google brought page rank and back link concept to get web pages in honorable status. It was the really a revolution in search engine optimization field.

For both – bank link creation and to get higher page rank, there is need of, link building. One more factor include in link building or off-page factor, that is – higher ranking from targeted keywords. It means – more back links, higher page rank and more relevant back, higher ranking in search engines by targeted keywords. Here the theory of link building changes again. In the recent times, links will be count as back link which are relevant and not crap. So, more back link is not possible now, if the link is not relevant. Now, again for higher ranking, relevancy is must in the link building era.

I have analyzed many times that people are confused in link building and relevant link building. They are confused about off-page factors. Again, here I want to make it clear that only link buildings are not off-page factors in SEO. Yes, off-page factors have broader aspect and sense. Basically, off-page is the promotional work whether it is online or off-line. So, any type of promotional work will be known as the activity of off-page, such as – link building, RSS Subscription, forums participation, social bookmaking, social promotion through social networking sites, blogging, directory submission, press releases, article submission, social participation, buzzing etc.

All these activities are effective only when, it is used in the context and naturally. For example – for social bookmaking home page URL submission is unethical. In the directory submission – deep link has no value. I have many examples which are unethical from the search engine point of view and they have no value as back links.

In off-page factors, using proper anchor text according to landing pages are the most valuable and important. People are crazy towards home page URL only but deep link’s back link creation should be minimum 25% in the context of home page URL.