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Top 10 Overall Search Terms

22 Aug
Top 10 Overall Search Terms

Top 10 Overall Search Terms

An Update on Google Sitemaps

12 Jun
  1. Google and the other search engines which are a part of Sitemaps.org now support up to 50,000 child Sitemaps for Sitemap index files (instead of the previous 1,000). This allows large sites to submit a theoretical maximum of 2.5 billion URLs with a single Sitemap Index URL (oh, and if you need more, you can always submit multiple Sitemap index files).
  2. The Webmaster Tools design update now shows you all Sitemap files that were submitted for your verified website. This is particularly useful if you have multiple owners verified in Webmaster Tools or if you are submitting some Sitemap files via HTTP ping or through your robots.txt file.
  3. The indexed URL count in Webmaster Tools for your Sitemap files is now even more precise.
  4. For the XML developers out there, we’ve updated the XSD schemas to allow Sitemap extensions. The new schema helps webmasters to create better Sitemaps by verifying more features. By validating Sitemap files with the new schema, you can be more confident that the Sitemap files are correct.
  5. Do I need to mention that Sitemap file processing is much faster than ever before? We’ve drastically reduced the average time from submitting a Sitemap file to processing it and showing some initial data in Webmaster Tools.

IIS SEO Toolkit Beta – Now Available

5 Jun

Microsoft released the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Beta – a free, downloadable toolkit that helps Web developers, hosting providers, and Web server administrators improving their sites’ relevance in search results by recommending how to make them more search engine-friendly. The SEO Toolkit Beta is available for installation via the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta.

The IIS SEO Toolkit will:

  • Improve the volume and quality of traffic to Web site from search engines
  • Control how search engines access and display Web content
  • Inform search engines about locations that are available for indexing

The IIS SEO Toolkit includes three modules that integrate with IIS Manager:

  • Website Analysis, which suggests changes that can help improve the volume and quality of traffic to your Web site from search engines;
    • Report Summary Dashboard
    • Detailed URL information
    • Route Analysis
    • Word Analysis
  • Robots.txt Exclusion, which makes it easier to control and restrict the content that search engines index and display; and
    • Selecting URL paths from physical & virtual/logical view of website – the paths that are specified for “Allow” and “Disallow” directives in robots.txt file
  • Sitemaps and Site Indexes, which can help inform search engines about locations that are available for indexing.
    • Selecting URL’s from physical & virtual/logical view of website