Links and Link Popularity is your key to high search engine ranking. As search
engines have become more sophisticated they have developed systems not to look
just at the individual pages, keywords, meta tags but also link popularity as
a part of their ranking algorithms. If your site is linked to many other popular
sites then your web site possibly will get a higher ranking on search engines.
We are exchanging
links from the following directories. Submit your site to appropriate categories
Canada | Orillia
| Bracebridge | Toronto
Ontario | Muskoka | British
Columbia | Prairies Simcoe
County | Maritimes | Victoria
USA Directory | USA
World Directory |
World Travel | World
Shopping | Europe |
Estate | USA Real Estate
| World Real Estate
sites count. All links count. If not for page rank and/or search engine position
on Google or Yahoo, then for traffic from appropriate sites and directories. To
gain traffic it is important to submit your site to directories that will help
provide your site with meaningful traffic. To compete on the web, you require
tens, if not hundreds or thousands of links. This is the current way of the web.
It may chnage, but for now - get linking!
was recently perusing results on the leading search engines, I seemed to notice
that long URLs weren't very popular on the first couple pages for several keywords.
That intrigued me, so I performed a true statistical analysis to see if my observation
was merely a coincidence or a true correlation.
methodology: I gathered the results of the queries that were naturally performed
last month by myself and three associates using the two leading search engines
and analyzed them. I counted the characters in the URL (including the http://)
and tabulated the results against the ranking of the URL in the search results.
The tabulated results were finally converted into a normalized "ranking correlation."
The results for each of the two leading search engines were kept separate so that
we could discover any differences between the two leading search engines for this
graphs show the results for groupings of URL lengths normalized into a number
between -100 and +100 showing the likelihood of being ranked higher/lower. A value
of +100 shows that all 10 rankings were in the proper order to show that pages
of the studied value ALWAYS rank HIGHER than pages of another value. A value of
-100 shows that all 10 rankings were in the proper order to show that pages of
the studied value ALWAYS rank LOWER than pages of another value. Numbers in between
show the varying likelihood of rankings proportionally between -100 and +100.
is the number you see on the Y-axis. On the X-axis, we have the URL lengths starting
with a grouping of URLs that were 11-20 characters long and continuing with each
group of 10 URL lengths up until 61-70. Here are the graphs for the two leading
URL lengths were grouped in this way in order to increase the number of data points
Unfortunately it also reduces the precision of the results. It
is possible to tell that URL lengths from 21-30 rank much higher than URLs of
lengths 61-70, but you are unable to see if URLs of a length of 22 rank differently
than URLs of a length of 24 (for example). I did not list the grouping of URLs
of a length of 1-10 because the number of data points were too small to accurately
calculate a ranking correlation. I did not show any URLs longer than 70 characters
for the same reason.
result is very conclusive. Both leading search engines rank sites having URLs
between 11 and 30 characters (inclusive) much higher than any other URL length
of the search industry buzz is surrounding Google, with the majority of the hype
being generated by their upcoming IPO. However, the new Forrester Research data
on search habits shows Yahoo still gets a lot of the search engine activity.
and Yahoo are tied in the most recent Forrester sponsored Consumer Technographics
survey. The study shows each search engine claims around 40 percent of web surfers
who use a portal or search site at least once a week, according to pc world.
Colony, Forrester chair and CEO, believes that the use of Yahoo search will surge
ahead of Google in the first quarter of 2005.