|Weekly SEO news: 11 December 2007|
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This week, we're taking a look at the new X-Robots-Tag that is now supported by Google and Yahoo. How can this tag help you to increase your search engine rankings?
In the news: Google changed the ranking algorithm so that less pages from the same domain are returned in the search results, Ask.com releases a new privacy feature and more.
Table of contents:
|1. Google, Yahoo, the X-Robots directive and your website rankings|
Last week, Yahoo announced that they now support the X-Robots-Tag in the HTTP header. This new tag allows you to influence how Google and Yahoo index your website pages.
What is the X-Robots-Tag?
Which commands are supported by the X-Robots-Tag?
How to add the X-Robots-Tag to your documents
Do you need the X-Robots-Tag or the corresponding meta tags?
The new X-Robots-Tag and the meta robots tag allow you to restrict access to your documents. If you want to make sure that search engines index all of your web pages then you have to optimize your web pages.
Search engine robots must be able to easily parse your web pages and they must be able to find the right elements on your web pages. If you optimize the right web page elements with the right keywords, your web page will get high search engine rankings for these keywords.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
|How Google deals with subdomains and subdirectories
Using ALT attributes smartly
Ask.com releases AskEraser
Search engine newslets
|3. Articles of the week|
|Matt Cutts ruins "link buying" session at PubCon
|4. Recommended resources|
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