|Weekly SEO news: 22 April 2008|
to the latest issue of the Search
Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at a search engine patent that discusses the age of websites. The age of your and other people's websites can have an effect on your search engine rankings.
In the news: new search engine statistics, Yahoo updates its ranking algorithm, Google likes to work with Yahoo and more.
Table of contents:
|1. How the age of your and other people's websites affects your rankings|
High rankings on all major search engines are influenced by the number of web pages that link to a web page and by the quality of the web pages that link to a page.
Links from popular and trusted web pages have a bigger impact on the search engine rankings of a web page than links from less popular and trusted pages.
A new patent application with the name "Ranking Domains Using Domain Maturity" indicates that there is another factor that helps search engines to determine the quality of a web page.
How the new method can be used to detect high quality links
Why do search engines think that new domains are likely to be spam?
The age of the websites that link to a web page is not the only factor that influences the position of your website in the search result pages.
Actually, that are several dozen factors that decide whether your website will get top positions on Google or not. Having them all in place makes the difference between a successful website and a website that no one visits.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
|Nielsen: March U.S. search share rankings (PDF)
|3. Articles of the week|
|4. Success stories|
"My website now ranks number 1 on Google. "
|6. Previous articles|