Google is the most widely used Search Engine in web searches. So knowing a little more about Google can’t hurt, right? Did you know Google uses over 200 factors to index pages and content ? I’m not sure what all the 200 factors are but some important ones to be aware of when thinking about SEO for your business website are:
1. the site quality 2. the freshness of the content 3. is the site safe to search
Here are 10 random Google things you might want to investigate further if they suit what you are trying to do with Google:
1. Google indexes content by following links from one page to another page, then sorts by their content by the “200 other factors”. That’s why it’s important to have good links.
2. Did you know you can unsend emails with Google? Goto your Google account and under the gear, select Settings, then select Labs, scroll down to UndoSend and select ‘Enable’. Now every time you send an email, Google will give you the option in a TEN SECOND window to undo the sent link. But remember, it’s TEN seconds, so think fast.
3. Did you know you can see all of a documents revisions at once by using Google drive? Goto your drive.google.com account, click Create, select Document and click on File, then select Revision History to see all the revisions made to your document. Click on a time stamp to restore a particular version of the document.
4. You can collaborate and edit a project with others at the same time using drive.google.com. Goto your account and click Create. Select Presentation, Share and Invite People. Add your team members email addresses in the Invite People Box and click Share & Save and multiple people can work on the project at the same time!
5. Do you want to see what pages Google has indexed under your website ? Go to the Google web browser and type in
:< your site name> and Google will display what it has indexed. Nice tip from Ian Cleary at Razor social !
6. Always add descriptive Meta Tags to your pages so Google can use your site description if your text matches users searches.
7. Make sure your page titles are short and informative. Google only uses up to a certain number of characters so your title will get cut off if it is too long.
8. When adding Meta Tags remember Google might use snippets from your Meta Tags. A snippet is text displayed beneath the title of corresponding web page in the search result pages of a search engine.
9. Improve the search engine’s accessibility to your site by avoiding complex navigation of links by linking every page to every other page on the site. Also avoid page navigation which solely uses drop down menus, images or animation.
10. Use Google AdWords’s Keyword Tool to help you use variations of keywords for compelling content.
You may know every one of these things about Google already but if you didn’t and if you have a Google snippet, please do share ! Feel free to share or like this post if you found it useful !