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Submission Upon Structure Modification
Posted 27 October 2003 - 07:36 PM
As a result of the modification, the site now has subdirectories like
I heard that Google sees these as different sites from www.mysite.com/ and I also heard that submitting these URLs will help to get indexed more quickly in Google(freshbot). If I understand correctly, submitting a bunch of URLs to Google is Ok; it is not spam. But I still want to make sure that I am not violating any code; is it OK to submit new URLs like these to Google? Does it help to get these URLs indexed more quickly?
Posted 27 October 2003 - 07:56 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 07:58 PM
Google does not see these as different sites. I think if you used subdomains they might, but not subdirectories.
And if I'm understanding you correctly, this is a new structure for a site that's already indexed. If that's the case, you should at the very least have a custom 404 (file not found) error page, and you should probably consider setting up 301 (permanent) redirects to the new URLs.
Posted 27 October 2003 - 08:07 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:37 PM
I seem to remember I read something like that in articles listed in this site http://www.websitepublisher.net/; particularly, articles like this one http://www.websitepu...internal-links/. But it's very possible that I just misinterpreted what I read.
Just curious where you "heard" this stuff. Care to share?
Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:23 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 11:01 PM
I'm not sure what similar systems exist elsewhere, and of course the author doesn't go into just how major a portion of the algo he thinks it is.
PageRank (PR) is a major portion of Google's algorithm and similar systems are used by other major search engines.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 09:12 AM
Bob, what's that gotta do with this:
It's there, on the second page of the article:
"PageRank (PR) is a major portion of Google's algorithm and similar systems are used by other major search engines."
I heard that Google sees these as different sites from www.mysite.com/ and I also heard that submitting these URLs will help to get indexed more quickly in Google(freshbot).
I don't see the connection.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 09:24 AM
Sorry... head full of antihistamines.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:08 PM
I believe that submitting to Google may help where it matters most, and that's with totally new websites.
Google says you can submit all you want, and they won't consider it spam, but they also say that they usually find pages by following links to them before they find them from submissions. A lot of us (myself included) believe that they pretty much only find pages by spidering.
Because DMOZ etc can take an age to list a site, I normally use yahoo.co.uk paid submission to quickly get a new site a solid 'banker' link and I then submit to the SEs at the same time. But I normally tell the owners of the new websites that I'll only check their listings and rankings one month after submission, to allow the site time to 'soak into' the search engines.
On one occasion three months or so ago, the client phoned me up just 3 or 4 days after I'd submitted to say that they were already listed in Google. I checked it out and G had spidered the site, but only done a full spidering of their home page - the urls for the other pages in the site were just listed without any supporting detail.
Now it's possible that G found the site via the yahoo link, but it's equally possible that they responded to the submission and then found the yahoo link.
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