Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Google knows me! Get your blog in Google's radar

These days you cannot not know Google.

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And this place where I ramble along, my blog, now comes under Google's radar!

Google for "aniket anikhindi" and you'll find the URL of this blog on the first page of results. This way, one can ensure that on searching for some specific words (called keywords) like a name for example, would result in Google managing to hit your blog.

How to achieve this:

o Edit your blog's template
o Search for the html tag "$BlogPageTitle$"
o Just below this tag, paste the four lines below:

META NAME="Description" CONTENT="brief description of your blog"
META NAME="Title" CONTENT="title of your blog"
meta name="robots" content="index,follow"
META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="comma, separated, keywords"

o In the four lines above, the italicised text is supposed to be replaced by what is indicated by the text.
o Line number 3 above should be copied verbatim (note that there is no italicised text there).
o Enclose each of the 4 lines above in angular parentheses (they are supposed to be html tags when you put them in the blog template).
o Once you edit your template and add these lines as mentioned above, and save it, it will take a maximum of 3 weeks for Google to be able to list your blog on searching for desired keywords.

Other popular search engines like Yahoo! would also be able to search for your blog after you add the above html code in your template. But these days the term 'search engine' has been deprecated. The shorter and compact name is 'google'.


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