Understanding Google Search Simplified.
This was going to be another lengthy post going into detail about how Google Search works, until my research led me to the Video below, which I found within Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console Help). This Video was created in 2010, but is still very relevant and easy to follow.
While Matt Cutts does a great job in this video to explain How Google Search works, there are a few things I’d like to clarify and/or add…
You may have heard that ‘Matt’ refers to web-pages being stored in the Google Database, not websites. It is important to know that Google Indexes individual web-pages and does not index your blog or website as a whole. Yes, Google can determine that the pages are on your domain and the relationship of these pages, but for Search Indexing or Search Results it looks at each page individually. Basically, this tells you that you should be optimising each and every page or post of your blog or website.
While Google’s Spiders (or Bots) do ‘run’ around the web following links and indexing web-pages as they find them, it is important to help them find your new website or blog. Without help it can take considerable time for Google to find and index your websites pages. The best way to do this is to add your website to Google Webmaster Tools and to submit your sitemap.
I hope this post gives you a clearer understanding of Google Search.
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