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How search engines work Search engines run "robots," sometimes known as "bots," "spiders," or "crawlers," which roam the web, following links, and gathering information. They index the contents of your site, noting the words & phrases noted there. They store this information in a "cache." When you search for something on Google, say, "vintage amps," Google doesn't, at that moment, go out searching the web for the sites with information on vintage amps. Instead, they search their cache to locate the relevant websites, the ones on which they found information about vintage amps while … [Read more...] about How Search Engines and Directories Work
What is PageRank? Using a scale of 1-10, with 10 being best, PageRank (PR) is Google's shorthand manner of indicating their perceived importance of a particular webpage. The primary factor Google uses to determine PageRank is the number of links there are to the page in question. As you acquire links - especially from other sites related to yours, and those with good PageRank - your PageRank will increase. Please note that whole websites don't have PageRank. Individual webpages do. Your homepage will probably have the highest PageRank on your site, since it's the page that's usually … [Read more...] about What is Page Rank?