|1||Make sure people find your web site - hand shaking with crawler's||go|
|2||Search Engines you should submit to|
|3||Checking Incoming Links to your website|
|4||Fresh look - Webometrices: Ranking of World Universities – July 06|
|5||Site testing for any website (BROKENLINK.ZIP) :|
|6||USING Local Search engine (search.zip) :|
|7||USING sample page for faculty (Sample1.zip) and Smaple2 (How to use it ?|
|8||Enter the URL and check the popularity.|
|9||Assistance to web masters:|
|11||Search Engine Optimization DHTML Menu Case Study|
|10||Google's Newly Independent Sitemaps Standard is Boon to Publishers|
Make sure people find your web site (Additional Reading )
There are 4 most important tags:
<Title> This page is about VLSI Design </Title>
<H2> This the heading that appears on top of the PAGE</H2> ( Heading - may be H2, H3, H4...H6)
The title of a page is the name that appears in the title bar of most of the Web browsers, page banners, and link bars. The title can be different from the file name. For example, the title of your home page could be "My home page" even though the file name is " Default.htm."
|Add/Change the title, description, and keywords of a Web page - FrontPage 2003|
|Adding heading :|
|Open you page in design mode -- Type the text on the top of your page and select it . Change the font from Normal to : Heading 1 or Heading 2 or Heading 3 or... Heading 6 ( Smallest )|
|Search Engines you should submit to|
dmoz Open Directory Project
The two listed above are absolutely essential.
NOTE: If you submit your site as http://www.mysite.com it will only be seen that way if you wish it to be seen without the www ie http://mysite.com you must submit it that way. Whatever way you submit ALWAYS present your site domain in the exact same way not only to search engines, but on your signature lines for emails, lists and forums. Though in forums you can use a keyword and link the text to your domain, thereby obtaining backlinks with each of your posts.
Search results on AlltheWeb are now provided by Yahoo!. If you are interested in submitting your site to be considered for free inclusion in the Yahoo! Search index, please Click Here. (Yahoo! registration required).
Follow their guidelines exactly to submit your site. (ONLY AFTER OPTIMIZING)If you do want to submit to more sites here is a listing of many more search engine add pages. Search Engine List
|Checking Incoming Links to your website:|
Open yahoo.com à In Search type link:www.kfupm.edu.sa/math ( change this as you wbsite)
Once the search is over you see all incoming links to your site
Better if you select “Except from this domain” in Show Links dropdown.
See the interesting results. For web administrator it is very good tool to know
Know from where you have given links. You may put this to your chairman and ask him assign some senior faculty in the department to find “ Lists of the Places where your deserve to be given linked ( Not in the list shown by yahoo) – may be society, journals etc. Then you can go their web site and make request – it may be paid or free. This is going to enhance the web - ranking contribution of your department to KFUPM.
|Fresh look - Webometrices: Ranking of World Universities – July 06|
|Top 100 from Middle East|
|1/100 HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM – 145/3000|
|16/100 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT - 1,230/3000|
|25/100 King Fahd University of petroleum and minerals 1,681/3000|
WR =4*Rank (Visibility) + 2*Rank (Size) +1*Rank (Rich Files)+Rank(Sc) (by Google Scholar ( papers and citations in domain)
Smaller the number – better is rank
Let us have close look as below
145 Hebrew Uni. Jeruselum: 199(vi) 162(si) 49(ri) 223(sc)
1230 American Uni. Beirut: 1,628(vi) 1,291(si) 1,052(ri) 1312(sc)
1681 KFUPM: 1,308(vi) 2,534(si) 766(ri) 998(sc)
TRAGET: Raise KFUPM ranking above American Uni. Beirut
Our weakest part is 2,534 (si) ( THIS NUMBER SHOULD BE SMALL )
It means we want to improve our ranking by size( Smaller the number, better is rank).
Let us see how it is calculated:
Number of pages is calculated using four engines: Google, Yahoo, Live Search and Exalead. For each engine, results are log-normalised to 1 for the highest value. Then for each domain, maximum and minimum results are excluded and every institution is assigned a rank according to the combined sum.
In simple Words: IF WE CAN ASK EVERY FACULTY TO PUBLISH AS MANY AS PAGES – OF ACADEMIC USE, THEN OUR RANKING WILL IMPROVE.
ALSO, LET THE FACULTY UPLOAD THEIR COURSE RELATED DATA, PUBLICATIONS – ABSTRACT ( Minimum) TO IMPROVE RANKING DUE TO RICH FILE.
Enter the URL and check the popularity.
The world's three largest search engines
agreed this week to support the same protocol for submitting Web pages to
Google created the protocol, known as sitemaps, in June 2005 as an experiment to help webmasters increase their visibility in Google's search index. Microsoft and Yahoo agreed to support the protocol yesterday. As part of the announcement, the existing sitemaps protocol from Google gets a version upgrade to Sitemaps 0.9 and moves to sitemaps.org, where it will be maintained as an independent standard with an Attribution/Share Alike creative commons license.
Fourth place search engine Ask.com is not taking part in the standards process. Ask.com does not currently accept site maps submissions from webmasters.
By agreeing to support one set of standards, the search engines are making it easier for publishers to maintain one XML file that describes the content of their site. Given that webmasters are most likely to create site maps first for the largest search engine and can be reticent to maintain different copies for each engine, Microsoft and Yahoo were effectively forced to support the standard or risk falling further behind in terms of pages indexed. The search engines have long argued over which indexes more pages.
>From the press release:
A Sitemap is an XML file that can be made available on a website and acts as a marker for search engines to crawl certain pages. It is an easy way for webmasters to make their sites more search engine friendly. It does this by conveniently allowing webmasters to list all of their URLs along with optional metadata, such as the last time the page changed, to improve how search engines crawl and index their websites.
Sitemaps enhance the current model of Web crawling by allowing webmasters to list all their Web pages to improve comprehensiveness, notify search engines of changes or new pages to help freshness, and identify unchanged pages to prevent unnecessary crawling and save bandwidth. Webmasters can now universally submit their content in a uniform manner. Any webmaster can submit their Sitemap to any search engine which has adopted the protocol.
The Sitemaps protocol used by Google has been widely adopted by many Web properties, including sites from the Wikimedia Foundation and the New York Times Company. Any company that manages dynamic content and a lot of web pages can benefit from Sitemaps. For example, if a company that utilizes a content management system (CMS) to deliver custom web content – (i.e., pricing, availability and promotional offers) - to thousands of URLs places a Sitemap file on its web servers, search engine crawlers will be able discover what pages are present and which have recently changed and to crawl them accordingly. By using Sitemaps, new links can reach search engine users more rapidly by informing search engine “spiders” and helping them to crawl more pages and discover new content faster. This can also drive online traffic and make search engine marketing more effective by delivering better results to users.
For companies looking to improve user experience while keeping costs low, Sitemaps also helps make more efficient use of bandwidth. Sitemaps can help search engines find a company’s newest content more efficiently and avoid the need to revisit unchanged pages. Sitemaps can list what is new on a site and quickly guide crawlers to that new content.