Search Engine Bytes
 by Casey Markee

Search Engine Bytes
Notes, Tips, Questions, & Answers...
aka, topics too short for an article, but too important to leave out!
Reader Questions
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Q&A - How long does it take for Google to locate, index, and assign PageRank to a new webpage?   Q&A - Will pointing keyword-rich domains at my site help its rankings?


Q&A - How important is 'freshness' to my site's search engine rank?

  • I've heard that it's better to present pages that are "fresh" to the search engines because fresh pages get spidered more often. Is it true that fresh pages can rank better? If so, how much change is necessary for them to be considered fresh? ...and, will changing only the date of the page be sufficient?

Answer: In regards to actual rankings, fresh...

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