This Busby SEO Test Competition is really though! Imagine, this page hasn’t reached the google’s index yet and i feel i am getting depressed already… nah just kidding. =) That’s understandable knowing i just posted one related article yesterday. Anyway, so with a curious and confusing mindset, i decided to delve into capital G’s site and sift for answers. My query? “how Google crawls, indexes, and serves the web” and surprisingly this is what i found out.
The process involves 3 key processes: Crawling, Indexing, Serving.
Just to summarize, crawling is the process by which Googlebot discovers new and updated pages to be added to the Google index. According to Google, they have huge sets of computers fetching or “crawling” myriad of pages per minute on the web. Termed as “Googlebot”, these robots, bot or spider uses a complex algorithmic formula which calculates and determines which sites can be crawled. On the other hand, indexing is the process of compiling a massive list of words or keywords by Googlebot. The information may include key content tags and attributes such as Title Tags and ALT attributes. Consequently, Serving is when a user search to google with a set of qualified keywords for query. Google’s machines now search the index for matching pages and return the results based on the most relevant for the user. Here, relevancy takes priority as it is determined by the Page Rank given per site. Pagerank is used as a measure of importance of a web page based on the incoming lnks from other pages. The more incoming links it gets, the more it gets higher page ranks. This is determined by over 200 factors.
Hearing all these makes sense after all. I better start “commercializing this site” so as to add value and increase my pagerank. =) But as i predict, this is getting tougher as i thought so.
But before i go, let me leave an open question, how are you all doing with your Busby SEO Test -ing?