Ranking high at Google

Updated: Nov 21.2005

Most of this stuff I have gotten from other sites. They seem to work pretty good.

If you get your website listed in the Open Directory Project, google will rank you very high. Google seems to heavily favor sites and pages that are listed in there. As this is not plausible for most of us, in the next section we'll talk about ways to format your html to get higher rankings.

So basically when people use google they search on a few keywords or a phrase. Make sure you pick your target keywords well. How do you think people will search for your web page? Then placing these properly in your webpage can make your ranking higher. A couple things to note is that Click popularity and Meta Tags don't seem to make any difference. But I would include meta tags anyways.

Also Google provides things not to do!

Basic principles: Specific recommendations: These quality guidelines cover the most common forms of deceptive or manipulative behavior, but Google may respond negatively to other misleading practices not listed here (e.g. tricking users by registering misspellings of well-known websites). It's not safe to assume that just because a specific deceptive technique isn't included on this page, Google approves of it. Webmasters who spend their energies upholding the spirit of the basic principles listed above will provide a much better user experience and subsequently enjoy better ranking than those who spend their time looking for loopholes they can exploit

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