spider : Java Glossary
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Search engines wander over the Internet discovering new or changed html pages. They
index the words of declared keywords in them. This sniffing process is called
The Altavista people used to distribute a free personal spider, Discover 1.1 that would index your local hard
disk or arbitary websites. Then you could find stuff in them with the Discover search
engine. I use a similar too called called Copernic for searching the complete
JDK (Java Development Kit) documentation and Javadoc.
The trick to attracting visitors to your website is to
help the search engines find what you have to offer so they will have it on tap in
their indexes when people ask for it. This means you have to consider two things:
Don’t cheat. Don’t lie. Don’t mislead. Above all, don’t
litter your pages with spider food. 100%
honesty helps and impresses the search engine companies and they reward you with
higher preferential ranking. All those companies who offer to use deception to
artifically boost your search enginge rankings may work for a short while, but they
could well ruin your reputation and, consequently, your long term hit rate.
- What do I have to offer? How can I describe it in ways that summarises it,
expecially highighting its uniqueness?
- What questions are people going to ask for which I have a ready made answer?
Make sure the important and especially unusual words in those queries appear both
in text body of your web pages and in the keywords header.