Google ranking secrets revealed
- Part 2
Google has recently filed a patent
that details many points that Google uses to rank web pages.
The title of the patent is "Information retrieval based
on historical data" and it reveals details of algorithms
that Google uses in addition to its main ranking algorithms.
In this article, we're trying to find out what this means
to your web site and what you have to do to optimize your
web pages so that you get high rankings on Google. Click
here to read part 1.
Part 2: How your domain name can influence your rankings
The patent specification revealed a lot of information about
possible ways Google might use your domain name to determine
the ranking of your site.
Google mentions specific types of information relating
to how a document is hosted within a computer network
that can influence the ranking of a web site. For example,
Google tries to determine the legitimacy of a domain name.
According to Google, valuable domains are often paid for
several years in advance while doorway or throwaway domains
are rarely used for more than a year. To determine the value
of a domain, Google records the following information:
- the length of the domain registration (one year <->
- the address of the web site owner, the admin and the technical
- the stability of data and host company
- the number of pages on a web site (web sites must have
more than one page)
Google claims that they have a list of known bad contact
information, name servers and IP addresses that helps them
to find out whether a spammer is running a domain.
In addition, the patent specification claims that Google
might check the information of a name server in several ways.
For example, good name servers might have a mix of different
domain names from different registrars.
Bad name servers might host mainly adult or doorway domains,
bulk-domains from a single registrar or domains with many
What does this meant to your web site?
First of all, you should make sure that your web page content
for Google. If your web page content is not optimized,
all other ranking factors won't help you much.
You might want to register the main domain name for your
web site several years in advance to show Google that you
are serious about your site. Make sure that your web site
is hosted by a reputable hosting
If your web site is hosted by a company that mainly hosts
the web sites of spammers, it might be difficult to get good
rankings for your site.
In upcoming newsletter issues, we'll discuss other important
factors that can influence your ranking on Google and that
are mentioned in the patent specification.