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Information Retrieval: how Search Engines retrieve Data

Information Retrieval: the Great Search for Knowledge

In our everyday life, we search for and receive a lot of information. Through the Internet, the searching for data and facts has changed tremendously. Search engines help us find the information we need from the vast amount available. But how do Google and other search engines actually gather the information? Behind both large search engines and smaller library databases, there are so-called...

The most popular search engines for kids

Search engines for kids: The big web for small people

Even for young children, the World Wide Web is a very important tool for gathering information for doing homework and a wide array of other activities. In order for these younger internet users to only have access to content that is suitable for them, special search engines have been designed specifically for kids. They help to make sure that children do not come across harmful content, either on...

Optimising multilingual websites for search engines

Multilingual websites in e-commerce: international SEO

If you want your website to gain ground on the international stage, it’s crucial to be able to offer your content in a range of languages. But it takes more than just a good translation to keep all the versions of your site at the top of the search engine results pages. Without adequate SEO measures, your multilingual websites can quickly fall short of the mark.

Canonical tag: how to avoid duplicate content

Canonical tag: what’s behind the canonical URL?

When certain website content is used multiple times, it’s not always due to inattentiveness, but could be intentional: international websites or online shops, for example, display lots of similar content. To ensure that search engines don’t classify this as duplicate content, there are certain methods, such as the canonical tag, which enable you to link to the original content.

Voice search optimisation for your website

Optimising websites for voice search – future-oriented SEO

The process takes place rather quietly and unnoticed, but then again, voice search is becoming more and more important for search engines – and also for SEO. Changes in user behaviour and the first adjustments in search algorithms that take this trend into account are already noticeable. Future-oriented SEO starts right now with voice search optimisation. Get to know the most important voice...

The evolution of Google search results: 1998 to present

Google search results: the evolution of the SERPs

Google has more or less shaped the way that we search for things online. The undisputed market leader among search engines has consistently found new features and functions to simplify and speed up the methods we use to find web pages and information on the internet. Since the foundation of the Google search back in 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s internet giant has consistently kept things...

Index management with the robots.txt file

Index management with robots.txt files

With the file, robots.txt, website operators are able to greatly influence which portions of their web projects are able to be read by search bots. In addition to HTML meta tags, redirects, and canonical tags, this seemingly insignificant text file located in the domain’s root directory is an important tool for index management. We’ve laid out how robot.txt files are built and what website...

Free tools for a successful online keyword research

Keyword research – part 2: research tools

Putting together a useful keyword set isn’t as simple as thinking up a couple of search terms and jotting them down in a brainstorming session. Keyword research experts know to check the relevance of their terms and to try out different keyword variants and combinations to improve their positioning in Google’s search engine results pages. The following keyword research tools are great ways to...

Ad exchanges: what you need to know

Ad exchanges: advertise online

The advertisements you see online aren’t just chosen at random. Many extensive processes and procedures have gone into even the simplest of banner advertisements. The user doesn’t notice any of this thanks to real-time advertising, which takes a few milliseconds to decide which company can have their advertisement on the website. Ad exchanges are the central contact for advertisers and website...

What is the AdWords Quality Score?

The AdWords Quality Score: factors and effects

Google is the most popular search engine in the world and a highly effective advertising platform. One reason is how well Google carries out quality evaluations for each ad in its network. In order to present users with the advertising that’s most relevant to them, the AdWords Quality Score was created on a keyword level. But what exactly is this Quality Score?


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