Did You Know? A Growing Collection of (Sometimes) Useful Knowledge for Website Owners

Did you know that the term pagerank, often used when referring to web page rank but actually PageRank was named after Larry Page.

Did you know that Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively (a combined 47 years old).

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Did you know that Google may give preference to pages using bullets and numbered lists instead of bits of data separated by line breaks. Bullets and numbered lists help break up your content for readers, making them more user friendly.

Did you know that Google may give you bonus points if your contact page information matches your domain name whois information – You can check your domain info below.

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Did you know that Google likes pages with “action queries”. Google sites some examples of acttion queries as:

“The intent of an action query is to accomplish a goal or engage in an activity on the Web. The goal or activity may be to download, to buy, to obtain, to be entertained by, or to interact with a resource that is available on the Web. Users want to do something.”

  • Purchase a product
  • Download software for free or for money
  • Pay a bill online
  • Play a game online
  • Print a calendar
  • Send flowers
  • Organize photos or order prints online
  • Watch a video clip
  • Take an online survey

 

Did you know that bounce rate in Google Analytics is HUGE? If people are visiting your website and leaving too quickly you will be penalized.
(just checking – you do have Google Analytics installed, right?)

Did you know that we LOVE sharing with you and that there is a lot more to come.

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