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ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
Kuwait
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Oct 6, 2007

Hi,

Recently I have noticed that Kudoz questions appear when googling them at the same day they are asked, even within 5 minutes after question is posted which is great step by Proz to let their site content indexed by Google in minutes.

Does anyone know how to do the same if you run a website? In other words, what is the deal with Google?

Thank you


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:46
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English to Afrikaans
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Google watches popular pages Oct 6, 2007

Ahmad Wadan wrote:
Does anyone know how to do the same if you run a website? In other words, what is the deal with Google?


Google watches popular pages and updates their pages quicker. Nothing sinister about it.


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
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Yes Oct 6, 2007

Yes, one can (and I know how).
No, there is no 'deal'.
Start by studying http://www.google.com.au/webmasters/

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Sven Petersson
Medical translator
Website: www.svenp.com
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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Thanks Sven! Oct 6, 2007

I'll study that site right away! I was also wondering how to position our website in Google.

Cheers

Letty


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
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Dear Andres & Leticia, Oct 6, 2007

Thank you very much for your kind words.

Keep in mind that Google's robots do not 'see' what a human visitor see; they 'see' what a text browser like Lynx sees!

You would be well advised to check your site (http://www.argentranslations.com/) in Lynx and adapt it so that it is attractive to both computers 'seeing' it through the eyes of Lynx and humans seeing it through Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.

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Sven Petersson
Medical translator
Website: www.svenp.com
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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Great info Sven... Oct 6, 2007

We really appreciate it. Your comments are really valuable for us and for many other colleagues!

Thanks so much

Letty


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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
Canada
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The other side Oct 6, 2007

There are many of us who object to having every word we utter on proz.com appear on Google. For one thing it makes it much harder for searchers to find other important information about you, such as your own translator's website or websites about other activities that you are involved in.

Sven do you also have any suggestions on how to have things removed from Google?


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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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It's a hard and never ending work Oct 6, 2007

Andres & Leticia Enjuto wrote:

I'll study that site right away! I was also wondering how to position our website in Google.

Cheers

Letty


It requires specific knowledge and skills and there are dozens of methods and tricks. There are specialized companies offering services of positioning. However, this may cost from some 50 - 100 $ per month to +3000 $ per year.
Once positioned, the site requires "maintenance" - it's not a single action.

Good luck!

Andrzej


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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Thanks Andrzej Oct 6, 2007

I see is not that easy. I didn't know there were so many methods and tricks! I guess it's time consuming too. Now I'm aware is not a single action.
I'd better pay a company to position our website and read about the subject, because I find it interesting.

Thanks again!

Letty

[Edited at 2007-10-06 19:28]


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
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Dear Tina, Oct 6, 2007

You could, in theory, ask a Proz.com moderator to help you with it (by inserting 'meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"', but I doubt that they would grant your request(s).

Google writes:

'Need to remove content from Google's index?

Google views the comprehensiveness of our search results as an extremely important priority. We're committed to providing thorough and unbiased search results for our users; therefore, we cannot participate in the practice of censorship. We stop indexing pages of a site only at the request of the webmaster who's responsible for those pages, when it's spamming our index, or as required by law. This policy is necessary to ensure that pages aren't inappropriately removed from our index.'

Your best option remains to think before typing.

**********************
Sven Petersson
Medical translator
Website: www.svenp.com
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Addendum: See http://www.google.com/intl/en/remove.html



[Edited at 2007-10-06 17:25]


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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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Thank you Oct 6, 2007

Thank you for responding Sven. I don't disagree with Google's position on this. I think it's up to ProZ. It has been brought up several times in forums - I am not the only one who is not happy with this.

And, yes, I do think before I speak and sometimes I don't respond to a forum post, even when I might like to, thinking "oh, there goes another Google entry".


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writeaway  Identity Verified

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I agree completely Oct 7, 2007

Tina Vonhof wrote:

Thank you for responding Sven. I don't disagree with Google's position on this. I think it's up to ProZ. It has been brought up several times in forums - I am not the only one who is not happy with this.

And, yes, I do think before I speak and sometimes I don't respond to a forum post, even when I might like to, thinking "oh, there goes another Google entry".


But there are a number of people who really count on the Proz/Google link to get their names/pseudonyms plastered all over the web .
I assume they would be bitterly disappointed if this link disappeared.


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