How long to get indexed in Google?

I’ve created a new page and placed it on my homepage hoping it will get indexed within 2 days but it didn’t.

MSN indexes faster than Google and Yahoo. The webpage got indexed in MSN in 6 days because even though the first crawl was on the 16th of March. Google crawled the page on the 16th as well and a little bit before MSN but the page is still not in Google’s index. Yahoo crawled the page on the 17th but it still doesn’t show up in index too.

Since i’ve got that page up, Google has crawled it just once, MSN four times and Yahoo twice.

Anyway, we’ll see when the page is going to show up in the other search engines.

Below are the logs for GoogleBot, MSNBot, Yahoo!Slurp and AskBot. – – [16/Mar/2007:00:10:48 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.1” 200 13399 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +” – – [16/Mar/2007:15:58:23 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.0” 200 13347 “-” “msnbot/1.0 (+” – – [18/Mar/2007:20:10:30 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.0” 200 13347 “-” “msnbot-media/1.0 (+” – – [20/Mar/2007:19:45:52 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.0” 200 13347 “-” “msnbot/1.0 (+” – – [20/Mar/2007:21:23:33 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.0” 200 13347 “-” “msnbot-media/1.0 (+” – – [17/Mar/2007:04:06:28 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.0” 200 13347 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp;” – – [21/Mar/2007:13:18:02 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.0” 200 13347 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp;” – – [18/Mar/2007:10:34:18 -0500] “GET /learners/driving-instructor-training/ HTTP/1.0” 200 13347 “-” “Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; Ask Jeeves/Teoma; +”

The rel attribute in anchor tags – links

Alright, there are two main values that are used in the rel attribute for the anchor tag: nofollow and external.

no follow
nofollow will tell search engines that this link is not trustworthy. So what means is that Google will not give any credit to this link for your site. It’s not going to pass any PR to your site but it might still bring you some traffic. Even if it shows as a backlink to your site, it’s of no value, remember that.

Here’s the URL that talks about it from Google Team:

external is used to tell the browser to open this link in a new window. However JavaScript must be used to achieve this. But PR is still transferred 🙂

Increasing a site PR with internal linking strategies

Internal linking can benefit a site a lot if done properly. So here is what i’ve learned:

Overall PageRank Power
The overall PageRank power is the PR that would be transferred to another site if all pages on your site linked to it. Say for example for you have website A which has a PR of 3 and you link to your disclaimer page (nobody else is going to link to that page besides you) on all pages on your site. The disclaimer page may get a PR 2 which eventually means that your overall PageRank power is 2. Now what this means is that if you are building a completely new site and it doesnt have a PR yet or is PR0, linking from your other site (overall PageRank 2) will give the new site a PR2.