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Thread: Do web sites pay Google to get a higher ranking?

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    Platinum+ Member veronica's Avatar
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    Arrow Do web sites pay Google to get a higher ranking?

    I sometimes do a search & get sites with little or no info.

    Thanks

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    I don't think they actually pay google to get higher ranking. There are ways of making google think their site has the most relevant information though. I'm not exactly sure how it's done, but it has to do with hidden code on the page I think, that google sees, but we don't. There's also something to do with pages that are linked to that one, and links from that page. I'm sure someone here can elaborate more though....

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    Thank you for responding Mousek.

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    metatags, keywords, content, and site links (sites linking to your site) all help improve your ranking. SEO, search engine optimization can also help.

    To check your google rank:

    http://www.googlerankings.com/

    And a very interesting article explaining exactly how google ranks webpages:

    The Google Pagerank Algorithm
    and How It Works

    http://www.iprcom.com/papers/pagerank/

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    Thank you very much Big B.
    Last edited by veronica; October 10th, 2006 at 12:59 PM. Reason: typo

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    You're welcome lil V.

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