Search Engines Are Like Small Children

I have been writing an in-depth article about search engines and search engine optimization for a number of local publications. Although I can’t reveal the entire multi-part article yet I did find something today that I thought would be a really great preface.

Matt Cutts’ (from Google) blog revealed some great simple insight into how search engine spiders or robots operate:

Think of search engine spiders much like small children. They go around the web clicking on links. Unless there’s a link to a page, it can be hard for a search engine to find out about that page.

Please check out the post for some very simple and basic rules regarding your web site and search engines.

Kristen Bachmeier
Kristen Bachmeier
Kristen Bachmeier is Atilus' Director of Operations and helps to oversee all client accounts and day-to-day operations. Additionally, Kristen has worked in digital marketing for 6+ years and has helped create digital marketing plans for most of our clients.

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    Zach K.
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    Get that out of your mouth…. GOOOGLE!  Thanks for stopping by Jonathan.

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    Jonathan Boettcher
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    Haha, having friends with small children, I don’t know if that analogy always holds true (seems they find their way into the strangest spots) but I think it is a great reminder to keep our sites easily navigable for anyone – person or bot. Cheers!

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    Scott Clark
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    That’s great! I love the comparison drawn between Search Engine robots and children… it couldn’t be more true. Search engine robots are just as easily misdirected, confused, and temperamental as well.
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