Jun 5, 2009

Google Gives SEO Advice to the World

Google announced today that its SEO Starter Guide is now available in 40 languages. This covers 98% of the global Internet audience according to the company. 

"We hope that webmasters around the world can use the guide to improve their sites' crawlability and indexing in search engines," says Brandon Falls of Google's Search Quality Team. 

If you are unfamiliar with Google's SEO Starter Guide, it is a "compact guide" that lists best practices according to Google that both teams within the company and external webmasters can use to improve the indexing of their sites.

SEO Starter Guide

The guide was announced back in November, focusing on areas like improving title and description meta tags, URL structure, site navigation, content creation, anchor text, etc.

Here's the list of the languages it is now available in:

- Arabic
- Bulgarian
- Catalan
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Croatian
- Czech
- Danish
- Dutch
- English
- English (GB)
- Filipino
- Finnish
- French
- German
- Greek
- Hebrew
- Hindi
- Hungarian
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Japanese
- Korean
- Latvian
- Lithuanian
- Norwegian
- Polish
- Portuguese (BR)
- Portuguese (PT)
- Romanian
- Russian
- Serbian
- Slovak
- Slovenian
- Spanish
- Swedish
- Thai
- Turkish
- Ukrainian
- Vietnamese

You can get the download link for any of those languages here. If you want to make sure your site is ranking as well as it should be in Google, it's probably not a bad idea to go over it and apply the advice to your site - particularly if you are new to the game.


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