Finally, Google has given us “rel=canonical” to help control duplicate content.
You NEED to understand this.
Then again, for a more thorough, layman’s explanation, Vanessa Fox breaks it down from SearchEngine Land.
AND… Joost de Valk has already adapted a canonical plugin for WordPress users that adds
rel="canonical" links to your blogs
Duplicate content is an age-old debateand whether you pay it homage or not, it never hurts to take a proactive, preventative approach. ScientText.com has a very useful article on controlling how you manage duplicate content on your blog. Good to know if you’re hoping for the most favorable SERP results!
I’ve been playing around with a couple of Google features over the last few days and I can hardly contain my excitement – Google Search Wiki and Google Profiles. Continue reading
original article by Markus Sobek from efactory
A Survey of Google’s PageRank
Within the past few years, Google has become the far most utilized search engine worldwide. A decisive factor therefore was, besides high performance and ease of use, the superior quality of search results compared to other search engines. This quality of search results is substantially based on PageRank, a sophisticated method to rank web documents.
The aim of these pages is to provide a broad survey of all aspects of PageRank. The contents of these pages primarily rest upon papers by Google founders Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin from their time as graduate students at Stanford University.