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Many website owners & even webmasters are not fully aware of Google's supplemental index although it has been around for a good few years now. So Google has two indexes, the "main index" and the "supplemental index" - your web pages want to be on the "main index". The reason why Google has a supplemental index is quite simple, and in some respects logical. Years ago the search engine market was all about volume of the index, who had the biggest. With billions of web pages out there this has changed from the biggest to the best quality search results, the old adage "less is more" suddenly rings true! So Google created a second index which stores much less information which means they need to invest in less servers, it decreases their environmental foot print and it also shows Google commitment to finding leaner and better sets of results in the search. You must be aware that web pages that are in the supplemental index are less likely to be shown on web searches and will have low page rank. Reasons why your web page might end up in this supplemental index: Pages that trigger spam filters might be removed from all indexes, remember the supplemental index is not a form of punishment so once on there you can not be removed and put back on the main index Pages that have duplicate information on your website can lead to one of the pages being put on the supplemental index Pages with very low page rank on large websites Pages that are hard to crawl Plagiarised content from other websites which have much higher page rank or status for that information than you How do we check our client's web pages and our own? Well first we get the total pages indexed by typing into Google: site:www.yourdomian.co.uk Then we get the total pages in the main index by typing into Google: site:www.yourdomain.co.uk -inallurl:www.yourdomain.co.uk You simply take the 2 away from 1 and you are left with the number of pages on Google supplemental index. If you find pages on the supplemental index do not panic, if you find none "awesome!" Take these steps to try to shake off the supplemental index, if you struggle then leave us a


comment and will try to help you! Take these steps: Ensure your navigation is even on your website, a great analogy is your navigation should be like a tree, directories & categories are like branches and your web pages (services & products are like the leaves. So it should all look reasonably symmetrical. This way when page rank goes down through your website it does so evenly. If you have lots of in-bound links try to make sure a minimum of 10% go to pages within your website, we call this deep bound links. Test your pages for similar content go to this website http://www.webconfs.com/similar-pagechecker.php if any of your pages fail re write them and which ever page is in the supplemental index rename the web page for a fresh start! Make sure your URL do not contain too many parameters and your web page size is not really large Combating and ensuring web pages are highly unlikely to go into the supplemental index forms part of an SEO strategy. The fact is Google wants the best websites for those searching terms and keyword phrases; you want your website at the top of the search for those searching for keyword terms related to your business. If this is all too much for you then we provide full SEO services based on a lot of experience and understanding of how Google & the other search engines work. Also remember what works today might not work tomorrow if the algorithms are changed! Visit our search engine optimisation pages for further information about our services I hope you find this information useful I welcome any comments

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