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Google Contact Number

August 31, 2009 in Search Engine Tricks | Comments (0)

How NOT to contact Google..

So – I received a call today from a woman who was upset about google charging her checking account.

She said she found me by going to the Arizona yellow pages online and typing in ‘Google’. She said I was number 1. I looked and couldn’t find what term she typed (Google didn’t bring up my listing).

Anyway, I thought it was funny :) I googled Google to get the contact number and here is what I found:

How to Contact Google

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
phone: (650) 253-0000
fax: (650) 253-0001

How to Find Google Supplemental Index Pages

August 15, 2009 in Search Engine Tricks | Comments (0)

What is the Supplemental Index?

The Google Supplemental index is like a black hole. If your site is listed in it – you won’t be getting traffic. Google had originally intended this to help reduce spam, but we are seeing many good pages get dropped. The SI (Supplemental Index) tag seems to affect mostly startups and low PR pages, or pages with odd link patterns. These commands will also help you debug spidering issues – let’s hope Google doesn’t remove the Supplemental Index command!

Can this information be used immorally?

Yes: A “shady” person might just search for text and keyword rich supplemental results that simply lack links, copy the content, throw some links at their own copy and outrank the original page. I believe this is Google’s reasoning for removing this tag – it allows people to get an unfair advantage.

Is Your Site is In the Google Supplemental Index?

Note that google may pull this feature at any time!


Old Supplemental Index Codes:

I couldn’t get these to work anymore:

  • *-abcde
  • ***-slktf
  • *-12345
  • *-asd
  • *-ao
  • *-aq
  • *-ak
  • *-ax
  • *-az
  • *-ay

This information was posted in a different format here:

Update on Google Supplemental Indexing

Prevent Spiders From Crawling Duplicate Content in Wordpress

June 25, 2009 in Search Engine Tricks | Comments (0)

Update your robots.txt with this information to prevent some of your pages from being crawled by polite spiders:


Ask a SEO Expert

March 23, 2009 in Search Engine Tricks | Comments (0)

Want to Ask a SEO Expert a question? What kind of Questions do you have about SEO?


SEO Checklist

March 7, 2009 in Search Engine Tricks | Comments (0)

SEO Checklist

This SEO checklist will help you with your search engine marketing. You should know enough about SEO to know what to look for in whomever you outsource.