Search engine optimization for small and very small businesses.

Your Web Site’s SEO X-Ray

How does Google see your web site? Well, if you’re not getting the rankings you believe you deserve in Google, take a Google X-ray to see what your web site looks like to the Google spider.

The text cache is different than the “full cache” that you normally see as a link on the last line of your listing in Google. The text cache strips out all graphics and anything else that Google doesn’t actually read or index. Google’s full cache is similar to a photo of your website, while the text cache is more like an x-ray.

To see your text cache, enter this in your browser address window (substituting the URL of the web page you want to see for “www.example.com”:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:http://www.example.com/&hl=en&lr=&strip=1

For a description of what to look for and what it means, see a recent article at Search Engine Land.

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