Google Site Information Page
There is a great deal of information on a site’s search engine standings that can be easily found directly through the search box on the Google home page. Simply typing in info:xyzsitenameandsuffix will bring up information like what sites Google considers to be similar and a list of all the sites that have linked to the site being searched as well as all sites that contain the site’s url regardless of it being a hyperlink or plain text. Even though the data from “info:” command is not always accurate and complete, it does give a quick and way to find out all of a site’s backlinks. The “site:” command is also useful for finding out which pages of a site has been indexed by Google’s Spider. Along with the “site:” feature, there are many other search and site monitors available from Google for free.
When was a Site Last Indexed by Google’s Spiders?
Google maintains an up-to-date index of every webpage in its search results through an automated program called the Google spider.
Whenever a page has been indexed, the Google Spider also keeps a copy of that particular page in its cache. Checking out a page’s cache date will also give the date of the last time that page was indexed through the Google Spider. Information on a page’s Google cache can be easily found through the “site:” command described above and also by putting in the site’s url into Google’s search box and running a search. It should be remembered that xyzsite.com and xyzsite.com are indexed and cached differently by Google, so both sites will have different cache times.
Yahoo Site Information
Yahoo’s has a service similar to Google’s “info:” tool in their Search Meta Words help page.
The information obtained from the Meta Words pages are things like what sites are linking to the site being searched, what pages of the site are indexed by Yahoo Search, what pages were previously cached and more.
Site Information on MSN
Just like Yahoo and Google, Microsoft also offers a complete range of site monitor tools. Site owners can find data on about their site’s status with the web crawler at MSN Search’s and the time it was last indexed. MSN’s site:xyzsite.com works exactly like Google’s “info:” command. Typing that into a msn search box gives indexing data as well as when the last page was cached.
What is the Site’s Google Rank?
Google Rankings is just one of the many search monitors and site monitors offered by Google. Although using the Google Rankings service requires an API key, it allows webmasters to find their site’s search engine position in the top 40 to 1000 results for a keyword. Additionally, Google Rankings also shows a site’s rank on MSN and Yahoo’s search engines. Google Rankings forms part of a complete site monitoring package with another utility called the Ultimate SEO Tool. The Ultimate SEO
Tool measures a site’s keyword density.
Check a Site’s Backlinks in Google
The Backlink Checker tool, found at LilEngine.com, is an ideal way for comparing the number of backlinks a site has compared to its competing sites. Although a larger number of backlinks a site possesses will improve the site’s page-rank, many other factors can also influence a site’s ultimate search engine position.
A Site’s Position in Yahoo Search
Yahoo Search Rankings comes from the same people who have brought Google Rankings and shows the site’s position in Yahoo’s top 1000 results for a given keyword. Yahoo’s Web API developer site contains even more search engine monitoring tools.
Richard Blom is the creator of The Google Monitor Tool, this is a great tool for people who would love to know what his competitor is doing and don’t really want to be busy all day analyzing data, if you want to know more about Richard check out his personal page on everything about How to Google Monitor your way up in the rankings, he gives away some nice tips, check it out.