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Don't use software tools that purport to auto-generate doorway pages. These pages are usually devoid of meaningful content. Google, in particular, is working on ways to identify and exclude machine-generated doorway pages. [edit]
Manual submitting
Submitting by hand to an individual search engine, rather than using an automated submission tool or service. Manual submitting is the more polite way to submit, and as such is less likely to land you in trouble with the search engines. But the best approach is not to submit at all and let the search engine spiders find your site through links from other sites to your site. [edit]
Meta description
a meta tag hidden in the HTML that describes the page's content. Should be relatively short; around 12 to 20 words is suggested. The meta description provides an opportunity to influence how your Web page is described in the search results, but it will not improve your search rankings. Make sure your meta description reflects the page content or you may be accused of spamming. [edit]
Meta keywords
a meta tag hidden in the HTML that lists keywords relevant to the page's content. Because search engine spammers have abused this tag so much, this tag provides little to no benefit to your search rankings. Of the major search engines, only Yahoo! still pays any attention to the meta keywords tag. [edit]
Meta Search
Search results derived from several sources and consolidated into a single SERP[edit]
Meta tag stuffing
Repeating keywords in the meta tags and using meta keywords that are unrelated to the site's content. [edit]
Meta tags
Meta-information (information about information) that is associated with a web page and placed in the HTML but not displayed on the page for the user to see. There are a range of meta tags, only a few of which are relevant to search engine spiders. Two of the most well-known meta tags are the meta description and meta keywords; unfortunately these are ignored by most major search engines, including Google. [edit]
see "replica" [edit]
Miserable Failure
A well known example of "Google bombing", it poignantly illustrates how inbound text links can affect SERPs. In this instance, hyperlinks containing the keyword phrase miserable failure seem to reflect America's & the world's opinion of George W. Bush's performance, while positioning his White House bio in the #1 position for that search term.

So effective have the results been that today George W. Bush's White House biography is positioned at #1 on Google for the single word term, failure, forever soiling the reputation of America and office of the President. [edit]
A module or plugin for Apache web servers that can be used to rewrite requested URLs on the fly.

It supports an unlimited number of rules and an unlimited number of attached rule conditions for each rule to provide a flexible and powerful URL manipulation mechanism. Which can be used to offer both search engine friendly URLs, thus increasing indexing chances for a dynamic database driven website. [edit]
Where hovering the mouse over a text or graphic link without clicking displays something new on the page. For example, a horizontal navigation bar may display further sub-section choices underneath the section hovered over. [edit]
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is a web browser that has steadily grown in popularity over the last few years. It's currently used by about 15% of the world's Web browsers.

Firefox is free and open source software developed by the Mozilla Corporation and a community of external contributors.

This cross-platform browser, provides support for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

The latest version was released on September 18, 2007.

can refer to Microsoft Network and their search engine [edit]