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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Search Engine Results: Page Ranking

A lot of people only check out the first five or so websites listed in the results of search engine search. The order that sites are listed in doesn't necessarily indicate a good or bad site. What determines the ranking of Google results is the number of other pages linking to that site. The more sites that link to yours, the higher you will be on the list.  Some search engines allow paid advertisers to have top billing. Google places these sites to the side. Particularly if you are looking for sites that challenge the majority opinion, it makes sense to go beyond that first page of search engine results.

For more information on how search engines work and comparisons between them, go to Search Engine Showdown.


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