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Q: You claim that a domain does not exist, how come? ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: You claim that a domain does not exist, how come?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: daddy4alles-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 20 Mar 2004 17:31 PST
Expires: 19 Apr 2004 18:31 PDT
Question ID: 318779
Few minutes ago I have tried to find out what do you respond to
peoplewho may be searching answers about five ICAN-registered domains
which are Yahoo-hosted and already seen by hundreds of people. Your
response was that there was NOT such a thing as

although on my other machine at the same time I was browsing those
sites. So how come that you people so firmly respond: there is not
such an URL as
when these sites are there!

It appears that  the Yahoo server is down, but you should have had the
information about those sites much earlier.
Now, can you explain me what is happening?
Thank you
G.K. Popov

But you
Subject: Re: You claim that a domain does not exist, how come?
Answered By: serenata-ga on 20 Mar 2004 20:58 PST
Hello Daddy4alles ~

As the most popular search engine with free inclusion, Google does not
include every webpage on the internet in its substantial index.

When you perform a search for those domains which are not in Google's
index, they results actually say, "Sorry, no information is available
for the URL", and not that the site doesn't exist.

All this means is that those sites are not included in Google's index
of over 4 billion pages.

How To Get Listed In Google

There are two ways to get your sites listed in Google.

1. The Add URL Tool

The first way is to submit your site for inclusion using Google's Add
URL tool here,
   - ://

But there is no guarantee if or when your page will be included.

2. The Best Way to Be Included

Google explains the best way to get your sites listed in its Webmaster Information,

     "The best way to ensure Google finds your site is for your
      page to be linked from lots of pages on other sites.
      Google's robots jump from page to page on the Web via
      hyperlinks, so the more sites that link to you, the more
      likely it is that we'll find you quickly."
   - ://

And it further explains its technology in "Our Search: Google Technology":

     "The heart of our software is PageRank?, a system for
      ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page
      and Sergey Brin at Stanford University. And while we
      have dozens of engineers working to improve every aspect
      of Google on a daily basis, PageRank continues to provide
      the basis for all of our web search tools."

and its PageRank in "PageRank Explained"

     "PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the
      web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of
      an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets
      a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for
      page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume
      of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the
      page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are
      themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make
      other pages "important."

      Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank,
      which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of
      course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't
      match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with
      sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that
      are both important and relevant to your search. Google
      goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a
      page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and
      the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if
      it's a good match for your query."
   - ://

Google's Responsibility to Searchers

Google's Mission is the present the most relevant results to a
searcher's queries, and it is incumbent on the website owner to ensure
his site meets Google's expectations for content, links, and good
basic design if he wants his site included in the search engine
results pages (SERPs).

You can read Google's Mission here,
   - ://

And other Google links which explain how to design your site and how
it gets ranked in SERPs from the following Google links:

   * How Do I Get My Site Listed on Google?
     - ://

   * My Web Pages Are Not Currently Listed (a good 'primer'
     on how and why Google works so well)
     - ://

   * PageRank Information (covers both Google's PageRank and
     - ://

   * Webmaster Guidelines (contains both the dos and don'ts)
     - ://

   * Google Facts & Fiction (can  you buy your way to a
     high ranking in Google?)
     - ://

   * Search Engine Optimizers (some good advice on what to look
     for if you're going to hire a Search Engine Optimizer)
     - ://

   * Frequently Asked Questions (pretty much what it says, but
     definitely worth wading through)
     - ://

   * Remove Content from Google's Index (just in case you feel
     a burning need to start all over again)
     - ://

Establishing Links

As noted above, Google's PageRank is based on the number of pages
which link to your site. You will also have to establish relevant
links TO your site in order to be included and rank well in Google's

There are many practical ways of establishing links which are
beneficial to you in your endeavor to get respectable position
placement on search engines. These methods may take time, but they
also help in establishing credibility and help with your page rank.

Approach like-minded or complementary businesses about linking to your
site (with a reciprocal link from your own). This works without
harming search engine positioning or page rank.


Google specifically warns "Don't participate in link schemes designed
to increase your site's ranking or PageRank. In particular, avoid
links to web spammers or "bad neighborhoods" on the web as your own
ranking may be affected adversely by those links." (See Google's
Quality Guidelines - Basic principles)
   - ://

It stands to reason that what's good for Google, currently ranked as
the number one search engine is good rule to follow for other search

Articles on Link Popularity

Some excellent articles on how to establish the right kind of links
are available in Traffick's "Ten Steps to Building Links to Your
Site", Craig Fifield - 5/3/2002

Search Engine Watch's "Google PageRank Lunacy" by Mike Grehan, March, 2004,

and his "Link Equity Explained", available in PDF,

"Link Building Is Important", which discusses link building from A to
Z and also provides a good reference page with linking resources.

The information contained in the above articles offer suggestions
which can be easily adapted for use on any website without resorting
to link farms. The differences in "good links" and those which may be
harmful are discussed, and the articles offer simple ways to get
started to the kind of linking search engines prefer.


Some of the sites are not found when performing a search for their
domain name because they are not yet included in Google's index.

You can either submit the pages via Google's Add URL page or you can
establish links from relevant sites, which is the best way for your
sites to be indexed and included.

If you wish to rank well for your search term, there are guidelines
for design which will help ensure that, but without links TO your site
and relevant content, it is unlikely you will rank well in the returns
for the search terms you want.

Regarding Yahoo's Search

Yahoo's search engine is completely different from Google's, and I
found that not all your sites were listed in Yahoo's search, either.

For instance, entering the domain, in Yahoo's search
returned the following:

   "Did you mean: We didn't find any Web
    pages containing


    - Check your spelling.
    - Try going directly to
    - Find web pages that contain ""."

Search Terms

With the exception of the specific searches performed as mentioned
above, I relied on resources, bookmarks and Google information
regularly used in my day to day business.

Best regards,

Google Answers Researcher
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