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View a Web Page as Googlebot

Are you wondering why you never get traffic or good keyword ranking on your internal pages? Perhaps your site navigation is created in JavaScript or even worse your entire site was built in flash.

Here is what Wikipedia says about Googlebot: It is the search bot software used by Google, which collects documents from the web to build a searchable index for the Google search engine.

You can quickly and easly view your website as Googlebot by viewing a web page in Google’s cache. SEOpen is a Fiefox tool which make this a snap. Once you install the plugin right click on a web page then scroll down to SEOpen/Google/Google Cache. Below is a screen shot of what happens next. Once you click on the “text only version” you will see what Googlebot sees.

Googlebot User Agent

Googlebot User Agent

Alternatively, you can use a Googlebot simulator application such as this one. Now you can view your website through the eyes of Google.

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