The basics Google’s order of results is automatically determined by more than 100 factors, including our PageRank algorithm.
Few Important Factors :
1. Link Popoularity.
2. Unique Content.
3. Text navigation.
4. Clean Html Design.
5. Page size and load time.
6. Error free websites. ( Java script error, broken links )
7. Spam free websites. ( Hidden text, Keyword stuffing, Link farms )
8. Important incoming links ( From Yahoo, Dmoz, About, Inktomi, Altavista etc. )
9. Website Optimization.
2. Why does my page’s rank keep changing?
We update our index every four weeks. Each time we update our database of web pages, our index invariably shifts: We find new sites, we lose some sites, and sites ranking may change. Your rank naturally will be affected by changes in the ranking of other sites. You can be assured that no one at Google has hand adjusted the results to boost the ranking of a site. Google’s order of results is automatically determined by several factors, including our PageRank algorithm. You may want to check and see if the number of other sites linking to your URL has changed. This is the single biggest factor in determining what sites are indexed by Google, as we find most pages when our robots crawl the web and jump from page to page via hyperlinks. To find out who links to your site, use Google’s link: tool.
3. Why is my ranking different in Google than in Yahoo!?
Although Google powers Yahoo’s search, our two sites are not identical in how we handle user queries. Thus, you may not get exactly the same results when you search using Google.com and Yahoo!. This is not an error on the part of either engine but merely reflects differences in the frequency with which the sites are updated and the number of pages in the index each uses to generate results. In both cases we try to provide the best possible search experience for users, which means we do not sell results or force placement of one site above another. The basic search algorithm used is exactly the same.
4. I’m changing my URL. How can I maintain my rank?
Regrettably, we cannot manually change your listed address at the same time you move to your new site.
That said, there are steps you can take to make sure your transition is a smooth one. Google listings are based in part on our ability to find you from links on other sites. To preserve your rank, you will want to inform others who link to you of your change of address.
One way to find out who is linking to you is to try a link search. Enter “link:[your full URL]” into the Google search box. You may not find every page that links to you with this method, but it should help you begin redirecting the links leading to your site.
(Please note: we do not serve link queries for all of the sites in our index, so this may not produce any results for your site.) Once your new site is live, you may wish to place a permanent redirect (using a “301” code in HTTP headers) on your old site to inform visitors and search engines that your site has moved.
Finally, if your site goes unlisted for a time, this does not mean you were dropped from our index. Sometimes, in these transitions, we will fail to find a site at its new address. Just be sure that others are linking to you and we should pick you up on our next web crawl.