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  • I am trying to find out how to get my website to display the other links on it in google. I have noticed that their are some sites that have the main site and under them in blue there are 6-8 more links in blue that you can click on to go to the specific place on the site that you want to go. Can anyone help me in how to accomplish this please?
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 6:57 AM

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  • That's not up to you.  That's up to google.  Sites with high hits, and well organized sub-sections, can get that result.


    Adding:  From Google:

    "Sitelinks

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    The links shown below some sites in our search results, called sitelinks, are meant to help users navigate your site. Our systems analyze the link structure of your site to find shortcuts that will save users time and allow them to quickly find the information they're looking for.

    We only show sitelinks for results when we think they'll be useful to the user. If the structure of your site doesn't allow our algorithms to find good sitelinks, or we don't think that the sitelinks for your site are relevant for the user's query, we won't show them.

    At the moment, sitelinks are completely automated. We're always working to improve our sitelinks algorithms, and we may incorporate webmaster input in the future."

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:27 AM

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  • That's not up to you.  That's up to google.  Sites with high hits, and well organized sub-sections, can get that result.


    Adding:  From Google:

    "Sitelinks

    Print

    The links shown below some sites in our search results, called sitelinks, are meant to help users navigate your site. Our systems analyze the link structure of your site to find shortcuts that will save users time and allow them to quickly find the information they're looking for.

    We only show sitelinks for results when we think they'll be useful to the user. If the structure of your site doesn't allow our algorithms to find good sitelinks, or we don't think that the sitelinks for your site are relevant for the user's query, we won't show them.

    At the moment, sitelinks are completely automated. We're always working to improve our sitelinks algorithms, and we may incorporate webmaster input in the future."

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:27 AM
  • Go to a few of those sites and see how they structure their links, how they name them, and what the typical content is of the target pages. If you structure your site in a similar fashion, you should get similar results.
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:38 AM
  • What your talking about is SEO "search engine optimisation" to achieve your result you need to have well optimised individual pages with good ranking and a good internal navigation system as per SEO rules.
    Short answer for a massive subject.A bit like asking how to build a website - answer you use html and css.
    this might start you on the journey http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35769 
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:38 AM
  • Structure is only part of why a site gets sitelinks.  The sites has to be popular that gets 'clicked' on a lot in Google search results.  This is why they provide these shortcut links.  Its not easy to get and could takes years.

    The best thing to do is forget about trying to get these links and concentrate on building a site that is providing the best experience to the user as possible.
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    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 1:23 PM
  • Forget about those links and concentrate on building a great website, that provides the best user experience for your visitors.  Sitelinks takes a site with traffic and lot of visitors coming from the Google search results.  Only then, Google might provide these 'shortcut' links.  On a new site it could takes years to get these links - its took Veign about 5 years.
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    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 1:26 PM
  • OK, I give up. How on earth is this a "meta question?"

    cheers,
    scott
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    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 4:07 PM
  • Possibly they consider the sitelinks as meta data relating to a Google search result snippet
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    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 4:11 PM
  • http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/topic.py?topic=19494

    Google has a complete library of tools in it's Web Master Tools section.  at the link above

    Meata tags can be entered mamually in the code view or by right clicking in design veiw and filling in the form wit  Title , Description and Key words.  Reading the Google informationwill help you by showing what info is helpful to your site and what information is redundant and actually counterproductive.  the links that you speak of are generated by google and usaully are a sign of a compliant well structured Google freindly site.  The subject of Search Engine Optimization is also the title of a Google help article availible at WMT a free service.  There are also googe analytics program that ishelpful as wellas some paid advertising options which is most cases you can get a free trail from you webserver hosting company.

    Mike
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." -- Albert Einstein
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:55 PM
  • Just another quick thought

    Google does things from the perspective of what is best or helpful to the search engine user.  What will help a person find what they are looking for.  AS you plan for the SEO componenst of your website that midset will also help you get your site into the viewing area of the customer, client or audience you seek.

    Just a Thought
    mike
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." -- Albert Einstein
    • Proposed as answer by Fingerboarder Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:19 AM
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 6:03 PM
  • As stated above it has nothing to do with you other than the way your site is set up. Google has to determine whether you get these links on your website. If you have a really great site and alot of traffic then your chances increase alot. Just work hard on your site and make it the best you can make it. This isn't a meta question but it is often confused as one as i have seen the question here alot in the past.
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:21 AM