1) What is the different between the ALLINTEXT and the INTEXT search ?
2) How would one optimize their page for INTEXT searches?
Brucemcc is asking this question because, in some categories anyway, searching using "allintext:" returns the results exactly as they were pre-January 24th. In my case, keywords "Juarez Mexico", the results are pre-January 24th at least for the first 20 sites.
Using "intext:" returns the results, in this particular case, exactly as they are being returned today using no special operator.
I'm not sure you can optimize for this, and I believe he means he would optimize for "allintext:" were that possible.
There is no point in optimizing for these diagnotic type searches since it is not what surfers use to search.Originally Posted by brucemcc
This is a diagnostic type search used to see where you rank for various page elements.
allintext:jauarez mexico looks for both words only in the page text and returns a ranking based on that.
intext:jaurez Mexico looks for the word Juarez in the page text and the word Mexico in any page elements.
No, I am talking about optimizing for INTEXT. Just like your findings if I search like this
ALLINTEXT:maryland computer repair
I find results similar to what they were several weeks ago. If i search using
INTEXT:maryland computer repair
I find results exactly as they appear Today. If things stay as they are right now, then I would think that I would want to understand the INTEXT modifier so that I could optimize for that since that seems to be the default modifier when one is not used.
Does that make sense. Anyone see any problems with this logic.
What if there are 3 words used in a INTEXT search on Google.
If I use the following search on Google...
INTEXT:maryland computer repair
what happens? Does Google look for 'maryland' in the text only, and computer repair anywhere
Does Google look for 'maryland computer repair' in the text only and not anywhere else in the page?
I think we are talking about apples and cheese here.
The allintext: or intext: searches provide a restricted search looking only in the page text for allintext: and looking for the first word in the search term in the intext: search and all others anywhere it can find them.
I would doubt very much if attempts to optimize for these searches would result in an improvment in your rankings in normal searches which your customers use.
The only thing that counts is your ranking in regular searches, and getting #1 in intext searches does not guarantee that you will rank highly for regular searches.
ok, here is what I've noticed.
Up until recently, site that I'm promoting was #1 for over 30 combinations of keywords on google.
Example: search for bridal shows toronto, wedding guide toronto, wedding gowns toronto ... my site http://www.weddingtales.ca was coming up as #1.
Now in order to see the same results I have to type those search terms under quotation marks!!! Example: search for "bridal shows toronto" ends up giving me www.weddingtales.ca as #1 site. Without quotation marks I'm #4. I guess it has something to do with ALLINTEXT: and INTEXT: but I don't really understand it and I don't know if it can be utilized into our advantage. Any suggestions?
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IMO This has nothing at all to do with the intext search.
Searching for bridal shows Toronto returns 28,600 results and, as you say, you are not ranking well, BUT when you search for the phrase with quotes, google only returns 10 results and you are #1.
The normal Google search defaults to searching for any or all of the words in the phrase in any order, equivalent to searching for
bridal AND shows AND toronto
so it will return any sites that have any of those words in any order. So a site that contains:
I took in two stage shows in Toronto when I visited there for my sisters bridal shower
will be returned for that search.
When you search with quotes you are searching for all of those words and they must be in the same order so this type of search will not return results for the above string.
The reason that you rank well in the search with quotes is that it only has 10 competing sites versus 28,000 for the same search without quotes.
The reason I am wondering about optimizing for INTEXT is that it appears that the current default search on Google is using the INTEXT modifier. Try it! Bring up two windows. Do one search of 'intext:maryland computer repair' and do another search for 'maryland computer repair' (no quote marks)
If I search using 'allintext:maryland computer repair' I get similar results to what was coming up a few weeks ago.
How could one optimize for this? Just wondering.
Sorry but I see no way that Google is using intext in its algo as a modifiere or anything else.
What you are seeing is that you rank better for intext searches than for regular searches, which is interesting in that it shows that your site is well optimized for that particular keyword in the page text,but it does not reveal how Google ranks sites, only how it ranks your site for that particular search term.
As to how to optimize for that term you are already well optimized if your page is coming up high in the search results.
Using a comination of allintext: allintitle: and allinanchor: will show general areas of strength or weakness,but reveals nothing more and trying to infer that google is using intext: as a search modifier on regular searches it just not logical.
Search for computers using allintext: and you will see that Dell is #1 and Apple is not found in the first 100 results, but for a regular search for computers Apple is #1. There is no ranking relationship.