Category Archives: authority sites

Google Definitions

I’ve noticed recently that my site is getting a reasonable amount of traffic from Google definitions. If you are unsure what that is then let me explain. Google’s define function provides a list of sites on the web that define certain technical terms, abbreviations and acronyms. For example if you wanted to know what DMOZ means you can type “define:DMOZ” into Google and it will return a list of sites defining that DMOZ is the Open Directory Project run by AOL / Netscape.
You can get your site in this list of definitions by providing a glossary page full of terms relevant to your industry and if Google thinks it is up to scratch then your new glossary will be listed and your site can be an authoritive source on your industry and gain more traffic. The next step is converting the visitors to your site’s glossary into customers…