Jan 30

What's the Most Important Web Site on Earth? According to Google, It's Google.com

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Most of the billions of Web sites out there today have a site map, labeled as such. So if you run a search on the term "site map" in Google, you should get a fairly decent indication of which sites Google thinks are most important, shouldn't you?

Here are the 25 organizations whose Web sites come up first in a "site map" search:

1. Google
2. eBay
3. Apple
4. CNN Money
5. Wikipedia
6. Microsoft
7. The Seattle Times
8. The Chronicle of Higher Education
9. The New York Times
10. Internal Revenue Service
11. FindLaw
12. CNET
13. The White House
14. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
15. Austin American-Statesman
16. U.S. Dept. of Defense
17. The Washington Post
18. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
19. LiveJournal
20. MapQuest
21. The Arizona Republic
22. MSNBC
23. International Monetary Fund
24. U.S. National Library of Medicine
25. Los Angeles Times

Whaddya know? Google thinks it's important. Of course, we've demonstrated this before.

tags: Search Engine Optimization, site maps, Conversion Rate Optimization, google, SEO

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Scott, president of Idea Grove, oversees one of the fastest-growing and most forward-looking public relations and inbound marketing agencies in the southwestern United States. Idea Grove focuses on helping technology companies reach media and buyers; and its clients range from venture-backed startups to Fortune 200 companies. Scott launched Idea Grove in 2005 along with his groundbreaking blog, Media Orchard. He has been a consistent innovator in the public relations and marketing space. Scott was among the first to understand the role of blogging in audience building. He was quick to recognize the vital importance of content quality and the power of social sharing. Most significantly, he developed a system that integrates public relations, content creation, social and search marketing, and conversion rate optimization into a program that produces hard-dollar results for clients. Follow Scott on Twitter and Google+.

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