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Quick SEO Tip: Rank for filetype queries

Add a dot and a file extension to your URLs and your site will show up for ‘filetype:’ queries on Google (and other engines I guess) even if you serve just html and not the assumed filetype. Search for filetype:torrent for some examples.

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2008 at 3:22 pm under Rants. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.


Thomas Says:

nice idea. lets do some test on it. any idea on getting statistics on the best search queries?

Florian Says:

Great idea and easy to optimize, although the number of searches for filetype:keyword for non-existing filetypes is pretty low I assume. Interesting to play with anyway…

James SEO Says:

That’s a very slick SEO tip you got there. Thanks. So many ideas…. :)

Contempt Says:

Great method and actually does have some killer results sometimes.

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