Notifying Google of a Major Site Overhaul

In a few weeks, my organization will be removing our old Web site from our Web server and replacing it with a completely new site. The new site includes completely new content and a radically different structure.

We will be using a Google Custom Search Engine as our internal search engine on the Web site.

I am curious if anybody has any advice on how we should handle this situation.

A Good SEO Utility

Website GraderOne of my colleagues sent me a link the other day to Web Site Grader, and asked me to check it out. I popped on over to the site and entered a few URLs to sites that I work on. I was pleasantly surprised to see how in-depth and accurate the analysis provided appears to be.

The utility is an SEO analyzer that rates your site in comparison to all of the other sites that have been analyzed using the tool. It offers quite a few interesting options, including the ability to compare your site to specific competitors, the ability to grade your site on specific keywords, etc.

Google and PDFs

A few weeks ago, I came across an interesting post about Google and PDF files.  It seems that Google has very tight rules about how it indexes PDF documents, and you have to be careful about how you prepare your PDFs if you want them added to your site index.

Please share your experiences and expertise regarding PDF documents and how Google indexes them.

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