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Post Posted: October 14th, 2005, 3:07 pm

It can be worth it. Do a search in Yahoo for all your top keywords. Are any of the listings on the first page directory listiings? If so, than it is well worth it. I have many clients that are on page one, and it is their Yahoo Directory listing that it there. Example: http://search.yahoo.com/searc...

Post Posted: October 11th, 2005, 12:17 pm

didn't you post the same question in SitePoint forums?

my response there is the same...

Quote:
I haven't tried it in at least 5 years - it wasn't worth it then, and I think the Yahoo! directory market share is greatly diminished since...


just my 2c...

Post Posted: August 28th, 2005, 8:29 am

contacting google is a waste of time - they just send you snippets of the FAQ you already read... Use the revisit-after and PRAY that they observe it - I've not seen google be too quick at observing these kinds of changes, and/or robots.txt changes - often ignoring robots.txt changes for up to a wee...

Post Posted: August 28th, 2005, 8:20 am

ive got a virus where it hijacks my email by reloading to another webpage ive had one before but ive forgot its name i think it was a browser hijacker i need the name of a freeware program to too remove it can ne1 help without knowning the name of the infection, providing a name of a tool that WILL...

Post Posted: August 28th, 2005, 8:04 am

ClamAV is the only free one I know...

http://www.clamav.net/

hth

Greg

Post Posted: June 2nd, 2005, 6:50 pm

now the bottom data-center is 153,000,000 - down from 207,000,000 this morning...

Post Posted: June 2nd, 2005, 7:41 am

no - I've been noticing this for over a month. Some data-centers are seemingly ALWAYS out of step with others....

Post Posted: June 2nd, 2005, 6:35 am

I've noticed that a number of the data-centers are slower at updating - this is leading to radically different numbers of results, and actually, different results! Check this out: http://64.233.167.104/search?hl=en&q=business+web+design http://64.233.167.99/search?hl=en&q=business+web+design...

Post Posted: May 22nd, 2005, 7:32 am

linux and squid or linux and nfs. Honestly, NFS and linux aren't anywhere as scary to setup as they were even a few short years ago - try some of the freebie distros line white box or centos - preferrably centos. If you really must have a commercial OS - go with Suse - or dare I say it, RedHat - you...

Post Posted: May 3rd, 2005, 2:01 pm

No.. all backlinks are NOT created equal - text of the link matters, PR of the page it's on matter, as I'm sure many other factors matter - each engine ranking things in there own way... why would all backlinks be equal? I agree with that. Still i don't se why bold, italic or h1, h2 or any other st...

Post Posted: May 3rd, 2005, 1:22 pm

Solutions wrote:
I'd say that a backlink is a backlink is a backlink...


No.. all backlinks are NOT created equal - text of the link matters, PR of the page it's on matter, as I'm sure many other factors matter - each engine ranking things in there own way... why would all backlinks be equal?

Post Posted: May 3rd, 2005, 7:44 am

I too am someone who generally type things incorrectly a couple of times, even often typed addresses - I think it's NOT having ever been trained to type "properly", but I am always getting comments on how quickly I can type - all I know, is that I would type a LOT faster if I could remove the need f...

Post Posted: April 26th, 2005, 7:38 am

Just be careful how you type google.com and hit return... http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/googkle.shtml Do NOT visit the site unless you are supremely confident in your Anti-virus/Anti-Trojan setup!! Here's why ..... this is one nasty site - it has at least 4 trojan/hijackers that I found in a very ...

Post Posted: April 25th, 2005, 1:16 pm

It's hardly between the lines - that's about as in plain sight as it it's possible to be without spelling it out for you... at least I'm feeling justified in removing my google toolbar now...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2005, 10:33 am

although it's by consent, it's definitely getting to the point of being a little scary now... as you've provided a bunch of private information to register for those accounts....

Post Posted: April 18th, 2005, 9:48 pm

first results, not so hot - then I remembered that I'd also altered a page title - reversing that out and finding another, unaltered page to perform the experiment on -I might also NOT use one of our own! ;)

regards

GHL

Post Posted: April 18th, 2005, 9:36 pm

dolay, we've been #1 for business web site design for over 4 years - today - GONE! Other major phrases we've dropped from; business web design business website design just to name a few... it's getting stranger and stranger... however, MSN - I can snap my fingers at and get top 10 ranking - top 3 in...

Post Posted: April 18th, 2005, 10:03 am

I don't think it's a services vs products thing... I think it's the popularity of the topic... search for cheap cialis, or cheap viagra - most of the top results are going to have massive amounts of ads - some google, some not - but by linking to the major players in the online drugs, they are boost...

Post Posted: April 17th, 2005, 6:44 am

I've just checked one of our top keywords.... business web site design 5 of the 10 have adsense running on their sites 3 more have other major advertising systems another... business web design 7 have adsense 2 have other major ad systems Actually - the first search I did, might have more adsense, I...

Post Posted: April 16th, 2005, 3:56 pm

google-image bot banning is about as far as you should safely go I think.... unless you have no reason for regular google to index things like cgi-bin.. put this into your robots.txt: User-agent: Googlebot-Image Disallow: / and possibly these - IF you don't have a shopping cart or other system that ...

Post Posted: April 16th, 2005, 3:53 pm

horizonukr wrote:
www.alltooflat.com/geeky/elgoog/


nice exercise in pointlessness...

Post Posted: April 16th, 2005, 9:46 am

Yeah this paragraph is going to start rumors and myths for years to come ... Page rank for backlinks ... ?? To be honest it is not likely to be implemented in this form. It would be far too easy to put an unauthorized ad on my site. I am convinced that Google is hiding the real meaning of this para...

Post Posted: April 16th, 2005, 5:59 am

From the google patent: e.g., a document whose advertisements refer/link to documents known to search engine 125 over time to have relatively high traffic and trust, such as amazon.com, may be given relatively more weight than those documents whose advertisements refer to low traffic/untrustworthy d...

Post Posted: April 14th, 2005, 3:47 pm

so do we - and yahoo reports 20,000+ backlinks for us - less than 1,000 for a5 ... we're google pr=5 (used to be 6) - and a5 is 7...

Also - the other site I mentioned is at Pr=7 with the www - 0 without.

Post Posted: April 14th, 2005, 10:03 am

cheers madmonk... pretty amazing that basically TWO links with greater PR than say, a 5 were able to promote what I think would be a solid 5 to a 7...

Post Posted: April 14th, 2005, 6:17 am

madmonk, no - the thing that's of interest is how the relatively low number of backlinks, and how low the PR of those are can generate a PR of 7 on each of these sites. Check the backlinks - there don't seem to be nearly enough, and those that are available are of low PR themselves - so the resultin...

Post Posted: April 10th, 2005, 9:36 am

perhaps I made a mistake on that one, but I don't think so - regardless, the OTHER one is PR=7... take a look - plus all the JUNK links at the bottom of the page - SOMETHING stinks....

Post Posted: April 10th, 2005, 8:01 am

ok - that mybookmarks thing - it's more of a pain to use than useful if you ask me - actually the webmail system we install on our servers allows users to maintain notes and bookmarks I think, so that's "preferable", as at least your email and favorites are in the SAME place. What I was actually get...

Post Posted: April 9th, 2005, 3:20 pm

spooky.. it was 7 this morning, 3 without the http://www... is someone with "control" over PR watching?

Post Posted: April 9th, 2005, 2:14 pm

I am not sure that is what they are saying ... I thought monitor time-varying characteristics relating to "advertising traffic" for a particular document meant they would use this data for two purposes: Outside the normal range for ALL sites? 1. Monitor for click fraud (if too high) 2. Stale docume...

Post Posted: April 9th, 2005, 1:38 pm

if it's patent protected, they can sue... of course, proving infringement on a ranking algo within a competitor wouldn't be easy, but various elements are so vague, they apply to practically every current MAJOR engine out there...

Post Posted: April 9th, 2005, 1:04 pm

[0090] Additionally, or alternatively, search engine 125 may monitor time-varying characteristics relating to "advertising traffic" for a particular document. For example, search engine 125 may monitor one or a combination of the following factors: (1) the extent to and rate at which advertisements...

Post Posted: April 9th, 2005, 8:29 am

I'm scratching my head trying to work out how these sites get PRs as high as they have.... the only thing I can think of is cloaking - any input greatly received.. variantstudios . com = PR7 a5design . com = PR7 Looking at the google links shown, nothing appears to be single site worthy of generatin...

Post Posted: April 1st, 2005, 9:37 am

I know the figures are high - my experience on hosting searches are people are looking for very inexpensive - the traffic to conversion ratio is PATHETIC on hosting when you go after "cheap" as a keyword... people shop, and shop and shop... all to save $1 a month.... they also have no loyalty, and m...

Post Posted: March 31st, 2005, 4:30 pm

340 0.60% http://www.google.com/search 226 0.40% http://search.msn.com/results.aspx 57 0.10% http://www.google.co.uk/search 52 0.09% http://64.233.161.104/search 31 0.05% http://search.yahoo.com/search 31 0.05% http://www.google.ca/search 23 0.04% http://64.233.183.104/search 21 0.04% http://beta.se...

Post Posted: March 31st, 2005, 9:21 am

Thanks! well at the moment i have it parked. How do i check if the page is being 301 redirected? when you switched domains without 301 directing , you shot yourself in the foot.... it's a little late to correct it now... but for future usage, you setup the 2nd domain, copy all the content from the ...

Post Posted: March 31st, 2005, 8:12 am

you should note that NOD32 anti-virus grabs phishing emails and quarantines them when found if you set it to...

these include bank, paypal, credit card, ebay and other recognised phishing attempts....

hth

Greg

Post Posted: March 31st, 2005, 8:10 am

Our site start to rank on MSN and YAHOO at the most related 4 competitive keywords however 3-5 daily visitor :wink: from them. If those were appearing on Google then we must recieve 3-5k daily. Do people not using MSN and YAHOO for searching something? Does anyone have any clue about how many searc...

Post Posted: March 31st, 2005, 8:07 am

It may have been more wise to put this in the search engine optimization thread? Secondly, try doing a search on ozzu before posting, as this question has (probably) been asked to death. http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic24417.html :iconthumbleft: the links in that post are horribly out of ...

Post Posted: March 31st, 2005, 8:05 am

302 is NOT the correct method if you switch one domain for another: 302 = temporary redirect (therefore ignored by some) 301 = permanent redirect (accepted by more bots/crawlers) don't use 302 if you have permantently switched a domain out... it's NOT what you did - 301 direction is what you need to...

Post Posted: March 24th, 2005, 10:11 am

rtchar wrote:
Quote:
It doesn't take more than a google search or two to find examples of them


But if they are banned .... :?:


Search for the accounts of the banned sites, not the sites themselves - are being deliberately obtuse?

Post Posted: March 24th, 2005, 10:10 am

Ok comeon dont fight because of my myth decribe, ok let me say " hey probably maybe really you have to make your sites IP based for Google, comeon everyone buy IPs from your host and guarantee yourself..." Maybe i would like to increase the IPs cost to the $3/Mo. from $2/Mo. and make some good prof...

Post Posted: March 23rd, 2005, 3:47 pm

the fact remains that it WAS a fact... who knows if it still IS A FACT. Does this mean you have proof of an actual case where IPs were banned? It doesn't take more than a google search or two to find examples of them... go on - lift a finger or two... it's a conjecture ... a theory, and it should b...

Post Posted: March 23rd, 2005, 7:52 am

THE ANSWER Jesse_Smith, the things you mentioned are good reasons why IP address penalties are usually not a good idea . All the comments about manual penalties apply, plus it's easy for a bad guy to switch to a different IP. I haven't seen an IP-based penalty in a long time. http://www.web...

Post Posted: March 22nd, 2005, 5:39 pm

It is just a myth that only boosts IP sales lol if someone dont stop that every shared plans will have an IP and ARIN will become insane because of this.. Do you ever read these threads before posting in response? Myth my rear... see my post earlier where I quoted googleguy over on wmw - it WAS far...

Post Posted: March 21st, 2005, 11:51 am

I have been trying to get my site snowboardaddicts.com listed on google, but for some reason it doesn't seem to be talking it. I have tried submitting it using google's site add but it is still not there after months of trying. Is there another way I can get it added? your site is in the databases:...

Post Posted: March 21st, 2005, 8:20 am

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/5466.htm Post #4 from GoogleGuy: we try to avoid using ip blacklists when we can because often many sites are hosted on the same ip address. No blacklist of google's has ever been made public. so... "try to avoid" - but not "don't use". ergo - Google MAY use and ...

Post Posted: March 21st, 2005, 6:43 am

I said that you can't rule it out as a last resort... you have NO IDEA how Google runs their business internally... and just because YOU consider it illogical has nothing to do with whether it could, or does have ANY bearing on how Google runs their business. As for getting a "competitor" banned by ...

Post Posted: March 19th, 2005, 2:28 pm

No that’s crazy because it is illogical - why ban a domian at IP level these could count for thousands of sites? However if your run email campaigns or a newsletter, email server is on the same IP as they often are then your mass mailings may be deleted by incoming mail servers if you have a serial...

Post Posted: March 19th, 2005, 1:40 pm

I think the point that you might - just MIGHT be sharing an IP address under a virtual hosting environment with some other site that is a SERIAL SEARCH ENGINE ABUSER is reason enough to get a dedicated IP. Whether you think you need one or not - I consider it an insurance policy... i don't think I'm...

Post Posted: March 18th, 2005, 9:12 am

I did mean class A, im familiar with the size of the range and understand your comments but when dealing with the unknown you have to think out side of the box. That is certainly WAYYYYY outside the box! ;) One of the myths regarding the google algorithm is that links from sites on the same class c...

Post Posted: March 17th, 2005, 10:42 pm

I think it might explain how some of my searches for over a year have yielded some surprising results - like searches for a web design company in a city yielding results from the city goverment site that only has the word "web" on it once, no mention of design, designer, etc ... but it's directly li...

Post Posted: March 17th, 2005, 10:37 pm

uk webmaster wrote:
Hey guys, we all know the Theories regarding how google devalues links from sites which are hosted on the same class-c ip range. Does anyone have any idea how google treats sites on the same class-A ip range?


a class-A is huge - that would be stupid - do you mean a class-C?

Post Posted: March 17th, 2005, 11:20 am

They have used the keyword to get position right under you - thank your stars that they are BELOW you - not above. Nothing you can do about that - unless you have a trademark registered and are prepared to enforce it's use/misuse legally.

Post Posted: March 7th, 2005, 4:48 pm

add a 301 redirect for the .html to the .shtml

redirect 301 /index.html http://www.yourdomain.com/index.shtml

just incase you linked back to the index.html and that's been indexed somewhere.

hth

GHL

Post Posted: March 1st, 2005, 12:24 pm

As people have indicated, fluctuations are normal - however, you can't be sure if your tweaks had a negative affect, or those of your competing sites had a negative affect - I'd suggest taking HTML snapshots of BOTH your site and your competitors if you want to get a better picture of what actually ...

Post Posted: March 1st, 2005, 12:22 pm

a purely flash navigation is shooting yourself in the foot - search engine spiders don't see the links - again, you have a one page site.

Post Posted: January 11th, 2005, 11:17 am

I second the recommendation for blackviper.com - also, make sure you are up to date with AV/Trojan protection, and have both passive and active spyware prevention tools installed and up to date.

hth

GH-L

Post Posted: December 15th, 2004, 2:50 pm

You piqued my interest - I was a little curious about you being under 18 and having an adsense account - you broke their rules by signing up! From: https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms Program Participation. Participation in the Program is subject to Google prior approval and Your continue...

Post Posted: December 15th, 2004, 2:20 pm

I think you will find that you can be liable for taxes at any age. Fill out the form with your SSN and ask your parent/guardian/friendly CPA for advice on what to do next.

Post Posted: December 15th, 2004, 1:12 pm

I would highly recommend adsense.

Post Posted: December 9th, 2004, 1:31 pm

You may be able to build a web site, but it doesn't make you a professional web consultant... In all seriousness our sales are way way up we did more in sales in the first 9 days of Dec than the whole month of Nov. and thats a lot for us! So I am not complaining about that nor do I think we are not...

Post Posted: December 9th, 2004, 10:38 am

OK, Im starting to think the site is missing a professional e-commerce feel... I might be wrong because I spend 8 hours a day looking at it... Please give me some more feed back! thanks guys! Ian 1. what makes you say that? Sales or lack of sales? 2. who is your target audience - explain in as much...

Post Posted: November 30th, 2004, 10:26 am

ive had a similar problem before and what i did was tell the server to look for that specific filename as the default page is usually called "default" or "index" .htm or .html .htaccess entry to change index file from index.htm/index.html or whatever your server default is: Directory Index yournewi...

Post Posted: November 29th, 2004, 2:36 pm

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Post Posted: November 29th, 2004, 2:31 pm

well thats good that you got it. :) and just for the eff of it.. lol Web pages that contain SSIs often end with an shtml extension, though this is not a requirement. The filename extension enables the Web server to differentiate those pages that need to be processed before they are sent to the brow...

Post Posted: November 29th, 2004, 2:27 pm

check out guildvsguild.com - they offer guild/clan hosting and I think they'll setup a nuke site for you.

hth

Greg (not affiliated with guildvsguild.com)

Post Posted: November 27th, 2004, 3:24 pm

Following on from the same discussion, I am actively using my http://www.ashleycharles.com domain, which does not seeem to be coming up in the UK specific searches. I have been advised by people to the http://www.ashleycharles.co.uk domain but it does not have any PR at all. How can I do it efficie...

Post Posted: November 27th, 2004, 3:21 pm

if your host supports .htaccess, you should use 301 redirects from the old domain to the new domain... example: upload to old site: redirect 301 /index.html http://www.newdomain.com/index.html redirect 301 /aboutme.html http://www.newdomain.com/aboutme.html and so on... Alternatively, if you can hav...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 2:40 pm

yes, we do SEO work - but I would need to know a lot more about the control we have over the HTML in AbleCommerce before I could commment on our ability to do much with it.

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 2:04 pm

You don't need order manager - you can develop it yourself - it's a moot point though - you already have AbleCommerce. fwiw - we sell Actinic products and have been involved with Actinic software since v3 - a total of 7 years now - 80% of licenses of Actinic we sell are to owner entrepreneurs who in...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 1:31 pm

like I said - Actinic Business does this.

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 9:52 am

Yes, our office is just off Highway 34 in one of the office buildings on Topaz Drive - right behind McGrath's bar and restaurant! We have signage you might have seen from US-34 - and our office looks kind of like this... office photo found here I'm interested to know - why ablecommerce? My take on A...

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2004, 6:27 pm

the lower portion of the page (the store portion) is relative sized - ie, it scales - the top portion where your masthead is doesn't scale, so it looks odd at higher screen resolutions with full screen browser windows.

hth

Greg Hewitt-Long

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2004, 6:25 pm

I don't like how the store portion is wider than your masthead - but otherwise, it's a nice looking site.

I also think you should have use a local web hosting company - but I'm kind of biased on that angle... :twisted: Coz we're also in Loveland, Colorado!

Post Posted: November 19th, 2004, 1:52 pm

I thought as much - but they are really trivial to fix or so it would appear!

Post Posted: November 19th, 2004, 10:07 am

I found it a little bland - bit it's not offensive in it's design. There are a number of HTML errors which would only take a short while to fix: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.splextra.com/ Fixing these minor issues will help ensure fewer browsers have issues displaying your page...

Post Posted: November 19th, 2004, 9:48 am

it looks nice - there appear to be a few HTML issues, but they might relate to the base forum...

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http% ... adesign%2F
hth

Greg

Post Posted: February 8th, 2003, 7:08 am

Try these (Holiday logos branch and show the whole series where appropriate):

http://www.google.com/customlogos.html

http://www.google.com/holidaylogos.html

Enjoy...
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