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Old 06-17-2003, 04:18 PM
John Wise John Wise is offline
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Building traffic


Looking for general advice on how to build traffic to a site. If I do a search, I come up with tons of outfits that charge to do so. I would like to learn about it myself. Anyone with good links, etc. to do so, I sure appreciate it.
Thanks very much.
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:49 PM
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www.searchenginewatch.com - the key is to build search engine friendly pages and then the traffic will start coming from itself (if done correctly )

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Old 06-17-2003, 11:32 PM
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Thanks very much.

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Old 06-18-2003, 08:14 AM
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You might also want to subscribe to some good forums:
1. http://www.webmasterworld.com/
2. http://www.ihelpyouservices.com/

Hope this helps....

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Old 06-19-2003, 10:49 PM
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Submit to DMOZ(www.dmoz.org)!!! And google. Those will get ya a whole bunch if combined, and since a lot of other search engines use Googles results (like Yahoo)...

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Old 06-19-2003, 10:51 PM
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The googlebot went to my site and it's still not listed

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Old 06-19-2003, 10:52 PM
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yea as kneuf mentioned, submitting your site to dmoz is of paramount importance, as google retrieves its results from there.

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Old 06-19-2003, 10:53 PM
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The googlebot went to my site and it's still not listed
when did the googlebot visit your site? today?

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Old 06-20-2003, 01:17 AM
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like a week ago. it visited twice

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Old 06-20-2003, 07:14 PM
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hmm whats your website URL?

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Old 06-21-2003, 01:54 AM
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If it's the site listed in your profile, it is in google. Search using the '.com' part as well.

The problem (well, after 2 weeks, it's too early for this to be a 'problem') is that you're competing with some computer hardware with the same name as your site. Also note that google may have trouble spidering those complex multi-parameter phpNuke urls, and that it's not too clear what your site is for from the front page.

Nice theme for phpNuke though...

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Old 06-21-2003, 01:58 AM
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damn i didnt know lavaport was a computer hardware thingy too . im doomed since google cant get thru phpnuke

edit: when I search the term "lavaport" some of the people got a higher ranking than me and their site name isnt even lavaport bah

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Old 06-21-2003, 08:06 AM
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damn i didnt know lavaport was a computer hardware thingy too . im doomed since google cant get thru phpnuke

edit: when I search the term "lavaport" some of the people got a higher ranking than me and their site name isnt even lavaport bah
This is due to the fact that the other three web sites have put more weigt on the keyword "lavaport".

The first web site has lavaport in a link which in addition contains the word lava.

The second web site has lavaport in a header tag ( <hn>...</hn> where 'n' is a number from 1 to 6 ).

The third web site has the word "lavaport" bold and in color so one can distinguish it between the other text.

I have some suggestions for you:
1.) You have way to many meta-tags, you merely need the keyword, description and author meta tag, that's it.
2.) You use a lot of javascript on your website which takes up space in the html code, so I highly recommend you put the javascript in a *.js file and include it.

Hope this helps and clears some thigns up

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Old 06-21-2003, 04:34 PM
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I still dont get how http://digitalc.net/ ranked 60 something that only have my topsite button and only have the word lavaport once. be ranked 30 spots higher than my site which have lavaport in domain and used the word way more.

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Old 06-21-2003, 05:13 PM
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Hey,

Search some information out regarding Google ranking - you'll find that a big (the biggest?) determining factor is other sites linking to you.

Start calling in favours...

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