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Searching for TWF!!!

I went to search for TWF on google and yahoo and didn't get TWF! Got a bunch more crap but not our TWF!! gives!!

Shan, don't you have your domain registered with the search engine companies????

Was just wondering...it might help to increase the site exposure...




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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2004, 08:37 PM
 
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maybe u just dont know how to google.. ..just kigging...


but we've had other members that have come on board saying they found us on google.
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That may be, however, you'd think it would be the top thing on the list and not have to hunt for it! And this was for yahoo and google...




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katriders is the same way...if u search on it..it doesnt show up for quite awhile down the search... just takes time.

hhhmmm, check that, i just searched on kat riders and it comes right up, first result.... but if u know what the name of the site is, most times, u already know the url anyways, so hhmmmm.

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SOme of Google placement is actually purchased, did you know that?

We do come up on Google, what are you searching for other than "TWF"?
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is yahoo purchased as well.. i believe so, but not sure..
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That one worked but what about this!!




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With many sites like this, when searching, the results vary greatly depending on how you format your search.

twowheelforum vs two wheel forum for example.
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That's what I'm saying...but how come it is that way?




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ask google...
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WOS is signed up it be top seach on the major engines for like 50 a year.
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Google

That one worked but what about this!!

If you do it without the spaces in between the words...it pulls up.
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Yeah but like Twisty said...we pay for top notch search engine results....

You may ask, why does WOS have this??? Well, it's because Twisty is the internet GOD! OK, good enough for you? I THOUGHT SO!!

How come TWF don't go this route?




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Are you going to pay for it for Shan????
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You can't sign up to be in the top spot for $50 a year.

Search engines generally have two sets of results at a minimum. There are the paid results and the raw search results.

With Google the paid results are on the right hand side of the screen and in up to two places in the main body at the top of the screen. The raw search results are in the main body. These paid results are on a per click basis. Google gives them priority placement based on an algorithm that looks at cost per click, budget, and frequency of clicks. You can really only get the best spots by paying a lot of money per click.

Yahoo does the same thing. They also put many paid search results in the main body of the SERPs though. Bidding on these is done through Overture, a company that Yahoo bought. They are placed pretty much on a highest bid, highest placement system. They will cancel your ads if they do not get a high enough click through though.

You can also pay to be listed in the Yahoo directory. It's a few hundred a year and doesn't guarantee you anything in the SERPs (search engine results pages).

There are people who are paid good salaries to do nothing but try to get good search engine placement by companies that make a lot of money off ot it. It's not a simple matter to get good placement on competitive terms.

Google looks at keywords but also PR. PR is a value derived from the number of sites that link to you and the PR value that they hold. So incoming links help you get better results.

We do have a search engine friendly archive here to help. You can find it by clicking on archive in the lower right hand side of the screen.

I could go on and on about this topic. It's not a simple matter of paying $50 a year and getting top placement for all the keywords you are interested in. If that were true I'd pay the $50 to get top placement for asbestos cancer. Lawyers pay up to $100 a click for associated terms. Using Adsense you'd make a lot of money buying top placement for a year at $50 and earning your share of the clicks for the next year.
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It would indeed be nice if it was that easy. Nothing beats good old fashioned word of mouth, so to speak. The more members you have, the more hits your site gets, and the more popular it becomes.
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Bounce for good measure!




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