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livinginitaly



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:49 am    Post subject: Search Engine Rankings Reply with quote

Obviously, still very early days regarding the search engine positioning for 'keywords', but I'm glad to see that the site has been picked up well by MSN and Google.

For ... Normandy Beach Rental ... the site is already no.5 on msn.com

and for ... "Normandy Beach Rental" ... it's no.2 on google.com

Not a bad start Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that's great!

So can we conclude from this that having keywords in the domain name is a huge plus for search engines?
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livinginitaly



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, certainly helps doesn't it Smile

Havn't even put in any <metatags> yet or included it in the 'Title'. All it has is the domain name and the phrase contained in <h1> tags.

It does give things a 'kickstart' if you can get the site linked to by sites that already feature well though.

Are we taking 'bets' on what the PR rating is going to be when it comes in? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it's the domain name that has achieved it? When I do the search on google it is the phrase in the content that has been highlighted. As I understand it, if you want google to index the specific words in your domain name, they need to be separated by '-' i.e. normandy-beach-rental which isn;t that easy for visitors to remember but is more Search Engine friendly

Any views?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are you sure it's the domain name that has achieved it?

Well not exclusively. If you do a 'phrase search' like "any text here" google will look for the sequence of words, spaces and all. Without the 'speech marks' it searches for any pattern.

As I'm sure you know the 'any pattern' search is harder to get to the top on, having keywords in your domain does help though.

For example, searching for ... normandy beach rental ... brought up this ...



Obviously, the 'rental' part of the domain has been highlighted.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see that now. When I search on 'pollensa' my site comes up number 1 & that word in the domain name is highlighted

Puerto Pollensa (Port de Pollenca) Holiday Travel , Mallorca ...
Travel Guide to Puerto Pollensa (Port de Pollenca) in Northern Mallorca
(Majorca). ... Holidays to Puerto Pollensa, Majorca (Mallorca). ...
www.puertopollensa.com/ - 16k - Cached - Similar pages

which is reassuring... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about " relaxonthebeachonline"?

The name of the website can help, but you have to notice that if you put the KW in brackets, your competition is only 3,130 websites... a little low to judge... in addition, SERPs by MSN are not consistent...dunno why, but that is so. Same for yahoo. You may be first for months, then drom 4 pages... Who knows..

More important than the name of the site is the title of the page, the first and last lines of your text, the alt tags, and link title tags. The META tags are to be removed. They are useless at best, negative at times.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,

You still about??
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