| 11:15 am on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld james_G,
First thing, how long have you been submitting?
| 11:32 am on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)|
How are you promoting your site?
Is it a clean domain (registered by yourself, not a domain which was previously owned by someone else)
| 11:35 am on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)|
the domain is new and i have been submiting for a couple of months. I was under the impression it was bad to submit to often???
can you suggest any tips to get traffic
| 11:38 am on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)|
firstly have you got plenty of text content for the spiders to chew over? and you'll need to make sure you've got at least one decent inbound link from a well ranked site already listed in google's db
| 11:45 am on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Get some links incoming to your site.
google loves to feel "look what I've just found all by myself" and the best way to achieve this is to get a site already listed in google to link to your site.
Have you got a dmoz listing? if not get one and one with a high PR
| 11:56 am on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)|
have registered with DMOZ but not sure i understand PR rating. will I not get anywhere without hardlinks? from related sites?
| 1:22 pm on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Take a good look at Google Information for Webmasters [google.com]. Specifically note:
|The best way to ensure a high listing on Google is for your page to be linked from lots of pages on other sites. Google's robots jump from page to page on the Web via hyperlinks, so the more sites that link to you, the more likely it is that we'll find you quickly. |
| 12:04 pm on Aug 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
What that PR rating you are chatting about???
| 12:33 pm on Aug 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Dino_M!
For a brief explanation of PageRank see PageRank Explained [google.com] on the Google site.
For many long discussions use the site search function.
| 12:42 pm on Aug 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I see, is there anyway you can see what page rank google has assigned your website?
| 1:10 pm on Aug 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
If you are using Internet Explorer on Windows you can download the Google Toolbar [toolbar.google.com]. This allows you to see an estimate of the pagerank of any page.
Otherwise you can only see the pagerank of the main page if it is listed in the google directory. I have never done that (since I have the toolbar), you may look at Google Directory PR vs. .Google Toolbar PR [webmasterworld.com] and follow some of the links given there.
| 1:54 pm on Aug 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
According to the toolbar my homepage is 7 out of 10 good!?!
| 2:04 pm on Aug 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
james_G, going back to your original question, you could try ditching the 'commented out' text, comments are for notes to the coder, not really meant for keywords!