xerxes - 9:00 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)
To: khaskins: I completely relate to your situation. My boss suspects I am "stealing" his deals because there are so few coming in. Never mind that he is brand new on the net and does not appreciate that already he is a PR4 thanks to me. And his site rides on page 8 or 9, which is not too shabby for an upstart. I have to make a copy of the html message when I forward the deals to the partner to prove exactly what second the deal arrived in the partner's email box. Thank God the service offers this possibility. This morning, I printed all of these for a master file I am keeping. Now I offered to teach the boss how to read the logs so he can see with his own beedy eyes how FEW visitors are coming in and how many seconds they stay exactly and what pages they go to. He thinks "millions" of people are seeing his stupid website. Do you study your logs, Khaskins? If you need help learning how to read them or how to download the night logs or any of your old logs, I will be happy to teach you. Your only hope (as is ours) is Freshbot. Until you and my boss's sites are PR7-PR8 and have a minimum of 200 links credited by Google (last dance I had 41 links and Google only credited us with 12!) so this is a big part of the battle, the incoming links. One of the links I got credited with was a PR gray bar, but I liked the theme so got a recip link. All links must be recip. You need to work on links every day at any free moment. First of all, do what the senior members of this forum tell you. Then, every morning, re-do your index page to make it FRESH as you can. Change, add, move content on index page. Fresh, fresh. Then when you see in your log the number: 64.68.82.xx that is Freshbot but it also says Googlebot. This is Freshbot's IP number, just memorize it. Freshbot visits you and 28 hours later you are thrown to the front pages of Google for 1 and 1/2 to up to 2 days then you are thrown back into OBLIVION again. Why? Because you and I do NOT have PR7 or PR8 and 200 accredited recip. theme links. Hard work, yes, very. Then, if you have any spare moments, build new pages, linked to index page. Upload index page with changes as many times a day as you can. Make the changes as big as you can, change top 2 paragraphs if you can. I feel bad for you, but at least your boss does not accuse you of "stealing" his deals. Thank God, I know how to prove every detail of my actions in black and white. I will help you if you will continue to post your problems. Yes, you and I know we need new jobs, but I am 60 and female and things are not as easy as just to switch immediately to a new job. You and I have to build private clientele! Just keep working and try to locate some private clients to build and optimize (legitimately) for.