Elsmarc - 1:16 am on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
Your input is appreciated. I got into this stuff back in the 1980's running a BBS on a POTS line, which is why my main site is a forum. I started on the "web" in 1995 as something to do because I was bored (traveled and lived in hotels/motels). I've never been much into SEO so your information is appreciated. I retired in 2003 and I'm in my 60's and I figure I'll see what I can do. But as I told my forum "regulars" and advertisers, I'll do what I can but if by December things don't get back to my "normal" I'll probably close up shop and go on to other things in life. This is getting to be too much like "work". ;) It's a very old site and I'm not even sure how far I want to go in "bringing it up to speed" so to speak.
In one thread a fellow posted and was upset because his site lost 60% of its business because, he says, it went from #1 on page 1 to #7 on page 1. Number 1 slot on page 1 all the time is a bit more than I want to shoot for. But it's a forum with a lot of topics as it has, over the years, spread out into a number "categories". I do get a lot of "page 1" links, but on quite a few different terms, especially "long tails".
So.... For me it's "On With The Show".