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For example, I put together a simple, one-page site for my sister-in-law about widgets. It's just a placeholder page with some basic text and a form for email collection. I know it's in the pure search index, but it doesn't even show up in the top 200 for "widgets". I just don't see how that's possible.
Some other page shows up at #31 . I looked at the page's source and the word ďwidgetsĒ only shows up 4 times on the page. The rest isnít even in English. Iím not picking on that page, but I have a fairly difficult time understanding how that page should rank above mine for the word "widgets".
Iím having a similar occurrence with another site I submitted late last week also, so I donít think itís isolated to one particular url.
I realize that the site can definitely be improved upon, but Iím really surprised that it wonít even crack the top 200. I had problems on some other sites with the geo-targeting that they did, but that seems to have been cleared up. Is anyone else noticing anything unusual at Ink lately?
[edited by: heini at 8:16 pm (utc) on Oct. 30, 2003]
[edit reason] please don't post specific domains & searchterms / Thanks! [/edit]
just a placeholder page with some basic text and a form for email collection.
PFI won't give you a ranking bonus. You still need to cultivate inbound links. Additionally, you need to have content. A placeholder page won't get you anywhere.
It's not an Ink problem, the problem is very likely with the quality of your page. Ink has human editors that look for a variety of pages that are considered "unsuitable" for their index.