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3:34 pm on Oct 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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if i forward my url to my hosting site, will my page be properly spidered? i have tryed simulation spiders and they were not able to spider my site when i entered the domain name. but when i entered my hosting url, it spidered fine. Another problem, when i check my reffer stats, they are all from my domain name. why is that?


7:56 am on Oct 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hello CreditL

Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Just a quick note, in most cases it is a little frowned upon to mention specific sites. If I was you I would remove it from in this post and use your profile if you want people to see your site.

There are loads of contributing factors to getting good listing on the web, but without doubt one of the biggest is providing quality inique content. It wins nearly every time.

There is an article by Brett (which I cannot find right now) that would help you, there is also one about doing a similar thing in 4 months. I will try to find them and get back......


go the one

[edited by: ukgimp at 7:57 am (utc) on Oct. 23, 2002]


7:56 am on Oct 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The site you have in your post (might want to remove that before one of the mods does it for you since its again the TOS) uses a frameset to "mask" the true url.

Any search engine should spot the frameset going off to brinkster (or the noframes) and follow that url, making the SE display brinkster as the domain rather than the "mask" url because that's where all the content is actually based and so that is what gets indexed.

- Tony


4:12 pm on Oct 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The short answer is that the frameset at your domain host will be indexed, then from here it will detect the link to your hosting service (brinkster) and index what it can find there.

Be aware that when it indexes your brinkster site it will use the brinkster URL and not your domain name.

As for why are all referrals coming from your domain name? Because it works like this;

I go to "mydomainname.com", you/domain host has a frameset in place which makes my browser request the pages located on your hosting service.

The referring URL holds the page I was viewing which brought me to this page... What was the last page I saw before I could get to your hosting service? Thats right - "mydomainname.com"!

(This assumes you have no real external link since you are such a new site and that the tracker is either only on the initial page or ignores referrers which originate within your hosting space)

- Tony

[edited by: heini at 12:29 am (utc) on Nov. 16, 2002]
[edit reason] edited after splice / cheers! [/edit]


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