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What does it take to get Googleguy's help? Shining a searchlight into the sky with a big "GG" so it appears on the clouds? ;) This may have been a quick update. I can't even find my site on www.google.com anymore. :( I may have to try and find a searchlight. I am already preparing for worse case scenarios, and writing a draft to the webmaster of a peer site to ask for a prominent link on the relevant page of his site (which is #1 for 1 of the 3 key search words) with a link at least the deaths section of my website, so that people can find it. We are on reasonably friendly terms, so I have a chance. Sigh.
This is an example of the linking code. I don't know why they haven't just used a straight hyperlink but I've got a bad feeling the extra bits they've added are the problem.
<a [mydomain.com""mysitename'...] target="_blank" href="http://www.mydomain.com">My Site Name</>
If I changed it now, any chance of getting in August update?
Any advice to calm the nerves, much appreciated.
The thing to do is keep checking link: in WWW vs. WW3 and see if you increased the number of inbound links when they do show up. Also you might want to see how many of your pages are included in the database, this month vs. last.
But if you keep checking over and over but they're not anywhere, then you got a problem.
Oh, and the only way PR changes will be evident is if you've changed the register to WWW3. I can't tell you how to do that cause I forget but somebody here can.
Okay, I will correct this.
I am listed in Open Directory and used to appear in the "Category" button. Now ... not anymore.
Thanks very much !!!
I'm not thrilled with this update - although I'm happy for everyone else :)
I don't know what I'm doing wrong and actually lost a couple of spots. My site's been in Google for several years, but I recently changed the focus, and have pretty good response to some of the terms, but the main one - I can't get past the 2nd page, and fell back a spot on this go around.
I've changed the tags several times over the past few months, and switched around some of the page content. I've noticed that some of the sites ahead of me don't have as many keywords in their page content, and a few are even redirects.
We also come up first on Looksmart for this term and are listed in Yahoo, (although still updating that listing) But we can't get into DMOZ - the editor is not happy with the site - too much competition. Yes, they've told me that, and I've tried to get to upper level editors, but so far no answer)
We've got about 20 outside links, some from PR5 & PR6 pages.
Anyone have any advice?