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I don't get it.

How can you be #1 in MSN and hard to find in Google?

3:32 am on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When I search on <my keyword>, I show up as 1 of 1,016,502 results. Makes me feel pretty special.

Why was it so easy do that at MSN and so hard at Yahoo and Google, where I have lousy results?

[edited by: jatar_k at 6:37 am (utc) on Feb. 25, 2006]
[edit reason] removed specifics [/edit]

4:09 am on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think the specifics in your post are against the WebmasterWorld TOS.
You might want to edit it out.
Despite your high PR, I am surprised that you show up in MSN. I couldn't find a single word of text on your entry page. Why do you expect to rank on SEs at all. With Your PR adding a sentence to that page would likely put you in top 10 in G for at least one 2 word combo term of that sentence.
4:20 am on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Darnit, I was trying not to violate the TOS, and now I can't figure out how to edit my own post. (I can do it on my own site!) Owner edit disappeared after your post (by design, I'm sure.)

Anyway, I'm not a programmer, I'm a network guy. I'm a little shocked by your reply, as I paid good money for a real programmer to write my site. I'm even having a tough time understanding your post, and I used to think I was a pretty smart guy!

Do you mean my index.htm? If you'd be so kind as to email me a sentence or two of exactly what to do, the learning process will begin.

Thanks for your reply!

4:39 am on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sorry for the acronyms. I think the site is graphically pleasing. But it is all graphics and the text is made of a jpeg image. Google can but I believe normally does not use text recognition to read the text in the image. I am sticky mailing you what search engines see on your site.
There is not all that much to index on your index.html
However I have no doubt that you receive search traffic to your forum.

[edited by: a1call at 4:52 am (utc) on Feb. 25, 2006]

4:43 am on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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True that everything in the foreground is image, but the background is a light-contrast repeating text of search terms. Does that count for anything? Or does it hurt more than it helps?
5:03 am on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I missed those. But so did the spider view that I sent you. IMHO you might be penalized for keyword stuffing but I am no expert. I think it would be safer to sit down and compose a few sentences made of those words which relate to your genre. Again please remember I am not an expert.

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