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London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:21 am

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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Lynda » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:47 am

Is this going to be a series? It could be very interesting.
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:36 pm

The link takes you to the original article where there are 18 pairs
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Lynda » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:15 pm

Sorry, I didn't notice the link. I often miss your links as you don't present them the same way that others do.
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:56 pm

Too clever for my own good.
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Postby Lynda » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:16 pm

Certainly too clever for me. :lol:
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Postby electrician » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:50 pm

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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby slagthemoff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:39 am

Curiously, links in signatures no longer index as well as they used to...
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:59 am

slagthemoff wrote:Curiously, links in signatures no longer index as well as they used to...


Could this be as a result of Panda? Several weeks ago the Google Pageranks of the site all changed. The homepage went down, but the subpages went up dramatically. The Blog went up, and then returned to where it had been. I think the Forums remained unchanged - but who knows?
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby slagthemoff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:07 am

I think it may be as a result of the widespread use of forums by spammers - Google tweaked the algorithms to ignore forum signatures :)

Far better to write a sensible post with embedded keywords and have the patience to wait while it indexes - a technique successfully employed by Aaland for a number of years!

Yes, that's a cheeky little snippet but in the interests of experiment perhaps it could stand :)
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:58 am

slagthemoff wrote:
Yes, that's a cheeky little snippet but in the interests of experiment perhaps it could stand :)


As there is no link in your post, I don't understand.

I don't use Nofollow here because I don't want Google to think of here as a spam source. I know that flies in the face of conventional wisdom.
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby slagthemoff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:57 pm

That's the point, there's no link. I know 'no follow' isn't there because I checked the source. That means Google will index it but at a rate determined by it's own alogrithm(s).

For example, Gumtree ads can index as quickly as 60 minutes (depending on city), a post can take 2-3 days. Both of these times are dependent on a number of factors including the re-visit interval (which itself is determined by several factors).

The key though is that the search engines are looking for change, interesting content and will extract key words as part of their due process.

The more cleverly you link the key words in the content the more likely you will affect ranking(s). I have just placed a single key word in the text and I will be checking how quickly it appears :)
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:17 pm

Surely to be of use to you there has to be a link to whatever you are promoting?
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby slagthemoff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:08 pm

A reference, yes, link, no...

Earlier this year I put up a new web site for a friend and inserted this text in a post on Gumtree as an experiment. Okay, it's crude but there's no link and his site indexed much faster after that :)

York Vale Electrical Installations is a family run Company with many years experience in domestic and light commercial electrical installations. We are justifiably proud of our reputation for providing a quality service at a fair price using fully qualified tradesmen.

York Vale Electrical Installations is a member of the NAPIT self-certification scheme so you can be assured of a first class job every time. All work is done to relevant standards including Building Regulations Part P and IEE 17th Edition Wiring Regulations.


Unless the link goes where someone will look it's useless - people search for things using phrases so embed the key words and phrases in the code "<meta name="keywords" content="York Vale Electrical Installations" />" and reinforce the message in the text. If you choose the word(s) or phrase(s) that people search on AND you can keep the text fresh and evolving then high rankings are more likely. Do market research to determine what people would type into Google to find you then build it into your site. Voila!
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:39 pm

Are you saying that Google gave the website a higher rank because a Gumtree post had the same phrase as his Meta Keyword even though Gumtree didn't link to the website?
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby slagthemoff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:09 pm

Correct :)
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:30 pm

Thanks for that tip - I always thought that the Meta Keywords were ignored by Google.
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Re: London then and now: Photographs of London streets

Postby slagthemoff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:07 pm

Not so much ignored as have less value in isolation but when supported by content have a higher value :)
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