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Post by KillerB » 10:39 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Yes, that should mean some extra traffic and maybe some new members - people we've not even met before :shock: .

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Post by DRT » 11:26 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Do you think we will attract some women?

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Post by KillerB » 11:30 Mon 25 Jun 2007

I think plural is a bit optimistic.

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Post by Conky » 12:55 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Derek,
you've posted a picture of you as a Skinhead, you've got a dark satanic tree as your avatar and your desperate for women!!!
Its not the method Brad Pitt uses. :D

Alan

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Post by KillerB » 13:02 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Haven't you seen 12 Monkeys?

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Post by DRT » 13:08 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Conky wrote:Derek,
you've posted a picture of you as a Skinhead, you've got a dark satanic tree as your avatar and your desperate for women!!!
Its not the method Brad Pitt uses. :D

Alan
Brad Pitt doesn't have my charm, wit and personality and, IMHO, is a bit on the skinny side. Jo often tells me she would rather have me than Brad Pitt, and I for one believe her :roll:

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Post by DRT » 13:10 Mon 25 Jun 2007

....and it's only you who thinks it's a tree :?

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Post by Conky » 15:32 Mon 25 Jun 2007

It must make you proud to think you have a son who will be able to communicate with Luc on his level!
Make sure he keeps up with his French lessons at school. :)

And while I'm on, something tells me the picture Luc posts of himself is not going to be as straight forward as we hoped!

Great news about Google.

Alan

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Post by jdaw1 » 16:54 Mon 25 Jun 2007

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=152#152]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:TPF is now listed in The Open Directory Project (though might take a few hours to appear). When google next takes a copy of the ODP’s free data it will appear in the Google directory. Both of these will help the search engine rankings.
I’m taking credit for that good news.

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Post by Conky » 17:13 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Of course self praise is no praise....but sod it! Well done Julian. :D

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Post by KillerB » 17:19 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Don't forget that Treacle was the one that submitted it.

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Post by Conky » 17:25 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Fairy Snuff! (this could go on a bit)

Thanks to Treacle and Jdaw1 !!!


I hope this isn't like the Monty Python sketch 'What have the Romans ever done for us?' :D :D :D

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Post by KillerB » 17:28 Mon 25 Jun 2007

...and don't forget who confirmed all of those search engine submissions...

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Post by Conky » 17:46 Mon 25 Jun 2007

I will refer the Honourable Gentlemen to the answer I gave some moments ago!

With acknowledgements to Hansard.

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Post by KillerB » 18:00 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Actually Treacle has frequently had work published in Hansard, but I did all the confirmations. She ran a process and I got a bloody great pile of e-mails to respond to.

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Post by DRT » 19:31 Mon 25 Jun 2007

I have heard of strategies that you can adopt which ensure your website is returned at the top of the list on google etc when someone searches for key words and phrases. Is this something we could do?

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:20 Mon 25 Jun 2007

There are a variety of things.

Somewhere phpBB might allows settings for the HTML meta tags

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<title>…</title>
<meta content="…" name=description>
<meta content="…" name=keywords>
where the ellipses should be set to the title of the thread, the first 180 characters of the first post, and the name of the thread (details).


Also, we want incoming links. Do you have personal websites? Do they have a link to a post within TPF? (Mine does.) Incoming links are the best.


Lastly, and best of all, it to have lots of content that seems ‘genuine’ to google’s secret algorithm. This we’re doing the natural way.

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Post by KillerB » 20:43 Mon 25 Jun 2007

There are some dodgy methods but if the Google bods work it out (which they will) they will remove the site. Best off doing what we're doing and, as JDAW says, get one way links to the site.

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Fixing the meta tags isn’t dodgy

Post by jdaw1 » 20:54 Mon 25 Jun 2007

jdaw1 wrote:Somewhere phpBB might allows settings for the HTML meta tags

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<title>…</title>
<meta content="…" name=description>
<meta content="…" name=keywords>
where the ellipses should be set to the title of the thread, the first 180 characters of the first post, and the name of the thread (details).
KillerB wrote:There are some dodgy methods
Fixing the meta tags to have descriptions and keywords isn’t dodgy. It’s recommended HTML practice.

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Post by Conky » 20:58 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Killer B's location, The Sky Blue City, reminds me of the time I decided to check out Coventry Citys New Ground the Ricoh Arena for a game. I knew I was close and it was just about kick off time. I asked a local for final directions. The bloke said it was only a bit down the road and then a left. He also said that when I got there, I'd see TWO queues of people, a Big one and a small one. He advised me not to join the Big one, as that was for the Chippy! :D

Alan

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Post by KillerB » 21:08 Mon 25 Jun 2007

I wasn't talking about that jdaw, I was talking about repetitive hidden keywords, unrelated keywords, stolen content etc. Our submitted keywords are all related to Port and wine.

Reading back it does look like I was referring to your recommendation but I wasn't I was expanding on what could be done.

Treacle has some Google Ads vouchers which should get us pumped up a bit, she's also going to check where we can put meta tags as it's not in the Admin panel.

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:30 Mon 25 Jun 2007

OK, we’re agreed. We do (or have already done) the cheap kosher things, and then let nature take its course.

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Post by KillerB » 21:34 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Agreed.

Oh and send e-mails to everyone.

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Where “everyone† means “everyone we actually know†

Post by jdaw1 » 21:56 Mon 25 Jun 2007

KillerB wrote:send e-mails to everyone.
Where “everyone† means “everyone we actually know†, rather than everyone.

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Post by DRT » 22:35 Mon 25 Jun 2007

You lost me at Meta Tags but you seem to have it in hand :wink:

.....and this my 200th post :D

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