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I’m off to New Orleans for the Webmaster World Search conference. It looks like the weather will be a bit warmer and more humid than I’m used to.
Apparently someone at Google feels the various webmasters populating their index needed some attention focused on improving Google’s perceived interaction with this group, and perhaps to demonstrate their commitment to search.
WhenU, a company that has been accused of employing spyware tactics, has been removed from the search indexes of the internet’s 2 biggest search engines, Yahoo and Google. WhenU was removed for using cloaking methods to improve their search engine ranking.
You know the scenario. You get an occasional click from Google for a certain keyword. You go to find out why you aren’t getting more clicks, and you find out that you’re ranked in the 30’s, 50’s, or heaven forbid, the 300’s. “Great”, you think, “I finally get ranked for a good keyword and it’s a worthless ranking”.
After you have designed that killer website, what do you do next? You need to maintain it! The content has to be regularly updated in order to keep your visitors coming back.
Are you tired of the kids asking the neighbors for dinner because you are stuck online all day?
You spend so much time promoting YOUR site, but why, exactly, do YOU VISIT someone else’s?
The other day, I re-visited all of the sites I had been to that week (using Internet Explorer’s History option). I asked myself the simple question: “Why did I visit that site?” I came up with 21, yes 21!, reasons why I visited a particular web site. Now if they are reasons why *I* visited a site, they could well be reasons why I (or someone else) would visit YOUR site!
If you were like me when you started you were probably thinking, “If I have a reputable name and offer high-quality, unique products, great customer service with secure buying on my web site, the visitors and sales will be rolling in.” But that isn’t always the case.