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PageRank…Hmmm

Well, for starters I have multiple website that I’m working on for SEO. Roomrate.com is what I have been writing about and have mentioned AirportsandHotels.com. Well, I know we reached greatness in Yahoo with AirportsandHotels.com ….but, it doesn’t seem to mean crap to Google.

I just don’t get it. I’ve been cleaning up some of the site in case it is duplicate content…but still no results
I thought, maybe sandboxed….so we’ve asked for reinclusion….

and then – Bam! we have a PageRank of 3 – from no PageRank.
Go figure….we can’t get ranked but we still get a PageRank number. Any thoughts on that one…..NO…really…any thoughts?

February 27, 2006 at 10:32 am Comments (0)

BMW – Get’s the Boot Rock!

As written on “GoogleBlogscoped”
http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2006-02-01-n31.html AND
Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ramping-up-on-international-webspam/

Seems as though, someone at BMW thought it would be a good idea to use a javascript redirect for a doorway page on BMW parent site. Google didn’t like it and damn…they got de-listed. If that wasn’t bad enough, they need to fill out the famous “http://www.google.com/support/bin/request.py” form.

Well read it and learn….Content is key…try not to be sneaky.

February 20, 2006 at 6:46 am Comments (0)

Google – “Big Daddy”

Another version of Google’s new server addresses provided by WebProNews(Gotta Love this) Thanks, Guys! Just wanted to post it so I didn’t add another link somewhere….

Here is a list of the new datacenters that was posted at Webpro:
For those that follow Google’s data centers some changes have occurred

The OLD Google Datacenter IP’s

www-ab.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.51.100
www-cw.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.57.100
www-dc.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.39.100
www-ex.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.33.100
www-fi.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.41.100
www-gv.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.59.100
www-in.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.53.100
www-kr.google.com. 60 IN A 66.102.11.100
www-lm.google.com. 60 IN A 66.102.9.100
www-mc.google.com. 59 IN A 66.102.7.100
www-sj.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.35.100
www-va.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.37.100
www-zu.google.com. 60 IN A 216.239.55.100

The NEW Google Datacenter IP’s

new centers follows the naming convention (the first three octets) of the old DC’s:

www-ab: 216.239.51.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25
new1-ab: http://216.239.51.99/ www.google.akadns.net
new2-ab: http://216.239.51.102/
new3-ab: http://216.239.51.103/
new4-ab: http://216.239.51.104/
new5-ab: http://216.239.51.105/
new6-ab: http://216.239.51.147/

www-cw: 216.239.57.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25
new1-cw: http://216.239.57.98/
new2-cw: http://216.239.57.99/
new3-cw: http://216.239.57.104/ www2.google.com www3.google.com
new4-cw: http://216.239.57.105/

www-dc: 216.239.39.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25
new-dc1: http://216.239.39.98/
new-dc2: http://216.239.39.99/ www.google.akadns.net
new-dc3: http://216.239.39.102/
new-dc4: http://216.239.39.103/
new-dc5: http://216.239.39.104/
new-dc6: http://216.239.39.105/
new-dc7: http://216.239.39.147/

www-ex: http://216.239.33.100 OK 2004-01-25
new1-ex: http://216.239.33.98/
new2-ex: http://216.239.33.99/
new3-ex: http://216.239.33.101/
new4-ex: http://216.239.33.102/
new5-ex: http://216.239.33.103/
new6-ex: http://216.239.33.104/
new7-ex: http://216.239.33.105/

www-fi: 216.239.41.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25
new1-fi: http://216.239.41.98/
new2-fi: http://216.239.41.99/ www.google.akadns.net
new3-fi: http://216.239.41.102/
new4-fi: http://216.239.41.103/
new5-fi: http://216.239.41.104/
new6-fi: http://216.239.41.105/

www-gv: 216.239.59.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25 (New: 2003-08-01)
new1-gv: http://216.239.59.98/
new2-gv: http://216.239.59.99/
new3-gv: http://216.239.59.102/
new4-gv: http://216.239.59.103/
new5-gv: http://216.239.59.104/
new6-gv: http://216.239.59.105/

www-in: 216.239.53.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25
new1-in: http://216.239.53.98/
new2-in: http://216.239.53.99/
new3-in: http://216.239.53.104/
new4-in: http://216.239.53.105/

www-kr: 66.102.11.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25 (New: 2003-09-01)
new1-kr: http://66.102.11.99/
new2-kr: http://66.102.11.99/
new3-kr: http://66.102.11.104/

www-lm: http://66.102.9.100 OK 2004-01-25 (New: 2003-10-23)
new1-lm: http://66.102.9.99/
new2-lm: http://66.102.9.101/
new3-lm: http://66.102.9.104/

www-mc: 66.102.7.100 DEFUNCT (2004-10-20)
new1-mc: http://66.102.7.98/
new2-mc: http://66.102.7.99/
new3-mc: http://66.102.7.99/
new4-mc: http://66.102.7.102/
new5-mc: http://66.102.7.104/
new6-mc: http://66.102.7.105/
new7-mc: http://66.102.7.147/

www-sj: 216.239.35.100 DEFUNCT (2003-10-17)
new-sj: no new-sj

www-va: 216.239.37.100 DEFUNCT 2004-01-25
new1-va: http://216.239.37.98/
new2-va: http://216.239.37.99/ www.google.akadns.net
new3-va: http://216.239.37.102/
new4-va: http://216.239.37.103/
new5-va: http://216.239.37.104/ www.google.akadns.net
new6-va: http://216.239.37.105/
new7-va: http://216.239.37.147/ www.google.akadns.net

www-zu: 216.239.55.100 DEFUNCT (2004-10-20)
new1-zu: http://216.239.55.104/

Note: The www.google.akadns.net notes where google frontends (www.google.com) have been observed recently – www2 and www3 are IP’s for those DCs.

The NEW Google Directory IP’s

The naming convention is the same as for the Data Centers:

directory-ab1: http://216.239.51.106/
directory-ab2: http://216.239.51.107/
directory-cw1: http://216.239.57.106/
directory-cw2: http://216.239.57.107/
directory-dc1: http://216.239.39.106/
directory-dc2: http://216.239.39.107/
directory-ex1: http://216.239.33.106/
directory-ex2: http://216.239.33.107/
directory-in1: http://216.239.53.106/
directory-in2: http://216.239.53.107/
directory-va1: http://216.239.37.106/
directory-va2: http://216.239.37.107/

February 20, 2006 at 6:45 am Comments (0)

Finally…Big Results

I finally got a number #1 for something I wanted.
“Dallas Aiport Hotels” + “Yahoo” = “Dallas.AirportandHotels.com” which is us.

So some things do work I guess. Although, we are having some issues with Google, I at least got a very cool “#1″ spot in Yahoo. Still trying new things with some of my other sites, but I will rethink a couple of decisions.

1. To stop using SubDomains?
2. To use KeyPhrases- as mentioned below.

February 20, 2006 at 6:43 am Comments (0)

A New Friends’ Help

http://www.michaelklouda.com

A quote from a new friend has stimulated some new thoughts.

“I think you will be much more successful if you try to target 5 really focused keyword phrases that you know users search on instead of a large set of really broad single words”

I really like this line of thought, it seems simple and logical .. so, why wouldn’t we try it out.
I have just redone my approach to focus on some other keywords and it has improved the rankings…but, I’m still not satisfied. So, I plan on giving it a shot.

Thanks Michael….BTW-nice website!

February 20, 2006 at 6:42 am Comments (0)

Directory Help

Directory Games – Remember not all directories are created equal. There are plenty of free directories out there….but I tend to listen to my inner being and not try to list with all of them. They have a revolving door policy on some…where it links only the last 100 or so. Some have been previously labeled as spam directories and can hurt your site. And some just plain stink! Here is a good list besides DMOZ that I got from SitePro that I’m posting so that I can remember. Thanks SitePro

Quote from SitePro:
After DMOZ, here are the most important list of directories to be listed in.

February 20, 2006 at 5:20 am Comments (0)

Some new tidbits from WebProNews.

This is my summary of this this article:

1. Improving website content – Content needs to be updated regularly
2. Navigation for visitors and search spiders -navigation simplified
3. New metrics measuring the success of a search marketing campaign -shared analysis of on-site traffic

a. Integrate their PPC campaigns with their SEO campaigns

Direct quotes of note…
“search, as a tool, is no longer confined to the search engines”

“Keywords are important, make no mistake about that but search engines have moved far beyond simple keyword/context measurements.”

February 20, 2006 at 5:11 am Comments (0)

Small Business SEO Sadness

link: http://www.clickz.com/experts/search/local_search/print.php/3531061

Well I’m continually trying to swallow as much info on SEO as possible since taking on this challenge and thought I’d track my findings as I go. I’m going to link to some great articles. This one is on the SEO not favoring the small business. Some of the main points are: Google designates certain sites as authorities

Direct Quote – Awesome Advice!
“Here’s how:
* Identify your top local keyword phrases.
* Perform searches for those keyword phrases on Google and Yahoo!
* Identify which authorities show up most frequently for your important local searchers.
* Identify which categories within those authorities are ranking.
* Take special note of patterns or consistencies that you see.
* Direct your ad spending toward the authoritative categories.
* Enjoy the destination and organic distribution value of your buys.”

See the whole article here: http://www.clickz.com/experts/search/local_search/print.php/3531061

February 20, 2006 at 5:08 am Comments (0)

“Hey Google- What happened to my site?”

Well, this is odd, I just finished posting when I did a search…and BAM…I’m missing in the search results again. But so is some of our other projects. It’s very ODD Mr. Google. Why is that yesterday I saw my page as being cached on the 4th of Jan. Then I do my little nightly check and … “what does that say” … “December 28th” What the heck is that all about.

Well, I’m not sure. I’ve looked on numerouse sites and have nothing to post as of yet. But if you actually read my post…and have an answer…I’d love to hear it.

I have a feeling they have multiple cache servers…and purposely keep them unsync’d for purposes of getting different data results back for searches…which seems awful elementary. But what the heck do I know.

thanks in advance…

February 20, 2006 at 5:06 am Comments (0)

Roomrate.com – SEO part II

So, here we are a few weeks later. Well, I must say. Just doing some basic analytics have gotten our sites into Yahoo, Google, Ask Jeeves and MSN. Are we #1? NO! But, I don’t think you can get there in the travel industry, unless….you have a powerful network.

But with that said, we have done little to market ourselves. Which we plan on doing in the coming weeks. We plan on running 2 promotions. Photo and Awards programs. Hopefully to drum up some viral stuff. I’ll post links once they run.

I’m keeping a XLS of a my run to the top in Google, Yahoo and some MSN…or to the middle. I have been tweaking everything for the last 2 weeks and watched as we bounced up and down. But we seem to be doing well. I have rethought our direction for www.Roomrate.com and have now just relaunched the new Title, Keywords and Description as well as added new text to the site. REAL CONTENT.

February 20, 2006 at 5:05 am Comments (0)

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