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Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 11:43
by SandRider
we've got to get this search-engine ranking thing under control -

search "Dune Forum" on google (in order):


forum.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/
forums.syfy.com/index.php?showtopic=1002066 (8 posts - 6 authors - Last post: Apr 2)
forum.dune2k.com
http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Winds-Dune-Brian.../forum/
http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/smf/index.php (dune buggy forum)
forums.sciflicks.com/showthread.php? (new Dune movie forum - 10 posts - 5 authors - Last post: Feb 12)
http://www.jacurutu.com
http://www.silverlakeforum.com (dune buggy)
http://www.atv-forum.com/.../669-2009-y ... -test.html


jacurutu's entry:
• Index page
General Dune Discussion Can't find the appropriate forum for your topic? Post it here! Moderators: Tleilax Master B, Crysknife, Freakzilla, ...
http://www.jacurutu.com/ - Cached - Similar

dunenovels' is horribly misleading, too ...
dunenovels.com :: Index
This forum is for those message board users who prefer to speak of Frank Herbert's classic Dune series only and wish not to discuss the prequels. ...
forum.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/?=&p=21894 - Cached - Similar

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:38
by inhuien
edit to add: Text deleted once I reread SRs post and noticed my irrelevance. :lol:

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:41
by A Thing of Eternity
inhuien wrote:DN's google entry is just false advertising.
dunenovels.com :: Index
This forum is for those message board users who prefer to speak of Frank Herbert's classic Dune series only and wish not to discuss the prequels. ...
forum.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/ - Cached - Similar

I kid you not, you couldn't make this up. :)


I don't understand why he's left that forum up since 99% of us were banned. He really might as well colapse that one (and the prequil lovers one) into the General Dune Discussion one.

Then again, I do enjoy that right on the official DN forum there is a blatant concession to that "tiny" group of people who hate KJABH. :twisted:

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 13:33
by DuneFishUK
I'd seriously suggest Freak get the forum title back. Drop "The Cast Out" as a description, or put it in the site name box - replace it with something more descriptive.

Site Name: Jacurutu: The Cast Out
Site Description: A Forum dedicated to Frank Herbert's Dune stuff an' ting.

Or.... The Unofficial Dune Forum :)

It does look cooler without.. but the graphics alone aren't googlable, and not all the themes have custom Jacurutu graphics. .... Yet*


(*Anyone use a theme without a graphic? - I did ones for 610nm and the default one. It's no hassle to do one for the others :))

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 14:14
by Freakzilla
DuneFishUK wrote:I'd seriously suggest Freak get the forum title back. Drop "The Cast Out" as a description, or put it in the site name box - replace it with something more descriptive.

Site Name: Jacurutu: The Cast Out
Site Description: A Forum dedicated to Frank Herbert's Dune stuff an' ting.

Or.... The Unofficial Dune Forum :)

It does look cooler without.. but the graphics alone aren't googlable, and not all the themes have custom Jacurutu graphics. .... Yet*


(*Anyone use a theme without a graphic? - I did ones for 610nm and the default one. It's no hassle to do one for the others :))


I can do that...

If anyone has any other suggestions for what should go there let's see 'em.

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 14:35
by TheDukester
Just to follow up: yes, please do whatever to convince the Google spiders that the rank should be higher. It's an absolute joke to be ranked behind DumbassNovels, a site which gets, as we all know, almost zero traffic.

Also, for those of you wishing to debate preeks, increasing the Google visibility is the way to go. If the little McDune lovers aren't seeing Jacurutu, then they likely can't find it. Once they find it, those with a minimum of guts will be likely to join up to remind us all that, "Gosh darn it all! If you don't like them, don't read them!"

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 15:07
by DuneFishUK
Dumbnovels has good sites linking to it - that's what does it: Every link we post to a stupid post over there improves their rank a tiny bit, and no matter how much Freak optimises here, Jacurutu will never out-rank the official site.

(A silly tool someone showed me at work: http://www.dnscoop.com/ gives your domain name a theoretical $ value based on incoming links and traffic and stuff. Dumbnovels is supposedly worth $22,040, compared to Jacurutu's $1,590)

Apparently the Title tag is the most important, so "Jacurutu Dune Forum" might be a suitable Site Name...?

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 15:26
by TheDukester
DuneFishUK wrote:Every link we post to a stupid post over there improves their rank a tiny bit ...

Egads. Let's stop doing this, then.

Not that they're saying anything over there, anyway, right ... :wink:

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 08:37
by Freakzilla
Freakzilla wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:I'd seriously suggest Freak get the forum title back. Drop "The Cast Out" as a description, or put it in the site name box - replace it with something more descriptive.

Site Name: Jacurutu: The Cast Out
Site Description: A Forum dedicated to Frank Herbert's Dune stuff an' ting.

Or.... The Unofficial Dune Forum :)

It does look cooler without.. but the graphics alone aren't googlable, and not all the themes have custom Jacurutu graphics. .... Yet*


(*Anyone use a theme without a graphic? - I did ones for 610nm and the default one. It's no hassle to do one for the others :))


I can do that...

If anyone has any other suggestions for what should go there let's see 'em.


For now I've changed it to:

Jacurutu - The Cast Out
Dune Forum for Orthodox Herbertarians

I'm still open to suggestions. How long till the surch engines update the description?

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 09:06
by lotek
DuneFishUK wrote:I'd seriously suggest Freak get the forum title back. Drop "The Cast Out" as a description, or put it in the site name box - replace it with something more descriptive.

Site Name: Jacurutu: The Cast Out
Site Description: A Forum dedicated to Frank Herbert's Dune stuff an' ting.

Or.... The Unofficial Dune Forum :)

It does look cooler without.. but the graphics alone aren't googlable, and not all the themes have custom Jacurutu graphics. .... Yet*


(*Anyone use a theme without a graphic? - I did ones for 610nm and the default one. It's no hassle to do one for the others :))


is it possible to keep it that way for the SE but to have a template showing the old logo without the text?
It did look bloody cool!
If the added text is there just for the benefit of SEs, couldn't it be reduced to a less intrusive size?

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 11:32
by Freakzilla
SE?

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 11:51
by lotek
Freakzilla wrote:SE?

Search Engine :whistle:

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:07
by inhuien
DYA FGS :)

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:34
by Freakzilla
lotek wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:SE?

Search Engine :whistle:



Ok, I feel stupid now. :oops:

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:37
by Freakzilla
inhuien wrote:DYA FGS :)


Not going to ask, don't want to know. :(

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:57
by inhuien
It was mearly meant as the smallest of pun.

Define Your Acronym For God Sake.

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 14:02
by Freakzilla
:?

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 14:31
by lotek
Freakzilla wrote:
lotek wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:SE?


Search Engine :whistle:



Ok, I feel stupid now. :oops:


yeah I tried to find a way that would spare your ego, but I couldn't make one up I'm sorry :)
inhuien wrote:It was mearly meant as the smallest of pun.

Define Your Acronym For God Sake.


I thought there was a joke but obviously I couldn't ask what it meant :whistle:

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Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 14:32
by Sev
SandRider wrote:we've got to get this search-engine ranking thing under control


We appear to be heading in the right direction, thankfully - now coming in at #6.

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 16:25
by DuneFishUK
Sev wrote:
SandRider wrote:we've got to get this search-engine ranking thing under control


We appear to be heading in the right direction, thankfully - now coming in at #6.

Hehey - That;s not shit :)

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 25 Sep 2009 14:42
by Freakzilla
I feel like George Jefferson! :D

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 26 Sep 2009 00:14
by Eyes High
Freakzilla wrote:I feel like George Jefferson! :D


Does it date me that I get that reference?

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 26 Sep 2009 04:53
by Freakzilla
Eyes High wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I feel like George Jefferson! :D


Does it date me that I get that reference?


Maybe, but even moreso if you know that show, and Good Times were spin-offs of Maude, which was a spin-off of All in the Family.

:wink:

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 26 Sep 2009 05:03
by Serkanner
Freakzilla wrote:
Eyes High wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I feel like George Jefferson! :D


Does it date me that I get that reference?


Maybe, but even moreso if you know that show, and Good Times were spin-offs of Maude, which was a spin-off of All in the Family.

:wink:


"All in the family", is without a doubt the best American sit-com ever!

Re: Search Engine Rankings

Posted: 26 Sep 2009 05:16
by Freakzilla
Serkanner wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Eyes High wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I feel like George Jefferson! :D


Does it date me that I get that reference?


Maybe, but even moreso if you know that show, and Good Times were spin-offs of Maude, which was a spin-off of All in the Family.

:wink:


"All in the family", is without a doubt the best American sit-com ever!


It's too late Edith, my bus has sailed.