Author Topic: New domain now active  (Read 1154 times)

September 30, 2009, 03:48:55 PM
As some of you may notice, the new domain name is now active. Fingers crossed what I've been planing over the past few weeks, and working on in the last few days, should help to generate new traffic and greater interest in the site :mrgreen:

UP UP AND AWAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

September 30, 2009, 03:51:08 PM
Reply #1
Quote from: "chris Hodgson"
As some of you may notice, the new domain name is now active. Fingers crossed what I've been planing over the past few weeks, and working on in the last few days, should help to generate new traffic and greater interest in the site :mrgreen:

UP UP AND AWAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

well done mate  ;-)

September 30, 2009, 04:04:55 PM
Reply #2
Well since this morning when I opened the url to google, it has located 278 urls on the new domain, and is currently indexing and transferring the index data from the other domain :mrgreen:
Doing it this way mean all previous SEO work and google search indexing is kept :mrgreen:
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September 30, 2009, 04:12:54 PM
Reply #3
pmsl.....loving the track
well done Chris, you geek  :mrgreen:

Onwards and upwards  :geek:

September 30, 2009, 04:14:00 PM
Reply #4
I so wish I had a clue what your talking about mate..it's like blah blah blah blah..I don't understand geek speak   :lol:

September 30, 2009, 04:49:34 PM
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Quote from: "Jayne-Yorks"
well done Chris, you geek  :mrgreen:

  :geek:

+1

September 30, 2009, 05:58:55 PM
Reply #6
can I let you play with my site??!!!!!!!
I promise to be a good boy!!

September 30, 2009, 06:05:46 PM
Reply #7
Why, what ya done, broke it already  :lol:

September 30, 2009, 08:36:50 PM
Reply #8
yeah Chris, how do you do all that? my site never appears anywhere on google unless I search for my exact name.....

tell us some tips :-)

September 30, 2009, 09:17:41 PM
Reply #9
First of all, I'm no SEO expert, but here goes with a few tips.
1/ Sitemaps. These are text files used to give the search engines a map of your site and it's content. If you don't have one, get one created for free at http://www.xml-sitemaps.com and upload it to your root web directory. Also in your robots.txt, add the following lines
Code: [Select]
Sitemap: http://yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml2/ Name your pages well. Search engines will pick up on words in urls, more than they do the content. Say you have a page for wedding shots, and your based in Coventry, don't call your page index2.html, gallery.html or some silly name that everybody uses. Make it something like yourdomain.com/coventry-weddings.html . Or if you have an about me page, and your a wedding tog. call your page wedding-photographer.html, not aboutus.html or what ever. This forum has been modified to inject topic titles and/or forum titles in to the urls, so it adds key words in to the address of the page.
3/Register and add your sites with the search engines, and add your sitemaps there too
https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/
http://www.bing.com/webmaster/
http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
4/ metadata. This is quite important, as it can really give you a boost up. BUT flood it with too many key words, or too many of the same words, and it will do you no favours at all. Bit long winded to go in to detail, but here is a good site for explaining the basics  :cool: http://www.seoconsultants.com/meta-tags/
5/ Good text content that the search engines can read. If it's all flash, photos and no text, the bots have nothing to read. In turn, they then have nothing to index and display in searches ;-)
6/ List you sites in google business center and any other free business listings sites. They all work in your favour ;-)

Those are the basics I work from, and I get quite good results from it. Searching for Yorkshire photo restoration on google, and it puts me up top in business listing, and search list :mrgreen:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q= ... CcountryGB

September 30, 2009, 09:54:13 PM
Reply #10
Well done  Chris.Just love the name ,it looks so familiar.Still it`s probably just this old man being silly again. :!:  :!:

Kind Regards,John Turner :smile:  :smile: