Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Search Engine Fun and Facts

When I started using FidoNet for messaging back in the late 70's and early 80's, I was surprised how easy people forgot their niceness and were ofttimes brutal. Haven't you found that? Especially in forums! Woah, people can be downright mean.

If that happens to you, where damaging data is posted somewhere about you, there are things you can do. I recommend first asking the webmaster to remove the negative comment. Remember to not fall in the same trap and get all negative about the offending person. Explain the issue and many webmasters will oblige.

Find pages that talk well about you or your business and link to those from your website. This will give them strength and make them rise higher in the search rankings. Don't forget links from the social network sites.

Hop over to and create an article about your site. If you're big enough, you can create an entry in Wikipedia, like I did for World Wide Mart. Wikis get listed when someone searches for that name. Make sure you don't spam the Wikis. WWM is a good example of a nice entry.

I'm often asked for testimonials on products that are used for business on the Internet. Feedback is one of the strongest supports for your product or website. If you get good feedback, tell the world about it. Use,, or similar sites.

It's important to keep your website first in the search rankings. One of the best ways is to use smart linking which I talk about in great detail on this blog.

Let me know if you have any questions and we'll chat more soon.

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