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Old 31 October 2007, 08:36   #1
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Back on the top of Google!

Earlier in the year, RIBnet got knocked off the top of the Google results for the word RIB by Wikipedia.

At the time Wikipedia listings were getting high placed Google placings in a lot of areas, but it looks like Google have changed the way things work.

RIBnet is back at the top

We had also been taken off the "External links" on the Wikipedia Rigid-hulled inflatable boat page, but I've put it back again for now.

Looks like the whole page would benefit from some work. Any Wikipedia experts out there?

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Earlier in the year, RIBnet got knocked off the top of the Google results for the word RIB by Wikipedia.

At the time Wikipedia listings were getting high placed Google placings in a lot of areas, but it looks like Google have changed the way things work.

RIBnet is back at the top

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Not for me .. I get a 'company'. Peeps wont go searching with just that word anyway John, have you put metatags or something, into the code at the top of the main index page with lots of other key words like Mercury, Hull, or jockey, or Ribcraft and the likes?
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John, have you put metatags or something, into the code at the top of the main index page with lots of other key words like Mercury, Hull, or jockey, or Ribcraft and the likes?
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[quote=John Kennett;225138RIBnet is back at the top John [/quote]

I think you should qualify that statement. Because your tld is .net which is not country specific and because you host with a canadian ISP you get a canadian IP number. Therefore this site effectively becomes a canadian site.

That means if people request google.co.uk to return only UK sites you disappear off the radar and the same applies in any other country except canada.

Infact in canada for RIBS you ain't on page 1 which is not so clever for a canadian RIB site.

So when you say you are top of google you really mean you are top of google.co.uk in the UK when the search is not UK specific. Not quite the same thing
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RIBnet is an international site. It obviously has a UK bias as that is where the majority of current members are based, and English-speaking countries tend to be better represented than others because it's an English-language site (excepting gArf of course). It's not exactly a UK site though.

Sure, there are ways you can restrict the search so that RIBnet doesn't fare so well, but a straight Google search of the web for the word RIB using either google.co.uk or google.com presents RIBnet at the top of the search results.

That's good enough for me, and it's nice to have something to brag about!

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Not for me .. I get a 'company'.
That's a paid link. An advertisement.
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We're doing pretty well for "rigid inflatable boat" as well now
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Yes. You can see them if you look at the page source. They're actually irrelevant now as search engines don't use them because they were too simple to spam.

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I found I got lots of “hits” when I included lots of good old engineering terminology on my front page…Stuffing Box, Flange, Grease Nipple, Shank, Long stroke…..
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I found I got lots of “hits” when I included lots of good old engineering terminology on my front page…Stuffing Box, Flange, Grease Nipple, Shank, Long stroke…..
And I'm sure that you could argue just like Rib.net your "hits" are "special interest sites" as well
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Have you had a look at http://www.vbseo.com/ ?

A few big vBulletin sites are using it with good results. Basically it re-jigs the URL's of threads so they include human readable keywords which tends to make search engines score the pages much higher.

It's not free (something like $150 I think) but depending on how you value the hits it could be well worth it!
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I've never really done anything to try to manipulate the search engine results, rather concentrating on building a good site. All this "we're top on Google" stuff is just a bit of meaningless trumpet blowing really

RIBnet is generally pretty well placed on search results, but there's always room for improvement. I'll certainly have a look at vBSEO!

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I've never really done anything to try to manipulate the search engine results, rather concentrating on building a good site. All this "we're top on Google" stuff is just a bit of meaningless trumpet blowing really

RIBnet is generally pretty well placed on search results, but there's always room for improvement. I'll certainly have a look at vBSEO!

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Other sites linking to RIB.net push it up the list, don't they.

Oh, I remembered my two most favourite RIB meta words of the moment:

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Tell you what I do miss on this forum, is a clicky button next to the reply (or similar) at the bottom that refreshes the page to the top, so when youve come to the end of a thread, one click and you can see the directory, at the top of the page and then choose where to nav to next, saves all the scrolling.

Ok typing all this has really tired me .. i'm off for a lie down
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Do you mean like a "Back" button?

I've got the centre button on my mouse configured to do that, so it hadn't occurred to me. Could be useful though.

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Do you mean like a "Back" button?

I've got the centre button on my mouse configured to do that, so it hadn't occurred to me. Could be useful though.

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I suppose it is John..... to be truthful, some of my mice have scroll wheels that do the same job, but on a long thread you have to spin it three to four times to get back to the top, whereas on other bulletin boards I use ,there is a 'Top' button at the reply line of every post, that only takes one click to whizz you right to the top of the thread, damn handy for us lazy gits (No I dont mean anyone over the pond )
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I suppose it is John..... to be truthful, some of my mice have scroll wheels that do the same job, but on a long thread you have to spin it three to four times to get back to the top, whereas on other bulletin boards I use ,there is a 'Top' button at the reply line of every post, that only takes one click to whizz you right to the top of the thread, damn handy for us lazy gits (No I dont mean anyone over the pond )
*pssst* bottom right of the page 'Top' link!
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*pssst* bottom right of the page 'Top' link!
Arrgh that one was too hard for me to find alexm, you must be a mathematition or summat? I'm not good with symbols < >^% and all that you see....

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