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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By Patrick
On some Google datacentres you are number one on...

On some Google datacentres you are number one on a search for Johhny Lew Sports. I would be inclined to wait a week until Google's 'Jagger' update is over before you do anything drastic.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2004, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,159
Posted By Patrick
In search engine ranking terms (and all other...

In search engine ranking terms (and all other things being equal) there is a case, I believe, for a domain name with keywords that might be naturally used in incoming link anchor text, especially if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2004, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,688
Posted By Patrick
You can't necessarily go off the indexed...

You can't necessarily go off the indexed page-count results you get from Google, nor, by all accounts, are you likely to get much of a response by emailing Google. Your numbers had gone back up a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2004, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,476
Posted By Patrick
Hello Trisha. You're asking some big...

Hello Trisha.

You're asking some big questions there - about improving the ranking of a site (page, actually). There are lots of things you could do, one of the most important being getting pages...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2004, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,212
Posted By Patrick
As well as removing one of your two sites and...

As well as removing one of your two sites and doing the redirect, I would also be careful which sites you link to. I can't give you chapter and verse, nor any direct evidence, but Google apparently...
Forum: New Member Introductions 7th September 2004, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,026
Posted By Patrick
Hi and welcome Jamus. I've been to Torquay. A...

Hi and welcome Jamus. I've been to Torquay. A very nice place. Some of my childhood holidays were spent in Padstow, around there somewhere - nice memories from a long time ago.

Patrick
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th September 2004, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,428
Posted By Patrick
I don't think you will be incurring any search...

I don't think you will be incurring any search engine penalties at all, whether you choose to put your pages on one domain or on several. Google has no reason to downgrade your rankings just because...
Forum: New Member Introductions 7th September 2004, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,242
Posted By Patrick
Seconded. It's what a forum is about. ...

Seconded. It's what a forum is about.

Welcome Bob! Never been to Bangkok though... one day maybe.

Best regards,

Patrick
Forum: Website Development 7th September 2004, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,486
Posted By Patrick
Thanks for the link. I took a look, and I have...

Thanks for the link. I took a look, and I have mixed views about this. On the one hand I have to be in favour of anything that makes it easier for a business to go online and survive. On the other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2004, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,428
Posted By Patrick
I think the way the pages on the various domains...

I think the way the pages on the various domains link to each other is more important than which domain they sit on, and that the overall link structure is the crucial thing to get right, even if...
Forum: Website Development 31st August 2004, 04:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,966
Posted By Patrick
I'm with James. For the best cuisine, you have to...

I'm with James. For the best cuisine, you have to be able to cook.
Forum: Chat 29th August 2004, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,585
Posted By Patrick
I've only just read about this and would like to...

I've only just read about this and would like to echo the sentiments previously expressed. I am pleased to hear that no-one was seriously injured. Also, thankfully, someone was caught, and one can...
Forum: Website Development 28th August 2004, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,966
Posted By Patrick
Linda, rather a late reply, but I second the...

Linda, rather a late reply, but I second the recommendation for Elizabeth Castro's Visual Quickstart Guide - none better. I bought mine in 2000 and still refer to it regularly. In a similar vein:...
Forum: New Member Introductions 26th August 2004, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,442
Posted By Patrick
Thanks again for the nice welcome. Why web...

Thanks again for the nice welcome. Why web design? Difficult question to answer in a single paragraph. Quick answer I suppose would include:

at my age - time for a change
fascination with the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th August 2004, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,771
Posted By Patrick
Hi Karon, and I'm sure you're right. Not all...

Hi Karon, and I'm sure you're right. Not all websites are trying to sell things though. Some are there to provide information for people doing research - an important aspect of the web. Sure, even...
Forum: New Member Introductions 24th August 2004, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,442
Posted By Patrick
8 hours or 100 captures from free trial...

8 hours or 100 captures from free trial activation - better work fast! Thanks for the link... looks really useful.

Patrick
Forum: New Member Introductions 23rd August 2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,442
Posted By Patrick
Thanks to all for the introductions. ...

Thanks to all for the introductions.

Speaking of browsers and dimensions, I wish I'd kept an old Win98 PC with IE5 installed, just for testing. About 14% of my visitors still use some version of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd August 2004, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,771
Posted By Patrick
Sounds like an excellent strategy to me. In that...

Sounds like an excellent strategy to me. In that sense, you can say that content is king. But I doubt if a site in a competitive area can compete without gaining incoming links from strong external...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd August 2004, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,771
Posted By Patrick
jeanm, that's 500 words of page-specific content...

jeanm, that's 500 words of page-specific content after the markup is stripped out and all the usual repetitive links etc. And bear in mind 500 words is a conventional wisdom guideline and not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd August 2004, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,771
Posted By Patrick
It can be hard work to say more, but it can often...

It can be hard work to say more, but it can often be done. Each page topic may have content that can be expanded into a sub-topic. Or maybe instead of linking out to an external page for more...
Forum: New Member Introductions 22nd August 2004, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,442
Posted By Patrick
Circulation in a building (where I come from...

Circulation in a building (where I come from anyway) is the corridors and common areas that people use to move from one space to another. Actually I always used to try to design with the very minimum...
Forum: New Member Introductions 21st August 2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,442
Posted By Patrick
Thanks for the responses... and it's true - there...

Thanks for the responses... and it's true - there are great similarities between architecture and web design. The technology is different but planning a site's pages and laying them out often feels...
Forum: New Member Introductions 21st August 2004, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,442
Posted By Patrick
Hello from Patrick

Better say it... "Hello!" - I'm Patrick Taylor, from Manchester UK but currently based in Melbourne Australia. My business is web design mostly for small-business and others who can't afford too much...
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