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10-19-2007, 10:54 AM #1
Signature Links - please read
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[url=http://www.MyGeckoWebsite.com]Gecko Palace - Crested Geckos & Vivarium Accessories[/url]
This will look like this:
Gecko Palace - Crested Geckos & Vivarium Accessories
Listing your signatures in such a way, will make your signature worth much more to this community, google and you! Google will then hopefully rank you higher then other similar pages...which may mean that if someone is Googling for crested geckos, your site may come up before someone elses.
However, please return the favour and paste the HTML code above on your own web page and pay GU back with your own quality back link for the hundreds (or thousands) of back links that you may have indexed here.
I'm very keen on making GU the best that it can be and this will definitely move us in that directions. If no one does this, I may just make this a rule. Hope that sounds fair
Found an interesting snipit on another site
Originally Posted by Search Engine Optimization Resources
Last edited by Marty; 10-20-2007 at 08:35 AM. Reason: Fixed HTML typo
10-19-2007, 11:28 AM #2
Sent an email to few of you with Signatures pointing you to this thread.... Sorry for the opening "Hi 234".... instead of username I picked user#
10-19-2007, 02:47 PM #3
Maybe you can make working links available to paying members.
My site is very high in Google for two most important search phrases. I don't want this forum to overshadow me, or any of the other members who have worked hard at getting our websites to higher ranks in Google and other search engines. Your proposal would mean anyone searching for "Crested gecko" or "Cat gecko" would find this forum as the #1 hit, and not the member's dedicated website. No offence but GU is not always the #1 source of info for a species.
This is a great concern of mine and if I am mistaken, I would like the concern refuted.
10-19-2007, 03:35 PM #4No. It doesn't. It's like forced banner sharing and this isn't a ranking website, it's a forum to share information.
Let me explain it short and sweet.
1st of all, nothing is being destroyed here.... if you want your keywords diluted, then place your link on a forum about cigars and then make 10,000 cigar posts - then your gecko ranking would be destroyed. Content on GU is very much relevant to the websites listed in ppl's signatures - so no worries there.
2nd of all, nothing is forced here onto anyone, you can leave a link in the signature of can take it out. It's up to you, but probably the smartest thing to do for any active poster is to have a good link back in their signature back to their page, indexed over and over again by Google.
All I'm saying is that in exchange for all the signature links that everyone gets indexed in all the posts that you make, it would be nice if GU got a single link back from your web page.
Say you get 1000 posts indexed with your signature, GU gets 1 - how doesn't that seem fair?
Your proposal would mean anyone searching for "Crested gecko" or "Cat gecko" would find this forum as the #1 hit, and not the member's dedicated website.
sorry, it was supposed to be short and sweet. Search engine optimization is very tricky, and Google ranking is really an enigma, so we can only try to do our best, but there are no guaranties for anything. It's all up to you, you're not forced to do anything, but the whole point was that if you link back to your own site from GU, over and over and over again, extend the courtesy back and link back from your site to GU (once!). I'm not plotting some type of a scheme here to take over the world
10-19-2007, 03:52 PM #5My site is very high in Google for two most important search phrases
EDIT: I'm speculating here, but I suspect that the egg post may be contextually more significant then then you page (and if it's not, it may be regarded as more because of the shear number of pages GU has indexed), since there is a link to your page on the post...google may have decided that your page must be a more valuable resource when it comes to Agamura info. Putting you a position ahead before GU.
Last edited by Marty; 10-19-2007 at 04:07 PM. Reason: added: Since you ... sentence
10-19-2007, 09:53 PM #6
Actually, I think it's very fair and makes perfect sense. I can't imagine being opposed to the idea. That being said, my gekko interests are on the backburner right now due to other obligations and I'm not really frequenting this site. I'd like to stay a member, but out of respect for your request I will remove my link from my signature.
Last edited by snotjello; 10-19-2007 at 09:56 PM. Reason: softer languageSnotjello
10-19-2007, 10:16 PM #7
Not a problem... Since you're not a frequent poster, this doesn't really affect you all that much.
10-19-2007, 10:51 PM #8
The fact of the matter is that Marty isn't forcing anyone to do anything. If you don't like the idea of linking back, don't put a link to your site in your sig. Then you don't have to link back. It's that simple. Many forums wouldn't allow you to post your web site url in your sig no matter what. I think it's generous that Marty allows us to post our home page url's at all and more than fair that he ask for a link back. Of course, like everything else, that's just IMHO.Ethan
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10-20-2007, 08:35 AM #9
OOPS!!! There was a typo in the code. Sorry about that. It's fixed now.
10-23-2007, 11:33 PM #10
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