Just so everyone knows...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by caprirs302, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. caprirs302

    caprirs302 New Member

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    I did a google search on "motorized bicycles" and for the first time ever, motorbicycling.com was ranked higher up the google list than motoredbikes.com, right behind king's motorbikes.laff
     
  2. azbill

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    (^) about time ! (^)
     
  3. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    There are a LOT of factors to consider when figuring a site's ranking, Google placement is ofc part of what contributes to new visitors - but doesn't necessarily make for a popular site (you can ofc buy your way to the top). Members and their continued activity are paramount, so it's you guys that make this forum what it is :D

    I'm a webmaster for an eCatalog by day (raging MB fanatic alla time lol), so this is something that occupies a disproportionate amount of my time, it's a complex subject and no any one data source accurately reflects the relative health of a site. If yer curious, one of the most valuable tools I use is 'Alexa Web Information' which gives you a pretty good idea of how any website is doing, it's demographic, and allows you to compare other sites and trends.

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    I'm not too concerned about that "other place" lol, I've never even checked it out - the main reason I'm mentioning this is I heartily recommend getting the Alexa Toolbar/Statusbar: Alexa Internet - Toolbar Download even if you don't have such geeky interests as I do. Knowing at a glance if the retailer you're about to purchase from is a topsite or some fly-by-night that no one has ever heard of can be a handy thing to base a decision on.

    Remember though - not every tiny site is bad, nor does simple page rank denote good, as Alexa deals with raw data alone you wont even know if a rise in activity is simply due to seasonal change and bored people surfin' the interwebz, or a drop because it's the holidays...

    Still, it's kinda nifty to try and figure out trends ;)
     

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