Is it better to make specific SERP-friendly pages that redirect to search results?
If you go to guitarcenter.com and search for "Gibson," you end up on this URL:
But if you go to Google and search for * guitar center gibson * you get this nice-looking URL:
But they both show the same exact results on the site.
Is one of those ways "better" than another? Assume the goal is to have people who search Google for a specific make/model of something to have it show up on your website in the SERPs. I just used guitars as an example. I’ve seen other stores who actually have big ugly search string URLs show up in the SERPs.
Who did you use?
How was the experience?
Only one I have used was Sedo auctions. But you can only initiate the auction if you first get an offer so not the best solution.
What about GoDaddy auctions? Does the previous owner get the money or is that just GoDaddy auctioning their expired domains?
if it is expired, then the old owner won’t get shit
Does anyone know of a scraper out there that will collect the top several URL’s after entering a search term in Google/MSN/Yahoo?
i think it’d be pretty easy to write one.
Scrapebox is a program which can do this.
I made this site to be adaptive/responsive, and everything was groovy until 2 days ago. I don’t recall changing very much, and I hadn’t yet committed any of the theme to subversion (stupid), so that’s no help. Basically, if I resize the browser down, it adapts just fine. But if I load the site on a mobile device or open it in , it’s shit (all zoomed out like it’s fixed-width).
Viewport Resizer actually flashes it corrected then shrinks it down, so I thought maybe it was CSS or JS-related, but it does the same thing (minus a lot of style) even when I removed all scripts and stylesheets. With no CSS, the only reason for the width of the page to be wider than the width of the device is if I had wider images loading, right? Even when I turned those off and had nothing, it acted the same way.
butterflies are a nice touch.. what is that, web 3.0?
now with more butterflies
For my sites hosted with Hostgator, I use Horde to read email.
I have some domains that expired years ago, and I deleted the associated email accounts in Hostgator’s email managing tool years ago for the domains I wasn’t using anymore.
The accounts still show up in Horde, though. Obviously there are never any emails in them.
That can tell me how many visitors individual URLs got.
Right now I’m just using Awstats which seems to only tell me how many visitors total I had.
Why can’t you use use Google Analytics?
I have one particular site that I don’t want to use Analytics on.
Because you don’t want it linked back to your analytics account? make a 2nd account if that’s the case.
I’m watching a flamewar on another forum. Here’s what happened:
Some guys found some pics of unreleased guitar models on a guitar company’s website.
They found them by incrementing filemanes. For example, domain.com/guitar-model-01.jpg was already released, so they tried changing the 1 to a 2, so /guitar-model-02.jpg, to see if it existed.
It did exist.
They posted the pics of the unreleased guitars on a guitar forum and the guitar company got their jimmies rustled.
long story short
if( payment ammount > $10 )
make person vip
Column in db for vip – integer, 1 or 0.
Use to insert row into db and check donation amount. If greater than 10, set vip column to 1, else set to 0.
I wrote this guy a couple years ago:
Pretty dated… some of the same principles apply still of course, but if there’s enough interest, I’ll write a new one that’s more for 2012. I know most of us who’ve been doing this a while are sort of set in our ways/niches, etc., but perhaps some newer eyes would learn something.