Search Woes Removed

Friday, March 5, 2004 at 6:55 pm | Comments off

After a bit of concern that google wasn't indexing my new pages (since I updated the blog software used on this site), I was happily surprised when I noticed this:

http://www.google.com/search?q=form+highlighting

Cool.

Comments

DarkBlue
March 5th, 2004
8:20 PM | #

Nah - I still think Google's ignoring you! :-)

mb
March 6th, 2004
10:51 AM | #

Heal Your Church Website just wrote about the issue of meaningful links. I posted a comment on how a friend of mine defines his links like you do and three days after my friend posted something on his site the post was number two on Google. I'm going to work on changing how my dynamic links are generated to where they are more Google friendly.

http://www.healyourchurchwebsite.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi?__mode=view&entry_id=1189

Ryan
March 7th, 2004
5:42 PM | #

Sorry about the XML error. It seems certain links tend to cause them, and I'm going to have to try to find out which ones, and why.

Anyway, something really weird is going on - the page no longer comes up on google, apparently at all. It's like it's not even indexed anymore. Wonder what that's all about?

Edit: Nevermind, it's back. Must have been a hickup in google's system. All's good. ;)

peofeo (nick)
March 7th, 2004
10:17 PM | #

oh wow... this is off topic but is this just an illusion or do these boxes actually grow 1 - 2px when you click in them when they are hylighted. I mean the actual area inside of the box seems to grow. This is freaking me out man!!!

Ryan
March 7th, 2004
10:31 PM | #

Matt,

Yes, I definitely think the new URLs that this system uses will be better all-around. Not only will they be easier for users to remember, but they should be better for search engine rankings. I've got a bit more research to do, but from what I've heard so far, it would be better to use - than _ in the URLs, as well. Once I'm sure, I may begin doing that as well. We'll see.

Will
March 10th, 2004
11:38 AM | #

I don't see ryanbrill.com in the first ten pages of results. Did I miss something?

Ryan
March 10th, 2004
12:07 PM | #

Yes, but I have no idea what.

My google ranking is going all over the place - from number one, to what appears to be not even indexed at all. I have no clue what's going on, but I sure would like to. sigh

Robert Wellock
March 10th, 2004
1:17 PM | #

It's called "Google Brandy" that is why you keep jumping in rank, etc.

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