Skip to comments.Does Google Index http://www.freerepublic.com/ ? (Vanity / Assistance)
Posted on 09/09/2008 8:10:24 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
You never really see freerepublic threads in search results, do you?
May we discuss a search engine optimization plan for the benefit of The USA, our neighbors, and ourselves?
Please contribute your thoughts
I hit Freeper threads all the time thru google and I’m not even looking for the FR when I hit them!
You can search freerepublic threads on Google. You can probably find this very thread by wording searching one of the phrases after about 5 minutes of posting.
site:www.freerepublic.com and then your search terms.
HOWEVER, while Google finds current FR threads, it sucks now it finding 4 year old threads. They won’t match. You need to use Yahoo or something else for older FR content.
And I do use them because I cite old articles/threads and controversies in some postings.
I stopped paying attention to old thread activity (a response to something that was posted YEARS ago) when I’d get brought into some ancient thread by some newbie troll who hit upon a really old FR thread because of a google search “gone wrong”.
Same here. It kind of bugs me when I'm looking for information on a subject and FreeRepublic links come up. Sometimes I'm looking for DIFFERENT information... :-)
Do a search on your username. You will find a bunch of stuff.
I often find the FR thread as one of the top results when I search for a news story.
search term site:freerepublic.com
I’ve found Google to work a damnsight better than FR’s own search feature.
I get FR hits quite often in google searches.
Search terms like “pr0n”, “chickswithd*cks”, “grannytrannies”, etc. aren’t likely to yield FreeRepublic results.
I expect we'll see some old threads resurfacing this Thursday.
OK, it has been indexed. pretty damned quick IMHO
Also, you can go to advanced search and tell it you want to ONLY search www.freerepublic.com. I will do that to find a thread I remember reading.
I hit FR through Google searches all the time. The challenge with it being high in the ratings is that Google indexes ratings based on the number of links to a page. For example, if a news article has a story on McCain, FR would link to that article, which would index the source article higher, but, because FR is not linked to, it isn’t indexed higher.
If you want to push FR higher in ratings, link to threads as much as possible outside FR.
Google “sherman logan” and my FR posts and articles pop up as numbers 13 and 14.
Same here, and they update pretty fast.
How soon will this search be updated?
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