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Does Google Index http://www.freerepublic.com/ ? (Vanity / Assistance)
self | 9/9/8 | srm

Posted on 09/09/2008 8:10:24 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight

Greetings,

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?

For example:



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Focus Software
KEYWORDS: freerepublic; google; seo

1 posted on 09/09/2008 8:10:24 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I hit Freeper threads all the time thru google and I’m not even looking for the FR when I hit them!


2 posted on 09/09/2008 8:16:50 PM PDT by valkyry1 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


3 posted on 09/09/2008 8:17:29 PM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
It gets indexed. Rather quickly actually. Give it a few minutes and then click the link
4 posted on 09/09/2008 8:19:08 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: valkyry1

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”.


5 posted on 09/09/2008 8:19:28 PM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: valkyry1; NowApproachingMidnight
I hit Freeper threads all the time thru google and I’m not even looking for the FR when I hit them!

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... :-)

6 posted on 09/09/2008 8:20:59 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


7 posted on 09/09/2008 8:21:45 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: valkyry1
FR Stripped the search

 

Try This

8 posted on 09/09/2008 8:22:27 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
NowApproachingMidnight

search term site:freerepublic.com

9 posted on 09/09/2008 8:22:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog (He that lives upon hope will die fasting. - Ben Franklin)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I’ve found Google to work a damnsight better than FR’s own search feature.


10 posted on 09/09/2008 8:23:16 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I get FR hits quite often in google searches.


11 posted on 09/09/2008 8:24:04 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Search terms like “pr0n”, “chickswithd*cks”, “grannytrannies”, etc. aren’t likely to yield FreeRepublic results.


12 posted on 09/09/2008 8:24:09 PM PDT by Doohickey (Wingnut: A small, dense object that spins easily (See: Obama, Barack))
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To: weegee
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

I expect we'll see some old threads resurfacing this Thursday.

13 posted on 09/09/2008 8:24:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: valkyry1

#2: Me,too.


14 posted on 09/09/2008 8:25:58 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

OK, it has been indexed. pretty damned quick IMHO


15 posted on 09/09/2008 8:27:55 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: smokingfrog

bttt


16 posted on 09/09/2008 8:34:24 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Google indexes FR threads almost instantly. They are very much aware of FR and there is no lockpout. Unless it is recent. Leave a spelling error like lockpout, post it as a response, then Google it a minute later. You should see it.

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.

17 posted on 09/09/2008 8:35:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


18 posted on 09/09/2008 8:35:42 PM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Google “sherman logan” and my FR posts and articles pop up as numbers 13 and 14.


19 posted on 09/09/2008 8:40:35 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (qui)
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To: valkyry1

Same here, and they update pretty fast.

How soon will this search be updated?

“lipstick on a pig” “stinky fish” obama forgery

Results 1 - 2 of 2 for “lipstick on a pig” “stinky fish” obama forgery. (0.39 seconds)
Did you mean: “lipstick on a pig” “stinkyfish” obama forgery

Search ResultsKeyword: plouffeObama: Lipstick on a Pig (Calls Palin a ‘pig’ and a ‘stinky fish’?) U.S.: Kim Jong Il may have suffered stroke · In Tampa Visit, Clinton Refuses To ...
www.freerepublic.com/tag/plouffe/index - 27k - 3 hours ago - Cached - Similar pages

Posts by beaversmom1, 2005 Misdemeanor forgery. * Feb. 2, 2005 Fugitive warrant ..... Obama: Lipstick on a Pig (Calls Palin a ‘pig’ and a ‘stinky fish’? ...
www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:beaversmom/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change - 77k - Cached - Similar pages

More results from www.freerepublic.com »
In order to show you the most relevant results


20 posted on 09/09/2008 8:46:34 PM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: Doohickey

Now they will.


21 posted on 09/09/2008 8:58:27 PM PDT by AZLiberty (You can't power the U.S. economy on Democrat snake oil.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
For 5+ years I was the Internet Coordinator for a HUMMER dealer here in PA. They started out in most searches for HUMMER'S in PA horribly.

After about 1.5 years I got them to the first HUMMER dealer showing all searches done with an area modifier (PA, Penna, etc)(example; HUMMER H2 PA). All pages support each other in some way. I have assisted other businesses to do the same thing.

It still mainly comes down to text and continuity of the site. If it all supports the rest it ends up ranking higher. FR shows up great when doing test searches. I am not sure if google ranks them as a blog but FR usually displays on the first page, if not the top five, when doing content searches.

It would take pages of the way the search engines work to explain how alt tags, meta tags, etc work. The basics still trump everything else. Title, meta tags, description, text are still at large part of what determines ranking.

One of the founders of google when interviewed a few years ago talked about the “democratic idea” of the www. Last Nov. or Dec. google apparently changed the way things like pictures and graphics affected rankings. They allowed more weight to be given to those elements.

FR has plenty of both content and graphics. Seemingly text with graphics can work nearly as well as alt tags. It is working for FR right now how ever they are ranking them.

22 posted on 09/09/2008 9:03:57 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Sad to say, I often have to use Google to find old Freerepublic threads because Freerepublic's new search is actually worse than Windows Vista's new search

For instance, Recently I was searching for the old thread "Global Warming Cartoons."

Using Freerepublic's search, nothing comes up, all blanks

Using Google, without even mentioning Freerepublic it's the 5th choice

23 posted on 09/09/2008 9:30:53 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: JSteff

I have found that any content management system like this is normally not optimized to put the keywords, categories, and other important fields into the tags, or enclose things in the proper header (h1) tags, et cetera. This seems to help.\
Thanks for the long response.


24 posted on 09/09/2008 10:05:25 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
Give it a few minutes and then click the link

Subtle. I wonder if anyone else will get it.

25 posted on 09/09/2008 10:40:47 PM PDT by dan1123 (If you want to find a person's true religion, ask them what makes them a "good person".)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Google usually has some cartoon if it is a special day. The Olypics have something on the home page, hearts for Valentines but there is nothing for 9/11 today. Telling.


26 posted on 09/11/2008 4:55:42 AM PDT by NotchJohnson
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I know others have mentioned this, but I routinely run across FreeRepublic sites in my Google Searches. In fact, they appear VERY quickly in the results. If for instance, I’m looking for information on a certain subject to add to a thread, or cite something I will usually see at least one result tied to the thread I’m responding to. I’ve actually been quite surprised at how quickly they are indexed.

If you want to see exactly how many pages are in Google’s Search Results for FreeRepublic simply type in the name in the search box. I just did that and Google came back stating they had over 6 MILLION results. (Granted, these are not ALL from FReeRepublic.com itself, but I’d bet the majority are...). See the search result here: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&pwst=1&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=1&q=freerepublic.com&spell=1

By the way, I also did a search using the term: “ site:www.FreeRepublic.com “ and this very thread was the SECOND result! LOL See the results here: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Site%3Awww.freerepublic.com&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=


27 posted on 09/12/2008 8:53:59 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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