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Re: I've worked on my site for months and No results. Please help.
From Nicholas on 6 Nov '99
replying to I've worked on my site for months and No results. Please help. posted by Wayne

>My site located at is being killed when it comes to traffic. I can't get ANY new visitors and most of the people that visit my site I'd bet I know. I've been working hard on my site for months and I'm so depressed I feel like just killing off the site. I have next to no visitors yet I consistantly try to add my site to search engines. My site was kicked off altavista and I resubmitted it and it won't let me on. When it was listed, it did horribly.
>Not a single search engine brings me in much traffic and I don't have enough visitors to get a good link trade with someone. I have no idea what to do.
>I've tried lots of webrings,signed guestbooks, search engine submission,etc,etc and to no avail. Please help me. I've been really bothered by it. I tried so hard.
>Thank you for your time.

I'm having some trouble understanding the purpose of the site;
it seems more like an experiment in learning site design, using
all the features, than something targetted at a particular interest.
A site like ABC News would have the same problems you do if they were
depending on search engines for traffic; who's going to search for

"airplane crash Kosovo Bill Gates" ? Not many; it's a nonsense search.

To rank in the SEs you need some sort of purpose, so you
develop a self-reinforcing content, containing the kinds of words
people are likely to use in search strings.

Also, the page redirected me to a non-HTML page when I first went
there. Must have been JS, don't see a REFRESH tag. But why? Looked
at the source again, but, awk! Spaghetti code, sir. If you have a
purpose other than getting traffic, I will start to organize itself
in your mind. Then you'll be more likely to get traffic.

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