Improving MBc's Web Visibility

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by etheric, Feb 1, 2007.

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  1. etheric

    etheric Guest

    I started to read a bit into Google's technology and how to improve rankings, but didn't go too deep.
    Anyone know what we could do to help improve this sites visability?
    What about adding ourselves as an "external link" on Wikipedia's "motorized bicycles" page?
    Where else could we strategically place links?

  2. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    dont we have one on wikipedia's page already?

    Yeah, the more places on the web that have links to us, the better. I have already done some technical mods that help our site get crawled better.
  3. etheric

    etheric Guest

    I looked quickly, but didn't see one under that listing.
    What tech mods did you do, just out of curiosity?
  4. D.J.

    D.J. Guest

    I don't know how hard this is to do but on this teardrop trailer site they have what they call the "hall of fame" in the upper left hand corner . It is pictures of the members trailers that change every time that you go to a different page . This would be a great way to show off our bikes without the voting for the "Bike of the Month" .
  5. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

  6. Steve

    Steve Guest


    Man, what a small world...I'm SteveH on T&TTT, and Tirebiter is there too. Some common interests I guess.
  7. D.J.

    D.J. Guest

    Hi Steve

    If more people from this site visited the teardrop site we would have some pretty cool little trailers running around . I am not surprised that there is overlap there are many talented and creative individuals on both sites . Having many creative outlets is good for everyone ......D.J.
  8. apratt

    apratt Guest

    I am on the teardrop site also, that what got me over here. I wanted some wheels to ride around when I am camping and not use my big gas hog. The motor bike idea was perfect, it was light, easy to haul and fun to ride.
  9. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Remove guest session ID so that the content would be indexed better. Also screwed around with Wordtracker and keywords and metatags.
  10. quadanar

    quadanar Guest

    Yea, I Stumbled the place. I'll work on adding a review. You might try Digg or delicious for more social bookmarking - if you hit the front page of Digg your basically guaranteed to be the talk of the net for a week.

    I threw in a link on the Wiki, I don't know if it will last though - someone might consider it advertising, but I think I got the wording alright - view it here.

    One of the best ways to get up on Google's search pages is external links. If you took that pic at the top and turned it into a link and pasted it all over the web you'd probably get more hits (signature areas on other forums work great for this). You might try starting up a web ring of sorts, too. Like getting that rikinbili site or thatsdax to post a link here and vice versa.

    I'll see what other stuff I can dig up. A lot of it is just networking out with other websites or buy advertising space with google (not cheap though, a site I frequent with a top hit spot on google pays something like 2,000US a year for it).

    On a side note, your text at the top of the page for going back to the general discussion and forum index needs to be changed, it comes out on my screen as the same color as the background; it might be the visited text color that's doing it, cause the forum topics come out fine.
  11. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

  12. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Suppose I came across a list of national media e-mail addresses?

    Suggestions? Ask srdavo, he saw it first.
  13. JFleck

    JFleck Guest

    Well this thread looks like it may have
    started changing topics half way through . .
    I didn't read it all, Tom do you have HTML for clickable banners?

    If you can make some clickable banners for
    people to post on their websites and MySpace pages that would get the name out there and would be cheap and easy . . .

    Well would cost nothing if you can make banners in HTML . . .

  14. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    thanks for pointing that out...

    folks & staff (you know who you are), the MBc staff would have a lot less to do if topic-placement was given a bit more consideration, and your content would make more sense, too.
  15. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    here's a cheap web-visibilty trick, and i only did it by accident...i posted on the local craigslist about some basic bicycling news and someone else posted a link to my picture gallery.
  16. Tom

    Tom Active Member