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Soon after I began this blog page as part of www.jthonline.com I’ve been using WordPress.com Stats plugin as the source of stats for this page. It tells me that my post yesterday has had three views. That’s better than normal. I often get no views. And that’s depressing.

But last night I installed a new stats plugin. This tells me that today the blog had 5 visits, 12 pages were viewed, and there were 52 visits by the search engine spiders – mostly Google (42 visits). This is encouraging as it means my SEO Thesis theme is working.

SEO? Search Engine Optimization.

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  1. Wow John, I just got to see your beaut Humber you used to tell me so much about with pride … what a great green colour too!

    Sounds like you have an improved plan for postive statistical end-user feedback.

    Another idea / trick to maybe enhance you SEO is to creatively include some of the most popular googled words or phrases in any blogs you might care to write … like free download freeware shareware demo software for video on facebook is funky sick in today’s greenhouse solar powered renewable energy global economic crisis affected world!

    Keenly looking forward to your next blog John.

    Cheers, Reno

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      Hi Reno,

      I’m glad you got to see the 1960 Humber Super Snipe. I added the photo on Monday night to the “Rotator” which shows a different photo each time you open or refresh the blog page. At this stage, I still haven’t been able to find out how many photos I can add to the Rotator folder so that all photos can be seen.

      You’re right My new statistics feedback plug-in gives me an entirely different and far more encouraging picture of visits to my blog page.

      Thanks for your suggestions of how I could enhance my search engine optimisation (SEO):

      Another idea / trick to maybe enhance you SEO is to creatively include some of the most popular googled words or phrases in any blogs you might care to write … like free download freeware shareware demo software for video on facebook is funky sick in today’s greenhouse solar powered renewable energy global economic crisis affected world!

      I thank you for your kind thoughts, but do you realise that they are a recipe for what NOT to do? I’ll explain.

      You say they are the most popular Googled words or phrases. OK. So do a Google search for “free download” and see what results you get.

      As I write, I got 319,000,000 results and at the top of the list were Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, CNet, Real (Real player) and similar. Where exactly do you think I’d fit in the 319,000,000 results with my humble blog page which doesn’t actually have any free download?

      The answer is simple. At the bottom of the list. The challenge is to rise to the top of the list, and this isn’t done with tricks. You have to add content that people want to read. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to meet that requirement.

      For your info, another problem with your suggestions are, taking the “free download” as a case in point:

      1. If anyone actually found my site in their search for a free download they’d be very annoyed that I’d wasted their time by misrepresenting what my blog page offered. They’d be off in a flash to continue their search for what they wanted.

      2. Search engines are becoming more sophisticated, and if Google did an audit of my website to check keywords and meta tags against the actual content of my website, and it didn’t match, my website could be banned from all further Google searches.

      Think about it. Google is a multi-billion dollar business. They are not going to look kindly on anyone who tries to cheat, trick or manipulate their system and search results.

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