I’m big on including links in the sigs of any posts that you make at forums. Search engines pick up on them as well as other forum readers.
I’ve got to agree. When I ran my Daria site, the only search engine I didn’t have issues with was MSN’s. Both Yahoo and Google has thousands of bad links, they listed sites before my which had nothing to do with Daria, and were just a royal pain.
I went over to MarketLeap.com to compare the results for searches from the search engines for this site. Now, mind you, that Google’s blog search is big on promoting using ping services and says that that’s how it will pick up on the site.
Link Popularity Check:
MSN: 8 (From 6 different sites)
Yahoo/ Altavista: 1 (But doesn’t list it)
Search Engine Saturation
HotBot: 5 (Home page plus 4 articles)
MSN: 1 (Home page)
Mind you that this is now after 2 months of blogging here. Google’s blog index has three incoming links to this site but doesn’t have any of the pages indexed though. Strange…
I’ll take another look in a few days.
From Red Herring:
What Net surfers most commonly search for on the web is pretty surprising. Most actually end up looking for search engines themselves, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. It could be that they’re just lazy or don’t really know what they’re doing. The No. 1 search term in November 2005 was “eBay,” with 13.9 million requests, followed by “Google,” with 13.3 million requests. Rounding out the top five most common search terms were “Yahoo,” “Mapquest,” and “Yahoo.com.” Fully five out of the top 10 search terms were names of actual search engines, and all of the top 10 terms were names of web sites rather than topics. The first topical search term, “weather,” came in at a distant No. 23. “Whether this behavior is driven by ignorance or savvy, the end result is the same: The search engine is the focal point of the online experience for Internet users across the spectrum,” said Ken Cassar, chief analyst at Nielsen//NetRatings.