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    http://www.nhlcentral.com/

    Search for "NHL Hockey Jerseys" on Google and there they are at #2. But all they are is a rather basic affiliate site. I have tried doing the same thing targetting different products but I have seen results no where like that. In fact I can't even get on the first couple of pages.

    He has absolutely no inbound links.
    How did he get so high up?

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    Looking at the new index, there are 4 inbounds, PRs 3, 4, 4 & 5. The site only has PR 3 in any case.

    A bit of effort should get #2 or even #1 spot on that term, surely?

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    Who can know for certain in the mad world of SE rankings. But The home page is SE friendly. He's got high prelevance of keywords in his title and first thing on the page in big ole text. He's also got those search terms used heavily throughout the page. If you visit other sites below him, like #3, you see they have more inbound links but don't have as many references in text to their page to the keywords.

    Also remember that google's popularity rating doesn't come just from inbound links, they also use info from people who have googlebar installed and PageRank turned on.

    I have a #2 on google with no inbound links (that's not other pages from my site) and a #1 with only 1 inbound link.

    No amount of inbound links can replace good use of the keywords on your page so that google knows what your page is about in the first place. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] Put them close to the top of the page in text (not graphics) as frequently as possible, and use the H(eader) tag to increase your font size.

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    Just look at the number of occurrances on the page of NHL, Hockeyand Jersey(s) and you've got your answer.

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    You're right, thanks for the help guys.

    I had overlooked something else (I'll spare you the details).

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    Wow, I didn't expect to see one of my site being a topic of conversation. Perhaps it's high up because it's relevant and well designed? What does it matter anyhow? What did you overlook snoop? Now you got me all curious...

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    lol, that's one of yours? it's a small world. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    I was just confused between Inktomi and Google because my listing wasn't getting anywhere on Inktomi and Google and I was assuming it was for the same reasons but the other sites on Inktomi have heavy linkage whereas the Google sites have a strong keyword density. I shouldn't have used your site for comparison, the listings are very different from those targetting my keywords and it got me confused.


    Just for the record, I like your design. I wasn't knocking it!

    [ 06-26-2002: Message edited by: snoop ]

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    Yeah it really is a small world. What are the odds.. 1 in 2,073,418,204? Anyhow I suppose my initial concern was competition, since making money from that site is hard enough as is when the site I'm an affiliate for is listed as #1 and I'm currently #2. Plus the snippet Google lists has #1's site name in it -- oops that's not good for business! I made a few tweaks a few seconds ago, thanks for the compliments about the design, snoop. Good luck!

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    Thanks, and good luck to you too [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    (don't worry about any competition here, I am going for something totally different)

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Perhaps it's high up because it's relevant and well designed? What does it matter anyhow? What did you overlook snoop? Now you got me all curious... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I agree! Simple, Neat and Well Designed! Well Done and good luck with sales! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif>

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    LOL, I run across affiliate sites all the time when scouting out low competition niche keywords. Some of them I get to and I think, "That must be XYZ's site from ABW".

    Nice site, snoop.

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    You mean "nice site xodus" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    My thoughts when I saw it also - very nicely done xodus; well thought out.

    [ 06-27-2002: Message edited by: eaglefire ]

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