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February 2, 2006

Little Google Victory

In June our Google count was about 500 items returned from a search. The count has steadily risen to 72 - 77,000(depending upon the Googlemonster's mood) over the last week.

Nearly all of the accessable links are blog comments and other meaningful stuff- no spammy links. This is all good, however tonight there was a major break through.

Until tonight, each time I Googled Stormhoek, the first line returned was "Did you mean Storm broek?" as if to say, "Sir, you must be making an error, do you really want to know more about this (really) unimportant thing called Stormhoek".

Well, in the last few days, it would appear that the computers at Google apparently decided that there are enough people looking for Stormhoek, so that Stormhoek is not just a product of misspelling/ poor typing skills, etc. Now, when one Google's Stormhoek... you get Stormhoek only.

Progress sometimes comes in baby steps...It kinda makes me happy.

Posted by Jason at February 2, 2006 12:29 AM

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From one South African to another. If you want to see your rankings get a shot in the arm put an RSS feed on your site. Write interesting snippets and updates, put them on your site and in the RSS feed. I am doing it for clients here in the US and it works like a charm. I use http://www.press-feed.com

Posted by: Sally Falkow at February 4, 2006 12:37 AM

A MIGHTY CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU JASON!

Wine Menu has set our sights on the search engine game of late, so I know how exciting these small little search engine victories can be.

Thanks for the helpful tip Sally. Presumably the extra attention from received from bots for posting small, frequent updates will spill over to all areas of the site as google makes multiple passes through old content to double-check for freshness. Makes search engine sense.

Tyler, Vintage Wine Menu

Posted by: Tyler West at February 6, 2006 6:40 PM

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