October 31, 2013

Unfair rules

The summer has passed and the days are getting shorter and colder, so much of us will turn back to work with new enthusiasm. During the summer I did two separate vacations of two weeks: one travel in China and Tibet and one holiday on the see, in Croatia, under beach umbrella, enjoying clean sea and good Croatian beer called “Ozujsko pivo”. So I loaded my batteries for this autumn and the coming winter.

When I was back to home, I found a very bad surprise: two domains, from where I had a lot of links were closed; the webmasters didn’t renewed them. So I lost few tens of links, and this notice means that I must work very hardly to recover them. This happened rather often. As in the life, neither on Internet there are fix points on which you can bet forever. Due to my SE positions, there were no much news; a lot of my pages were still penalized, and I want to say something about the mode in which Google apply penalties.

My modest opinion is that each webmaster has full responsibility for his own site; for the content and the link present on the pages, but can’t has any obligation versus the factor that are external to the same site. For some times I hear the voices about Google’s penalization relative to the bed incoming links. I always refused to believe in that, but my sites want off, and finally I decided to verify if there is truth in that speeches. Two of my sites had very bad positioning in SERP and I had nothing to lose, so at April I removed some links that could be considered wicked. After 3 weeks I noticed improvements of my ranking. I was happy for that improvements, but very unhappy for the discovery I did.

To have a final prove of this fact, now I should try to link one or two sites with some wicked link and be assured that their position go down. And this is the main problem, because this interpretation will take us in a global war against our concurrent. It wouldn’t be enough to simply neglect eventually bad links, and not operate penalization? In that mode nobody can’t hurt other sites, and incorrect webmaster would only waste their time trying to earn such kind of connections, that don’t give any rate.

Last news from Google

Google’s speaker Matt Cutts said this days that Pagerank Toolbar will not be updated this year, and avoided to respond to the question about next year update. This notice immediately caused some webmaster to conclude that the Google ranking of pages is dead conceptually, and this suspect turn back frequently. But one can draw a different conclusion; that Google want to hide it’s really intention, and to give in future bigger value to this parameter, without letting know to webmaster the real worth of the sites, leaving visible on Toolbar old Pageranks.

April 21, 2013

Disappointments continue

Thanks to my own activities on Internet, well, actually more the past ones then the recent ones, I don't feel the European and the global financial crisis. I bought my own apartment, the car (even if from 1999 it's still functional) and I have some savings in the bank. Recently the revenues of my sites declined but I'm not complaining about that, my past work allows me to live well. A few month ago I realized problems my sites encounter but I'm trying not to give too much importance to the thing. I love my job and I'm grateful for that, I don't think excessively to the final purpose, I mean the money.

One of my activities that continues without interruptions is the research of the new backlinks, from domains never used before. Two days ago I found a great source, useful to reach thousand of links, that have a pagerank with a certain value. I firmly believe backlinks together with pageranks will have again the importance they had in the past; actually it seems to me this is the only possible way to distinguish between different sites. The devices used by Google in the last year seem to me not so punchy and they don't improve the research results.

Recently I discovered the penalties inflicted to those sites who have advertise banners on the top of the screen. According to one of my analysis it seems Google apply sanctions even if on the head of the page is present a big image. The excuse for doing this are the presumable complaints from users that don't like to scroll down the screen to get to the topic of their interest. There are sites where the user don't have to drag down the scrollbar because all the information he needs are already visible, in another case, doing a little physical effort, you can find what you were looking for. I think there is a little bit of mess in all that.

Not being able to reach the visitors arriving from the best search engines, I try to get them from the other resources, for example, from my sites that don't have sponsors or any kind of economic advertising, they have a small number of visitors but also some decent SERP placement. It's clear that users who visit those pages are not looking to buy something, in any case sometimes they can be a source of income; it's like building a house, a brick above the other and at the end of the work you have your own home.

Another method I use is to subscribe in top lists and try to be in first positions helping me by manually clicking, sometimes even using proxies. I admit, it's not correct but as the Bible says "who is without sin cast the first stone". Am I right? Everything I do is to be present on the first page of the most important search engine in the world, waiting to be judge positively and be able to keep my life style the same as it was in the past years.