This may be a tad long winded but there is a reason for this. I am hoping to drill into a few heads the importance of new aspects of the Search Engines. For years the most we have really had to concentrate on was META tags and providing a decent amount of content to get decent rankings. However a number of the search engines are now ignoring meta tags or at the very least giving them a very low ranking score when tabulating the placements. One large search engine in particular has announced they may do away with META tags altogether.
What Does This Mean To Us?
Well it means that the search engines algo's are going to be getting a lot tougher and paying attention to much smaller details everywhere in each page it ranks. Small things like making sure the alt="" tags for each image are populated with UNIQUE keywords, not the same one repeatedly. Possibly using SEGuru's style trick: http://seguru.net. Making sure that the first paragraph the search engines see is relevant and keyword rich. Making sure that the first heading text H1 thru H3 the search engines see is relevant and has several major keywords. Making sure the HTML in the page is at least 6kb in size. These are just basic SE optimization standards, but read on, the largest score in rankings follows.
It also means that now more than ever Link Popularity is of even larger importance to anyone looking to hit the top 20 mark and be able to stay there.
The search engines are already giving link popularity a much larger score than they used to. You have probably already seen this in your own excursions in trying to optimize your websites. The main problem in the adult industry is that there are only a certain number of places to get linked from. tgp's, se's, adult se's, linklists, your own hubs, etc. While these may help a great deal in getting a few hundred pages linked to your site, a few hundred links just wont cut it anymore. So the question is how to get more and where?
Well, we recently hired a new guy and he came to me about 4 months ago with an idea so unique and user friendly I had to try it. It just sounded so logical that it had to work. The idea is based on the fact that the search engines look for link pop as the most relevant aspect in its ranking algo, and the fact that there is actually an unlimited means to getting links coming back to a website, no matter what industry it is in. Including the adult industry.
The funny part of this is that you can even get a lot of mainstreamers linking to an adult site without them knowing it AND without those links sending a lot of kids, because nobody but the search engines will notice the links. No this is not some sort of "spider trap" thing...
This is pure links that are indexed every month in the search engines that nobody would go to, but that are still links that the search engine adds to your link popularity score.
The idea was so simple, there are approximately 76,000 website stats pages, blogs, guestbooks, and other sites that show the sites that refer the most to them. Right now you are saying yes, but to get listed I have to put up a link their site on my webpages so my surfers will goto their site thus providing referers from my site. Not true. This person we hired fully automated the entire process, check it out here.
This not only works, it works well. To use SEGuru's own words "Holy shit, I'm loving THIS!" Enjoy ~ WilliamC