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RE: On-Line Traffic
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Author: Paul Donley Time: Nov 01, 2008 23:34

Hi Carolyn,

I couldn't agree more.
I've placed three sites on the first page of the SERPs in Australia with little more than optimization and registration.
But that was a couple of years ago when the market here was still formative. It's not so easy any more. I only wish it were. :)

Google had just opened up shop here, Google was immediately under attack from new copyright laws that threatened to make them delist the whole country!
(Since then, the degenerative copyright laws have been amended over 250 times.)

I kept one of the sites pulling top listings using web community tactics and changing product lines.
The two others were the victims of aussie cleverness. The owners thought they'd learned all they needed to know from me, and decided to go it on their own.
Their sites soon disappeared deep into the SERPs. It was disheartening to watch, I'll tell you.

SEO down under is more a great foul wind for most ecommerce site owners.
Web design classes focus on design without even mentioning the basics of document structure; much less keyword optimization.
Although that may sound like a great opportunity, it has not materialized.
The previous administration was Internet-phobic, and spent millions to prevent small businesses developing online busineses.
Most Australians are reluctant to purchase from the Web, especially from other Australians! IOW, aussies trust companies thousands of miles away more easily than Australian businesses.
The Internet infrastructure is partially to blame.
The previous administration did a great deal to prevent aussies from getting access to the Web. The processes set in place are still preventing infrastructure development.

Don't believe the published statistics.
The reality is 60% of those who supposedly have access to broadband (ADSL) ..don't.
The connections are on poor wiring and service in 2/3rds of the supposed service areas just aren't available; or when connected provide connections so poor the home or business may as well be on dialup.

It's astonishing to see a relatively modern country subjected to a concerted effort of misinformation and purposeful mismanagement of such a - for Australia especially - vital resource.

Paul



> Hi Paul,
>
> One of the first things I would check is whether your
> website is optimized. That is very important in attracting
> the search engine robots and getting them to index your
> site properly.
>
> The second thing I would check is back links. How many
> sites is your website's URL listed on? This is why forums
> are so good. You can help people and get your site listed
> by incorporating your link somewhere in the comments or as
> a signature.
>
> I hope this helps you Paul. Not sure if you've already
> investigated these options but I wish you good luck.
>
> Carolyn McTush


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On-Line Traffic
Jane Gaudio Jun 07, 2004 07:48  
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Paul Donley Jul 31, 2007 15:00  
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Carolyn McTush Oct 30, 2008 22:18  
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Paul Donley Nov 01, 2008 23:34  
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