Google placement for term Wedding Music

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I apologize if this isn't considered an appropriate posting, but i'm at
wits end. I can't figure out why our wedding music page isn't listed higher for the term
'wedding music'. I realize this is a competive phrase but we are on the
5th page of results while so many other less relevant and much lower
page ranked sites with no back links are listed higher. Constrast that
to the phrase 'Wedding Entertainment' where we come up on the first
page of results. Any ideas? We would certainly be willing to pay for
answers.  -Mike

Re: Google placement for term Wedding Music

__/ [] on Saturday 14 January 2006 21:28 \__

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I see you at 49th at the moment. Looking at some other sites, I agree with
your observation. However:

-Your  page title uses a large variety of terms that obfuscate the  phrase
which you aim for and thus lower its value.

-In  Google, I see 3,370 links pointing to the URL above. In Yahoo, 46,000
links  get counted. I notice that many of them come from the same  domain,
which  is  probably within your command. Have you considered changing  the
anchor  text on these links to reflect on results pages of choice? With so
many  links,  you have the power to conquer many phrases, if only you  set
your mind to it.

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I  notice anchor text like "Wedding Singer" and "Wedding Band". I  suggest
you  have more inbound links which contain the text "wedding music" to im-
prove your presence in that 'domain'.

Hope it helps,


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Re: Google placement for term Wedding Music

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A couple of things caught my attention right away and perhaps you may want
to consider these. I noticed you make use of the Title attribute in your
anchor tags. That can be a good thing, particularly when the text used
within these attributes compliment the associated textual link. This you
have done. What concerns me is the shear volume of text located within the
Title attribute of the anchor tags. There is approximately three times more
text in the attributes than in the textual links. Although the textual link
is duplicated nicely in the Title attribute, the additional words may cause
the Googlebot to cry foul play, you know as if an attempted effort to
manipulate the search engine results. Now this can be argued and hopefully

The second thing that caught my attention are your images of 1 pixel size.
Of course, these are used as separators, but often they are used for more
malicious intent, and can be penalizeable ( I know that's not a real word in
English ).

Great PR though!


Re: Google placement for term Wedding Music

On 14 Jan 2006 13:28:54 -0800, wrote:

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Google currently has an algo with more holes in it than a Swiss

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Re: Google placement for term Wedding Music

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Indeed!  I've found pages that rank very high that are nothing
but parked domains. Ever since last spring's change Google has
been less than impressive.

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