Spent the day optimizing free money files for the keyphrase Make free money online, mainly for MSN UK.
I also joined the Digital Point Co-Op Ad Network for Free Money Files. A great way to gain traffic and build backlinks apparently, time will tell! Free Money Files is kinda my test-bed site where I test different SEO techniques.
Today is a rare day: the day a web designer actually gets time to work on his or her own site! Although when I say day it is gone midnight!! I added a Free Link Popularity Check tool to my site and tweaked the layout a bit 🙂
Spent most of last week recovering from a wiped hard drive, got most of the data back thankfully!
Tweaked the Greek Island Cruise – Greece, Turkey and Eastern Mediterranean Holidays page of Carrick Select today, currently ranked in the mid-50s in Yahoo. I upped the body text density slightly and fiddled with the alt tags. Yahoo have finally updated their cache of the site, it’s now only a few weeks old rather than a few months…
I’m expecting Google to update backlinks any day now. Last update was the 30th October and they usually update every 3 weeks or so.
New MSN search was launched yesterday: MSN Search, well the beta version anyway…
Basically they’re dropping Yahoo’s results in favour of their own results gathered by MSNbot, their search engine spider. I’m hoping it launches “for real” very soon as the current MSN relies in Yahoo’s extremely out of date index (most of the copies of pages from the sites I look after in it’s index are 2 months old or more!) and MSN promise to crawl as often as every 2 days to every 2 weeks.