Busterbrown said:The algorithm that Google uses to serve up web pages is complex and takes into account many different elements. The biggest is PageRank that offers up a numerical value of weight to a hyperlink / web address. Wikipedia has a great discussion tutorial on PageRank as it relates to how Google makes perfect use of it's rating system. There is an entire industry built on SEO management and successful web marketing campaigns. For those interested in promoting this new GMT360 domain, hyperlinks need to be planted within sites that are already significantly weighted by Google. The googlebots will seek out these links and determine a level of "importance", again based on the popularity of the relationships. The diagram below (courtesy of Wikipedia) illustrates my point. Take for example entity E verses entity C. E may have more relationships established but the weight of each contributor "1.6" is small. Entity C, on the other hand, has an exclusive relationship with contributor "B" with a weight of 38.4. Google ranks this as supreme and will serve Entity C up first in a keyword search. Also, the type of entity "forum vs. sales vs. informative" has no influence on PageRank.
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walterc4553 said:BB is exactally right.
I would recommend creating a Wikipedia entry and linking off that. Or editing the Wiki entry for Trailblazers, Envoys and others. Wiki carries a bit of weight in google searches.
I would do it but no longer have my Wiki account and with all the people on this site there must be someone with an account that has experience enough to edit the TB and Voy posts along with create a new one.
Jman423 said:I tried to do that in the past and it went horribly wrong. I was attempting to add a link at the bottom for TrailVoy, way back when, and I ended up getting into a huge fight with the d-bag that was moderating that area. Tons of other car sites had all sorts of links to communities and forums, and this guy wouldn't let me keep that link in there. It got escalated way up to the site administration and another shouting match ensued. Long story short, they wouldn't allow it.
You can try, but I don't think it will last long.
For the record, I wasn't spamming the link, just adding it at the bottom.
As for Google Search ranking, it will take time. From the moment this site went online, it has had the appropriate measures taken to get us in the search rankings on Google and Bing.
TB2k4 said:possible loophole to wiki might be adding to the document. either an Enthusiast Section, or Common Problems and Solutions Resources. if we do an enthusiast section for GMT we could easily apply almost the same article on all the platforms pages.