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Well, they are, aren't they?

 

I've been trying for days to find a website where you can check the site statistics for any website that you like. I KNOW such a site exists but, no matter which search engine I use and what keywords I enter, all I get is the same old free web-stats and other web tools sites coming up.

That is NOT what I want!!! :x :evil: :twisted: :x :(

I have a lead, and I have sent an e-mail. WHEN I eventually find that site that I am looking for, I'll put a link to them in my "Internet Links" section.

 

Meanwhile, you might like to take a look at this:

(Link deleted... No longer active)

It's well worth a read!

(Well... it would have been - if it was still there!)

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ok, this is along the lines that I was looking for...

http://www.alexa.com/

If you type a site name into their search box, you will get some kind of statistics for the top 100,000 sites only.

But there IS a site out there somewhere which will give you the same info. for the top one million sites...

Anyone got a URL to such a site?

How do you find search engines? Useful? Frustrating?

Let me know!! :smile:

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Interesting...

I came across an excellent site for photographers and thought: "Wonderful!! A great site to do a link exchange with!"

I promptly placed links for them at:

http://www.artfreaks.com/InternetLinks/forums.html

and:

http://www.artfreaks.com/InternetLinks/pho...hotography.html

The site in question is photozo.com:

http://www.photozo.com/forum/portal.php

I then filled out their form to request an exchange link and, in great and excited anticipation of another usefull link back to artfreaks.com, I pressed "send..."

A couple of days later, I got a very curt and to the point reply, telling me that my exchange link request had been rejected!!! :eek: :neutral:

I've no idea why... (If they let me know the reason, I will post a follow-up here, on this topic.

artfreaks.com operates an "open linking" policy.

Please feel free to post your links on these forums.

(The only thing that I do ask, however, is that you give some indication as to the nature of the site that the person clicking on your link is about to be directed to...)

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Follow up...

Quick as a flash!

Nada! :eek:

Nothing! :sad:

Wala! :oops:

(Not even a sausage back from photozo.com!!) :mad:

Oh well... It's a free world, I guess! :grin:

Keep those links coming in.

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Guest Amy!!! (again...)

Oops, sorry for the last post.... I think I accidentally hit return.

Anways, I'm looking for quality link exchanges.

My website is www.artgallery18.com and we are a new online art gallery specializing in contemporary art and design.

We can put your link, logo and description on http://www.artgallery18.com/?doc=151282

Interested? Let me know.

amy [at] artgallery18 [dot] com

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Oops, sorry for the last post.... I think I accidentally hit return.

Anways, I'm looking for quality link exchanges.

My website is www.artgallery18.com and we are a new online art gallery specializing in contemporary art and design.

We can put your link, logo and description on http://www.artgallery18.com/?doc=151282

Interested? Let me know.

amy [at] artgallery18 [dot] com

Sounds good to me!

By the way, I like your site! Gotta run back to my ship now but I'll get a link in for you ASAP!

Cheers! :wub:

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Bearing in mind that this topic was started 10 years ago, I would still say that my initial post was reasonable for the time.

 

Now, in 2015, I'll be the first to accept that search engine results have improved beyond all recognition in the last few years - to the point now where it is hard to imagine an internet without them.

 

The funny thing is that for years, so-called SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) companies were charging website owners a fortune for posting spammy links on forums sites like ArtFreaks.com - all in an attempt to increase the so-called "link popularity" of their customers websites.

 

One of the reasons why Google and other major search engines are so good these days, is because the algorthyms their computer programs use to give you relevant search results, now take into account what they call irrelevant back links. Basically, the shit that people have been posting on my sites for years!! So if Google sees a spammy link on one of my websites, it will give the site that it links to a lower ranking in their search results.

 

So now, the SEO companies that spent years spamming my sites are in a right mad scramble to get ME to remove the crap links that THEY posted in the first place!! :wacko: :wacko: :80::acute::rofl:

 

Example:

 

Webmaster-

We think that backlinks on your website to findyourartschool.com have resulted in Googles issuance of a Terms of Service violation to our website.  Please eliminate all backlinks to our company and our website as soon as possible so that we may continue to operate our business in accordance with Google Webmaster, Google Penguin and Google Panda guidelines.  It is very important to us and our SEO that this matter be dealt with as soon as possible and we cannot do that without your assistance.  The following backlinks must be removed:

[spam profile set-up for the sole purpose of posting a spammy link on my site...]


Thanks in advance for your understanding.

 

 

And my reply:

 

 

I love this!
 
You people have been spamming my sites with your crap links for years - and now you want me to spend my time removing them for you??!!!
 
 
 
Vic Rolfe

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Now I do realise that having spammy links on my websites is not good for my own search engine rankings either.

 

'Only difference is that

 

A ) I haven't got the time for this

 

and

 

B ) I don't really care about how the various search engines decide to rank any of my sites. I only do this as a hobby and I gave up ever even trying to break-even with my expenses a long time ago!  :)

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And why should Google consider that a link on ArtFreaks.com to another website for artists should be bad?

 

Well, only Google can answer that but I am guessing that it's because they don't really like forums-based sites and, maybe, they also think that  ArtFreaks.com is crap?!

 

What website owners want these days are relevant "quality links" from "quality websites."

 

I am sorry if the major search engines don't consider ArtFreaks.com as a quality website but if other crap sites have been posting their crap links here - and now they want them removed - well that is their problem, not mine! :rofl:

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Well... That was back in 2005, when I started this topic!!!

...And how things have moved on now!!

In 2018, search engines actually work - and now we just take them for granted!! :)

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