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Re: Web site monitoring, problems with Google
From Lucas Adamski at ACCESS Web site monitoring on 6 Dec '01
replying to Web site monitoring, problems with Google posted by Lucas Adamski

Thanks for all the responses! Ironically enough, I used to work
at a major SE company many years ago, funny how quickly things
change.

How about redirection? Unfortunately, the app server we're
currently using forces a redirect from / to /index.html (versus
just serving the index.html page). I've heard that returning a
302 can result in a demotion in some cases, but I'd think that
most search engines have figured out that a redirection to
/index.* is benign? Thanks,

Lucas.

>Hello all!
>
>After much work, we've just recently launched a small business
>aimed at the <a href="http://www.managemonitoring.com">web site
>monitoring</a> business. Our goal is to provide cost-effective
>web site monitoring solutions for small to medium sized
>businesses, without the usual "dumbing-down" in terms of
>functionality and support that tends to come with solutions aimed
>at the small business market.
>
>I think we've done a good job for a first release, but as always
>there is lots of room for improvement. One primary concern right
>now is that our ranking on Google is very low (ranked 60-some
>when searching for web site monitoring related pages). PageRank
>for the front page is currently "0". I'm not sure why, as I
>think we followed all of the common rules (do's, do-not's) for
>page design in regard to search engines.
>
>We've provided a free trial option so you can sign up for the
>actual live service and play with it to your hearts content. Is
>this a service you would use? Do you see room for improvement? Or
>are we completely off the deep end here? All comments and
>suggestions are welcome, I'm available through this forum, or via
>email.
>
>Anyway, please check it out at http://www.managemonitoring.com,
>and let me know what you think! Sincerely,
>
>Lucas.
>President - Manage Worldwide, Inc.




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