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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Sat 02, 2017 10:03 pm 
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One suggestion, change your product names! Keep the product number/SKU, but change that title/product name to something descriptive.

With Google seeing this:

"<title>COM-KCIM-64A | Tayman Electrical</title>"

Folks would have to search by the product number, meaning someone searching for "1964 Chevrolet Impala Speaker" wouldn't see your site in the top 1-10 pages. Rich titles are the secret to SEO - don't pay anyone that says otherwise. After the title, Google goes after follows (how many click on a site once presented in Google search results.)

Also, don't forget to upload a feed to Google Merchant Center and a sitemap as well. All help you get found, which helps make money.

Googlebot is stupid - you gotta smarten him up a bit.

Once you feed Google good info, worry about Bing. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 4:23 am 
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Gary Tayman wrote:
My website has been hacked, over and over again.

It's not your website, it's your web host. Hackers get access to websites through insecure web scripts. Since you aren't running any, that means they have to be using what your host provides, either the server software not being upgraded on a timely basis or one of the server ad-ons they are running hasn't being upgraded promptly. I'm assuming you're on a shared server, which means the host is probably running a lot of things you aren't using because they are offered with the host packages they sell.

This site has been on line since 1994 and hasn't been hacked a single time, in spite of it running a number of CGI and PHP scripts that I have to maintain. You ought to seriously consider getting another host.


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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 5:05 am 
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Alan Voorhees wrote:
It's not your website, it's your web host.


I wonder how many other Hostmonster sites have been hacked. I would think that once the hackers found a way in they would go crazy, but I still don't see the point of filling up the sites with garbage. Why not just hijack all the email accounts to send out spam?

I had a Netcarrier site that got hijacked just for that. I woke up one morning and had a thousand emails saying the recipient bounced my email back for some reason. After that, Netcarrier was blacklisted for awhile.

As for Gary's Sam's Club site closing, Comcast did the same thing, followed by Verizon. Millions of personal websites went dark. To this day you find lists of radio related links that are dead. Very sad, I really liked going to people's personal websites. You would just find them while looking for something else. There were also these "ring" sites, which I never understood, but you could jump from site to site in the "ring". Now all gone. All that effort, by so many people, and these companies decided to just shut it all down.


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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 5:50 am 
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Alan Voorhees wrote:
It's not your website, it's your web host. Hackers get access to websites through insecure web scripts. Since you aren't running any, that means they have to be using what your host provides ........


If he was running OSCommerce (as his new E-Commerce presence does...), then it was full of holes. Most have been patched, but the latency in getting the patches exposes the number one problem with Open Source solutions to E-Commerce - no direct support or crisis center working feverishly to patch the vulnerability.

https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerabilit ... merce.html

Also, with Open Source solutions, you have to stay on top of patches and updates - it's not static software. It has a shelf life. For every user, there are a number of abusers...... :evil:

And I agree wholeheartedly about shared servers - who else is on the server, and what are they doing? Hint: If it's shared hosting at less than $5/month, you are almost assured you will have problems - resources, other site's scripts "filling up" the server cache and memory resources, hogging CPU cycles, or causing server crashes. Worse yet, if someone else on the server has FTP'ed malware up to the server, the host can wipe the server, do a backup restore, and you lose any newly (<48 hrs old) updated files.

Don't get me started on the email service provided by webhosts.....an inbox full of emails, all with the subject line of [Suspected SPAM] is the usual sign things aren't gonna get better. Been there done that - at 2.99/mo. Worse yet, my church's website and email. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 5:58 am 
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SkyKing wrote:

As for Gary's Sam's Club site closing, Comcast did the same thing, followed by Verizon. Millions of personal websites went dark. To this day you find lists of radio related links that are dead. Very sad, I really liked going to people's personal websites. You would just find them while looking for something else. There were also these "ring" sites, which I never understood, but you could jump from site to site in the "ring". Now all gone. All that effort, by so many people, and these companies decided to just shut it all down.


And AOL, and Geocities, and Yahoo!, and Compuserve, and Cox, and Roadrunner, and FreeSpace, and............hundreds of gigabytes of personal stuff gone. I lost a datasheet site I created back in 98/99 - 3.5GB of stuff. Went on deployment, and couldn't check it, as Geocities was blocked (you could edit files simultaneously from two sites, creating a "communications method" not suitable for OPSEC, so they blocked it....). Got home to nothing - 404 page saying Yahoo had shut down GeoCities communities. Oh well, I had a backup, on a library of ZIP discs.

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Findm-Keepm wrote:
One suggestion, change your product names! Keep the product number/SKU, but change that title/product name to something descriptive.

With Google seeing this:

"<title>COM-KCIM-64A | Tayman Electrical</title>"

Folks would have to search by the product number, meaning someone searching for "1964 Chevrolet Impala Speaker" wouldn't see your site in the top 1-10 pages. Rich titles are the secret to SEO - don't pay anyone that says otherwise. After the title, Google goes after follows (how many click on a site once presented in Google search results.)

Also, don't forget to upload a feed to Google Merchant Center and a sitemap as well. All help you get found, which helps make money.

Googlebot is stupid - you gotta smarten him up a bit.

Once you feed Google good info, worry about Bing. :wink:


Regarding titles, I had thought about using something other than the SKU, but haven't come up with anything. If I just say "kick panels" I'll have hundreds of products in admin mode to sort through to find what I want. I could call it "kick panels for 1964 Chevrolet Impala/Biscayne with factory A/C without speakers" but it won't fit. Maybe I can come up with something, but for now I'm simply trying to put the products online. As for SEO, the dadblame products have only been online for a day or two -- do you REALLY expect Google to put it on the top line? Heck, I can't even get it to display on my own page, which is why I started this thread.

There are plenty of options for SEO, with every one of these products, and for the categories. I'll make use of them, once I finish posting the products. But keep in mind that I'm not too bothered with navigating the OS-Commerce site. Navigate my website itself, and on the Kick Panels page you'll see an Application Chart with links to each and every product.

Currently I have all the kick panels in place for everything except Ford, and I'm starting on Ford now. I'll do Mustang last because there are price variations. If you click on the links, it might not work yet because you're not viewing the current page.

I think what Sitelock is doing is hiding my website behind a very strong firewall, then making a copy for viewing. When you go to the site you see a copy. I don't know how long it takes to reload the copy once a change is made to the original.

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 2:12 am 
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Gary Tayman wrote:

I think what Sitelock is doing is hiding my website behind a very strong firewall, then making a copy for viewing. When you go to the site you see a copy. I don't know how long it takes to reload the copy once a change is made to the original.


That is exactly what I was thinking. We are seeing a "mirror" of your site. I did several traceroutes to your site and they keep timing out somewhere in Europe.
So what does Sitelock know that Hostmonster doesn't?

As for SEO, have you noticed that something on ebay comes up in a Google search a hundred times faster than your own site? I made a page on a Westinghouse H-126 a month ago and Google show nothing.
http://analogdial.com/H-126/H126.html


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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 3:11 am 
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I am not ignoring eBay.

I'm working out a marketing strategy that will go in several directions. New ads, already a response. Contacting current dealers (catalog stores, restoration shops), picked up a little more business there. Third step is what I'm doing now -- putting the online shopping back in place. Speakers first for several reasons, not the least of which is that's where I had the most online sales in the past. Results should be fast on this one. There are a few more avenues to investigate, and one of them is eBay. I've purchased things on eBay, but never sold anything. I don't know if I can make a perpetual ad that involved a customer sending me his radio for upgrade, but that's what I would like to do there.

Tackling these things one at a time.

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 3:52 am 
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SkyKing wrote:



As for SEO, have you noticed that something on ebay comes up in a Google search a hundred times faster than your own site? I made a page on a Westinghouse H-126 a month ago and Google show nothing.
http://analogdial.com/H-126/H126.html


Add ALT tags (attributes) to your images - GoogleBot hunts them out. Lots of tags=lots of content=lots of interest by GoogleBot

A suggestion:

<img src="photo.jpg" alt="1946 Westinghouse Little jewel Radio - Front Detail">
and then add tags to the other photos, including the ads and other graphics.....

Also, expand your keywords to include the "little jewel" name and any other year(s) of manufacture, and any possible factory colors too. Right now, these are your keywords:

<meta name="keywords" content="Westinghouse, refrigerator radio, H-126, 1946">

Two keywords are already in the title, so GoogleBot has them already. Me? I'd add "tube, AM, Heterodyne, antique, vintage, post-war, plastic, bakelite, handle, restored, repaired, USA, 12SA7, 12SJ7, 35A5, 35L6, ....." - at a minimum. Keywords are the brainstorm results - if you think it, make it a keyword,. Google and Bing categorize it using a combination of keywords, and include it in their results.

Have you submitted a sitemap? It can be text or XML, and you should also include photo URLs. Both Google and Bing have upload sites for sitemaps. And, because it's free, and lasts forever, submit it to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, each time you make a modification, and at least yearly if no changes are made.

Gary, sorry for the hijack - just trying to help out other ARF'ers

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 4:00 am 
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Something happened -- I just now uploaded another change to the kick panels page, and it immediately updated. My index page is up to date and my kick panels page also changed, and it's up to date.

All the kick panel links s are now in place, with the exception of 1967-68 Mustangs. Those are still dead links. Tomorrow I'll try and finish the job.

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 7:58 pm 
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Gary Tayman wrote:
Something happened -- I just now uploaded another change to the kick panels page, and it immediately updated.


And just like magic, it works. Don't you hate it when you don't know why?

Brian, thanks for the advice. I'll try a few ALT tags, though out of laziness all my tags are ALT="".
Looking at a few other sites showing a Westinghouse Little Jewel, some have ALT tags and some don't.

As for adding "tube, AM, Heterodyne, antique, vintage, post-war, plastic, bakelite, handle,..." I only want the radio to come up if I specify Westinghouse Little Jewel or Westinghouse H-126. If someone is looking for a Bakelite handle for a suitcase, and the radio appears in their search it doesn't do them any good.


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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 3:11 am 
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Gary, Brian, Alan,

Here is something that may be useful. This is a screen cap of my Firefox browser when I open a new tab:
Attachment:
Topsites.jpg
Topsites.jpg [ 113.83 KiB | Viewed 86 times ]


Notice how certain sites appear. I looked at the Foxnews source code and they have a whole bunch of favicons in various sizes. Apparently the browser is grabbing one of these.

When I get the time, I'll go to one of those favicon generator sites on the web and make a big favicon of a radio dial or something. I'll let you know how it works out.

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 3:27 am 
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As for adding "tube, AM, Heterodyne, antique, vintage, post-war, plastic, bakelite, handle,..." I only want the radio to come up if I specify Westinghouse Little Jewel or Westinghouse H-126. If someone is looking for a Bakelite handle for a suitcase, and the radio appears in their search it doesn't do them any good.


I'm confused...you don't want your site found?

Who cares if you site is shown inappropriately for other searches?

If you want your site found, think like the SEARCHER. Most of us looking at other radio sites do search on specific radios, but often enjoy searching for "antique radios" and follow the links. My favorites folder is filled with hundreds of sites, all found when browsing, not searching specifics. Keywords got me to each of them.

Your site, just trying to help, as you wondered why Google hadn't found your site....

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 Post subject: Re: Website browsers
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 4:33 pm 
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I don't explain things well.

My site is easily found. If you type "KT-135" into Google it's No.1. Same with some other terms such as "Astro Commander walkie talkie." For the most part I'm on the first page. Some funny results - if you type "Sears ten transistor base station" and click on images you'll see a picture of my grade school friend because it's on one of my pages.
If you type "Thomas Evans Gwynedd" I'm number 2, you get one of my history pages.

I posted some pages about a Westinghouse Little Jewel in November and they haven't been indexed yet and I was just wondering why.

I have a tag <meta NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="15 days"> but my understanding is that tag does nothing at all.

I sort of like your idea about the site being found "inappropriately."

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