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Golf Tee Times at TeeTimes.net

I have been hard at work creating more than 1,000 pages of unique content for my golf reservations project over at TeeTimes.net. Most of this has involved creating unique descriptions for each of the golf courses within the system (a detailed list of golf courses and golf course regions can be found here).

Why have we done this? The present descriptions that we were using as part of our booking engine would be what the search engines call “duplicated content”. The content was not original and it was being fed onto sites allĀ  across the web. By creating our own descriptions of the golf courses, our content should be treated as unique.

I will keep you posted if this makes a difference.

December 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Using Meetup Profiles to Boost Your Search Ranking

Now here is a pondering… can your Meetup profile boost your search ranking?

I set myself up to generate a Google News Alert any time my name is mentioned [not from a vanity standpoint, but more from a reputation management standpoint]. I received an alert this morning that directed me to my profile on the Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Meetup group website. Incidentally, it was another good event last night. Cheers to everyone who attended…

Anyhow, in viewing the page I noticed that it had a PageRank of 5. And that was for just my profile on the site itself. Of course, I quickly modified my profile to insert links to a few of my recent ventures (e.g., my golf tee times site). After all, any site with a PR of 5 is good enough for me.

But then I got curious, The Vancouver Search Engine Optimization Meetup Group has a PR rank of 2. How about other groups… hmmm … International Internet Marketing Association Meetup they have a PR of 6. I think I will join this group, build out a few links on my profile. Now how about Vancouver Net Tuesday… a PR of 4… well my profile now has a link to my tee time golf reservation business as well.

Well it appears that not every group is equal. Some have a ranking, some do not. With a bit of time, I bet I could find a few groups that could provide me with good deep links to a number of my sites. I wonder if there are any SEOs out there who want to do a more in-depth experiment on this.

And yes… it is not only about having sites with a good page rank link to you, but it can’t hurt.

October 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm 2 comments


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