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el chupacabra
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May 11, 2011, 12:48 PM
 
I just did a searc for macnn related stuff to see how efficient search really is since Im thinking of putting up a website and wondering how to get it seo. I remember that originally I never found this site through search engines. I only found it after I'd been on appleinsider for 5 years then eventually followed a back link here. I remember one time Back then, I couldnt remember the name of this site and was trying to find it on search and couldn't.

It seems even today this site is very poorly represented on google who everyone worships as the greatest of search engines. This seems odd since this site should probably be in the top 3 mac/apple related sites. There were sites not updated since 2009 showing up; there was old blog stuff about mac vs PC. ... but not macnn.

You have to type exactly macnn in order to find it in most cases. I typed in several key words and went 7 pages deep before I gave up.

If you search for :

Macs; macnn will not show up in the first 7 pages.
macintosh; 2nd page 1 time showing up.
iphone; not in first 7 pages
ipod; not in first 7.
iphone + mac; not in first 7
iphone forums; macnn doesnt show up, which is funny because other mac sites do.
mac forums; macnn doesnt show up.


considering all the mac, iphone tech support people get here among other things I find this a bit surprising. This is a one stop shop for everything apple related. Im losing my faith in google which has been going on for the better part of a year now, especially with the addition of this horrible instant on feature.
the largest problem for Americans today is they eat too much food and dont have enough work to do to keep their heart healthy
     
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May 11, 2011, 01:16 PM
 
Comes up straight away for me, second choice is the forums after the main page.
     
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May 11, 2011, 01:36 PM
 
when i searched for macnn it came right up
     
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May 11, 2011, 01:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Comes up straight away for me, second choice is the forums after the main page.
Originally Posted by bstone View Post
when i searched for macnn it came right up

Originally Posted by el chupacabra View Post
You have to type exactly macnn in order to find it in most cases. I typed in several key words and went 7 pages deep before I gave up.
Reading comprehension, people.
     
el chupacabra  (op)
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May 11, 2011, 01:38 PM
 
Some of you didnt read my post. thats ok though.

You shouldnt have to know the exact name of a website to find it since it's not always redundant. All sites should be findalbe by key words.
the largest problem for Americans today is they eat too much food and dont have enough work to do to keep their heart healthy
     
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May 11, 2011, 01:50 PM
 
Searching for "mac forum" the 'NN is 6th.
     
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May 11, 2011, 01:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Searching for "mac forum" the 'NN is 6th.
Third for "Mac News"
     
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May 11, 2011, 02:16 PM
 
You have to know what to look for.

'besson3c hangout' = #1
'mac reader50 forums' = #1
'spam reporting contest' = #1
'low quality posting mac' = page 4
'excellent mac forums' = page 3
'best mac forums' = #3
'best mac forum' = #6
'best powermac forum' = #3
'intel switch sucks forums' = page 4
     
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May 11, 2011, 02:22 PM
 
'brady bunch fanfiction' = #4
"…I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than
you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen F. Roberts
     
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May 11, 2011, 02:22 PM
 
"brady bunch fanfic" #6

Edit: Well played, olePigeon.
     
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May 11, 2011, 02:57 PM
 
mac swedes = #8.

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May 11, 2011, 03:36 PM
 
Yeah baby, this is the number one besson3c hangout forum on the ENTIRE INTERNET. Suck on that, whomever.
     
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May 11, 2011, 03:44 PM
 
Coincidentally, 'NN is also #1 for "besson3c poop hangout"

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May 11, 2011, 04:57 PM
 
Comes up 3rd if you search "right wing mac forum".

Nothing on the first 5 pages for "left wing mac forum".
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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May 11, 2011, 05:23 PM
 
Comes up #1 for the search, "Your car sucks cuz it's not a Neon".
"It's weird the way 'finger puppets' sounds ok as a noun..."
     
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May 12, 2011, 02:28 AM
 
When I find a thread here to answer and I need to google some detail, quite frequently the Macnn thread itself is on the first page.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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May 12, 2011, 02:55 PM
 
I actually noticed this too the other day. Which is weird since MacNN tends to be one of the more useful news sites for me.
     
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May 12, 2011, 09:50 PM
 
'nudist racists os x theme" = #5
     
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May 13, 2011, 01:48 AM
 
Oh great, #1 for "hot babes forum"
     
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May 13, 2011, 03:32 AM
 
#1 for "mac fascist forum".

     
   
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