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    Lightbulb New GamingMeets.com website lists all gaming and affiliate events

    I'm pleased to announce the official launch of a new website, www.GamingMeets.com, that provides in-depth information about events related to the gaming industry. And, for affiliates, the website also covers related affiliate events as well.

    I'll use the Barcelona Affiliate Conference going on later this week as an example. There is, of course, a link to Gaming Meet's page for the event from the site's home page, but the direct link is: www.gamingmeets.com/event/barcelona-affiliate-conference-bac-2011/. There is basic when-where-why information that includes the event name, date, location and description, but there is a lot of additional information as well.

    There is a video associated with the event (actually, a pretty funny one), links to both the Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the event, news stories, exhibitors, and links to related events (there are five of them - all of the parties and social networking events taking place around the conference).

    The site as a whole is quite expansive, and provides a substantially more extensive gaming conference listing than is available anywhere else all in one place.

    For example, there are currently over 700 events detailed on the site - both all known future scheduled events as well as information about historical events going back over a decade. And there are over 800 news articles on the site covering those events.

    If you like the site, and I hope you do, be sure to like us on the site's home page.

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    Nice site Michael, looks very informative. Got a quick question for ya,

    How were you able to get a 3 month old site to a PR4 level in such a short time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGamblingGuru View Post
    Nice site Michael, looks very informative. Got a quick question for ya,

    How were you able to get a 3 month old site to a PR4 level in such a short time?
    Actually, much to my surprise is was a lot faster than even three months. It happened only about two weeks after the site was soft launched. I had said so in the following post: www.gpwa.org/forum/another-page-rank-update-199879.html#post658146. I did not identify the site in that post since we were not ready to publicize the site since we still had some important cleanup work to do. But I was so pleasantly surprised by the page rank after such a short time that I had to say something in that thread.

    I think it is impossible to know what mattered most in terms of the rapid page rank adjustment, but some of the factors I think are most important are the following:

    1. A lot of the content on the site was previously on other authority sites of ours, and we did 301 redirects from the former location of the pages on those sites to the corresponding new pages on the GamingMeets.com website.

    2. The cross-linking infrastructure we use on our sites means the moment the site went live the thousands of links from other sites to the moved content became links to the new site. And since those sites are well respected by Google, it means Google was rapidly aware of all the inbound links to the site.

    3. The site itself is quite deep with several thousand pages of really good, related, cross-linked content.

    4. We had done a good job of QA testing related to how the site looked to search engines like Google using the screaming frog spider. The result was we verified we had good titles, descriptions, etc. for every page on the site from the beginning.

    5. From Google webmaster tools we know that all of the pages on the site were spidered within just a few days of launch.

    6. Finally, I think that we just got lucky and that Google updated page rank just after it happened to have seen all of our pages, so the typical delays on that front were avoided by pure chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Actually, much to my surprise is was a lot faster than even three months. It happened only about two weeks after the site was soft launched. I had said so in the following post: www.gpwa.org/forum/another-page-rank-update-199879.html#post658146.

    I think it is impossible to know what mattered most in terms of the rapid page rank adjustment, but some of the factors I think are most important are the following:

    1. A lot of the content on the site was previously on other authority sites of ours, and we did 301 redirects from the former location of the pages on those sites to the corresponding new pages on the GamingMeets.com website.

    2. The cross-linking infrastructure we use on our sites means the moment the site went live the thousands of links from other sites to the moved content became links to the new site. And since those sites are well respected by Google, it means Google was rapidly aware of all the inbound links to the site.

    3. The site itself is quite deep with several thousand pages of really good, related, cross-linked content.

    4. We had done a good job of QA testing related to how the site looked to search engines like Google using the screaming frog spider. The result was we verified we had good titles, descriptions, etc. for every page on the site from the beginning.

    5. From Google webmaster tooks we know that all of the pages on the site were spidered within just a few days of launch.

    6. Finally, I think that we just got lucky and that Google updated page rank just after it happened to have seen all of our pages, so the typical delays on that front were avoided by pure chance.

    Michael
    Thanks for the reply and all the good tips there Michael, it is much appreciated.

    In regards to the sentence I highlighted in red above; I was under the assumption that Google would penalize for that but apparently they must not. I have several of those that I may try that approach on as well.

    Again, thanks for the tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGamblingGuru View Post
    In regards to the sentence I highlighted in red above; I was under the assumption that Google would penalize for that but apparently they must not. I have several of those that I may try that approach on as well.
    My understanding is that 301 redirects are correct to use when moving content from one location to another, and that page rank or link juice or whatever you want to call is is passed from the prior page and from inbound links to the new page when that approach is used. That makes sense to me, and is the way I would want it to work if I were a Google search engineer. At least that is the way I would want it to work if the new page seemed to be on the same topic as the old page or otherwise passed some sort of smell test I might apply to decide the new page is a reasonable replacement page for the old page. 302 redirects are another matter as I understand them. They are considered temporary redirects and I understand that they don't pass any rank to the temporary replacement page and that Google does not treat such pages well.

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    That website is a good idea Mike.

    I didnt know there will actually be a convention in the US again.

    I might actually make that one LOL.

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    Excellent idea Michael, I've looked at it for 2 minutes and it has already helped me!

    What would be super useful is if you could plug it into your Google/Outlook calender or if it sent relevant event notifications by email

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    I like the site Michael. Very informative and easy to use.

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    A great resource however that is just too many conferences!

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