Categories: Crawling, indexing & ranking :

What am I doing wrong on my website?

Showing 1-15 of 15 messages
What am I doing wrong on my website? Peter Mckenzy 12/24/13 3:47 AM

Hey

I have this site www.listofwonders.com

I am running it as hobby ….

Honestly I am kind of depress coos my traffic is very very low….when I read about similar pages I noticed their traffic is much higher …. sites with less content have 1000s visitors per day…and I maybe 80.

I would be grateful for any tips or info what am I doing wrong…

Thx you all and happy holidays ;)


Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Manjit Lotey 12/24/13 10:09 AM
Hi Peter,

Write original & valuable content for uses. Do not copy from another websites. 

You are copying from other websites. Below are some examples: 




https://www.google.com/search?q=It+is+the+world’s+largest+coral+reef+system%2C+composed+of+3%2C000+individual+reefs+and+900+islands.+The+Great+Barrier+Reef+can+be+seen+from+outer+space+and+is+sometimes+r&oq=It+is+the+world’s+largest+coral+reef+system%2C+composed+of+3%2C000+individual+reefs+and+900+islands.+The+Great+Barrier+Reef+can+be+seen+from+outer+space+and+is+sometimes+r&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? seo101 12/24/13 4:05 PM
Illegally stealing images from other sites is pretty poor form and scraping content just as bad.

You will be more than depress if those who you stole the content from decide to pursue further action against you.
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Robbo 12/25/13 4:18 AM
Hi Peter

Some of the information given about the London Millenium Dome on the "Top 10 Architectural Failures" page is wrong.

1.   The initial use of the dome was a COMMERCIAL failure in that the activities that took place within the dome did not attract enough visitors.  However, that was not due to architectural failure.

2.   The Millenium Dome (as a building) was not closed down - it was bought by O2 the telecoms firm and renamed the "O2" and now hosts lots of successful activities, including concerts by Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Maddona, etc.


That won't directly affect your ranking.  But if readers often find that your content is unreliable, that could affect traffic in the longer term.

I have not read other pages - they might be brilliant!


Robbo

Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Corruption Private 12/25/13 7:44 AM
It's an article submission site
We welcome and encourage all our readers to create and submit their own top list. If you don’t have a top list but you have an interesting idea, send that in as well.
 
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Matt_Cutts 12/25/13 7:58 AM
Hey Peter, sorry to bear bad news, but I agree with the other folks that have offered feedback so far. I picked a page at random: http://www.listofwonders.com/top-10-famous-haunted-places-in-the-world and the first sentence of the first haunted place is "Berry Pomeroy Castle, a Tudor mansion within the walls of an earlier castle, is near the village of Berry Pomeroy, in England."

If you look up the Wikipedia page of Berry Pomeroy Castle, the first sentence of the Wikipedia page is "Berry Pomeroy Castle, a Tudor mansion within the walls of an earlier castle, is near the village of Berry Pomeroy, in South Devon, England."

That was the very first random thing I checked, and it doesn't bode well for your site. If you're just copying text and pictures from other sites, I'd expect that your site would only be adding a limited amount of value for visitors, so it's not a huge surprise that your site doesn't get a ton of traffic at this point. I'd take some time to think about ways to add more value for someone who lands on your site.
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Peter Mckenzy 12/28/13 1:17 AM
Thx y all for opinions an tips how to improve website.

Whats about pictures...i mean i took them from some other websites but i always write where are they from....is that wrong? 
Regards,
Peter

Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Gaieus 12/28/13 2:02 AM
Well, for imagery copyrights, there are lots of collections about "common myths". Please, read this one for instance and see that simply "crediting" does not mean you can use a picture: 

Best practice is to use images that are indeed in the public domain already. You can find quite a lot of them on Wikimedia. Or if not in public domain, under creative commons (when you may still be required to give credits but at least can use the pictures).
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? seo101 12/28/13 5:05 AM
".is that wrong? "

Of course it is. Its illegal!
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? John Lilburne 12/30/13 12:00 AM
Really copying images is illegal is it? Why then is Google copying and indexing images from my site when for each page has a meta tag telling them not to,

<meta name="googlebot" content="noimageindex" /&gt


and the root of the site has a robots.txt entry:

# Google Image
User-agent: Googlebot-Image
Disallow: / 




Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Corruption Private 12/30/13 12:10 AM
It is called "Copyright infringement" and "plagiarism." Google should be showing the images on your page, but not copying it.
Why they are disregarding the noImageIndex tag is something I know nothing about. I didn't even know it was a  tag.
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Corruption Private 12/30/13 12:11 AM
If you want to continue discussing that, it would be best to make a different thread.
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? black belt 12/30/13 12:22 AM
On Monday, December 30, 2013 3:00:37 AM UTC-5, John Lilburne wrote:
Really copying images is illegal is it? Why then is Google copying and indexing images from my site when for each page has a meta tag telling them not to,

I didn't look to see if Google is or is not indexing the images. That's irrelevant. Google is indexing your pages which have copyrighted content on them aka "the property of others."

So... why can Google "use" the images but you can't? I can explain the legal stuff to you but probably best to explain how it makes sense and why the law is what it is. Google isn't really "using" the images to create something new as a directory. It's just holding a copy to direct people to go to finished products like an article with cool images in it. There are some exceptions which the law allows to occur - why? Because if search engines couldn't make a copy in this fashion, there would be no Internet! And in addition, it's not as if the person who owns the copyright cannot remove it from being indexed (as you know) or is harmed in a significant way. So it would seem that Google's use of the image might be considered "fair" in most respects and the world may prefer things this way.

Your use -- you're actually creating something, a "work of authorship" which uses that image. Let's say it's an article with a really funky graphic that impresses people. You're not paying the owner of that image anything for using it to make your page look awesome. People may link to your article as a result of the graphic that someone put in many hours to create. You may even be collecting ad revenue from your page, made more popular by people talking about the cool picture. The person who created the cool graphic.... gets nothing.

In general, assume that any graphic or content is copyrighted unless you see an indication that it is not. The Google image search is not a directory of free clip art. It is a collection of graphics from all over the Internet on people's web sites, virtually all of which is probably the property of someone who does not give you explicit permission to use it on your site.

Hope this helps explain how it works.
Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? John Lilburne 12/30/13 5:38 AM
Thanks, I think I know how the internet work. I think I know that:

# Google Image User-agent: Googlebot-Image Disallow: /

should tell Google not to crawl the site for images.

Re: What am I doing wrong on my website? Peter Mckenzy 1/18/14 6:06 AM
Must say that my traffic increase a bit in last mount.  But i noticed all my traffic is from Google and almost none from Bing or Yahoo... Isn't that kinda odd...have any tips how to get traffic from those 2.

Thx everybody for help :)