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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:06 PM
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advice wanted about my website
I've had a website called "Moveleft Media," for a few months, and it isn't getting many visitors.

I would like to hear advice:

What features should I add?

Any other advice?

www.moveleft.com
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:28 PM
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1. I just visited
I never noticed it in your sig before. How to improve? How about naked pictures? j/k I'll bookmark it and check it out once in a while.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:30 PM
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2. OK
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:30 PM by Eric J in MN
OK.

If you get any other ideas for improving
www.moveleft.com

you can also email me at the email address on the website.


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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:39 PM
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5. I just added it to my sig line recently.
I just added it to my sig line recently.

In the past my signature line has had links to verifiedvoting.org and

http://action.eff.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=2848

which is an action-alert also for Paper Ballots not Vapor Ballots.

I recently decided that since I put the subject of requiring electronic voting machines to print paper ballots prominently on my own website, I could link there to publicize the issue.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:31 PM
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3. Try expanding the meta keyword tags and submit your site to search engines
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:32 PM by HypnoToad
and go to search engine websites to submit your URL. (Look for ask.com, google.com, dogpile.com, altavista.com, and others...)

Webrings, despite wanting a big banner on your index page, can be useful too. www.yahoo.com has more.

Good luck, and you'll definitely get more hits!

(edit: Changed subject line)
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:35 PM
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4. but is there any feature or topic
But is there any feature which would make you want to visit it again?

Any topic which would make you want to visit it again?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:43 PM
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7. Keep the content fresh will allow for return visitors, and
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:43 PM by HypnoToad
Change it often and keep an archive of older content...

Also, having a 'spotlight on' feature on the index page, that gets updated weekly or so, also helps draw attention to other areas of your site...
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NewHampster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:40 PM
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6. You've got a minor google issue
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:41 PM by NewHampster
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-...

This search for your domain with www returns the URL but the descriptive text is for your first ad. Google doesn't have your meta info indexed.

The same search without the www returns nothing.

A search for move left also doesn't find you.

Your tags are ok but i would put in many more keywords.
Then take the same text, your description and keywords without the surrounding tag, and put them into a comment tag at the top of your body. First thing after the body tag. comments are inside <!-- -->

(this is part of your html code to show where. i you use a template its the same)

</HEAD>
<BODY link="#0000ff" vlink="#6000ef" alink="#FFCC66">

<!-- Commentary on news and politics, for Democrats, liberals, moderates, and anyone skeptical about government statements. Also, links to animations. -->

<div align="center">

After all that visit www.submitcorner.com and submit your site so it gets indexed by the engines.

Need help let me know.

nh
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:48 PM
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8. thanks, I put that in the index webpage as you advised (nt)
nt
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NewHampster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:57 PM
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9. also be sure to submit it then wait wait
it'll take a while but within 4 - 5 weeks I bet you show up in google properly.

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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:25 PM
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10. kick
kick
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yorgatron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:04 PM
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11. needs more Janeane Garofalo
much,MUCH more :P
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:47 PM
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12. I have a couple of paragraphs about her
I have a couple of paragraphs about Garofalo in the middle of the webpage:

http://www.moveleft.com/moveleft_essay_2004_03_28_howar...
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