Mac Broadband back on the up

April 29, 2007

Fortunes change quickly on the internet. And things are looking good again for the Mac Broadband website. This new website – thanks to WordPress – now dominates the page-1 Google results for the phrase macbroadband and is back to position 3 – not bad. A lot of it has to do with the domain I guess.

But here is the good news. The website has begun to show for the phrase mac broadband. When I ran these reports and posted about the results 3 days ago – on the 25th April ’07 – the Mac Broadband website was ranked 95 for the ‘mac broadband’ search phrase. 3 days later and positions are improving and we are now featured at position 19 on the Google UK listing. Position 95 to 19 in 3 days…WOW. Yay to Google & yay to wordpress. I reckon on x2 things. Google trusts WordPress as an authority and Google loves WordPress tags.

I’ll keep you posted.

Mac Broadband posts are slipping

April 25, 2007

Well. Good news and bad news. Google has found its way onto the Mac Broadband blog and website but the results on the ranks are not looking good.

A Google-bot found it onto the Mac Broadband website and actually made an index update – woop. So in under a week of running, at least Google has now discovered this specialist mac broadband website and Google is no longer listing a 123-reg holding page.

I was hoping for the Mac Broadband site to appear well in the search engine listings for people looking for ‘broadband for mac.’ However this websites domain is Macbroadband.co.uk. So what I did was name the site ‘Mac Broadband’ and this has knocked the results…. down. Last week – before I even launched the site – I was position 3 on Google.co.uk for the search phrase ‘macbroadband’ and circa position 120 for the phrase ‘mac broadband’.

Today I found the ‘macbroadband’ rank had slipped to the bottom of page 1 at position 10 on Google.co.uk…

macbroadband google listing

I then repeated my search request for the phrase ‘mac broadband’ and found the site listed at number 95 on Google. mac broadband google listing

So – all in the site has had its ups and downs and all in the first week of the site being in existence. Macbroadband listings may be slipping but who searches for that anyway? The ‘Mac broadband’ listing should start to rise now. Anyway, a low point of 95 is not too much to worry about.

A few more posts, a few more google friendly mac broadband related pages and a bit more broadband for mac keyword stuffing (like what I’ve done there?) and this mac site should start to climb the rankings. I will have to do some diretory submission for the phrase Mac Broadband too but that can wait.

For now its just “get those mac webpages up and they might come visit.”

Mac Broadband listed on Google

April 23, 2007

Wahay!

The Mac Broadband website has been found by Google! It hasn’t managed to find this blog or website yet to crawl and index but it has found the domain none-the-less. I am well chuffed… and number 3 on Google for the search phrase macbroadband can’t be bad. OK – so there may only be 44 pages in the world indexed for the term but exciting to me!

Mac Broadband on Google

Mac broadband website

April 23, 2007

If you see this post – please come say hello :-)

The Mac Broadband website is still coming along but I haven’t had anyone come see me yet – which is a shame. If you see this post.. please come along to the site and leave me a comment or message. Tell me if I should be doing anything differently or better…. I could do with the feedback.

I am slowly getting there with the build (I’m about 5 days in now!) but I keep finding new and exciting widgets to play with inside WordPress.

All in, editing the site is keeping me pretty busy in my evenings after work. However, I am finding WordPress a dream to work with. I love it!

Setting up Mac broadband website

April 19, 2007

I am thinking about using WordPress for building my new website MacBroadband but am not too sure about the template design or hosting. Any ideas? The site is going to be purely about broadband providers and broadband availability for mac computer owners. It can be difficult to find good providers that support mac users hence the idea to create a dedicated rseource.

What do you reckon? Build a flat html 20-page site and host it somewhere or get a monthly hosting subscription for someone to host a WordPress site for me (blog mostly plus some static html pages of helpful broadband information and mac how-to resources?)

Mac Broadband blog is up and just about running

April 17, 2007

Post number 1. Test number 1.

I am testing different blogging tools out. I have a broadband blog over on blogger software but now testing out wordpress for my mac broadband website. Blogger lets you ftp your blog to your own domain which is a pretty good feature but wordpress lets you point your domain and they handle the hosting. Plus WordPress has a really easy-to-use blogging interface which works for me!

The MacBroadband blog is going to be for Mac users looking for residential broadband for their computer or laptop – simple as that. A list of the best broadband providers and broadband deals that are mac-friendly. If I get time I will look at business broadband too.

If you have any mac compatible isps you would like me to look at them drop me a comment.

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