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  1. scob89

    scob89 DILLIGAF?

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    In the search you can choose to search entire posts, but most people search titles only for faster and better results.
     
  2. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I think he meant if you search on google or another search engine. not chaz's search
     
  3. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    How long have you been on forums? Nobody searches :lol-sign:

    Go to SoftballFans.com and join their forums. See how many "What's the best ASA bat" threads there are :)
     
  4. HoundedByHounds

    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

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    So I'd then ask, if no one searches AT ALL...what difference does the title make? LOL.

    You come here about an ingrown nail you'd just start a new thread asking...it'd be pure luck if another "specifically titled" thread were there...and you wouldn't even bother searching past the first page :rofl1:
     
  5. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I rarely use the search function.

    But I already said, I am lazy.
     
  6. MeatyTreats

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    The search was referring to Google... Not chaz...

    Look, I realize no one cares about the financial side of things around here but me. However, this place cost money and I'd like to hope that some day, it can actually sustain itself without me having to come out of pocket every month to keep it running.

    If that means the members have to adjust their thread titles to be "relevant", I don't think that is such an outrageous request.

    The thread title is THE most important part of the post as it ends up being the page title, which in turn has the most impact on your search engine rankings.

    This is why forums are so concerned with them. It directly impacts the traffic the forum gets, the members who join and the people who click on ads.
     
  7. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Not true. If you put in my daughter's very unusual first name, google sends you right to that thread we had about kid's names. I know, because my husband got pissed off at me about it. Who knew?
     
  8. HoundedByHounds

    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

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    Saje Island dweller

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    Good to know ^^ (That was to MT)
     
  10. HoundedByHounds

    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

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    I'm not getting the money issue since people here, have offered to PAY to remove ads altogether?
     
  11. MeatyTreats

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    Well, that's news to me or maybe it was before I got here... Either way, a somewhat relevant title would be appropriate in more ways than one.
     
  12. Bailey08

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    I always do that. Though I also wish that thread titles were more descriptive. [On an unrelated note, since we're griping :), I also wish I weren't automatically logged out all the time (I leave my browser open) because I have to log back in to read the preview...]
     
  13. scob89

    scob89 DILLIGAF?

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    Click the little remember me box, problem solved.
     
  14. Bailey08

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    ^^ It forgets me! I dunno. Anyway, sorry to hijack.
     
  15. MeatyTreats

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    Check your cookie settings... they are probably deleting too often.
     
  16. ACooper

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    *hangs head*

    I am a guilty party for not naming my threads properly...........not always, but my fair share! LOL

    Not only that, I KNOW better because I found this place accidentally through GOOGLE! hahaha........I have no excuse, I'll do better :D

    I would make the scout sign and give scout's honor.......but, well, I never was a scout unless Brownie's for a short term counts! :rofl1:
     
  17. How Google Works - Google Guide

    So, in reality, thread titles matter squat. Even if the title says "Ewwwwwww" it will still be indexed based on what words the thread itself has, NOT the title.

    So if you have "My dog has a gross ingrown toenail" in a new thread, all words BUT the stop words are indexed, whether it be "ewwww" or "toenail", or whatever other words are used that are unique.
     
  18. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    We shouldn't be complaining about the OWNER of this forum wanting to increase traffic even if it is for money purposes.

    If it weren't for the money aspect we wouldn't have chaz. I don't think he's just trying to pocket all the funds... i doubt he's making anything off this forum and if he is I'm sure it's not enough to put him in a new tax bracket ;)

    They aren't telling us what we have to say... just asking that maybe our titles be a little more specific. No biggie
     
  19. MeatyTreats

    MeatyTreats Administrator

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    Do you have a point or is it open for interpretation?

    EDIT to your EDIT: Let's just say: You are DEAD WRONG!
     
  20. I went back and edited my post :)
     

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