So this morning I decided to check and see how my 404 pages worked (should have done this a long time ago) and I discovered that my 404 page was a simple 1 line "Page Not Found" document. No theme, no navigation, nothing but those 3 horrific words.
20.1% of all my traffic resulted in 404's...
And even worse, after looking at Awstats I discovered 20.1% of all of of the HTTP requests to The Recognized Expert Marketing Show resulted in a 404 Page Not Found status.
So I logged into Google Webmaster Tools just a few min ago and was shocked at what I saw.
I never tried to focus on the keywords "get a number one google rank" but I have achieved top rankings for them (and a bunch of similar terms)!
get number one google rank = 2
number one google rank = 3
Yea they aren't HUGE terms to rank for, but they added about 10% to my overall traffic today.
Thanks yet again vBSEO.
Here is the
(Yes, vBSEO still works flawlessly...)
Also, I officially started using the new Prefix system.
(Thank you FightRice for showing me how to remove the prefix's from the page titles! http://www.vbseo.com/f4/vbulletin-3-...-titles-20107/ )
Here's an example from my Internet Marketing Radio Shows section of my site. (Members only vs non members only)
So, I started focusing on conversion the other day and wanted to show of what I came up with
Basically I am using vB and vBSEO (on one site) to host a radio show. It has ended up being the best platform I have ever used (obviously . Drupal, WordPress, Blogger, PHPNuke(whoops) Joomla all failed me. :(
So heres what I came up with (before everything was available to guests):
Not Protected (For Guests):
5 Tactics for SEO Success - Jill Whalen
Other than a few annoying issues with the new "Notices" feature and a pesky "aMember" issue everything has gone smoothly regarding the upgrade to 3.7. vBSEO works flawlessly, but the template needs to be updated for 3.7 (easily worked around at the moment though)
Now that blogging is added I would love to have an import tool to import things from wordpress (Papali Wailea blog for example) to vB. Eventually I suppose. Until then it will be a manual process.