Re: What's up with this site?
Thanks, funny you mentioned that. If you look at the very first sentence of the first post on this thread you'll see that I was trying to Google up per hive honey yields in different parts of the country, and specifically I was trying to find treatment free per hive yields, in preparation for a thread I was about to start about our results this year.
Originally Posted by squarepeg
I searched for "per hive average yield, honey" and was surprised that beesource.com couldn't be found.
That's what started this whole thing.
I have since had Google re-index so many beesource pages concerning honey yields that "per hive average yield, honey" now brings beesource.com up at the very top, as opposed to not at all.
I'm still working on other search terms like, " "treatment free, per hive average yield, honey" and you can, too. For example, Google this: "beesource.com treatment free, per hive average yield, honey" and that will of course bring up beesource.com results. Now click on all of those pages, copy the entire URL in your browser bar, and open up that Google re-index tool I linked to above, and paste it in and submit.
If enough of us do that with as many pages as possible, eventually any Google search for honey yields per hive will bring this site up for folks that have never heard of beesource.
That creates a positive feedback loop that Google likes. Unique visits are rewarded. Number of pages viewed and time spent on this site tell Google's algorithms that the content here must match the search term entered, and this site will increasingly be rewarded with higher rankings, which in turn allow more unique visitors to find us here.
A landing page with a low bounce rate is great. It tells Google that a search brought the user to a site's landing page, and the user stayed at that site and didn't immediately "bounce" somewhere else. Again, that tells Google that the content of the landing page was relevant enough to keep the user here.
Sorry, I hope I'm not over-explaining things, I know folks here aren't dumb, but maybe my communications skills are lacking sometimes, and it's vital for beesource that people "get it."
But yeah, I look forward to starting a thread about my treatment free per hive honey averages this year.
8 years, 30 colonies, no chemical treatments