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Image2022-02-19_09-31-48 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

And a little confusing.

I thought we were doing better month on month, but weirdly it seems not.

2022 has followed the recent end of 2021 numbers roughly
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Not exactly sure how relevant this is but I used to be able to just put therevcounter into duck duck go search engine and this site was right there in the first page of results, recently I've had to put therevcounter.co.uk to get it.
Dunno if Googles the same cos I've never tried it.
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demographic wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:55 pm Not exactly sure how relevant this is but I used to be able to just put therevcounter into duck duck go search engine and this site was right there in the first page of results, recently I've had to put therevcounter.co.uk to get it.
Dunno if Googles the same cos I've never tried it.
That still happens using google
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demographic wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:55 pm Not exactly sure how relevant this is but I used to be able to just put therevcounter into duck duck go search engine and this site was right there in the first page of results, recently I've had to put therevcounter.co.uk to get it.
Dunno if Googles the same cos I've never tried it.
Doesn't worry me as we're not related to therevcounter in any way at all now. Well, apart from the userbase mostly having come from there.

The figures though, yeah i'm a little disappointed that our corner of the world isn't growing in terms of users/visitors etc.

However, the content us little band of merry people post, is actually fabulous !
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Is it related to Covid lockdown, furlough, working from home?

As life got back to normal folk had less time for typing stuff on the net.
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crust wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:34 am Is it related to Covid lockdown, furlough, working from home?

As life got back to normal folk had less time for typing stuff on the net.
I think it's more related to us being just a small part of the internet :D

I did a 'motorbike forum uk' search on Yahoo and i didn't find us for a long long way down the pages... So clearly despite us being popular with ourselves, we're not necessarily massive in search engine world.

Apart from more content, there's very little we can do about that :D
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weeksy wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:44 am

Apart from more content, there's very little we can do about that :D
Free beer and top less dancers?
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weeksy wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:44 am I did a 'motorbike forum uk' search on Yahoo and i didn't find us for a long long way down the pages... So clearly despite us being popular with ourselves, we're not necessarily massive in search engine world.

Apart from more content, there's very little we can do about that :D
But your search wasn't for 'content'.

I haven't done any SEO stuff for years. Back then it was about (good ie relevant) inbound links, good content and sprinkling suitable tags/keywords.

For SEO 'success', you need to think like a customer. How what where will they search, etc.? *If* that's important for the site.
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weeksy wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:20 am
demographic wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:55 pm Not exactly sure how relevant this is but I used to be able to just put therevcounter into duck duck go search engine and this site was right there in the first page of results, recently I've had to put therevcounter.co.uk to get it.
Dunno if Googles the same cos I've never tried it.
Doesn't worry me as we're not related to therevcounter in any way at all now. Well, apart from the userbase mostly having come from there.

The figures though, yeah i'm a little disappointed that our corner of the world isn't growing in terms of users/visitors etc.

However, the content us little band of merry people post, is actually fabulous !
Ahh, shit, sorry.
Had wine before posting last night and was being pestered by two enthusiastic pups so meant to say revtothelimit and revtothelimit.co.uk not TRC stuff instead.
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weeksy wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:44 am

I did a 'motorbike forum uk' search on Yahoo and i didn't find us for a long long way down the pages... So clearly despite us being popular with ourselves, we're not necessarily massive in search engine world.
May depend on your search engine as i get you as 4rh using google

https://www.google.com/search?q=motorbi ... e&ie=UTF-8

Or 6th if i use motorbike forums

https://www.google.com/search?q=motorbi ... nt=gws-wiz
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Felix wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:11 pm
weeksy wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:44 am

I did a 'motorbike forum uk' search on Yahoo and i didn't find us for a long long way down the pages... So clearly despite us being popular with ourselves, we're not necessarily massive in search engine world.
May depend on your search engine as i get you as 4rh using google

https://www.google.com/search?q=motorbi ... e&ie=UTF-8

Or 6th if i use motorbike forums

https://www.google.com/search?q=motorbi ... nt=gws-wiz
That may also depend on what you've visited before? I'll try it on a server tomorrow with no profile.
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Well the stats haven't really changed much.... it seems of course we've found our little niche in the internet, but newbies and especially newbies who join, post and become and stay active, are quite hard to find. I've still not really got a solution for it, but i'm not convinced there's a lot i can do about it either.

Well, i could, probably i could start a decent FB page (which GP setup) and spam the crap out of the world with stuff to try and drag people here.. but to be honest... it's not me... i don't do/like FB, so i won't bother.

Sometimes, we have what we have and have to accept it. :D
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On the subject of finding us by internet search- Weeksy asked when I joined how I found us and I never answered but I searched for "Rev To The Limit Forum", not just "Rev To The Limit" and found it easily.


I've put a sticker on the front of my bike and my lid and went on tour - no one asked about it :eh:

I have recommended it to a few biker friends, but they are younger than me and if it's not Facebook, they don't know how to use it. I'll keep recommending it.
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Those stats are cheap and very low effort, to get the years unique visitors they have added the month totals which is very sloppy. The stats have value but they could be misleading, more important stats would be around identified users and postings.
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Mussels wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:23 am Those stats are cheap and very low effort, to get the years unique visitors they have added the month totals which is very sloppy. The stats have value but they could be misleading, more important stats would be around identified users and postings.
There are other stats available... but i've not looked much into it. Our traffic though hasn't changed much in terms of 'posters', we're not getting the newbies in often, the ones we do mostly come and go, i can count on one had the newbies who've stayed round and post often.
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Yorick wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:49 am
weeksy wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:44 am

Apart from more content, there's very little we can do about that :D
Free beer and top less dancers?
I'll take the beer but I don't want to see you dancing again.
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