Burnside skateboard park blogger, via Orblogs I noticed your “Google can kiss my …” post where you complained that the Great God Google had dropped you from page 1 to page 23 on a “burnside skatepark” search.
I feel your pain, my friend. I’ve also written about how “Google hath forsaken me.” I too have wandered in the search engine wilderness, wondering if I ever would be found again.
Hearing of my difficult times, several Oregon bloggers took pity on my poor weblogged soul and linked my site to theirs. Eventually I returned to Google’s good graces, though the reason for my temporary exile seems different from yours. Still, though the ways of Google are deeply mysterious, we do know that links are loved.
Clearly, it is an affront to all that is good and Googley to have a blog called Burnside Skatepark so far down in the "burnside skatepark" search engine rankings. I hope this mention helps. Maybe some other bloggers will similarly give your blog a Google charge.
Skate on. At the end of the day, Google (and everything else in the world) will do what it has to do and you’ll do what you have to do. That’s the only way for you, or me, to stay sane.
I'm 56 years old and have never skateboarded. But some 46 years ago I used to attach roller skates to my shoes and zip around our flat concrete California carport. Different times; a lot different technology; hugely different topology.
Thanks for the good words. I knew that google likes links and I know of quite a few skateboard sites that link to me. I went through and see that nobody has removed my link, so I have no idea what happened. Maybe in time I will work my way back up the google ranks, but to tell you the truth, I was getting at least 20 hits a day just from google searches. I'm bummed, but like you said "At the end of the day, Google (and everything else in the world) will do what it has to do and you’ll do what you have to do.". I couldn't have said it better myself.
Posted by: Weekendwarrior | February 10, 2005 at 02:05 PM
I'm not sure how it happened, but after 2 days of being bumped to the 23rd page of the search, I am now back at the number 2 position. Maybe I jumped the gun on telling google to kiss my ass. Thanks again for your support.
Posted by: Weekendwarrior | February 10, 2005 at 04:17 PM