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Our free click-through in the newsletters of www.matamata-info.co.nz - www.tearoha-info.co.nz - www.thames-info.co.nz - www.morrinsville-info.co.nz goes to - www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold (regular updates ensure this top Thames accommodation business is always busy with guests) - www.thames-info.co.nz/temata (a great Coromandel accommodation option)

May Stats - 6800 Pageviews from 3201 unique visitors.
May's top directories in order of popularity were -
www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge

www.thames-info/stayatcoastal
www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold



Our most visited index pages, in order of popularity were: ACCOMMODATION - BUSINESSES - INFORMATION - CLASSIFIEDS - MAP - ENQUIRY - ACTIVITIES

A great way to improve your link popularity which is directly related to your search engine ranking, is to take advantage of our FREE classified advertisement offer. We have "classifieds" on our four town websites (www.matamata-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.morrinsville-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.tearoha-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.thames-info.co.nz/classifieds.html) and they receive an enormous amount of visitors - if you're not there you're missing out!! All you have to do is forward us 25 words about your business - a breeze surely!! Your classified advertisement will be linked to your website and also have an email link on it if requested. www.thames-info.co.nz/classifieds.html was the 4th most visited directory on the site during May!! Take a look at our top ranking town websites >>>>


The importance of a custom 404 error page ...

Let the 404 be a start, not a finish.

A 404 "page not found" error shows a problem happened when someone tried to reach a web page. This opportunity should be working for your site.

Searchers despise the 404 error page, especially when it comes from clicking what looks like a relevant link in a list of search results. Too often, these 404s come up as an ineffective default page in the browser, leaving the visitor no other real choice but to hit the Back button and try again.

One may end up skeptical of future results from that domain, and you may not realise that your are losing visitors and potential sales.

Google, the most popular search engine, doesn’t want to see this.  It not only reduces the value of the destination sites that return a 404 error, but also the quality of Google’s search results. A poorly configured delivery of 404 results may keep an otherwise dead page alive in Google's index, to be found again and again.

It's basic stuff, as commenters on the first of a short series of posts at the Google Webmaster Central blog noted.  We have only recently been creating custom error pages for our clients, so it’s important that you check to see if you site has one or not – if not, contact us to arrange for this to be done.
Not all 404s are created equal, as Maile Ohye said at the blog today. A 404 could be a soft error or a hard one.

The soft 404 response is the undesirable result. This happens when someone tries to visit a nonexistent URL on a site. Instead of an error page, the website returns a 200 response code and sends the request to the site's homepage.

On the user's side, the person who encountered this probably questioned the sanity of allowing this useless result to happen. It's not a good way to earn repeat visits.

Give the visitor a real 404 page not found result, Ohye said. It's a clear indication both to human and automated visitors about the status of the page.

Google made a week of the 404, and we've got a pretty good idea of where they are going judging by Ohye's comment about sending a helpful "Not found" message to the viewer. Remember that we have the ability to deliver any kind of page in response to a 404 situation, so talk to us now.

A custom 404 error page could let the visitor know that, while the page they wanted isn't there, other pages on the site may be exactly what they need. Visit this link on a site we are currently working on, which is live online, but not yet complete.  This error page explains that the site isn't yet complete and encourages the visitor by supplying clear contact details.

If you have your own domain website, check your site, because if it doesn’t have a custom 404 error page, then you could be losing business.


Some extra statistical info:
Here is a comprehensive list of referring sites to assist those of you who may be paying for links from outside sites. Alot of referring from within the site, so here you can also get an idea of how many visitors go to your site if it is not featured in the "most visited" above. (The links are live so you can click on them to see where they go):

Top 232 of 232 Total Referrers
# Hits Referrer
1 7224 45.25% - (Direct Request)
2 1826 11.44% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/accommodation.htm
3 1373 8.60% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/
4 630 3.95% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/Harcourts/
5 345 2.16% http://www.google.co.nz/search
6 301 1.89% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/KauaerangaCountry/
7 276 1.73% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/information.htm
8 261 1.64% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge/
9 251 1.57% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/activities.htm
10 245 1.53% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames/
11 245 1.53% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches/
12 206 1.29% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/avalon/
13 185 1.16% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold/
14 179 1.12% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/temata/
15 172 1.08% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/stayatcoastal/
16 157 0.98% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/enquiry.html
17 144 0.90% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/hirequip/
18 136 0.85% http://www.google.com/search
19 125 0.78% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens/
20 115 0.72% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/fishing/
21 110 0.69% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/map.html
22 77 0.48% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge/directions.html
23 68 0.43% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/coromandel.htm
24 68 0.43% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/oceanview/
25 67 0.42% http://search.live.com/results.aspx
26 64 0.40% http://www.google.com.au/search
27 63 0.39% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/classifieds.html
28 61 0.38% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/rolleston/
29 61 0.38% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/whyworry/
30 47 0.29% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/newlistings.htm
31 46 0.29% http://www.google.co.uk/search
32 42 0.26% http://nz.search.yahoo.com/search
33 36 0.23% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/tapuschool/
34 29 0.18% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/businesses.htm
35 28 0.18% http://www.nzs.com/related-links/nzpropertyforsale.co.nz/
36 25 0.16% http://www.followsite.com/bot.html
37 25 0.16% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/shopping.html
38 23 0.14% http://thames-info.co.nz/
39 20 0.13% http://search.msn.com/results.aspx
40 19 0.12% http://www.thames-info.co.nz
41 19 0.12% http://www.tnzip.co.nz/regions/Coromandel/coromandelfiles/coromandel.htm
42 19 0.12% www.seventwentyfour.com/
43 18 0.11% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/187498/nodeid/246/
44 15 0.09% http://images.google.com/imgres
45 14 0.09% http://images.google.co.nz/imgres
46 14 0.09% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/activityite
47 12 0.08% http://www.bnb.co.nz/coromandel/results/listing_details.html
48 12 0.08% http://www.coromandelfun.co.nz/thames_accommod.html
49 12 0.08% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/187498/activityite
50 12 0.08% http://www.thamesinfo.co.nz/accommodation.html
51 11 0.07% http://72.14.221.132/translate_c
52 11 0.07% http://search.hp.my.aol.co.nz/aol/search
53 11 0.07% http://www.kiwi-romance.com/north-island/coromandel/index.htm
54 10 0.06% http://74.6.146.127/search/cache
55 10 0.06% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/nodeid/246/
56 10 0.06% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/sights-activities/tours-sightseeing/tour-sightseeing-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188856/rel
57 9 0.06% http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx
58 9 0.06% http://www.goldmine-experience.co.nz/edu-activities.html
59 9 0.06% http://www.google.de/search
60 8 0.05% http://74.125.53.132/translate_c
61 8 0.05% http://new-zealand-nz.org/directory/category/tourist/
62 8 0.05% http://thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens/
63 6 0.04% http://au.search.yahoo.com/search
64 6 0.04% http://www.destinationnz.co.nz/new-zealand-travel-coromandel-accommodation
65 6 0.04% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/161855/activityite
66 6 0.04% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/161855/nodeid/246/
67 6 0.04% http://www.nzs.com/business/trade/building-and-construction/supplies/doors-and-windows/
68 6 0.04% http://www.tearoha-info.co.nz/classifieds.html
69 6 0.04% http://www.thames-high.school.nz/index.php
70 5 0.03% http://www.google.fr/search
71 4 0.03% http://74.125.153.132/search
72 4 0.03% http://images.google.com.au/imgres
73 4 0.03% http://search.atomz.com/search/
74 4 0.03% http://whois.domaintools.com/thames-info.co.nz
75 4 0.03% http://www.charmingaccommodation.co.nz/website/3388/kauaeranga-country-b-and-b-thames.html
76 4 0.03% http://www.homestay.co.nz/Coromandel.htm
77 4 0.03% http://www.minerals.co.nz/html/main_topics/links_to_other_sites.html
78 4 0.03% http://www.nzs.com/region/coromandel/business/trade/building-and-construction/supplies/doors-and-windows/
79 4 0.03% http://www.nzs.com/region/coromandel/travel/accommodation/bed-and-breakfast/
80 4 0.03% http://www.searchnz.co.nz/cgi-bin/search
81 4 0.03% http://www.tapu.school.nz/resources.html
82 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/news.html
83 4 0.03% http://www.totaltravel.co.nz/link.asp
84 4 0.03% http://www.travelwise.co.nz/listings/Kauaeranga_Country_Bed_and_Breakfast_Thames.html
85 4 0.03% http://www.whois.sc/
86 4 0.03% http://www.wwwdesign.co.nz/awards.html
87 3 0.02% http://images.google.com.tr/imgres
88 3 0.02% http://search.alot.com/web
89 3 0.02% http://un.yhs.search.yahoo.com/avg/search
90 3 0.02% http://www.google.com.sg/search
91 3 0.02% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/r
92 3 0.02% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/travel-planner/my-travel-planner.cfm
93 3 0.02% http://www.nzs.com/travel/accommodation/lodges-and-retreats/more3.html
94 3 0.02% http://www.optuszoo.com.au/search
95 3 0.02% http://www.servage.net/page/robot/
96 3 0.02% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches/SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarVertical.css
97 3 0.02% http://www.tuscanyonthames.co.nz/attractions.html
98 2 0.01% http://209.85.173.132/search
99 2 0.01% http://images.google.ca/imgres
100 2 0.01% http://images.google.com/images
101 2 0.01% http://images.google.pt/imgres
102 2 0.01% http://maps.google.co.nz/maps
103 2 0.01% http://random.yahoo.com/fast/ryl
104 2 0.01% http://safenet.co.nz/vl/index.Tourism.html
105 2 0.01% http://search.msn.fr/results.aspx
106 2 0.01% http://search.nzs.com/nz/Sliding Doors
107 2 0.01% http://search.nzs.com/search
108 2 0.01% http://search.yahoo.com/search
109 2 0.01% http://thames-info.co.nz/whyworry/
110 2 0.01% http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search
111 2 0.01% http://visitnz.co.nz/coromandel.htm
112 2 0.01% http://www.cool-trade.com
113 2 0.01% http://www.goldmine-experience.co.nz/local.html
114 2 0.01% http://www.google.cn/search
115 2 0.01% http://www.google.co.ck/search
116 2 0.01% http://www.google.co.in/search
117 2 0.01% http://www.google.co.za/search
118 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.au/
119 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.au/hws/search
120 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.my/search
121 2 0.01% http://www.google.com/custom
122 2 0.01% http://www.google.dk/search
123 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/regionid/4/
124 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/187498/regionid/4/
125 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/187498/startrow/21
126 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/activityite
127 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/s
128 2 0.01% http://www.newzealandwebsites.com/Home_and_Garden/Real_Estate/Real_Estate_Agents/default.asp
129 2 0.01% http://www.nzs.com/region/coromandel/travel/accommodation/motels-and-motor-lodges/
130 2 0.01% http://www.nzs.com/travel/accommodation/bed-and-breakfast/more6.html
131 2 0.01% http://www.richmondvillas.co.nz/faq.html
132 2 0.01% http://www.tapumotorcamp.co.nz/public/default.php
133 2 0.01% http://www.tearoha-info.co.nz/
134 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/avalon
135 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/oceanview
136 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/tapuschool
137 2 0.01% http://www.thecoromandel.com/bbtha.html
138 2 0.01% http://www.thecoromandel.com/educationcoromandel/links.html
139 2 0.01% http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/coromandel/coromandel---thames/visitor-information/destination-information/
140 2 0.01% http://www.wwwdesign.co.nz/client.html
141 1 0.01% 10
142 1 0.01% 14
143 1 0.01% 19
144 1 0.01% 20
145 1 0.01% 21
146 1 0.01% 22
147 1 0.01% 23
148 1 0.01% 24
149 1 0.01% 25
150 1 0.01% 26
151 1 0.01% 27
152 1 0.01% 28
153 1 0.01% 32
154 1 0.01% 35
155 1 0.01% http://images.google.be/imgres
156 1 0.01% http://images.google.co.uk/imgres
157 1 0.01% http://images.yandex.ru/yandsearch
158 1 0.01% http://maps.google.com/maps
159 1 0.01% http://newzealand-real-estate.com/realestate-links/RealEstate_North_Island/Coromandel_RealEstate/index.html
160 1 0.01% http://nz.mc961.mail.yahoo.com/mc/showMessage
161 1 0.01% http://ph.search.yahoo.com/search
162 1 0.01% http://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx
163 1 0.01% http://search.hp.my.aol.co.uk/aol/search
164 1 0.01% http://search.nzs.com/nz/Dairy Farm Recruiters
165 1 0.01% http://translate.google.com/translate
166 1 0.01% http://uk.ask.com/web
167 1 0.01% http://weblinks.newzealand.co.nz/pages/Building/Tradespeople___Services/Floor_Polishing___Sanding/index.html
168 1 0.01% http://webmastercoffee.com/en/site/www.thames-info.co.nz
169 1 0.01% http://www.bandbclub.com/region/26/
170 1 0.01% http://www.bandbclub.com/region/26/1
171 1 0.01% http://www.bnb.co.nz/results/listing_details.html
172 1 0.01% http://www.communities.co.nz/Home/Waikato.cfm
173 1 0.01% http://www.cotswolds.info/bandb.shtml
174 1 0.01% http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/Thames nz/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq
175 1 0.01% http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/thames zealand street map/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq
176 1 0.01% http://www.emigratenz.org/forum/showthread.php
177 1 0.01% http://www.google.be/custom
178 1 0.01% http://www.google.be/search
179 1 0.01% http://www.google.ca/search
180 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.jp/search
181 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.kr/search
182 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.nz/
183 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.nz/cse
184 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.nz/m/search
185 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.uk/custom
186 1 0.01% http://www.google.com.br/search
187 1 0.01% http://www.google.com.ua/search
188 1 0.01% http://www.google.com/imgres
189 1 0.01% http://www.google.fi/search
190 1 0.01% http://www.google.ie/search
191 1 0.01% http://www.google.it/search
192 1 0.01% http://www.google.nl/hws/dell-row/afe
193 1 0.01% http://www.google.vg/search
194 1 0.01% http://www.keywordspy.com/find-competitor-adwords/thames-info.co.nz
195 1 0.01% http://www.marthamine.co.nz/links.html
196 1 0.01% http://www.matamata-info.co.nz
197 1 0.01% http://www.matamata-info.co.nz/newsletter114.htm
198 1 0.01% http://www.minerals.co.nz/html/main_topics/thames/hauraki.html
199 1 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/regionid/4/
200 1 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188855/activityite
201 1 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188855/regionid/4/
202 1 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/zhs/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/activit
203 1 0.01% http://www.newzealandwebsites.com/Home_and_Garden/Building/Equipment_Hire/default.asp
204 1 0.01% http://www.nzsearch.co.nz/search.asp
205 1 0.01% http://www.nzsearch.co.nz/search.aspx
206 1 0.01% http://www.onlineaccommodation.com/results.asp
207 1 0.01% http://www.piperpat.co.nz/NZLinks/NZRetailServices/GeneralRetail/HomeampBuildingSuppliesampServices/HomeAppliances
208 1 0.01% http://www.roland-praxl.de/nz_sight.html
209 1 0.01% http://www.searchnz.co.nz/search.aspx
210 1 0.01% http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/banks/
211 1 0.01% http://www.sodahead.com/question/377047/ellen-has-reached-20000-raves-please-help-me-congratulate-our-dear-friend/
212 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/GoldfieldPromotions/education.html
213 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/Harcourts
214 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge
215 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/KauaerangaCountry
216 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens
217 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames
218 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold
219 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/fishing
220 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/floors/
221 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/hirequip
222 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/hirequip/hirequip_logo_blk2.gif
223 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches
224 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches/logo.gif
225 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/rolleston
226 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/stayatcoastal
227 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/temata
228 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/whyworry
229 1 0.01% http://www.tourism.net.nz/listings/frame/accommodation/1434
230 1 0.01% http://www.tourism.net.nz/listings/frame/accommodation/31142
231 1 0.01% http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/coromandel/visitor-information/destination-information/
232 1 0.01% http://www.umoyalodge.co.nz/activities.html

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