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January Stats - 10553 Pageviews from 4380 unique visitors - a very busy month!
January's top directories in order of popularity were -
www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens

www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold

www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames


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

Google rankings dropped? Reasons and Remedies ...

(This article is more relevant to clients who have their own "domain name" websites, but there is useful information that can help ensure your Thames directory website is also ranking well in Google)

Has your website lost its rankings in Google? Did your rankings drop or did your website vanish completely from Google? Your website may have received a Google penalty and you may have to file a reinclusion request.

Reasons why your Google rankings might have dropped

There are several reasons that can cause a ranking drop:

  1. You changed your website. After a website change, Google can temporarily downrank websites. This process has been described in a Google patent. In that case, you shouldn't have to worry about the ranking drop and you should get your old (or better) rankings back in time.

  2. Other websites are better than yours. No website can keep its rankings forever. Your competitors might have built better webpages with better content and better inbound links. In that case, optimise your website content for your keywords and try to get better inbound links.

  3. Google thinks that you use spam elements on your webpages and applied a penalty to your website. In that case, you have to file a reinclusion request.

How to find out if your website has been penalised

Carry out a search for your domain name on Google. If your website does not come as the first result, it's likely that it has been penalised.

If Google cannot find any page of your website if you search for "site:yourdomain.com" (replace yourdomain.com with your own domain name) then it is almost certain that your website has been penalised.

Remedies: what you can do to get your rankings back

Before you request that Google to reconsider your website, you should make sure that everything is OK with your site:

  1. Fix all on-site issues that might have caused the problem.

    If you use hidden text or nearly hidden text on your website then remove it.

    If you use keyword lists or any other form of keyword stuffing on your webpages, then remove these elements.

    Remove any unnecessary redirects, unrelated links and all duplicate pages.

  2. Fix all off-site issues.

    Off-site issues are often the reason for ranking penalties. If you participated in automated link exchange systems of if you paid a cheap overseas link building service to get links to your website then it's likely that these links have been flagged as spam links by Google.

    Google does not like automated link systems at all. Try to make sure that these linking systems do not link anymore to your site.

    If you purchased links to improve your rankings, try to get rid of these links. Google has officially stated that they consider paid links spam. Do not buy links.

How to file a reinclusion request

When you have removed all on-site and off-site elements that could have been flagged by Google, you can file a reinclusion request.

Keep your reinclusion request short and to the point. Be friendly and explain what exactly you have done to clean up your website.

Ranking drops can cost your business a lot of money. For that reason, you shouldn't use any search engine optimisation services that promise quick-fix solutions. If something looks too good, too inexpensive or too easy to be true then it probably isn't true.

If you use ethical search engine optimisation methods to optimise your website then you can be sure that your website gets high rankings without offending Google. It can take longer to get high rankings with ethical methods but you should also keep your high rankings much longer.


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 250 of 282 Total Referrers
# Hits Referrer
1 9865 38.36% - (Direct Request)
2 4563 17.74% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/accommodation.htm
3 2786 10.83% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/
4 688 2.68% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge/
5 612 2.38% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/activities.htm
6 611 2.38% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames/
7 524 2.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/KauaerangaCountry/
8 494 1.92% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/information.htm
9 483 1.88% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/avalon/
10 467 1.82% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/stayatcoastal/
11 376 1.46% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens/
12 337 1.31% http://www.google.co.nz/search
13 287 1.12% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/temata/
14 280 1.09% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/enquiry.html
15 267 1.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches/
16 206 0.80% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/whyworry/
17 202 0.79% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge/directions.html
18 172 0.67% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/rolleston/
19 159 0.62% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/fishing/
20 141 0.55% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/map.html
21 129 0.50% http://www.google.com/search
22 127 0.49% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold/
23 125 0.49% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/hirequip/
24 123 0.48% http://www.google.com.au/search
25 116 0.45% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/coromandel.htm
26 107 0.42% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/oceanview/
27 66 0.26% http://thames-info.co.nz/robots.txt
28 65 0.25% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/classifieds.html
29 64 0.25% http://www.google.co.uk/search
30 58 0.23% http://www.bing.com/search
31 47 0.18% http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c
32 42 0.16% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/robots.txt
33 40 0.16% http://nz.search.yahoo.com/search
34 38 0.15% http://www.coromandelfun.co.nz/thames_accommod.html
35 34 0.13% http://thames-info.co.nz/
36 34 0.13% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/tapuschool/
37 34 0.13% http://www.thecoromandel.com/bbtha.html
38 33 0.13% http://www.tuscanyonthames.co.nz/attractions.html
39 32 0.12% http://www.thamesinfo.co.nz/accommodation.html
40 29 0.11% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/businesses.htm
41 29 0.11% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/newlistings.htm
42 23 0.09% http://www.tapumotorcamp.co.nz/public/default.php
43 22 0.09% http://thames-info.co.nz/scripts/ac_runactivecontent.js
44 22 0.09% http://thames-info.co.nz/siteofthemonth.swf
45 22 0.09% http://www.kiwi-romance.com/north-island/coromandel/index.htm
46 21 0.08% http://www.google.de/search
47 21 0.08% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/activityite
48 18 0.07% http://www.google.co.nz/url
49 18 0.07% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/shopping.html
50 18 0.07% http://www.travelwise.co.nz/listings/Kauaeranga_Country_Bed_and_Breakfast_Thames.html
51 17 0.07% http://thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens/
52 16 0.06% http://www.bnb.co.nz/coromandel/results/listing_details.html
53 15 0.06% http://visitnz.co.nz/coromandel.htm
54 14 0.05% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/scripts/ac_runactivecontent.js
55 14 0.05% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/siteofthemonth.swf
56 14 0.05% http://www.tnzip.co.nz/regions/Coromandel/coromandelfiles/coromandel.htm
57 14 0.05% www.seventwentyfour.com/
58 13 0.05% http://au.search.yahoo.com/search
59 13 0.05% http://au.yhs.search.yahoo.com/avg/search
60 12 0.05% http://search.atomz.com/search/
61 11 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/news.html
62 10 0.04% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/nodeid/246/
63 9 0.03% http://maps.google.co.nz/maps/place
64 9 0.03% http://www.searchnz.co.nz/search.aspx
65 8 0.03% http://thames-info.co.nz/accommodation.htm
66 8 0.03% http://www.goldmine-experience.co.nz/edu-activities.html
67 8 0.03% http://www.google.ca/search
68 8 0.03% http://www.google.fr/search
69 8 0.03% http://www.matamata-info.co.nz/classifieds.html
70 8 0.03% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/161855/nodeid/246/
71 8 0.03% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/sights-activities/tours-sightseeing/tour-sightseeing-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188856/rel
72 8 0.03% http://www.nzs.com/business/trade/building-and-construction/supplies/doors-and-windows/
73 7 0.03% http://images.google.co.nz/imgres
74 7 0.03% http://www.goldmine-experience.co.nz/local.html
75 7 0.03% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/161855/activityite
76 7 0.03% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/a
77 7 0.03% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/s
78 7 0.03% http://www.thames-high.school.nz/index.php
79 6 0.02% http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view
80 6 0.02% http://www.google.co.uk/url
81 6 0.02% http://www.google.com.au/url
82 6 0.02% http://www.nzsearch.co.nz/search.aspx
83 6 0.02% https://www.intl-alliance.com/store
84 5 0.02% http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Oceania/New_Zealand/Waikato/Localities/Thames/Travel_and_Tourism/Accommodation/Bed_and_Breakfast/
85 5 0.02% http://www.google.co.jp/search
86 5 0.02% http://www.homestay.co.nz/Coromandel.htm
87 5 0.02% http://www.thames-info.co.nz
88 5 0.02% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches/SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarVertical.css
89 4 0.02% http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place
90 4 0.02% http://search.incredimail.com/
91 4 0.02% http://search.yahoo.com/search
92 4 0.02% http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search
93 4 0.02% http://www.destinationnz.co.nz/new-zealand-regions-thames-coromandel
94 4 0.02% http://www.google.ch/search
95 4 0.02% http://www.google.nl/search
96 4 0.02% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/activityite
97 4 0.02% http://www.nzs.com/region/coromandel/business/trade/building-and-construction/supplies/doors-and-windows/
98 4 0.02% http://www.nzs.com/region/coromandel/travel/accommodation/lodges-and-retreats/
99 4 0.02% http://www.pillowsandpancakes.com/bnb/1001421/Kauaeranga Country Bed and Breakfast
100 4 0.02% http://www.searchnz.co.nz/cgi-bin/search
101 4 0.02% http://www.tripperxl.com/result.php
102 3 0.01% http://images.google.com/imgres
103 3 0.01% http://maps.google.com/maps/place
104 3 0.01% http://nz.altavista.com/web/results
105 3 0.01% http://search.bt.com/result
106 3 0.01% http://search.nzs.com/search
107 3 0.01% http://whois.domaintools.com/thames-info.co.nz
108 3 0.01% http://www.google.co.nz/
109 3 0.01% http://www.intl-alliance.com/store/index.php
110 3 0.01% http://www.pillowsandpancakes.com/bnb/1001418/Huia Lodge Bed and Breakfast
111 3 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cpanel
112 3 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/rolleston
113 3 0.01% http://www.thecoromandel.com/educationcoromandel/links.html
114 3 0.01% http://www.vpn-privacy.org/
115 3 0.01% https://www.intl-alliance.com/store/index.php
116 2 0.01% http://aolsearch.aol.co.uk/aol/search
117 2 0.01% http://atc.yesware.net/lodging.html
118 2 0.01% http://baike.baidu.com/view/1264515.htm
119 2 0.01% http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx
120 2 0.01% http://images.google.cn/imglanding
121 2 0.01% http://images.google.co.in/imgres
122 2 0.01% http://images.google.co.uk/imgres
123 2 0.01% http://m.yahoo.com/w/search
124 2 0.01% http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place
125 2 0.01% http://search.aol.co.uk/aol/search
126 2 0.01% http://search.hp.my.aol.co.nz/aol/search
127 2 0.01% http://search.imesh.com/webResults.html
128 2 0.01% http://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/AJmain.jhtml
129 2 0.01% http://www.bnbnz.com/listings/Kauaeranga_Country_Bed_and_Breakfast_Thames.html
130 2 0.01% http://www.google.cn/search
131 2 0.01% http://www.google.co.th/search
132 2 0.01% http://www.google.com/m
133 2 0.01% http://www.google.gr/search
134 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/161855/regionid/4/
135 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702.html
136 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/r
137 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/ja/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/3
138 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/sights-activities/tours-sightseeing/tour-sightseeing-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188856/act
139 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/travel-planner/my-travel-planner.cfm
140 2 0.01% http://www.onlineaccommodation.com/results.asp
141 2 0.01% http://www.tapu.school.nz/resources.html
142 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens
143 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames
144 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/avalon
145 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold
146 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/oceanview
147 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/stayatcoastal
148 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/tapuschool
149 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/temata
150 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/whyworry
151 2 0.01% http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/coromandel/visitor-information/destination-information/
152 1 0.00% http://192.168.100.206:15871/cgi-bin/blockOptions.cgi
153 1 0.00% http://co112w.col112.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx
154 1 0.00% http://dearcomputer.nl/gir/
155 1 0.00% http://dogtime.com/users/53326
156 1 0.00% http://dogtime.com/users/53459
157 1 0.00% http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~althea/page19.html
158 1 0.00% http://images.google.co.il/imgres
159 1 0.00% http://images.google.com.vn/imgres
160 1 0.00% http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/profile/Dekvumerf/
161 1 0.00% http://ixquick.com/do/metasearch.pl
162 1 0.00% http://lanslide.net/communityserver/members/Phentermine5t6.aspx
163 1 0.00% http://libcom.org/user/badrolenk
164 1 0.00% http://maps.google.co.nz/maps
165 1 0.00% http://maps.google.com.au/
166 1 0.00% http://maps.google.com.au/maps
167 1 0.00% http://maps.google.com/
168 1 0.00% http://maps.google.es/maps/place
169 1 0.00% http://maps.google.nl/maps
170 1 0.00% http://nieuw-zeeland.beginthier.nl/
171 1 0.00% http://openisme.org/node/4624
172 1 0.00% http://painterfactory.com/members/Tramadol-overnight.aspx
173 1 0.00% http://painterfactory.com/members/phentermine-no-rx.aspx
174 1 0.00% http://planetastonia.co.uk/node/5664
175 1 0.00% http://planetastonia.co.uk/node/5666
176 1 0.00% http://random.yahoo.com/fast/ryl
177 1 0.00% http://search.babylon.com/home
178 1 0.00% http://search.mywestnet.com.au/search.aspx
179 1 0.00% http://search.seznam.cz/svet
180 1 0.00% http://search.sweetim.com/search.asp
181 1 0.00% http://sitetakeover.com/node/5992
182 1 0.00% http://sitetakeover.com/node/6001
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184 1 0.00% http://suche.freenet.de/suche
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186 1 0.00% http://swienton.com/members/Tramadol-Pills-No-Rx.aspx
187 1 0.00% http://taskmap.com/communityserver/members/Tramadol-Overnight-no-prescription.aspx
188 1 0.00% http://thecoromandel.com/bbtha.html
189 1 0.00% http://thelostboysatl.com/forums/members/Xanax-PRESCRIPTION-Drug.aspx
190 1 0.00% http://translate.google.hu/translate_p
191 1 0.00% http://uk.ask.com/web
192 1 0.00% http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Travel/By_Region/Countries/New_Zealand/Complete_List/
193 1 0.00% http://vdbimageworks.com/cs/members/Buy-ultram-no-prescription.aspx
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195 1 0.00% http://virb.com/soma_/posts/text/7380777
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202 1 0.00% http://www.accommodationz.co.nz/NorthIsland/thames-bed-and-breakfasts.shtml
203 1 0.00% http://www.anewpage.com/web/bradver
204 1 0.00% http://www.anewpage.com/web/sesihtlos
205 1 0.00% http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/links.html
206 1 0.00% http://www.answerbag.com/profile/1180090
207 1 0.00% http://www.answerbag.com/profile/1180126
208 1 0.00% http://www.arukikata.co.nz/travel/walkabout/coromandel-peninsula/i-site.html
209 1 0.00% http://www.ask.com/web
210 1 0.00% http://www.bandbclub.com/region/26/
211 1 0.00% http://www.bing.com/spresults.aspx
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215 1 0.00% http://www.communities.co.nz/Home/Waikato.cfm
216 1 0.00% http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Oceania/New_Zealand/Waikato/Localities/Thames/
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235 1 0.00% http://www.google.com/m/search
236 1 0.00% http://www.google.com/url
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239 1 0.00% http://www.google.ee/search
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242 1 0.00% http://www.google.si/url
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244 1 0.00% http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u/grinnell
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