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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 the following websites that carried out updates during May - CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO VIEW >>>>

Morrinsville Country Market
Harcourts Real Estate - Te Aroha
Te Mata Lodge - Coromandel

May Stats - 7132 Pageviews from 3411 unique visitors
May's top directories in order of popularity were -
www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge
www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens

www.thames-info.co.nz/whyworry
www.thames-info.co.nz/tapuschool
www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold
www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches
www.thames-info/stayatcoastal
www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames


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

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 3rd most visited index on the site during May!! Take a look at our top ranking town websites >>>>


Demystifying the Top 10 Search Engine Myths

We've all done it at some point, or should have! We search a keyword that describes our business only to scratch our head as to how our competitor's website shows up on the top of the list instead of ours. If you've gone one step further and read about Search Engine Optimisation, then surely you have come across plenty of conflicting information online.
One article tells you to do one thing while another tells you to do the opposite. Which one should you believe?

So what should you believe? The general rule is to combine what you read or hear with what you have experienced and somewhere in there lies the truth. To get you started, let's demystify some of the more commonly used myths floating around.

1) Use a Keyword Rich Domain Name:
It is widely believed that if you include your keywords in your domain name like www.the-best-widgets-in-new-zealand.com it will greatly increase your rankings. This is not true. It is best to choose a domain name that is short, easy to remember and if possible includes your company name.

2) Google Partnership:
If you are ever approached by a company claiming to have a partnership with Google, run in the opposite direction. There is no such thing as a "preferred" relationship with Google and in fact on Google's website it even states: Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google.

3) Meta Keyword Tag:
It used to be that the Meta Keyword Tag was given a lot of weight in the early days of Search Engine Optimisation, but people abused it and now it does very little. You may still want to include your keywords here, but know that it will not do much and in fact most search engines won't even check it.

4) Bold or Italicised Text:
Adding emphasis to certain keywords like using bold or italics can make your text easier to scan for the reader if done properly, but has little to no affect on your search engine ranking.

5) Content Length:
There is no search engine rule stating that your content needs to be a specific number of words in order to get indexed. Any recommended length is more to assist the reader in understanding what you do than to aid the search engines.

6) Duplicate Content:
Posting specific content like an article or blog entry on your site and then on another site will not get you penalised. In the search results, Google will recognise that the content is the same and only choose one of the pages to display, but it will not hurt your overall search engine ranking.

7) Avoid Flash:
Any text that you place in Flash will not be readable by a search engine, but this doesn't mean you have to avoid flash altogether. You can still incorporate Flash into your site through rotating pictures or a header on the page. Just don't have an all Flash site or use a Flash intro if you are interested in increasing your search engine rankings.

8) Pay-Per-Click:
Some say that using Pay-Per-Click will help your organic listing while others say it will hurt. Both are false. The fact is that Google has gone to great lengths to separate the two departments of organic and paid listings to a point where the two departments don't communicate or even sit at the same table for lunch.

9) Update the Site Frequently:
Updating your site often is a good idea if you have something new to say. Just don't change around a few words to accommodate the search engines as that won't help your listing at all. Regularly adding legitimate content like articles, press releases, new products or services and blog entries will help though.

10) Doorway Pages:
Many companies will sell this idea of increasing your ranking by creating hundreds of one page sites loaded with keywords that link to you from various domains. This is considered spamming search engines and is not recommended. If you properly optimise your site and focus on the correct way to get listed, you will increase your ranking much quicker than these doorway pages ever could.

Of course there are many other myths out there confusing the general public about what works and what doesn't work. Some of them are spread by people who don't really know the truth and others are spread by SEO companies in an attempt to make search engine optimisation confusing. Regardless of where the myths come from, if you use common sense and do things the right way, you will get results from your website!


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 244 of 244 Total Referrers
# Hits Referrer
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2 1659 11.45% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/accommodation.htm
3 1407 9.71% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/
4 280 1.93% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames/
5 257 1.77% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge/
6 230 1.59% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/information.htm
7 194 1.34% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches/
8 188 1.30% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/stayatcoastal/
9 187 1.29% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/activities.htm
10 164 1.13% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/avalon/
11 158 1.09% http://www.google.co.nz/search
12 156 1.08% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens/
13 127 0.88% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/whyworry/
14 125 0.86% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/temata/
15 96 0.66% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/coromandel.htm
16 80 0.55% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/fishing/
17 72 0.50% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/map.html
18 65 0.45% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge/directions.html
19 59 0.41% http://www.google.com.au/search
20 54 0.37% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/oceanview/
21 53 0.37% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/classifieds.html
22 51 0.35% http://www.google.co.nz/url
23 40 0.28% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/rolleston/
24 33 0.23% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold/
25 32 0.22% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/tapuschool/
26 31 0.21% http://www.google.com/search
27 30 0.21% http://www.google.co.uk/search
28 29 0.20% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/enquiry.html
29 27 0.19% http://www.kiwi-romance.com/north-island/coromandel/index.htm
30 25 0.17% http://thames-info.co.nz/robots.txt
31 25 0.17% http://www.bing.com/search
32 23 0.16% http://www.tuscanyonthames.co.nz/attractions.html
33 22 0.15% http://thames-info.co.nz/
34 22 0.15% http://www.thamesinfo.co.nz/accommodation.html
35 21 0.14% http://nz.search.yahoo.com/search
36 20 0.14% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/businesses.htm
37 16 0.11% http://www.coromandelfun.co.nz/thames_accommod.html
38 15 0.10% http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse
39 14 0.10% http://www.google.com.au/url
40 13 0.09% http://thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens/
41 13 0.09% http://www.google.co.nz/imgres
42 12 0.08% http://www.google.de/search
43 12 0.08% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/nodeid/246/
44 11 0.08% http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view
45 11 0.08% http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search
46 11 0.08% http://www.matamata-info.co.nz/classifieds.html
47 11 0.08% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/news.html
48 10 0.07% http://thames-info.co.nz/scripts/ac_runactivecontent.js
49 10 0.07% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/robots.txt
50 10 0.07% http://www.travelplanner.co.nz/referral.cfm
51 9 0.06% http://thames-info.co.nz/siteofthemonth.swf
52 9 0.06% http://www.google.com/imgres
53 9 0.06% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/161855/nodeid/246/
54 9 0.06% http://www.thames-high.school.nz/index.php
55 8 0.06% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/s
56 8 0.06% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/newlistings.htm
57 7 0.05% http://thames-info.co.nz/Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js
58 7 0.05% http://www.bandbclub.com/region/26/
59 7 0.05% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js
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61 6 0.04% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/activityite
62 6 0.04% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/sights-activities/tours-sightseeing/tour-sightseeing-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188856/rel
63 6 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens
64 6 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cpanel
65 6 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches
66 6 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/ostriches/SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarVertical.css
67 6 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/stayatcoastal
68 6 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/tapuschool
69 6 0.04% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/temata
70 6 0.04% http://www.tripperxl.com/result.php
71 5 0.03% http://www.google.co.uk/url
72 5 0.03% http://www.google.com/url
73 5 0.03% http://www.morrinsville-info.co.nz/newsletter127.htm
74 5 0.03% http://www.nzsearch.co.nz/search.aspx
75 4 0.03% http://au.yhs.search.yahoo.com/avg/search
76 4 0.03% http://live.vodafone.com/
77 4 0.03% http://majestic12.co.uk/bot.php
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80 4 0.03% http://whois.domaintools.com/thames-info.co.nz
81 4 0.03% http://www.bnb.co.nz/coromandel/results/listing_details.html
82 4 0.03% http://www.e-sygoing.com/v6/Travel/travel60.html
83 4 0.03% http://www.goldmine-experience.co.nz/local.html
84 4 0.03% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/ActivityIte
85 4 0.03% http://www.tapumotorcamp.co.nz/public/default.php
86 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz
87 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge
88 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/cotswold
89 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/fishing
90 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/oceanview
91 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/rolleston
92 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/shopping.html
93 4 0.03% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/whyworry
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95 3 0.02% http://au.search.yahoo.com/search
96 3 0.02% http://games.espn.go.com/flb/tools/teamsettings
97 3 0.02% http://images.google.fr/imgres
98 3 0.02% http://nz.mg261.mail.yahoo.com/dc/blank.html
99 3 0.02% http://playbox.toolbarhome.com/search.aspx
100 3 0.02% http://safenet.co.nz/vl/index.Tourism.html
101 3 0.02% http://search.yahoo.com/search
102 3 0.02% http://visitnz.co.nz/coromandel.htm
103 3 0.02% http://www.goldmine-experience.co.nz/edu-activities.html
104 3 0.02% http://www.google.ca/search
105 3 0.02% http://www.google.com.eg/imgres
106 3 0.02% http://www.google.fr/search
107 3 0.02% http://www.matamata-info.co.nz/
108 3 0.02% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/a
109 3 0.02% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188854/nodeid/34/r
110 3 0.02% http://www.newzealandwebsites.com/Regions/Coromandel/Travel_and_Tourism/Accommodation/Bed_and_Breakfast/default.asp
111 3 0.02% http://www.newzealandwebsites.com/Regions/Coromandel/default.asp
112 3 0.02% http://www.nzs.com/travel/accommodation/bed-and-breakfast/more4.html
113 3 0.02% http://www.nzs.com/travel/accommodation/lodges-and-retreats/more2.html
114 3 0.02% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/TuscanyOnThames
115 3 0.02% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/scripts/ac_runactivecontent.js
116 3 0.02% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/siteofthemonth.swf
117 3 0.02% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/windows
118 3 0.02% http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/coromandel/coromandel---thames/accommodation/bed-and-breakfast/other-links1.html
119 3 0.02% http://www.vpn-privacy.org
120 3 0.02% http://www.vpn-privacy.org/
121 2 0.01% http://209.123.8.76/dnc2/index2.php
122 2 0.01% http://au.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view
123 2 0.01% http://communities.co.nz/home/Waikato.cfm
124 2 0.01% http://images.google.com/
125 2 0.01% http://maps.google.com/maps
126 2 0.01% http://search.nzs.com/search
127 2 0.01% http://thames-info.co.nz/whyworry
128 2 0.01% http://www.go-kiwi.co.nz/ngatea.html
129 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.au/imgres
130 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.hk/search
131 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.my/imglanding
132 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.my/search
133 2 0.01% http://www.google.com.sa/search
134 2 0.01% http://www.google.com/cse
135 2 0.01% http://www.google.com/imglanding
136 2 0.01% http://www.greatnewzealand.co.nz/Directory/Motel/54:Thames/showmore
137 2 0.01% http://www.homestay.co.nz/Coromandel.htm
138 2 0.01% http://www.marthamine.co.nz/schools/gold_sch.html
139 2 0.01% http://www.matamata-info.co.nz/newsletter128.htm
140 2 0.01% http://www.morrinsville-info.co.nz/newsletter116.htm
141 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/accommodation/accommodation-options/operator-details.cfm/businessactivityid/178702/activityite
142 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/ko/sights-activities/tours-sightseeing/tour-sightseeing-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188856/
143 2 0.01% http://www.newzealand.com/travel/sights-activities/tours-sightseeing/tour-sightseeing-details.cfm/businessactivityid/188856/act
144 2 0.01% http://www.newzealandwebsites.com/Home_and_Garden/Real_Estate/Real_Estate_Agents/default.asp
145 2 0.01% http://www.newzealandwebsites.com/Regions/Coromandel/Travel_and_Tourism/Accommodation/default.asp
146 2 0.01% http://www.newzealandwebsites.com/Travel_and_Tourism/Accommodation/default.asp
147 2 0.01% http://www.nzpages.co.nz/education/primary/9/a/
148 2 0.01% http://www.nzs.com/business/trade/building-and-construction/supplies/doors-and-windows/more2.html
149 2 0.01% http://www.nzs.com/travel/accommodation/motels-and-motor-lodges/more4.html
150 2 0.01% http://www.searchnz.co.nz/search.aspx
151 2 0.01% http://www.tearoha-info.co.nz/
152 2 0.01% http://www.tearoha-info.co.nz/newsletter125.htm
153 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/KauaerangaCountry
154 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/PiakoOstrichFarm
155 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/SiteOfTheMonth.swf
156 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/TotalHealthPharmacy
157 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/accommodation
158 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/avalon
159 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/hirequip
160 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/pages/referer.php
161 2 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/thorold
162 2 0.01% http://www.travelwise.co.nz/listings/Kauaeranga_Country_Bed_and_Breakfast_Thames.html
163 2 0.01% http://www.webtourist.net/newzealand/thames/tourist-information.phtml
164 1 0.01% http://aolsearch.aol.co.uk/aol/search
165 1 0.01% http://ca.search.yahoo.com/search/dir
166 1 0.01% http://games.espn.go.com/flb/leagueoffice
167 1 0.01% http://geond.com/search/
168 1 0.01% http://images.google.com.hk/imglanding
169 1 0.01% http://linkband.de/
170 1 0.01% http://meremereonline.net/community-left.html
171 1 0.01% http://random.yahoo.com/fast/ryl
172 1 0.01% http://reglo.ru/seo-info/www.thames-info.co.nz
173 1 0.01% http://search.conduit.com/Results.aspx
174 1 0.01% http://search.hp.my.aol.co.nz/aol/search
175 1 0.01% http://search.imesh.com/web
176 1 0.01% http://suche.web.de/search/web/
177 1 0.01% http://weblinks.newzealand.co.nz/jump.cgi
178 1 0.01% http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/links.html
179 1 0.01% http://www.bing.com/images/search
180 1 0.01% http://www.destinationnz.co.nz/new-zealand-regions-thames-coromandel
181 1 0.01% http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/thames new zealand/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq
182 1 0.01% http://www.e-sygoing.com/v6/Travel/travel113.html
183 1 0.01% http://www.fastbrowsersearch.com/results/results.aspx
184 1 0.01% http://www.google.at/search
185 1 0.01% http://www.google.at/url
186 1 0.01% http://www.google.be/search
187 1 0.01% http://www.google.ca/imgres
188 1 0.01% http://www.google.ch/search
189 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.il/search
190 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.in/url
191 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.nz/cse
192 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.nz/m/search
193 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.th/imglanding
194 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.th/search
195 1 0.01% http://www.google.co.uk/cse
196 1 0.01% http://www.google.com.br/search
197 1 0.01% http://www.google.com.eg/search
198 1 0.01% http://www.google.com.hk/imglanding
199 1 0.01% http://www.google.com.ng/url
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209 1 0.01% http://www.google.ru/imglanding
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212 1 0.01% http://www.matamata-info.co.nz/newsletter127.htm
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214 1 0.01% http://www.morrinsville-info.co.nz/
215 1 0.01% http://www.morrinsville-info.co.nz/january07.htm
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233 1 0.01% http://www.thames-info.co.nz/KauaerangaCountry/
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