Search engine results - don't look away, you can help

Discussion in 'Site Issues' started by Good_CO, Jan 10, 2008.

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  1. Please have a quick think - what other web sites do you use, do they have a link submission system, or do you know the owner? Do you have a user on another forum where you could add a link to your signature?

    Probably the answer to one of those is yes; if so please help this site grow by:

    1) Submit a link to another site (in return you can do that on RR here:, or contact the webmaster on our behalf and ask for a link.

    2) Add a link to anywhere you can, legitimately without spamming or using 'link farms'. As I mentioned above this could be on a user signature on another forum site, blog comments, anywhere.

    3) I've done wikipedia in English, German and Spanish, but if you speak another language please choose the relevant wiki from and add a link in the external link section at the end of the 'Royal Navy' and 'Royal Marines' pages

    The link we need is:

    1. Text:

    "The Navy Net - Rum Ration", Link: ""

    and / or

    "The Marines Net - Rum Ration", Link: ""

    2. Raw code in an HTML page:

    [url=""]The Navy Net, RumRation[/url]
    [url=""]The Marines Net, RumRation[/url]
    3. Wikipedia code:

     [[url][/url] The British Royal Navy Net - Rum Ration]
     and / or 
    [[url][/url] The British Royal Marines Net - Rum Ration]
    (add British and Royal as appropriate)

    Thanks - if you can do one or more of these I would be very grateful. At the moment we fork out £150 a month on Gioogle advertising and we should get this for free by being at the top of the search results.
  2. Also please keep this thread alive with news of any that you have done.
  3. Bloody hell - no-one willing to take a few minutes on this?
  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I appreciate your enthusiasm to promote Rum Ration, but the other sites I use are not what you would call "Armed Forces friendly"... :oops:

    But I do often talk about RR and I promote the site verbally amongst my colleagues :thumright:
  5. will do............
  6. Sgt,

    Isnt Porn Armed Forces friendly nowadays? :crying:
  7. Done,
  8. DITTO
  9. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    The more links you have the bigger the hit you have with goggle apparantly, I'll have a word with my web guru (I know fcuk all about 'puters) He has one of the oldest websites on the net, and loads of links. :thumright:
  10. Had a link, with a cautionary warning, to Rum Ration from my web site since early last year, and I always promote RR verbally.

    I'm not sure about this next bit and it could be a cyberspace myth, but I understand that if you have a Guest Book on your site that allows people to log their comments, email address, and a link to their web site, then you increase the nimber of links to your site.

  11. Thanks to all who've replied to this - of course verbal recommendations are also good. Probably better in many ways.

    Thanks Jerry. I think the gustbook idea is just to get more content. All content is good for search engines and with something like that (and this forum!) your guests are helping you with that. Another big factor though is people linking in to you (apparently). It's used as a measure of how popular the site is.
  12. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I have a link on the Dorset Submariners web site and promote the site verbally.
  13. Thanks janner - would you mind updating it to the links with the word Navy in and the url . I think this will help out hits for the search 'Navy'.
  14. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Will do
  15. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Have added separate link as Royal Navy Rum Ration, will leave both in for now and see what happens
  16. Have done. Could you put this link on to RR site please.

    Submarine Coxswains Association (
  17. Thanks very much, that's really appreciated. It's best you add your link to RR though because then you can add a description as you like. I'll just be a useless middleman:
  18. Great. Thanks Jerry.
  19. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Have put a link on my signature block on that other marvelous military forum for budding Royals called I'm sure the benefit is mutual to both sites.

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