? I trust you weren`t taking my question/comment as "poo-pooh.." on either the significance of the phrases people use, or the means of getting high rankings.
I`m sure you`re king of the world and all that jazz, but apples are not oranges even when you phrase them as such, or build in set pages, and that is what I was thinking about when I posted.
(Not sure what Columbus has to do with this thread, but maybe your`s was the voice in the wilderness on SEO way back when.)
First of all, I was not referring to you at all. In fact, I believe your points are very valid. Some web site owners look at obscure search phrases and see high rankings for their siteand say ..."WOW, look where we are !!"
The true key to search engine succcess is using commonly used search phrases and derivations thereof ... and getting high SERP.
The site that I was referring to I have no involvement with other than the owner has become a friend over the past few months. The owner is currently in Iraq, returning to the States very soon ... as major breaking news will be coming shortly about a partnership/stategic alliance with a major publishing house within the trucking industry.
nhgnikole, nuevolution, vwebworld, TwilightPics, oleg and others have tried to down play that site`s success in the search engines saying that the rankings were minimal since according to Overture, certain search phrases had low results, ... or... that the audiance that the site was attracting was very small ... or... that the shopping cart data base was lousy because it was not "open source".
Yet all in all, can you argue with actual results from Google and other search engines? Nope, the listings and ranking are the listings and rankings.
I applaud Janie for her success in the search engines and say ... "just go for it" to anyone else that is interested in venturing into on-line sales. (You may just want to follow and do it the way that the #1 listing at Google for "trucking accessories" has done it, though ... as their success is proven ... spending virtually nothing for SEO. (search engine optimization)
As far as the direct reference to Christopher Columbus ... it comes from a song entitled "They All Laughed" written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1937. Later sung by Frank Sinatra, the lyrics include ...
They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother when they said that man could fly
They told Marconi wireless was a phony, it`s the same old cry...
... But ho, ho, ho! Who`s got the last laugh now?