request for website visits

Gaura-Vijaya Das - November 4, 2009 5:38 pm

I have a request for all devotees. Kindly click on swami.org as many times a day as possible because we can see that the top hits for GM in google come from useless sites run by pseudo devotees of GV. We need to figure out a way to get the good authentic sites like swami.org on top of the list. One thing to do is for every devotees to visit swami.org as a devotional service to GM.

Babhru Das - November 4, 2009 9:02 pm

swami.org does come up at the top of the list when I do a Google search. One problem is that Udayananda das's criticism comes up third or so. I would advise that devotees who do a search just not click on those particular search results.

Nitaisundara Das - November 4, 2009 10:41 pm

I am not sure how far this method goes, Google has sophisticated methods of making sure that people can't cheat the system like that. But in this case I cant see why it would not work, it is reasonable for people to visit one site once or twice per day. Syama gopal?

Gaura-Vijaya Das - November 5, 2009 1:57 am

Perhaps we need to have atleast five sites that are good enough reference for GM, so that they are on top of the list.

Madan Gopal Das - November 5, 2009 1:58 am

Gauravani would have some input on this. He told me he was working on knocking the bad sites further down the list. A couple weeks back when I checked to see the results only good ones came up on the first page of results. A few days ago a search was back to the same 'ol ugly stuff.

Gaura-Vijaya Das - November 5, 2009 2:20 am

More than udayanda's response, it is important to get rid of these three websites:

www.harekrsna.org ( this is very important to put down)



Gauravani Dasa - November 5, 2009 1:36 pm



Google explains the best way to improve the position of swami.org and harmonist.us in search results:


"webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by increasing the number of high-quality sites that link to their pages." original


"Traditional search engines rely heavily on how often a word appears on a web page. We use more than 200 signals, including our patented PageRank™ algorithm, to examine the entire link structure of the web and determine which pages are most important. We then conduct hypertext-matching analysis to determine which pages are relevant to the specific search being conducted. By combining overall importance and query-specific relevance, we're able to put the most relevant and reliable results first." original


To a certain extent, we have done this by creating and improving the Wikipedia article. I think this has been most effective in pushing swami.org further up the list. We can also use services/sites like Twitter and Feedburner to provide high-quality links back to swami.org.


Here are a few other things I'm working on:

I think one of the reasons that pada articles keep showing up is because they have been around so long.


Searching for "Swami Tripurari" and clicking on swami.org will have some effect on the results for others, but the most effective way of improving results is through links which influence PageRank.


I would not recommend leaving comments on random sites with swami.org in the comment. This is the practice of spammers and would ruin our credibility with Google. Leaving substantive comments on religious/philosophical sites while referencing a specific Sanga on swami.org would be best.




Syama Gopala Dasa - November 5, 2009 7:48 pm

yes I agree with Gauravani.

Gauravani Dasa - November 6, 2009 1:18 pm

After thinking about it, I agree with Gaura-Vijaya. We do need more content to push down the pada and chakra articles.


Additional content should be distinct from what we have on swami.org. I'll brainstorm ideas about how to get Harmonist to show up in a search for "Swami Tripurari" (if that's what we want). Links from Wikipedia may be the best option.


Is there still an Audarya Audio transcription project going on? That would be an excellent way to push unique content out. I've put together a sample podcast that I hope to keep updated as the CDs arrive: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudaryaAudio_SwamiTripurari


I also have this site going, which is just to consolidate some of GM's info in one place: http://swamitripurari.com/


Any other ideas?

Vrindavandas - November 7, 2009 1:37 am

One other thing to do would be to pay someone to do website search optimization. I know someone who does it for some friends and the results are quite fantastic.

Gaura-Vijaya Das - November 7, 2009 6:33 am
One other thing to do would be to pay someone to do website search optimization. I know someone who does it for some friends and the results are quite fantastic.


then do it. What are you waiting for?

Gauravani Dasa - November 7, 2009 3:28 pm
One other thing to do would be to pay someone to do website search optimization. I know someone who does it for some friends and the results are quite fantastic.


I'm confident that an SEO company would give us the same advice: create more content on different domains. We have swami.org and wikipedia showing up but that is practically all the content we have aside from Harmonist. In addition, we are focusing on a single search term, "Swami Tripurari." Any other content about GM already exists on pada, etc. Like Gaura-vijaya stated, we need new content to offset those pages. Google brings up 10 search results on the first page, we only have 2 to offer. We can create tons of links from other big sites, but they will only be linking to swami.org and Harmonist.


Audarya Audio transcriptions and an index of the Sangas would be nice new content. Aside from that, sites for Sri Caitanya Sanga of NC, Portland and even Madhuvan would also work well. They could have pictures/posts of GM's visits. There is a lot on TV to pull from already. Personal blogs/flickr accounts that document GM's visits are another possibility.

Gauravani Dasa - November 7, 2009 6:31 pm