IMSLP not visible in google

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IMSLP not visible in google

Postby guest_Peter » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:10 pm

IMSLP is not visible in Google at all. For example, try "Beethoven public domain sheet music", a common search term I think, and ISMLP does not appear in the first 150 results :shock: :shock: :shock: . That's 15 clicks and maybe more. Worse: try "Beethoven sheet music IMSLP" and IMSLP is NOT in the 3-page results.

Btw, www.imslp.com has been bought by some capitalists. :(

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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:15 pm

More results; "public domain sheet music IMSLP" or "free sheet music IMSLP" not in the first 20...

a very general search term: "public domain sheet music", not in the first 160.

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Postby Sphemusator » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:21 pm

Has the IMSLP been submitted to any of the big search engines? or is it just waiting for the spiders to find it?

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Postby imslp » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:30 pm

Well... that's a very good point Peter. The reason I think is because you included "sheet music" in the search; I don't think there is any mention of "sheet music" anywhere on IMSLP... try using "score" instead (I searched for "free score IMSLP" and the IMSLP main page was the 5th result) :) The reason I never used the phrase "sheet music" is that I thought it was not entirely correct; in conservatories they never use "sheet music", but rather "scores", because saying "sheet music" has a faint connotation of popular music.

However, I think what you're pointing out is very valid, since indeed many people use the phrase "sheet music" as a synonym for scores, and so I'll try to add a meta tag to index.php which includes "sheet music".

Sphemusator: Not really... but all the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc.) has found the site and indexed all the pages :)

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Postby Peter » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:09 pm

Well... that's why I never had good results on english in high school... :? But hey, I learned two new words today :)

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Postby imslp » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:45 am

Hehe... and just in case you're wondering I did indeed manage to manually add "sheet music" and a few other keywords. Should be great :)

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Postby kongming819 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:14 am

So as of now, has visibility increased? I haven't checked yet...no time...

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Postby imslp » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:24 am

Greatly :)

In March, Google.com was the biggest referrer, with 15138 referrals. This is not taking into account the other language versions of Google; Google.co.uk came in 5th at 2209 referrals and Google.fr came in 6th at 1999 referrals :)

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Postby kongming819 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:12 am

Oh good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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