November 13th, 2012, 07:29 AM
One would think that since Google pays out for your services (delivering eyes and clicks to their ads) that they could be a little more helpful. Sounds frustrating and that graph is major YIKES! I wish I knew stuff about these types of things. Is the same thing going on at mu-43 and NEXTalk?
November 13th, 2012, 08:43 AM
Well, I just clicked on ad for the think tank and the website welcome by saying "Welcome friend of Mu-43.com" even though the ad I clicked on was on the SC website. Are the clicks being attributed to the wrong website? I don't know how this stuff works....just reporting my findings. I would assume there would be a correlating spike of activity on the Mu-43 site, but maybe the traffic over there is so heavy you wouldn't even notice a little blip.
November 13th, 2012, 09:16 AM
A quick search for 'serious compacts' and 'rx100 forum' had this site as the 1st link.
November 13th, 2012, 11:00 AM
Did you look for any of the other forums? Ricoh GXR is 4th on the first page, some others weren't on the first page and I eventually went looking for the Pentax K-01 forum just as an example, the first mention of mu-43 was on page 13 and for serious compacts it was page 24!
Originally Posted by Kin Lau
Life's too short to go looking for any others, but maybe they are also a long way down the list. By far the most references were to dpreveiw, perhaps 95% at a guess.
November 13th, 2012, 11:06 AM
I initially found this site by Googling "LX5 forum" - SC was, and remains, the 1st hit. However, when I Google "LX7 forum", SC is nowhere to be found.
Pentax K-01 and sum lenziz
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November 13th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Yes, I found that this can happen too and it has been like it for a few weeks now. Today, clearly, I'm not having a problem though!
Originally Posted by christilou
November 14th, 2012, 05:58 AM
Christina, thanks for pointing this out. I think it's the key to what has happened here. I checked Google Webmaster tools and found that server errors spiked on 10/27/12 and have persisted ever since. Here's the graphic for Mu-43, which is on the same server:
Originally Posted by christilou
That happened right after I asked our hosting company to lower the minimum search length for My SQL. Something about that change must have resulted in these server errors, and Google is responding to the server errors by killing off traffic to the site. I've got to get the host to address this, and hopefully Google will restore our traffic when the errors get better. Thanks for your help!
November 14th, 2012, 12:32 PM
I would suggest not to panic too soon.
I have several websites. My latest website suddenly plunged like yours and a month or 2 later it came back higher than before.
I hope senserely it will happen to this wondefull site.
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November 14th, 2012, 02:26 PM
I'm a pretty much retired database administrator (though trained in a different flavor) and it sounds like your change to the search length has broken one or more of their sql queries in the database. A quick check would be to have your host restore the old settings. If that fixes things, then a change in the search string may have to be done by the developers or their dba. Hope this helps. I too, really enjoy this site and the folks that hang out here.
Best of luck--Jim
November 14th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Why exactly were the strings shortened anyways? Just to speed things up?
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