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    If I google “play chess online” from my ipad there are zero hits for rhp in the first two pages. Does everyone else get the same?
  2. Subscribermoonbus
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    03 Dec '18 06:081 edit
    @Russ

    Startpage.com does not list RHP even as deep as page six of search results.

    Yahoo ditto.
  3. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @iamatiger said
    If I google “play chess online” from my ipad there are zero hits for rhp in the first two pages. Does everyone else get the same?
    Try "chess red hot pawn "!

    "Play chess online" is another chess site.

    -VR
  4. Subscribermoonbus
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    @very-rusty said
    Try "chess red hot pawn "!

    "Play chess online" is another chess site.

    -VR
    A person who does not already know of RHP would not search for "red hot pawn"; "play chess online" is a generic search phrase which should return results listing RHP (among others). Russ needs to do some fine tuning with search engines.
  5. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    04 Dec '18 05:47
    I see it on Page 4 of Google.
  6. SubscriberRuss
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    A change of site name (a rebrand) would help enormously with SEO. Something I have considered for this very reason so many times over the years - but that would be a very contentious option.

    I do have a plan to mitigate the problem somewhat though.
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    04 Dec '18 10:011 edit
    @Russ
    Found rhp on the 7th page from my android phone this am.

    I wonder if we could improve the ranking somewhat ourselves: Perhaps we could access rhp by googling “play chess online” finding rhp, and following the link to play chess.
  8. SubscriberRuss
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    It is not something an individual could change. Further links out on the web to RHP are the one thing that REALLY helps with search - particularly if they are well ranked themselves on similar search terms.
  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    05 Dec '18 10:21
    @russ said
    It is not something an individual could change. Further links out on the web to RHP are the one thing that REALLY helps with search - particularly if they are well ranked themselves on similar search terms.
    @Russ
    There are companies which, for a fee, will improve your ranking in order to drive more visitors to your site. But, I suppose you know that.
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