Monday, 17 March 2008

New Siberian Huskies Pictures

Started the week off well with new photos added to my Siberian Husky breed profile page and also a new Siberian Huskies Pictures page has been created.

All extra photos, including the one below, were kindly sent in by Melissa Arab of Taja Siberian Huskies who has this website Taja Siberians.

All going well I'm hoping to really have a good week this week with plenty of new pages and many more dog breed pictures being added. I've still got a backlog dating back to end of November but now with some assistance I'm planning as a bare minimum to completely clear the backlog.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Giant Schnauzer wins Best in Show Crufts 2008

Its was the last day of Crufts 2008 today and the Crufts Best in Show award was won by a Giant Schnauzer named Philip.

Philip had previously been the winner of the Working Dog group.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Crufts 2008 starts today

The biggest calendar event of the year - Crufts, starts today.

It's the biggest dog show in the world. According to the web sites front page they had over 150,000 visitors last year.

I have so much on at the moment that I hadn't even thought of attending, although this time next year I intend to make a visit to Crufts 2009. Of course this time next year I'll have one of the biggest and most popular dog sites on the net!


Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Popularity of Designer Dog Breeds

I was doing a little research today regarding what dog related search terms people search for on the Internet.

I was quite surprised to find the many hybrid breeds, in particular the poodle hybrid breeds are actually searched for, albeit most not in large quantities.

One surprise in particular was the Maltipoo (Malti-Poo) was surprising popular. Maybe its a breed owned by a well known celebrity, or bought to prominence by some other means.

Anyway, Ill certainly have to have a look into adding some information on some of the more popular hybrids at some point in the future.


Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Earmarked 381 New Dog Breeds

I have today earmarked another 381 dog breeds to be written about and added to the site in the near future.

I'm trying to workout the best order to add them to the web site. I could just start by doing in alphabetical order and working through each and every one or I could do in the order of popularity. One way I'd do that is by researching how many people search for each breed name.

I'm pretty sure there's still a number of breeds I can add to the list. What makes it confusing is that depending on where people live in the world they sometimes refer to teh same breed by a number of different names.

It's also going to be quite expensive getting all these breeds researched and written about.


Saturday, 1 March 2008

February Best month so far

With lots of new pages added throughout the month of February, combined with many pages from January being picked up by the search engines its no surprise that site traffic on a monthly basis was at a new high for the month.

Hits at the end of the month were averaging about 100 a day.

At some point during this month I intend to actively start the Internet marketing of the site. Currently I still have a number of outstanding jobs adding content and planning for more content to be added during this new month of March.

As far as Google is concerned, the site doesn't appear to have aged, and isn't ranking for any decent search terms. It only seems to pick up hits for one off long tail terms.

The site did start picking up more traffic from search engines Yahoo and MSN during the month.

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