Feb 012011

I worked into the early hours of yesterday morning and made good progress on this website, adding images and notifying all the search engines of its existence. A job well done, I thought.

Imagine my disappointment this morning when I did a Google search and found the site was not listed.

It took me several hours of moving between the PC and the Mac to attempt to remedy the situation. Why the two computers?, you may ask. Well, the PC is connected to the Internet by ethernet cable, while the Mac has to rely on the wireless network and the Airport card. Since I moved into my house two years ago, the Internet on the Mac has ranged from poor to non-existent. Several calls to AT&T have not made the slightest difference. I just live with it. Besides, the exercise does me good.

I ended up resorting to a WordPress plug-in, which did result in the sitemap being accepted by Google. Alas, the website still fails to appear.

When I launched Calvin Palmer Photography on January 1 of this year, I appeared on the second page of a search for “Calvin Palmer” that day and the following day had moved fourth position on the first page. Of course, that website had nothing to do with WordPress. It was a template I bought and worked on myself. The WordPress theme is free.

I guess you pays your money and takes your choice.

I also question why I am even writing this piece because I am sure no one is ever going to find it. But you never know.