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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby Indycars » December 5th, 2013, 7:44 pm

Thanks Mathieu for that explanation, you should be be an advisor for Grumpy on website growth!

Any insight into why I cannot search this website with Google using the "Site" option?
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby mathd » December 6th, 2013, 10:54 am

maby the site is not submitted into google, and if it is, maby the phpbb forum block the google bot so it cannot index the site page into its search engine.
There can be other reason to, i just woke up lol.
i dont know what version of phpbb this is.
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby Indycars » December 6th, 2013, 11:59 am


The "Google [Bot]" was just on the Index page of this forum for 10 minutes.
Would that mean that this site has been submitted to Google???

Grumpy, what version of phpBB are you using now?

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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby grumpyvette » December 6th, 2013, 12:12 pm

3.0.10, the latest version is 3.0.12 but its a very minor upgrade
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby mathd » December 6th, 2013, 5:59 pm

ok, the google bot comming in here, and when searching google for site:grumpysperformance.com it return some of the other page like the index and faq.
That mean, the site is submitted, now all thats left to do is set the bot access/ permission.
you can set the bot account in there: Admin control panel -> general tab -> quick access -> Spiders/Robots
for the access/permission am not sure, will probably require some search for me(am used to older phpbb version) or spending some time in the control panel to find it.

Also google do not guarantee to index any site, so maby they are just...

EDIT:
i just did a quick tcheck in a phpbb forum i have admin access
in the admin control panel ->permissions ->global permissions ->group permission
select Bots, there is some option in there for the bot access.
bot is for all bot, ie, google, yahoo and so on.

there is also admin control panel -> Forums -> Forum based permissions -> Groups forum permissions
there is also some access/permission setting for the bots.

worth tchecking.
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby Indycars » December 6th, 2013, 6:09 pm


If I can read between the lines, a website can set bot access to different sections of the website. So maybe it could not get past the index page and that's part of the problem.

A couple of Grumpy's kids have degrees in Computer Science, but that doesn't mean they are experts in website configuration. So anything we can do to make their job easier will be a plus.

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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby mathd » December 6th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Indycars wrote:
If I can read between the lines, a website can set bot access to different sections of the website. So maybe it could not get past the index page and that's part of the problem.

A couple of Grumpy's kids have degrees in Computer Science, but that doesn't mean they are experts in website configuration. So anything we can do to make their job easier will be a plus.


Exactly, you can allow and disallow the bot to access some part of the forum and load more options :)
Yes, to me that sound exactly like that, cannot get past the index and ucp(user control panel)
there can be other reason like url re-write mod but it do not apply here, that forum do not look to be modded.

Yes, trying my best to make there job easier since i have some free time, been webmaster for a few years in the past, i just need to catch up with the newer stuff.
website/forum configuration usually are easy. Finding the problem usually is the problem :)
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby grumpyvette » September 3rd, 2014, 7:11 pm

does anyone have good workable ideas on how to increase the membership numbers significantly and possibly make the web site make at least a bit of money, so we can do a few interesting projects?
for some reason that I'M OBVIOUSLY OVER LOOKING THE MEMBERSHIP growth rates not nearly what I was hoping to see
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby 87vette81big » September 3rd, 2014, 7:39 pm

grumpyvette wrote:does anyone have good workable ideas on how to increase the membership numbers significantly and possibly make the web site make at least a bit of money, so we can do a few interesting projects?
for some reason that I'M OBVIOUSLY OVER LOOKING THE MEMBERSHIP growth rates not nearly what I was hoping to see

I don't know right now Grumpy.
But your sight is the Ultimate Top Secret Hideout for meeting of minds from all groups.
With High Performance Pontiac Magazine shut down, GM High Tech Magazine shut down, & 5.0 Mustang that catered to Ford Racers Phil & I know there is a Void.
I have only so much time every day to hop around Different Forums and see what's going on.
Pontiac forums still going.
I spend most of my time on Digital Corvette & here because of Familiarity.
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby 87vette81big » September 4th, 2014, 4:00 pm

I know your on 3 Forums daily Grumpy.

Phil & Me could compile a list of all car, Hotrod,& Race Forums.
Join each .
Do a Hit & Run Format.
Answer Tech Questions with GRUMPYSPERFORMANCE.COM ONLY.

Check in nightly here. See what's crossed off the list.
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby grumpyvette » September 4th, 2014, 5:49 pm

try not to be super obvious,as its bound to cause more problems than benefits,but if its done in the context of answering questions, the fact that your doing it to get people back to the site,may not be obvious ,and yet still be very useful..
If your intelligently answering questions and adding a few links that lead back here in any answered questions, that sure would help increase traffic, and yes I'd appreciate the help and adding a few dozen new members can only help
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Postby 87vette81big » September 4th, 2014, 6:51 pm

grumpyvette wrote:try not to be super obvious,as its bound to cause more problems than benefits,but if its done in the context of answering questions, the fact that your doing it to get people back to the site,may not be obvious ,and yet still be very useful..
If your intelligently answering questions and adding a few links that lead back here in any answered questions, that sure would help increase traffic, and yes I'd appreciate the help and adding a few dozen new members can only help

Ok Grumpy.
See what Phil thinks too.
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby 87vette81big » September 4th, 2014, 6:54 pm

Car Guys relate instant to pictures.
Engines.
Cars.
Racecars.
Pictures .
Can make it work like a magazine cover photo shoot.
They like pretty women too.
A signature theme in other words.
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby philly » September 4th, 2014, 8:34 pm

i think brian may be on the right track. answer questions and link back to grumpys
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby philly » September 4th, 2014, 8:34 pm

87vette81big wrote:Car Guys relate instant to pictures.
Engines.
Cars.
Racecars.
Pictures .
Can make it work like a magazine cover photo shoot.
They like pretty women too.
A signature theme in other words.


are you saying for the website or in the forums themselves?
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Re: I could REALLY use ideas ,make this web site self suppor

Postby 87vette81big » September 4th, 2014, 8:43 pm

philly wrote:
87vette81big wrote:Car Guys relate instant to pictures.
Engines.
Cars.
Racecars.
Pictures .
Can make it work like a magazine cover photo shoot.
They like pretty women too.
A signature theme in other words.


are you saying for the website or in the forums themselves?

Whenever leaving another Forum, post a Picture with Grumpys website address in it.
Be a picture from another place.
Or one of our photos posted here from current and past projects.
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