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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:19 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:56 am
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you wonderful informative folks helped me make a resume site for myself some time ago
i have since lost the username for ftp access to the site and remade it with paid hosting instead of free hosting, with my own domain name and everything
the old site was number 2 for searching for patrick allard on google, but the new site is far down the list
new site:
ive tried contacting the free hosting provider, trying to get him to delete the site or relink it, even giving him the password and offering $10
as i expected the customer service on free hosting isn't top notch
does anyone have any ideas on how i might fix this?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Not much you can do if the free hosting provider isn't responding. You have to either destroy the free site contents or modify them, and you can't do that without either having the username/password or the cooperation of the hosting service.

A separate issue is improving the ranking of your new site. Entire books have been written on SEO and by the time they are published, they are out of date.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Indeed, Google updates its algorithm too fast to write a book on how to SEO a site. But in the case of an old site vs. a new one, I think it shouldn't be a problem anymore. Today Google loves fresh content, so it places sites with fresh updates higher in SERPs. If your site is mostly static, I think you can anyway update it from time to time, and also try promoting in social media. Google also values links from socials profiles.

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