Eelke wrote:Well, first of all "sell" is a relative term. Even if you only have a few advertisements, you're "selling" something. Namely, advertisement space. Plus, there are more incentives than making money. If you're in a competitive market, even if it is purely "for fun", it's nice to beat the competition in terms of site visitors.
well, that is what I meant. if you are running ads then it makes sense to try to get the most visitors that you can.
however, I don't think that most people that ask about getting indexed in google are really running any ads or otherwise trying to sell something.
from what I have seen, people seem to think that just because you have a website/board, that you should worry about getting high page rank and/or position in google.
as far as it being "fun" to get more visitors than your "competition" how would you or they know?
and what is "competition" when you are talking about a game related board, or a board about tie collecting or whatever?
I am not trying to be argumentative here, I just wonder why people worry so much about this type of thing when it really doesn't matter in the long run.