View Full Version : IMPORTANT!! Notice of Major Change!

07-20-06, 01:20 pm
I plan on very quickly, by this weekend at the latest, changing the name of this site!!!!

From CavyCages.com to GuineaPigCages.com. The artwork will stay the same.

This site deserves better search engine ranking than it is getting. I need to make the change. My early decisions for choosing cavy over guinea pig were good, but I think it's time to change. I own both names.

Currently guineapigcages.com automatically redirects to cavycages.com.

After the change, cavycages.com will automatically redirect to guineapigcages.com.

This MIGHT cause some issues on the search engines for a while, but hopefully not.

In making the change, it might cause a day or two of possible interruption, but hopefully not. I can't guarantee it.

My goal is to be the number one site at Yahoo when you search on guinea pigs. I'm currently buried at number 57 or something. That is just no longer acceptable. The URL is a very big determinant. There are other factors as well.

I've also just spent some money ($150) on software to dramatically improve the search engine ranking of the forum threads. They will be changing dramatically (the URL's of the threads). Also, hopefully by the weekend.

07-20-06, 01:22 pm
Good luck improving your rankings!

07-20-06, 02:07 pm
I hope it helps! I think it will.

07-20-06, 03:11 pm
Good luck T, hope it helps up the site in the rankings.

07-20-06, 03:52 pm
This site definatly deserves a higher ranking. I have learned so much from here and the cavy cage is a vast improvement over any store bought cage. (much cheaper than a lot of them 2). My piggies are happier since they got their C&C cage. I wish everyone with a cavy knew about them

07-20-06, 04:03 pm
Thanks for the notice! Good luck and hopefully we'll be #1.

07-20-06, 04:09 pm
Good luck and thanks for the notice.

07-20-06, 06:17 pm
Good luck! I agree it should be number 1. I have learned so much here and I am thankful for that. I know others will too!!!

07-20-06, 06:48 pm
I looks like it's been changed! I just googled "guinea pig", and the site is on the second page, and when I google "guinea pig cage", it's the first result! Yay!

07-20-06, 09:16 pm
I just searched through Yahoo and you are #4 right now.

07-20-06, 09:20 pm
I think it's a great idea. Most new GP owners have no idea what a "cavy" is. But I do want to say, that this site was one of the first sites I came across when I googled "guinea pigs" after I "recieved" my first guinea pig. I cannot say enough how happy I am that this was the first place I found. It is THE best!

07-20-06, 09:35 pm
Well, based on the search I'm doing, nothing has changed. It can take a month or two for the search engines to catch up. I'm not expecting any changes overnight. In fact, I expect to drop in the short term.

We are in the middle of the site name change right now. The changes need a few days to replicate on the net.

I won't be doing the thread changes until this settles out.

07-20-06, 11:45 pm
Right now, you're 9th when searched using AOL.com and 8th on Google. Where were you before on those?

BTW, good luck on it all.

John M.

07-21-06, 02:07 am
I've updated a little more deeply on the urls. If you are still getting any red x's, try holding down the CTRL key and hitting F5 for refresh (on PCs anyway).

07-21-06, 07:34 am
The threads I subscribe to came in this morning from the new email addy. I added it to my 'rule' in the email and they drop into my cavy cages box now. It is also a 'friend' in my mailwasher program.

07-21-06, 08:06 am
Would it help if we searched for guinea pigs and then clicked on guineapigcages.com?

I think it'd be great if people got directed here first, then they'd have no excuse for not having the right info.

07-21-06, 10:11 am
cavycages.com came up 1 on google.
This is definitely a #1 worthy site.

07-21-06, 08:23 pm
On yahoo, if you search "guinea pig cage" it is #1. On google if you search "guinea pig" it is #14 but if you search "guinea pig cages" or "cavy cages" it is ranked #1! I was confused when I typed in cavycages.com and saw that it changed to guineapigcages.com.. I though I was going crazy! lol

07-21-06, 09:41 pm
I know I'm at or near the top for a cage search. I want to be at or near the top for 'guinea pigs'!

07-21-06, 10:11 pm
I just got you as #9 for Guinea Pigs. With some of what I see ahead of you I can understand why you need to be higher.

07-21-06, 10:43 pm
Exactly. Pretty disgusting.

07-22-06, 10:47 am
I was wondering what that was. I was gone for a week and came back and was like WHOA! I thought it was just my computer. lol

07-24-06, 06:29 pm
Another good way to up your search ranking is to get other popular (and responsible) sites to link to your own. Many search engines use this as an important criterion for determining the ranking or relevance of a given site.

07-25-06, 07:26 pm
Good idea! I just did a Yahoo! search for "guinea pigs" and found this site at #55. :( Guineapigs.info, howver, is at #3. GL is #29. Do these things change daily?

Good point Access. But how many pet-related responsible POPULAR sites are out there? The ones that fit our standards already link here.

07-25-06, 07:45 pm
I tried a google search of "guinea pig cages" and cavycages came up first. Did the same search on yahoo and cavycages is #2. MPGR is #1.

Did the google search for "guinea pigs" and cavycages is #12.

07-26-06, 12:15 pm
I think it'll be worth every penny! We all know that this site is #1 - and it has to be the first site everyone sees when searching 'guinea-pigs'!

Thanks T! :)

10-10-06, 01:41 pm
I got almost the same results as Ly, this site was #1 off google for guinea pig cages, and #11 for guinea pigs, with GL right above.

10-10-06, 10:29 pm
I got the same as Ly also, and thank god I found this site first! I would of never known my pet store cage was too small.

fashion victim
10-10-06, 10:34 pm
Good luck with your ranking. This site has been extremely helpful to me and I think the more people who can get to it easily the better it will be for them.

10-11-06, 02:15 pm
#14 on google for guinea pigs #38 on cavies - well this is cavyspirit.com

11-12-06, 08:09 am
I am so thankful to everyone on this site especially as a new cavy owner. I found this site through cavy pop since I have been on hamsterific for years.