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Posted: 02/10/21 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a website for photos etc. When I type in the address in Google, it comes up properly. When I type the address in Firefox, it just gives me a search page with a bunch of irrelevant sites, none of which are my website.

Can't give the site address here because RV net says it's commercial, but I don't sell anything on it ... just post images and free content and links. Anyway, anyone know why it won't recognize my website?


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Posted: 02/10/21 08:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go ahead and post the link if you want. I'm giving you the permission to do so in this case, so we can test it ourselves.

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It's easier just to bookmark it. What am I missing here?

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1492 wrote:

Go ahead and post the link if you want. I'm giving you the permission to do so in this case, so we can test it ourselves.


OK. probably temporarily, but that's OK.

Website: www.billdelorey.com
Alternate www.wildlifeUSA.net

I own both addresses, but both point to the same site for different reasons. I'm a journalist and post photos and info from nature, which is what I research and write about in various magazines, or private institutions.

2oldman - Yes, I can bookmark it, but it's also referenced in other venues as the second address for publication reasons.

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Posted: 02/10/21 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

www.wildlifeUSA.net and www.billdelorey.com open fine in both MS Edge and Chrome for me. www.billdelorey.com opens to the same address while www.wildlifeUSA.net points to and opens to www.billdelorey.com


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Posted: 02/10/21 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

monkey44 wrote:

I have a website for photos etc. When I type in the address in Google, it comes up properly. When I type the address in Firefox, it just gives me a search page with a bunch of irrelevant sites, none of which are my website.

Anyway, anyone know why it won't recognize my website?


Is Firefox configured to use Google as default search engine on your PC?

If it isn't that may explain why it isn't seeing the same results..

Different search engines typically will result in different results and that is due to the way the search engine is designed.

Most search engines will use key words, it finds them using programs called "spiders" which find and locate keywords then it indexes the locations.

Websites that have a lot of hits tend to get rated higher and tend to show up in higher in ranking.

From HERE..

"In the simplest case, a search engine could just store the word and the URL where it was found. In reality, this would make for an engine of limited use, since there would be no way of telling whether the word was used in an important or a trivial way on the page, whether the word was used once or many times or whether the page contained links to other pages containing the word. In other words, there would be no way of building the ranking list that tries to present the most useful pages at the top of the list of search results.

To make for more useful results, most search engines store more than just the word and URL. An engine might store the number of times that the word appears on a page. The engine might assign a weight to each entry, with increasing values assigned to words as they appear near the top of the document, in sub-headings, in links, in the meta tags or in the title of the page. Each commercial search engine has a different formula for assigning weight to the words in its index. This is one of the reasons that a search for the same word on different search engines will produce different lists, with the pages presented in different orders."


A good explanation of search engines can be found..

HERE

As a rule, I rarely use Google or Bing..

I use a multi search engine called DOGPILE which actually uses multiple search engines in a search and often gives me better results than just using one search engine at a time..

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Website: www.billdelorey.com
Alternate www.wildlifeUSA.net

Both URLs opened fine for me in Firefox, redirecting to https://billdelorey.com/. No search page results.

'www' is actually a sub-domain to indicate world wide web in the early days of internet. Most hosts configure their servers to automatically redirect to your registered domain name.

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Posted: 02/10/21 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1492 wrote:

Website: www.billdelorey.com
Alternate www.wildlifeUSA.net

Both URLs opened fine for me in Firefox, redirecting to https://billdelorey.com/. No search page results.

'www' is actually a sub-domain to indicate world wide web in the early days of internet. Most hosts configure their servers to automatically redirect to your registered domain name.


Same with Safari o n a Mac.


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1492 wrote:

Website: www.billdelorey.com
Alternate www.wildlifeUSA.net

Both URLs opened fine for me in Firefox, redirecting to https://billdelorey.com/. No search page results.

'www' is actually a sub-domain to indicate world wide web in the early days of internet. Most hosts configure their servers to automatically redirect to your registered domain name.


Yes, my Firefox site uses Google search engine.

Yes, we made both open to my original site. We bought wildlifeUSA.net, and wildlifeUSA.org as well. Both point to my site, but will eventually point to a non-profit .org that we are developing for wildlife and wilderness protection. So, it's temporary link until we get certified as NPO. Then we'd divide the site.

FYI: 'We' are two wildlife journalists, one wildlife artist, one international wildlife researcher - A Ph.D, and the director - plus a few other interested professionals, but none of us have much of a tech background, so we get stuck. We know just enough to get us in tech trouble [emoticon] ... we hope to hire a tech advisor part time, just to assist until we launch. Tech-dumb Monkey mostly built that website thru a lot of trial and error, mostly error. [emoticon] and a little help here and there.

Guess I got off on a different track for a second. But, depending on how I try to open the site, it sometimes opens correctly and sometimes not - and FF opens a search page with a list of links like a regular search. Even when I type it in directly and even with Quote marks around it. Glad to see it opens for some, but it will be unfortunate if not for others.

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BTW: I tried DOGPILE, and it still comes up as a search page, and about six or seven links down the page, it shows it as my personal name page.

Now, I'm wondering if putting the term or link in the header photo would make a difference, instead of my name, but put WildlifeUSA up as the title... maybe that's what's confusing my search -- or could be some glitch in my Laptop history or link saver that goes to both sites - so declines it. I can fix that, if so. My shortcuts and bookmarks work fine.

Plus, my name page is the original site name, and we added the Wildlife addresses when we bought them, and just pointed at the site already labeled. This stuff puzzled me often [emoticon] We wanted to put it up originally as separate website, but can't legally do that as NPO until we are certified via state and feds.

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