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Google bubble up continues

We now have 250 first page search phrase positions - more than double our previous best. And it is still going on - we're on a roll. Let's hope it is not a roller coaster this time. Click throughs from 150 search phrases including some that look like arabic. Weeks worth of download in one day yesterday.

Can't believe it is nearly ten years ...

This year has seen mixed results until recently - the iTunes help page fell from prominence and we lost a significant source of traffic as Apple finally provided their own. Traffic was not really impacted by the release of another 150 tracks and the addition of several new composers, nor by the addition of feature recordings like the Ride of the Valkerie and the 1812 Overture. Most recently we have added my Rotary Club's My Donate button to the Donate page and put links into the how donationware works panel and that has brought the Donate page into the top ten pages in recent weeks. But the really big change has been caused by Google's latest algorithm update, Penguin, which has had a massive impact on our rankings across the piece but particularly with Beethoven related searches.  Evidently some less ethical sites have been demoted and we have bubbled up on to many more first pages. This has coincided with a decision to have a go at promoting the site on Twitter. I hav