Thank you for you comments and response, I am glad to hear that you like my site.
I think key words are always a tricky one to get right but I guess that the following are my man ones:
UK photos, England, Scotland, landscapes, scenery, seascape, lochs or loch, river or rivers, waterfalls, wallpaper or desktop wallpaper. images, pictures photograpgs plus place names that I have on the site like Loch Lomond, Northumberland, Pentland hills, Edinburgh etc. Much of this is in the meta (not sure if that is worth it these days) plus in the side piece. Maybe having it in both is a mistake!?
For example typing “UK Photos” into Yahoo usually returns a top 5-10 position but in Google it is so far down the list I can’t even find it but used to get in the top 20-30
I try to use search terms that people may use, it is difficult to know how people might try to search for something, the following are terms that have been used recently:
UK, Photos ,Rowerdennan, Firth of Forth harperrig Northumberland seascape wallpaper,Rail bridge,Threipmuir English castles waterfalls Images scenery rivers
There are about 16 sites that I know of that link to me plus other directories/engines that have chose to of their own accord.
I have submitted to Google, Yahoo, AltaVista, MSN, DMOZ (not yet listed) BBC list me as do ask jeeves but I have not submitted to them, there are numourous others that I don’t have info on.
As Google are no longer interested in links would this affect my rankings by having links?
Sorry this is a little longwinded the search thing is a bit of a minefield.
I have seen some references to "robot.txt" but as yet dont know much about it.