Jazz Clubs Worldwide
Jazz Clubs Worldwide was for more than sixteen years listed on Page One and in most instances Number One ranking on Google
During one week in March 2012 Google slashed all the Jazz Clubs Worldwide rankings. Then what do I see. Google started their own listing of jazz clubs at the top of page one.
Check it out. For example Jazz Clubs London. Google listing is at the top of the page - JCW - that provided a very comprehensive listing (much greater than the cherry-picked Google listing) is now not even ranked within the first ten pages.
The effect on jazz Club Worldwide traffic and page views was and continues to be devastating.
I started work on Jazz Clubs Worldwide in 1997. It was a personal quest to list jazz clubs worldwide For my own information and for that of others who I hoped would find it useful. And indeed they did. JCW became something of an international institution.
JCW was never intended to make money. Advertising - over time - covered the server and hosting costs.
It is a very sad day for me. Since the March 2012 Google Effect I have done a lot of work on JCW, introduced new iniatives, redesigns etc. But to no avail. I have decided that continuing to fight to regain some kind of meaningful ranking again on Google is a futile ambition. I am with much regret going to mothball JCW.
I take this opportunity to thank the many friends I have made worldwide. Thank you to the literally thousands of individuals and clubs who have submitted information about new clubs and updates over the past nineteen years.
With Much Regret and Best Wishes