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AGL and BAD Google Rankings?
pro says "rebuild" in DW or other...
chewy




msg:3255442
 2:27 pm on Feb 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have a site which has lost over 60% of our cash flow due to tanking in the Google SERPs since Nov.

Several other pros have looked over the site and said they couldn't see anything wrong with it.

One said "you need to rebuild the site" What a surprise. Unfortunately I have to agree and have been advocating for this for years.

The site is maybe 350 pages or so. Built in AGL (Mac) by a do-it-yourself kind of guy over the last 5 years. I'll bet some of the pages are originally PageMill pages.

The pages are full of problems. TONS of problems.

I'm generally in agreement with the site redux recommendation - but before we bust out the $ 10,000 plus, is there anything else I can do?

Pros I speak with say "nothing short of a rebuild will solve this problem". They also say "abandon AGL as soon as possible".

Is there anything that can be done in the interim? eg - try to do some automatic validation of the pages in DW?

Are there any known big buckets of problems that could be fixed relatively easily?

Will AGL pages edited in DW load correctly back in AGL?

 

centime




msg:3255468
 3:24 pm on Feb 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

if google is able to spider the site, cache the site, why would AGL, be the main issue,

based on what i.ve read on this forum, and seen in google SERPS, there are a large number of factors which determine ranking

As long as google is able to digest your site,,,

Then again, perhaps AGL is a problem an someone out there will comment

sagerock




msg:3257433
 2:36 am on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Adobe GoLive has always been a bit pesky. Take a look, if you haven't yet, and see what your listings look like in google. In the search box type this in: site:www.yourdomain.com

Are all your titles the same? Do they all say, "Welcome to Adobe GoLive"? That's going to be your first problem, if it does. Update your titles to reflect the specific page... preferably with good keyphrases in them.

Next, if you are sliding in rank it might be because your content is stale and you aren't getting any new links into your site.

If you don't want to rebuild your site you might consider adding on to your site with something like a blog. Using Blogger, Typepad or Wordpress to create a blog section of your site would help you create a bunch of great content. Then go out and promote that new content. Ask for links to that section of your site.

I think you have multiple options.

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