homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.197.183.230
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / General Search Engine Marketing Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: mademetop

General Search Engine Marketing Issues Forum

    
Homepage not indexed, other pages are
Marked

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4386980 posted 1:33 am on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi guys,

I have a pretty urgent issue here as I was paid to do this website.

The issue that when I search for the websites name, no results come up.

When I search this "site:{url}" all the pages EXCEPT the index page come up. It's really a mystery, because all of the other sites I have done are really high in search results, and I haven't done much different with this one.

Thanks in advance, I really need help on this one :)

 

g1smd

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4386980 posted 1:35 am on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

What is the EXACT full URL for that index page?

Use example.com in place of the real domain name.

Marked

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4386980 posted 3:15 am on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm going to post a link to an image instead in case this topic shows up one day on google (probably above the site itself >.>)

Sorry for making you have to type the domain (I'll omit the http because I believe thats not allowed?)
img257.imageshack.us/img257/7223/e363933fff432b06b693bed.png

Actually, I just remembered something relevant. There were 2 websites that I made. The 2nd one however (the site in the image above there) had the SAME meta description of the first, and this incorrect and duplicate meta description showed up on google for both sites. Once I noticed I changed it immediately. Apparently since then, both websites have dropped off of google.

Assuming this was the reason, what are my options?

g1smd

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4386980 posted 5:59 am on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

It was a simple instruction.

The simple answer would have been "http://example.com".

That's the URL right? No trailing slash? No index file name? That's what I was looking for.

The correct format is "http//example.com/" with a trailing slash.

What do you get for these two Google searches?

site:example.com -inurl:www
site:www.example.com

Does one list a load of pages and the other lists nothing? Or do they both list something?

Marked

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4386980 posted 1:13 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

If it were a simple instruction I would have understood you. But I appreciate your help.

site:example.com -inurl:www brings up 7 results, with the correct homepage at the top. site:example.com brings up the majority of results (i know you didnt ask me to search it) And with WWW brings only 6 pages, with the warning from google that similar pages have been omitted from the search.

I had actually setup my .htacess file today to redirect to solve this issue, however I was redirecting from non-www to www, so just removed it the code.

Would whether www was included or not affect the page coming up in search results? Even if theres duplicate content, doesnt one have to come up? Or am I being penalized for having duplicate content? The site was like 3rd in search, and now the homepage isnt even indexed.

g1smd

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4386980 posted 2:10 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Duplicate content is never a good thing and usually a bad thing.

Link to www. Redirect to www. Wait several weeks for Google to sort it out in the SERPs, and several months for WMT reports to fall into line.

Marked

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4386980 posted 9:12 pm on Nov 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Will do, thank you for your help. One of those sites have already jumped to #1 on search results, just have to wait and see with the other.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / General Search Engine Marketing Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved