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How to: Desired pages to show under google listing?
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Hirok




msg:4489833
 2:48 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

How can I get my website to show the specific pages that I want to show up under my listing on google (sorry I dont know what this section is called)? Please see attached screen shot so you know what I'm talking about. I've circled the area around in red that I want to update.

My website does not use a cms and it just shows 6 random pages under my URL listing. I want to be able to tell google which pages to show underneath there. I do have an account under google webmasters, places, etc. Can someone show me which one I have to do and what steps I need to take?

Thank you in advance for your advice and help


Here is where the screen shot is:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-80fuZC_pcBY/UD95rpPftfI/AAAAAAAAAAM/18gFRXl3zJw/s1600/Screen+Shot+2012-08-30+at+9.33.19+AM.png

 

Marketing Guy




msg:4489868
 3:23 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Those are called sitelinks.

You can manage them by setting up a Google Webmaster Tools account: https://www.google.com/webmasters/

You can't dictate which pages to show, but you can tell Google not to show innappropriate pages. Those will then no longer display and others will display in their place.

Hirok




msg:4489879
 3:41 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

If I include the pages i dont want to show up, they'll still be "searchable" in google, right? In other words, if I dictate which pages to not show, will they be permanently invisible on google searches?

Marketing Guy




msg:4489886
 4:00 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

You aren't removing them from Google search, just stopping them from acting as sitelinks.

When you log into webmaster tools, go to configuration > sitelinks and enter the URL of the page(s) you want to remove in the field "Demote this sitelink URL:".

Hirok




msg:4489890
 4:07 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thank you so much! Your teachings have been SOOOO helpful! I'm on my way to doing this now. I really appreciate your help and thanks again!

Marketing Guy




msg:4489894
 4:11 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

No problem at all, good luck!

swapnil




msg:4491820
 8:52 am on Sep 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Use nofollow attribute while linking to a page or use robots.txt page to not to show the pages you don't want to show, hope this will help..

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