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Google is displaying my home page for these particular keywords when other pages are more relavent. All pages withiin my website have been indexed - why doesn't google display them instead?
Looking for tips, tricks, and/or secrets on how to solve this issue.
***My site has good content, good link structure, good inbound links etc.
Make your request as simple as possible for the lesser experienced webmaster to understand. When they return the link and get it wrong, gently write back RIGHT AWAY and explain what you really would like.
This is the text of an email I received just two hours ago in this precise scenario:
>>Ok I think I have this right....maybe!
If this is still not correct please let me know, I will be happy to change it again till you are satisfied with it.
You may want to type it out for me so I can see what it looks like. Don't worry about using any code if you type it out for me, I can take care of that. Just underline what you want hyperlinked.<<
Second attempt was the charm: my new friend got it exactly right!
Like all of us, I would like to rank high under a broad range of keyword combinations. I spend groups of time focusing on a keyword set, write a short sentence as above using the kw combo I want, and then gently nudge along the replying webmasters into getting it just right.
This works particularly well for webmasters which have contacted you first about a link. They are set, they are ready, they are hungry for links and in most cases will work with you to get it right. Explaining it quickly, simply and without sounding superior-in-your-knowledge is the trickiest, and I think most important part.
If I could see the inbound links ordered by Page Rank (maybe it already is?) then I could target the most important ones.
It's pitiful that you can't modify the link: search in any way. I have a piece of php software installed out there that gives me thousands of inbound links from random sites.. some as many as 30 or 40,000 from some sites. I know it's not incredible since most of the pages are low ranking (an archive) and the inbound link text only mentions the site name, not any keyword. I doubt I can get them changed now. And when I search for inbound Google links, they're totally clogged with multiple results.
I do not have inbound links pointing to each individual page. However, neither do my competitors that seem to have managed to get google to list their homepage for the keyword being targeted.
The only thing that I don't have going for me is the fact that there are no inbound links to each specific product page - just going to the home page? Is this all I can do?
>I have a piece of php software installed out there that gives me thousands of inbound links from random sites..
That's probably not a good idea. I'm in favor of reciprocal linking, but you should be looking at the sites you link to... do you mean that you link to them as well, or that they only link to you?
Anyway, such a schame is unlikely to help you and may hurt. It's better to do old-fashioned reciprocal links by actually emailing the webmaster.