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On an average day I get the following:
Yahoo 1100 referrals
MSN 550 referrals
AltaVista 30 referrals
Google 25 referrals
What is going on? Yahoo and MSN seem to deep scan properly.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Google plays quite heavily on links to you so that is something worth looking into.
Also make sure if you have a .htaccess or that kind of script that you haven't made a mistake which is preventing google from accessing your site properly.
Another thing it might be is you've been penalised for something google didn't like.
Could also be that you're using mysql or something and google doesn't like the way you've done it.
That should get you started anyway.
Since I have 5,000 pages, I'll be 13 years older before this spider finished crawling my site.
Can I post the site name here or is that not allowed? I'd like someone to just take a peek and see if there's anything obvious.
I should have a lot of links pointing to this site
If this is the site you published the URL to on another post (you really shouldn't do that - the moderators will remove the URL and your gonads if they catch you!), then you need to do the following...
In Google, type link:[your url] - Google will list a selection of sites that link to you - it used to be all pages about PR4, but it just seems to be a selection lately!
In your case, no-one seems to link to you.
That's your problem - Google won't come by if there's no route to your site.
So that means that your site is indeed being indexed, but not ranking.
That is a totally different issue. You need to look the content that is being indexed and look for ways to make it more "appetizing" to Google, vis a vis content, and I might also add that dynamic URLs have a lot of indexing issues.
Just curious where you are coming up with the 8,000? When I type link:www.url.com, I only get 19 on the plural name and 0 on the singular name.
If I just type in the plural name of my business I get 18,300 referrences many with links to my web-site. When I search for the singular version, I get 1200 also many with links.
I am using the W3C tool to fix some of the content issues right now.
Then clean up your internal linking mess. Your Home link goes to www.domain.com/frontpage.asp rather than www.domain.com
Then redirect domain.com to www.domain.com (or the other way around if you want)
Then ditch the frames.
Then make the navigation links on the left have less than a zillion parameters.
Every one of these problems posted here are the result of inconsistent/confusing webmastering. Your problem is easy to solve with stuff under your control.
I have a non frame site that is www.url.com (without the s). That links everyone directly into the site that has frames. That is the site I am trying to perfect for the spiders. I agree frames suck for spiders, but it makes navigation for the end user quite easy and doesn't require repainting the whole screen everytime someone makes a selection.
On the frame site I will probably at some point ditch all the stupid little gifs and replace them with DHTML. I just haven't done that yet.
I really want to get the google spider to crawl my non-frame site. It is doing it one page at a time based on an old selection it made quite some time ago. I could copy the whole site to another domain and host it elsewhere to see if google will crawl it with some added enthusiasm. like www.url.net. What do you think?
Google makes a very feeble attempt to crawl the site I'm concerned about (www.url.com) and it does not know about any duplicate content. Yahoo has crawled it and sends me over 1,500 visitors / day.
An easily spidered site is not going to be robust for the end user. That's why I have separated them. The area that I know hurts is reverse referrals and for sure there are more on my main "frame" style site.
Huh? Both sites are indexed. True, it is primarily supplemental results, but that is a sign of the problem.
Even if you don't deal with the duplicate sites, you still have the internal linking mess. On the singular site your testemonials page is well indexed, but it doesn't even link back to your own domain.
But WW really isn't for site reviews. The bottom line here is you are underperforming in Google because you are not helping it crawl you. Rebuild the site with consistent linking, and either make two completely different sites that are comprehensive unto themselves (little crosslinking needed) or ditch one and focus on the other.
One last thing, it looks like lots (all?) the pages on the singular site dead end with ho way back to the main page.