joined:Mar 27, 2014
I have fixed so many things in the website like adding content on all pages including products, categories, their title meta, heading tags etc. Blocked search engines via robots meta tag for product variation pages.
The ranking have been improving well and got 6th position on first page for the competitive keyword "[removed keyword]" on 24th of March in Google.co.in.
Next day, the developer had added products reviews functionality on all product pages which had three H2 tags.
1. Write Your Own Review
2. You're reviewing: [product name]
3. How do you rate this product? *
Ranking got dropped to 4th page in one day. Even it got dropped for important keyword like "packaging materials" to 3rd page after 3 days which was on 5th position.
I asked developer to remove above headings from h2 tags and allowed them to keep only one heading in H3 tag. You're reviewing: [product name]
Still the rank did not recover.
After this, I have tried all the possible ethical ways to improve the website in terms of content but nothing seems working. So I doubt if Google use Sandbox Effect on old domains as well. However website still have 1st position for other 5-6 low competitive keywords. History:
Website was running on domain example.com. It was redirected on new domain. Possible Issues of website:
Product variations are still in XML sitemap but blocked for search engines via robots meta tag. (The developer said, he cannot remove product variations from xml sitemap; it is dynamic)
That reviews functionality heading in H3 on all product pages. You're reviewing: [product name]
There is a condition in the website that if a category have only 1 product then redirect (302 redirect) it to the product page.
Category pages are linked in main menu even if the category have single product.
Website is linking to long product URLs which include category/sub category names. A single product is placed in multiple category for users. So to avoid duplicate content/page issue, I asked to have canonical tag on all product pages and call base URL of the products (without category/subcategory name
So many blogs are published but not a single blog is performing in search engines. Should I try WordPress platform instead of using Magento blog extension?
This may be a good case study for webmasters. Any help/feedback would be appreciated.
Sandeep [edited by: engine at 4:38 pm (utc) on Apr 23, 2015]
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 4:46 pm (utc) on Apr 23, 2015]
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