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Recovered from supplementals, but not ranking yet

     
10:27 pm on Dec 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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me too,

tanks to gsm1,tedster and other forum members advice, after 10 weeks I recovered from almost all the supplementals, but unfortunately I'm not ranking for any competitive keyword except than the home page .

3 weeks ago I noticed that 4 other pages started ranking within the first 10 search results for they keywords. but now they are gone again.

Can this be caused becouse 3 week ago I removed the disallow routine inside the robots text and added instead the "no index -no follow tag on the page?

is the robots text disallow routine better than the no-index-no follow tag?

8:39 pm on Dec 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The robots "disallow" stops the page being spidered at all. Google knows nothing about what that page may contain. Nothing at all.

Having the disallow only as a meta tag allows the page to be spidered, and a copy will be held by Google. The noindex tag then stops it showing up in the SERPs. I am not so sure that you want "nofollow" on that too. Surely you do want links to other pages to be followed?

6:03 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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my problem is to get rid of the hundreds of pages of duplicate content inside the cgi-bin folder. Many due to different session id, other to multiple similar listings done by the users.

I think I'll go back to disallow the whole cgi-bin directory inside the robots.txt

and keep only the .html pages - that just recovered from supplementals - and are the only of real interest to me.

10:06 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I followed all of their advice but one of my site is still 80% supplemental. What worries me most is that it's a pr5 site with many pr4 pages, so supplementals don't come from a lack of pagerank. My site is 11 months old and has been supplemental for many months.

[edited by: tedster at 10:11 pm (utc) on Dec. 3, 2006]

 

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