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10:52 am on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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When I search for just "<domain name without TLD>" instead of showing my home page it show the inner page in Google search results.

Previously it was showing my home page i.e www.example.com at that time the ranking was also good. almost for all keywords it was in first 30 but from when its started showing the inner page for the domain search ranking will also gone.

Is there anything wrong with the site?

Thanks in advance for any help.

[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 3:08 pm (utc) on Nov. 21, 2009]
[edit reason] No specifics thanks, see charter [/edit]

Receptional Andy

3:15 pm on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

This does imply a problem - either with the "value"of the homepage - i.e. not enough links to it, or the quality of the homepage - i.e. there is a content-based problem that means Google is deeming inner pages to be more relevant.

It's possible for this to occur in situations where it is not a particular worry - for example if you get a lot of external links to a particular inner page, but ordinarily I would take a look at link structure (internal and external) and make sure there was nothing on the homepage likely to demote its rankings.


4:12 pm on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I assume your home page is still showing for site:example.com - correct? How long has it been since your home page stopped showing on the "<domain name without TLD>" search?


5:09 am on Nov 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi tedster...

thanks for the reply. Yes it showing for site:example.com. And it has over 3 week passed it stop showing me my TLD.


5:30 am on Nov 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi Receptional Andy,

You may be right but reality is TLD has more links compare to inner page. In my google webmaster tool in Interlink tab my home page shows 244 Inbound links, while inner pages have 140 to 150 inbound links. So how it this possible?

And if suppose the links pointing to home page are lower valued links or are not quality backlink than how come it appears on good positions previously.


5:47 am on Nov 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have the same problem and its been over 5 months now, the weird part is though the new Caffeine data set show my homepage ranking normally as pre disappearance. There has to be something with newly indexed website during this year.


2:38 pm on Nov 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am also experiencing this since Nov 5th, The main page does not come up in search. The page was in the top 10 for some good search terms and now has dissapeared. In the Caffeine DC it is fine.. Not sure what is going on..

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