joined:July 23, 2003
Seen some massive improvements with some of our SEO clients today here in the UK.
One of my sites that was fluctuating beween page 2 and 3 has had the main homepage disappear to be replaced by a inner page on about page 9 or so. Is anyone else seeing this? I haven't seen this from google for a couple of years now - well not for this long anyway. The page went missing in action about last weds.
I have seen this with my friends website that I optimized. It appears to have something to do with Google rewriting the titles, or so it seems. I built his website with Wordpress CMS and I originally thought it was some coding causing the problem, but I went digging and found that Google was introducing title rewrites for maybe over-optimized or irrelevant titles.
His website has still not recovered yet, but when I make changes I have to wait for the recache before I can see if it fixed the problem. I have recently shortened the titles in hope it will fix the problem.
Another client we had was 10th for a big search term only for him to want a blog creating, again we introduced Wordpress. Google rewritten one of the pages titles in the blog and it replaced the homepage for that keyword, but it was ranking in the same position. We removed the blog url and did a redirect to the homepage and it fixed the problem.
I recently written to Google and was surprised when I got a reply, and the reply was that there should be no reason why the website is not ranking, which is not what I wanted to hear. However, the website is not ranking and they told me nothing so I am now left with the headache of trying to sort it out.
I could be wrong, but everything I have looked into is pointing to this title rewrite that Google is enforcing. Does anyone know how to stop them from doing this?
I would like to point out that the domain is an exact match domain - however, the website was created into a profile website with 7 pages and good content.