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at least not in the form that's searched.
but not on the home page... at least not in the form that's searched.
Could you please tell me what you meant by that?
...I can see my organization name in so many places like in the title, desc, keywords and the page content in h1 tags.
While noindex would work to derank the contact page, bigger concern (and more interesting) IMO is why the home page doesn't rank for the company name.I am clueless as to what is happening with these two pages. The change happened just recently. What is more shocking is, the CONTACT page appears with SITELINKS which I have only seen with HOME PAGES so far.
If you're searching for [SampleOrg], eg, and on the home page you had the html text only in the form "Sample Org" with a space, Google's anti-Google Bomb filter might cause the home page not to rank.
what is the form of the page titles for the home page and the contact page?
Org of Exemplification
Both the pages has SampleOrg mentioned in many places but not Sample Org in a single place.
Contact page: ExampleOrg Contact Page - A long tail keyword - Place, Country
Whatever else you do, do not use the URL removal tool for your contact page. You'll be likely doing some difficult-to-fix damage.Oh really? What kind of difficult-to-fix damage it will cause? But I am sure that I am not going to do it after you have said so :)
Not knowing exactly how this translates into queries, I'd try to get "Sample Org" on the home page in a single place in addition to the mentions of SampleOrg
Getting back to a possible canonical problem with the home page, have you canonicalized on your server with 301 redirectsThis is one place I need to check in. To make myself clear, you are asking whether I have a canonical URL which happen to be a 301 redirect on any page right? I don't think there is a possibility for this. As I mentioned above each page acts as its own canonical. So when a URL moved permanently, the canonical value assigned to it will also get moved to the new redirected page. But still, I need to make sure :)
or, if not, have you used the rel canonical link tag on the home page?
'd be inclined to look very carefully at the nav link setup. Would you describe how the basic nav is structured... ie, is it a hierarchical structure
Also, what's the position on your pages of your Contact Page links vs your links to Home.
This may relate to what I was asking about local presence. Is your business localized in some way?
If so, do you include Place and Country in your home page text. If not, try adding it... not in the title right now, but at least in the html text on the page.
What about your navigation to the rest of your site...Yes we do have easy navigation from these two pages to all other pages.
- from home?
- from your contact page?
Is there any difference? I'm conjecturing (in this case, taking a wild guess) that another possibility is too many nav links on your home page (perhaps so many that they fuzz up your main category structure) might make Google see the contact page as a clearer entry page.
Also, any chance that you have a strong external inbound link coming into your contact page? Strange, but stranger things have happened. PS: An afterthought... have you done any sort of PageRank sculpting on the site? If so, this might be distorting things.Not at all!