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Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:16 AM
I have a highlyranked site for my niche market - have for 4 years. Google PR of 5/10. (adoptshoppe.com) .
We recently moved to an .asp environment remotely served. Now when someone types our site it appears as a longer url and I basically have no Google page rank at all.
Should I resubmit to the main engines as with the store.asp URL or is there something else I should be doing?
Or is this a non-issue?
Your help is appreciated.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:26 AM
If you can, talk to your programmer about making it so your main home page doesn't redirect to store.asp and instead stays at your main domain name.
If you can't do that, it may simply be that you have to wait for Google to find that particular page of your site. You might want to build links up that point directly to the store.asp page.
I'm sure others who are more familiar with optimizing dymanically generated sites will have some addition (better ) info for you.
Oh yeah, and welcome, Roberta!
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:54 AM
You may also want to take a look at all the links you have built up over the years and their addresses if you want to get your PR back to where it was. Some of your existing links go to addresses like .....welcome.htm which I assume does not exist any longer.
Did you leave your old pages up for a month or so, with a 301 redirect to the new page so that google would now that the URls had changed?
You may also went to look at your server setup in order to get your new pages spidered. Google likes to get a response to the if-modified-since query, but as your site is set up now, I don't believe your server will reply.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 11:03 AM
Here's what I've done thus far...
1. welcome.htm redirects to adoptshoppe.com
2. all pages are still active but without redirects (folks get a custom 404 message with links to my new home page, site map, and search engine.)
3. the site combines asp for individual products with static html section pages which have the same URL as before.
what should i advise the programming staff to do specifically so google gets what it wants?
Posted 12 August 2003 - 11:15 AM
Take a look at the title tags on your individual product pages and category pages.
Notice how they all use the same title tag?
Ideally, your programmer could serve the product or category field from the page into the title tag so they're better aligned with the content on the page. This will also help improve the rankings of those sub-pages of your site (assuming they're indexed). You already have the information in your database. It's just a case of how that info is served onto the page.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 05:05 PM
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