Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?
More SEO Content
Google Not Spidering Complete Site
Posted 27 August 2003 - 07:52 PM
I am relatively new to the forum and I want to thank Jill and everyone else here for the wonderful information and ideas you share.
I hope that someone can help shed some light on the problem we are having with some pages in our website.
We have a website that is indexed in google and has a page rank of 5 but it appears that not all the pages are being spidered and added to google. I noticed that some pages are in but others are not. We had a complete site redesign in early July and removed the old directory structure and replaced it with a more intuitive structure that reflects the content of the directory. We set up a redirect and created a site map but a good portion of the pages are not showing up in google as expected. For example the index page shows up in the Google SERP at 25 instead of the page that should be showing up for that specific keyword phrase.
Your help is greatly appreciated. I can provide the website and keyword if that will help.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 07:58 PM
It can take a long time for Google to spider and add all the pages of your site. If it was just finished in July, you'll probably need at least a few more weeks or so before knowing if they'll spider your whole site.
As to this:
For example the index page shows up in the Google SERP at 25 instead of the page that should be showing up for that specific keyword phrase.
You really can't control which page Google finds most relevant to your search query. At least Google is finding one page of your site! Once all your pages are indexed, you'll have a better idea of whether your optimization efforts are working. If the pages aren't in the database at all, it's impossible to know if you optimized correctly or not.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:04 PM
Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:09 PM
It is maddening but I guess patience is the key with Google.
It's off-topic but I wanted to thank you for your wonderful advice on PR Leads.(the business section) I signed our company up and so far so good
Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:11 PM
Yes, the website is the one in the profile. Thank you for your help.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:22 PM
After looking at your layout, now I see why - you are using tables to layout your text, which is ok. However, bots will read the code from top of the page to bottom - not how it is rendered by the HTML instructions, meaning that what is in the top table and left table (left column) is the text that is closest to the top in the code. Your actual text for that page will be indexed after your top table and left tables, then the righ-most column text. As a result, your Free Shipping on fine linens is seen as the most important text on the page.
Copy this and paste it in a Google search to see what's indexed:
allinurl: www.roominakit.com site:www.roominakit.com
So, pat yourself on the back for that! Good Job - now it's just a matter of some additional optimization and tweaks.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:40 PM
So the pages are out there they are just buried in the SERPs. I also noticed that Google still references the old directory structure in some cases. I hope that it resolves that issue soon.
Is the layout we have not good for SEO? Should we change it? Or is there a way to keep the layout but still have really good SEO. The website is designed on the template concept so that it is easy to update and gives a consistent look and feel across the enitre site but we can change it if necessary.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users