SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ SEO Chat - The home of all Search Engine Optimization resources. Aside from being the home of the popular Google-Dance tool, Seo Chat also contains a library of articles on topics such as Search Engine Keywords, Directories, Link Development, Marketing, Optimization, Promotion, News, Spiders, Submission, and more. en Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:21:28 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.seochat.com/images/misc/rss.png SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ Should I 301 redirect really old pages? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/should-i-301-redirect-really-old-pages-493720.html Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:51:39 GMT On google webmaster, I'm showing accurate 404 errors for really old pages that no person is searching for.

I used to redirect everything - but my htaccess file was cluttered and my site was slow. So I deleted most of the redirects to links that users weren't using.

Since google is still crawling them - is it better to add the redirect or let it remain a 404 error?

Thank you! ]]>
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SEO Migration Options http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/search-engine-optimization-migration-options-493718.html Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:55:35 GMT Hi Guys,

We have a www.sitename.com.au domain name and looking to move into the US market, and other markets in the future such as UK, Canada, etc.

We are reviewing our options. Currently the .com.au is ccTLD to Australia so won't perform well in US.

It seems the best option at this stage is to get a generic domain Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) like a .com.

Then create different sub-folders for each country for example:

.com our main country

.com/us/ target us

.com/uk/

Then in Google Search Console don't set country targeting for entire domain but use Hreflang Tags to specify the targeting for each page?

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This seems like a complex strategy to execute so i just want to check if this would be a optional option?

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

Cheers. ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Novatronic http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/search-engine-optimization-migration-options-493718.html
Is the website sand boxed by google? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/website-sand-boxed-google-493715.html Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:27:33 GMT Hello One of my clients recently started a wordpress image website a month back A few days back when he typed websitename.com on google the website showed in search results but from yesterday its not showing I thought at first the website was de indexed by google Hello

One of my clients recently started a wordpress image website a month back

A few days back when he typed websitename.com on google the website showed in search results

but from yesterday its not showing

I thought at first the website was de indexed by google

but when i typed site:websitename.com .. it showed the pages that have been indexed

i read somewhere that there is one thing called sandbox that applies to new websites on google..

so is it the case here ? or its just very poor ranking ?

and how to get rid of this ? ]]>
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Is Alexa rank worth considering? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/alexa-rank-worth-considering-493705.html Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:20:09 GMT Is Alexa rank worth considering? Is Alexa rank worth considering? ]]> Search Engine Optimization NaseemKaloo http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/alexa-rank-worth-considering-493705.html Organic vs paid http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/organic-vs-paid-493703.html Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:46:19 GMT So i was just watching the latest whiteboard friday on moz, and rand said that in the whole of google organic lisitngs get aroung 50% of all clicks, whereas the ads get between 2% and 3% of clicks. Is that actually true? Or did I just hear him wrong? I thought the ads would get a lot more clicks... So i was just watching the latest whiteboard friday on moz, and rand said that in the whole of google organic lisitngs get aroung 50% of all clicks, whereas the ads get between 2% and 3% of clicks. Is that actually true? Or did I just hear him wrong? I thought the ads would get a lot more clicks than that. ]]> Search Engine Optimization PInder325 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/organic-vs-paid-493703.html HTML5 for seo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/html5-search-engine-optimization-493693.html Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:45:06 GMT my title

My paragraph of text

And we might have it in a page that contains a header and footer
My logo and strap
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Lets keep the idea simple. One title and one paragraph of text.

As html 4

<h1>my title</h1>
<p>My paragraph of text</p>

And we might have it in a page that contains a header and footer

<div>My logo and strap</div>
<h1>my title</h1>
<p>My paragraph of text</p>
<div>footer details</div>

If we move it to html5 we now have some additional elements to help...

So you might convert to

<header><h1>logo and strap</h1></header>
<article>
<h1>my title</h1>
<p>My paragraph of text</p>
</article>
<footer>footer details</footer>

Now technically thats ok, but when Google see the markup its going to see logo and strap either as the 'main' title or worse still pretty much ignore <h1>my title</h1>

This is because in the html5 documents, <header> does not really mean 'top of the page', but the header to the most 'important' part of our content.

So recently I implemented (there is other content on my page, but to keep it simple)

<div>my logo and strap</div>
<article>
<header>
<h1>my title</h1>
<p>My paragraph of text</p>
</header>
</article>
<footer>footer details</footer>

Part of what I want to do with SEO copy is have my h1 seo copy as close to the supporting text as possible, so my fixation with putting a h1 (seo phrase) at the top of the source has to stop.

In addition if we accept that Google 'understands' html5 markup, then the function of <header> is not that different to <h1> and in that respect for the example page its not actually at the top but further down where the contact starts...

What Im interested in hearing about is from people who disagree with this idea and most importantly why?

Wont be offended and will really appreciate answers as Im fascinated with how HTML5 markup impacts SEO in away that just does not happen in HTML4. ]]>
Google Optimization Toxitalk http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/html5-search-engine-optimization-493693.html
Getting Unknows urls as crawling errors http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/getting-unknows-urls-crawling-errors-493671.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:18:02 GMT My website robot.txt file is open to all search engines few months back.. and also my server folders permisions were open to all (we couldnt analyze it..its our bad) . And after few days we found crawling errors on google search console, that our website been crawling with unknown URLS. which are... My website robot.txt file is open to all search engines few months back.. and also my server folders permisions were open to all (we couldnt analyze it..its our bad) . And after few days we found crawling errors on google search console, that our website been crawling with unknown URLS. which are not in our database...but now we are secured our server permissions and robots.txt..... But the problem is.. still those unknown URLS are getting on google search console crawling errors. Can someone help us ]]> Search Engine Optimization Anjana http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/getting-unknows-urls-crawling-errors-493671.html Log-in page ranking instead of homepage due to high traffic on login page! How to avo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/log-page-ranking-instead-homepage-due-high-traffic-login-page-how-avo-493670.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:16:25 GMT Hi all, Our log-in page is ranking in SERP instead of homepage and some times both pages rank for the primary keyword we targeted. We have even dropped. I am looking for a solution for this. Three points here to consider is: 1. Our log-in page is the most visited page and landing page on... Hi all,

Our log-in page is ranking in SERP instead of homepage and some times both pages rank for the primary keyword we targeted. We have even dropped. I am looking for a solution for this. Three points here to consider is:

  1. Our log-in page is the most visited page and landing page on the website.
  2. Even there is the primary keyword in this page or not; same scenario continues
  3. Log-in page is the first link bots touch when they crawling any page of our website as log-in page is linked on top navigation menu


If we move login page to sub-domain, will it works? I am worrying that we loose so much traffic to our website which will be taken away from log-in page sub domain

Please guide with your valuable suggestions.

Thanks ]]>
Google Optimization satish.seo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/log-page-ranking-instead-homepage-due-high-traffic-login-page-how-avo-493670.html
Block Part of Page from Google/Bing/Yahoo Idex http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/block-part-page-google-bing-yahoo-idex-493657.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:57 GMT Hi,

I would like to block part of a website page from Google/Bing/Yahoo index. Is this possible?

I found a resource that recommends putting the "blocked" content in an html file, like excluded.html, and using an iframe to add the content to the landing page. Has anyone tried this?

Here's the resource:

<snipped>

Thanks! ]]>
Search Engine Optimization ges7408 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/block-part-page-google-bing-yahoo-idex-493657.html
onsite internal Linking Impacts http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/onsite-internal-linking-impacts-493655.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:52:10 GMT Hey Guys! how many times we can use a page link on other page? i linked same url 2 to 3 times on a page(for example a url is linked on an image, image title and image caption) is there any bad impact on seo regarding Google? is Google discourage this method? Please help me out Hey Guys!
how many times we can use a page link on other page?
i linked same url 2 to 3 times on a page(for example a url is linked on an image, image title and image caption)
is there any bad impact on seo regarding Google?
is Google discourage this method?
Please help me out ]]>
Search Engine Optimization najam.nisa http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/onsite-internal-linking-impacts-493655.html
Different meta for different keywords http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/different-meta-different-keywords-493651.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:24:32 GMT I was just observing my competitors website and saw something strange. For 2 different keywords the meta description in the SERP were different. Please anyone can help me with this doubt? I was just observing my competitors website and saw something strange. For 2 different keywords the meta description in the SERP were different.
Please anyone can help me with this doubt? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization engiketer http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/different-meta-different-keywords-493651.html
Using rel canonical and redirect between 3 pages! How Google responds? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/using-rel-canonical-redirect-between-3-pages-how-google-responds-493637.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:59:22 GMT Hi all,

We have 3 pages with similar topics. Let's say A, B and C. A and B pages have more similar content but C is little away. We would like to use rel canonical to avoid ranking these 3 pages in search results. As per the scenario, we must use rel canonical between A & B; but I want to highlight page C. So I am planning to rel canonical from A to C and redirect B to C. If B is left still, rel canonical might be ignored by Google. Is this correct way to proceed with?

Thanks ]]>
Google Optimization satish.seo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/using-rel-canonical-redirect-between-3-pages-how-google-responds-493637.html
Getting unknown urls in Crawling errors? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/getting-unknown-urls-crawling-errors-493631.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:57:54 GMT When ever i am checking crawling errors on google webmaster tools, it shows some unknown urls which are not in my website. example links: http://www.example.com/shopbrand/004/002/X http://www.example.com/shopdetail/003003000022 http://www.example.com/shop/shopbran...%83%8F%83C%83g... When ever i am checking crawling errors on google webmaster tools, it shows some unknown urls which are not in my website.
example links:
http://www.example.com/shopbrand/004/002/X
http://www.example.com/shopdetail/003003000022
http://www.example.com/shop/shopbran...%83%8F%83C%83g
http://www.example.com/shop/basket.html
http://www.example.com/shopbrand/ct608

Here /shopbrand, /shopdetail, /shop , /shop/basket urls are not in my website. why iam getting these urls in crawling errors? ]]>
Google Optimization Anjana http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/getting-unknown-urls-crawling-errors-493631.html
How to get traffic and improve my stuck rankings? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-get-traffic-improve-my-stuck-rankings-493629.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:06:56 GMT I have been working upon a set of 10 keywords of which 1 is appearing on first page while the rest are almost within rank 60. I am performing off-page like article, PPT, PR submissions and so on including strategies which are must for traffic and backlinks, and still Iím not gaining expected... I have been working upon a set of 10 keywords of which 1 is appearing on first page while the rest are almost within rank 60. I am performing off-page like article, PPT, PR submissions and so on including strategies which are must for traffic and backlinks, and still Iím not gaining expected traffic and improvement in ranking.
Can any webmaster help me out? Need genuine response! ]]>
Search Engine Optimization NaseemKaloo http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-get-traffic-improve-my-stuck-rankings-493629.html
Additional buttons on local listings? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/additional-buttons-local-listings-493627.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:49:27 GMT Hey guys, Does anyone know if you can have multiple buttons on google places listings like: https://cl.ly/3O2M0S2D081H Such as booking, or can you only have website and direction? Cheers. Hey guys,

Does anyone know if you can have multiple buttons on google places listings like:

https://cl.ly/3O2M0S2D081H

Such as booking, or can you only have website and direction?

Cheers. ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Novatronic http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/additional-buttons-local-listings-493627.html