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    How do I rank a blog style homepage?

    I have a magazine style website where the inner content is being ranked but the homepage is nowhere to be seen.

    The reason for this is because the content on the homepage is just snippets leading to the articles in the inner content.

    Any ideas on how I would get the homepage to rank for general queries relating to the niche the website is about?

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    Yes, change the content on the home page.

    If you change the snippets on a regular basis this can happen. Make it more of a static page in the way of content. Target that content to what you want to rank for.
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    You can do lots of things for getting the rank but in general I can say
    You should do 2 important basic things :

    Update your content regularly
    get valuable backlinks
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    From what you describe it seems quite likely that you have good quality content but are lacking in overall domain authority. This is quite possibly because the site is new, or just needs some high profile links. If you can focus on your topic in a few articles and topical pages in the general niche term that lead to your home page that will help.

    It is also not the worst thing in the world though, if you are getting searches to the specific pages directly from searches then you are doing well.

    You could also focus social media campaigns and other digital marketing ot build traffic to your home page.
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    Surely, if you have good internal linking, then your homepage will eventually rank, and rank well.

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