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    No Longer Ranking For My Main Keyword Ė Help Needed


    For the past few years I was ranking for a keyword on my homepage.

    2 weeks ago I incorporated a new design, and my rankings for that keyword are nowhere to be found in Google now.


    I had a few inner pages like contact us, Price Guide, Privacy policy, there was 9 URLís in total. The pages all have new URLís and I now have 20 pages.

    My old pages were all connected to the homepage with the anchor text that i was ranking for, and this is still the case with my new URLís.

    My old inner pages did not have any external links.

    My new design includes the keyword in the title, in the H1, and even in the text.


    Iím baffled that Iím now longer ranking in Google for my keyword.

    If i search for my complete title, I come up number 1.

    Any ideaís on this? Would redirecting my old inner pages to the homepage help?


    Any help on this would be appreciated.
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    Have you 301 redirected all the old URLs?

    Can you give us the URL for the website please?
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    No I have not redirected the old URL's. I didn't think I would need to as they don't have any external links.

    Do you think redirecting would fix the problem?

    I would prefer not sharing the URL.

    I'm going to redirect the existing URL's to the homepage now.

    Do you think it could be anything else that is causing me not to rank?

    If after redirecting the old URLís to the homepage, and it fixes the problem then that would tell me that the age of internal anchor text links is a huge ranking factor, which Iím sure itís not.
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    Originally Posted by WizBit
    No I have not redirected the old URL's. I didn't think I would need to as they don't have any external links.

    Do you think redirecting would fix the problem?

    I would prefer not sharing the URL.

    I'm going to redirect the existing URL's to the homepage now.

    Do you think it could be anything else that is causing me not to rank?

    If after redirecting the old URLís to the homepage, and it fixes the problem then that would tell me that the age of internal anchor text links is a huge ranking factor, which Iím sure itís not.
    301 redirect them, it's SEO basics when switching URL's/design/structure. It doesn't matter if no sites (as you think) were linking to them, the URL is still in Googles index!
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