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Nov 27th, 2012, 08:03 AM
Page not indexing
Hi about a week ago I added an original article around 1000 words and linked it from every page of my site (500 pages). About 200 of those pages have been recrawled since adding the article but the article still isn't appearing in Google. Any suggestions to why it isn't appearing?
Nov 27th, 2012, 09:39 AM
There are a whole lot of possibilities... How about you give us the url?
Nov 27th, 2012, 09:44 AM
With 99 posts I guess you're experienced enough not to make this rookie mistake, but just to check ;)
Originally Posted by phatmike10
When you say it isn't appearing, do you mean that if you search for the url in google it isn't returned OR that you are not ranking well for it when you search for a specific term or chunk of text.
If it isn't appearing when you search for the url then other than the obvious, noindex set on the page (either on page or in robots.txt etc), the page is scaped and is being ignored, the site has an issue and your problem is bigger than you think, then I'd really need to the url to seriously look into it.
Nov 27th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Cheers guys, I was referring to a URL search in Google resulting in the page not appearing at all and not even in the omitted results. There is a contextual link in there to an unrelated site which I need to change to no-follow but If it was just that factor, then I’d be surprised if it was causing it not to be indexed I would expect it to devalue the ranking. The URL is http://www.allbuyart.com/art-movement-cubism-pablo-ruiz-picasso-short-biography.asp
Nov 28th, 2012, 03:43 AM
I see it in Google now.
My guess is that Google just hadn't got around to indexing yet, even though the links were there saying it existed.
Nov 28th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Thanks for the help guys, strangely enough, although its now indexed it isn’t ranking for the chosen phrase site:www.allbuyart.com pablo ruiz picasso short biography
The link that I added on each page uses “pablo ruiz picasso short biography” as anchor text and its contained in the title, the content is relevant. Could it be over optimisation?
Nov 28th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Yep...just because google crawled it doesn't always mean it's been indexed. Everything runs on Google Time
Originally Posted by Kevin H
Nov 29th, 2012, 02:57 AM
I can't say for certain that you are NOT potentially over-optimised or otherwise Penguined.
However, it is just as likely that this is the new page and with you (and other sites) using exactly the same phrase on older more established pages that they are just naturally ranking better for the term.
Personally I wouldn't have gone about this in the way you have. It looks very spammy whether or not it is causing you issues.
In effect you have applied site-wide links and not put the links 'naturally' within the page text (not liked by Google), have 'spammed' the search term (not liked by Google), and have added the 'exact' search term to many pages potentially causing competition with yourself when it comes to people finding the correct landing page (not the best idea IMO).
If you are going to do things like this then you need to be cleverer with it. Find ways to 'naturally' link back within the text on the page with varied and relevant link-text potentially including some of the search words you want and occasionally, perhaps, the exact search phrase.
Dec 4th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Thanks for this Kevin, this page is kind of an experiment to see what is currently working and not. The natural side of things is interesting as in context I would see this as natural, as although site wide links with identical anchors and description it appears in a box that states, ‘latest articles’, the context of it is that it’s the latest article added to the website. In real terms this is natural and beneficial for the users of the site. However in Google terms it might not be natural although it is currently ranking mid first page.
Originally Posted by Kevin H
Regarding inbound external links I would definitely expect the anchor profile for these to be more natural.
In conclusion this strategy might be ok for getting new content indexed relatively quickly and to gain serps quite quickly but as soon as I add a new article it will replace the current links to this page which will then lose its SERPs due to lack of link juice.
Dec 13th, 2012, 03:14 AM
You uploaded your page to the Wrong Folder
Your webpage has the Wrong Filename
Your browser cached the old copy of your Web Page
You are using a web proxy which cached the Old Page
Last edited by Seooptimizer; Dec 13th, 2012 at 03:16 AM.
Dec 16th, 2012, 10:03 PM
double check your onsite, make sure its not a dup. if everything is good, ping it and link to it (from another site with PR)
Dec 17th, 2012, 10:22 AM
Quite often Google will index a page but then it will still take a week or several weeks in order for it to rank. Give it time.
Dec 17th, 2012, 01:44 PM
As per my knowledge Google can penalize your website if you are following this way to index your article fast.
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