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Jan 14th, 2013, 12:28 PM
Wrong landing page shown on Google search
Firstly I want you to know that I've looked over but couldn't find a similar issue discussed on this forum so I decided to open a new thread
If this issue has bean discussed here in the past please leave the link and I'll take it from there if not here's my question:
After a month of working on SEO for my website I've finally managed to reach the 90-th spot on Google and still improving but what burst my bubble was the fact that wen I entered the key word the page displayed wasn't my wanted landing page but the how to page or the FAQ page.
Can you please share some light on this issue because on Yahoo, Bing and Ask for the same key word it shows the right landing page
Can you please share some lite as to why Google displays those pages in staid of my landing page and why the other 3 search engines display the right one
Thanks for your patience and thanks in advance for your suggestions
Jan 14th, 2013, 02:13 PM
For the keyword in question Google thinks a different page is more relevant.
Tell us the keyword and the URLs like this:
Google: mysite dot com restofurlthatgoogle shows
Bing: mysite dot com restofurlthatbingshows
Otherwise we're shooting in the dark
Jan 14th, 2013, 02:25 PM
Did you say 90th spot?
When your rankings are that low there is a decent chance that your site is so low in priority that it is a virtual toss up between your pages. If your FAQ page were in 4th place you would have a lot more to work with.
As for why there is a difference... IIRC Yahoo and Bing are still using the same exact SERPs (I forget about ask) and the algorithm is very slightly different. Google might have flagged one link as relevant that the others didn't. Or puts that tiny bit more weight on links vs. on page factors.
Again if you had a lot of data to work with the issue could be diagnosed.
Jan 14th, 2013, 02:42 PM
Hi Doodled and thanks for taking the time to answer my thread
Originally Posted by Doodled
I just looked over my main page and i think the fact that has little text (info that search engines can read) could be an issue.
Take a look:
http: ipadsbid (dot) com for yahoo, bing and Ask
here for the KW bid for ipads my ranking is 1
For Google it shows: http: ipadsbid (dot)com/pages/howto
Hope this clears things up.
Again I think the answer is the lack of information (text) on my landing page
Let me know if you have any suggestions or if you think my conclusion is relevant
Thanks again for your time
Jan 14th, 2013, 06:40 PM
Content relevance to keyword searched is an issue, but what may be of equal or likely more importance is your backlinks to your wanted landing page. If your backlinks are directed at your landing page and those backlinks are on/from relevant pages themselves... Google will display that landing page they are directed at.
Jan 14th, 2013, 07:36 PM
It's not that because all my backlinks are directed to my landing/main page. I've used the other 2 links just in 3 or 4 links and that's it.
Originally Posted by SEO_AM
So the problem is not backlinks that point to those pages rather then my main page
Jan 14th, 2013, 08:58 PM
First off I'd say your title is way too stuffed, you have ipad in there 5 times and you also have 5 h-1 tags.
An H-1 tag show whats important on the page.
Here's whats important on your page: (according to your H1 tags)
2.Choose your iPad to Bid on
3.Be the Winner!
4.Ending Auction (which I think is the clock)
Now to your problem. I don't see your site on the first 5 pages of google for that term.
If I'm looking at the right site. # 2 in both Yahoo and Bing?
I think you might be seeing personal results in google. Try searching that term on pagewash.com (google)
Jan 15th, 2013, 12:27 AM
Google indexed algorithms are relatively different from other search engines. Also you don’t need to include the keyword 3, 4 times in a web page. Google always try to give the better search experience for their users. So I think, in Google’s view you FAQ page will be the most relevant page for the search keyword. Can you give me the keyword and URL? I’ll have a look on it.
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:41 AM
I think the wrong landing page showing means your every pages title is not different. please make sure that all page titles should be specific.
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