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    2 Pages fighting against each other


    Hey guys.

    Both:
    centred (nospace) therapies (nospace) .co.uk
    centred (nospace) therapies (nospace) .co.uk/massage

    are fighting against each other for a couple of massage phrases... yet the homepage isn't optimised for massage? I noticed I had a backlink with anchor text with the word 'massage' in it, pointing to the homepage. I removed this backlink, things have improved a bit... but they're still fighting :/

    *please note I know some improvements of technical SEO need to be done. I'm just confused as to why they are competing...
    Last edited by matt1966; Mar 7th, 2017 at 03:00 PM. Reason: typo
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    You home page is the most powerful page on your site, simply because it has the most links going to it. Your internal links also count so they are passing on page rank to the home page as well as any external links going directly to the home page.

    You then mention massage 13 times, I am not surprised really the home page is outranking your other page. Yes Title H1 tags etc really help but so does content and if you talk about a subject 13 times on a page you could forgive google for thinking it must be important.
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    About two months ago, I tried to take the word massage out as much as possible for this reason, the only places 'massage' is really present now is in anchor text going the relevant pages I think. Isn't that basically me saying 'hey google, this is the 'Indian head massage' page or with an anchor text of 'massage' hey google, this is the massage page?

    I'm not really sure how else I could trim the word massage out anymore. Is there anything else I could do to show google this is not the massage page? Or is trimming more and trying to get more backlinks related to massage pointing at the correct page my only options?
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    The trick really be by directing more of your sites page rank to this page.
    Have a read of this article for some ideas on how to utilize things like your about us page etc
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    It's a good read, thank you Chedders!

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