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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Erin Heiner, May 19, 2018.

  1. Erin Heiner

    Erin Heiner Registered Member

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    I feel like maybe google has a hard time ranking my articles.

    Why? Because I have 2 ways to navigate. 1 in a collapsable nav bar on the top, and 2 in my side bar i have a list of my categories. So I think the internal link kinda get duplicated.

    My thinking is that, google looks at all these internal links and gets confused, doesnt know what type of content I have or where the article belongs in the search engine. because the links on the page are suppose to tell what the page is about?
     
  2. Chris.Roark

    Chris.Roark Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think it's more about the content and onpage seo that matter more than nav bars.

    There are websites that have links in nav bars, menu bars and footer menus, so I wouldn't stress much about it.
     
  3. Erin Heiner

    Erin Heiner Registered Member

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    Yea, I think your probably right. All google can see is markup. I looked and all the nav bars are grouped in the HTML markup. Im thinking google probably uses the links closest to the actual content or p tags.
     
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    wingerarsene Newbie

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    If they have the same hierarchy then not an issue. Focus upon content and other onpage aspects to improve indexing.
     
  5. RobertTheShark

    RobertTheShark Regular Member

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    No, I have seen multiple sites with more navs on them and they are all indexed and ranking on top for their keywords.

    Its more a content/SEO thing in your case.
     
  6. ContentWriter

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    I wouldn't attribute that to your page's layout. Check the quality of the content you're offering. There might be a bigger issue in there that has caused your problem.