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"contact us" page ranks higher than my home page? Help!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SEOfarmer, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    My site is now around 1 month old, and on page 1 for a local keyword. I also have a few keywords that is ranking pretty high, page 2 and 3 etc.

    Now, the problem is that Google is picking up my "contact us" page and not my home page. I have no idea whats going on with that. My contact us page only have a map (simplemap plugin for wp) and my contact information. Nothing else.

    While my home page is a blog, contents are updated every week. It is indexed but not ranked at all.

    What are your views on this guys? Please help!
     
  2. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    Make more backlinks on your homepage . Ping your site Homepage alot.

    It may take some time, Be patient.

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    http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Patient
     
  3. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    I am guessing you don't have that many backlinks on your site so Google doesn't know exactly which page it wants to rank for first.

    You need to build backlinks to mostly your homepage. Once you start doing so, you'll see the homepage go above the page.
     
  4. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    I have been building all my backlinks to my homepage and not really for 'contact us' page. I have no idea why google decided to pick that up instead.

    At this moment, since my 'contact us' page is already ranked quite well, i am wondering if i should just redirect it to my homepage instead?
     
  5. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    I have webmaster tools for my website and it shows that google crawls my site (even my homepage) on daily basis.

    Do you still recommend pinging my home page then?
     
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    xollls Junior Member

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    Try building backlinks to your homepage. Does your homepage still show up in search when searching for yourdomain.com or http://yourdomain.com ? If not it could be a penalty.
     
  7. hmmmm

    hmmmm Junior Member

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    pm me your domain name, you can fix this within a day, with only 4 backlinks
    & i'll tell you why, your only getting indexed on the contact us page.

    used to happen to my clients sites.
     
  8. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    Yeah.
    I even typed Site:domain.com and all my links showed up.
    Even my new article that I posted this morning on my blog.

    This is weird.
     
  9. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    PM'ed you. Thank you very much for your time. Appreciated.
     
  10. seondeveloper

    seondeveloper Newbie

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    This is a situation where i have also been into. I even can't find any solution till date
     
  11. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    Make authority backlinks, From who is sites and other information sites

    Use this Instant Backlink Monster - 33.000 Backlinks And Index Your Website Fast

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    Always works for indexing any URL fast. Wait for 1 week you will see the result.
     
  12. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    Thanks.
    But one question, my homepage is already indexed.
    I have already confirmed this by typing my domain on search AND with site:domain.com etc.

    Although with Traffic Travis & RankTracker, my homepage might not be listed in top100. Instead, my contact us is! :(
     
  13. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    Yes i know its indexed but Google thinks your CONTACT PAGE is your MAIN PAGE

    you just have to make some more backlinks to HOMEPAGE

    This Free tool will help in it.

    HTH
     
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  14. seo jack

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    Get some good baclinks built to your page, wait and your homepage will become indexed over your contact us page.
     
  15. DrMax

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    Faster solution:
    - Do a 301 from "Contact Us" to home page
    - Create a new "Contact Us" page with a slightly different url address eg /contact-us.htm instead of /contactus.htm

    Follow what other members said above.
     
  16. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    it's quite easy...

    add the meta noindex attribute

    if your using a sitemap you may also want to lower the priority on that page.
     
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    Just give it some time and keep building backlinks and make new content.
     
  18. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    I was thinking the same, but I am worried that my page wont even show up on page 1 after doing that? (since the contact-us page and homepage layout are completely different, google might think i have revamped my whole page completely and re-judge where I should be placed).
     
  19. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    what does 'noindex' attribute do?

    And I do have a sitemap.
    For some reason, the contact-us page was naturally set to 60% while homepage is already on 100% (by default - normal i guess).
     
  20. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    My site is doing the same, and it is quite annoying.
    It was ranked about 20 with a couple backlinks for a term searched 14,000 exacts per month. But it keeps bouncing in and out of the search engine and the sub pages are ranking for that term, only much lower.