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Google is ranking another page nor I want

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pamparam, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. pamparam

    pamparam Registered Member

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    My website has two different pages A and B which has the same keyword, the most of my backlinks are linked to page A, but for that keyword google is ranking page B. Where is the problem? Page A has only 100 words content and Page B has 300 words content. So maybe it is because page B has more content then page A?
     
  2. ZeroHats

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    Maybe Google rates page B more relevant then page A.
     
  3. gotohper

    gotohper Newbie

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    Are you trying to rank 2 pages for the same terms ? Why would you do that ?
     
  4. EvidenceSEO

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    Pages more relevant and better optimized qualify for higher rankings.
     
  5. Reeshua

    Reeshua Power Member

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    Yup. Content could be a factor. Basically Google ranks the more optimized page so go ahead and check keyword density, meta description, tags, etc.
     
  6. pamparam

    pamparam Registered Member

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    I wrote a new article with 300 words, I hope that it will work.
     
  7. Nut-Nights

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    How this possible ? may be Google is fooling you or may be you are fooling us.
     
  8. snaip

    snaip Registered Member

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    This is called keyword cannibalism. Better write one quality article about your KW and merge the two pages. You can 301 redirect page A to page B since page B is already ranking.
     
  9. jojogiuffra

    jojogiuffra Newbie

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    If you are doing A/B testing, the best practice is to don't index the testing site with robots. Google will index the best optimized page.

    PS: In case that your website is a wordpress, there are a lot of useful plugins that help you with the indexation.
     
  10. pamparam

    pamparam Registered Member

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    Page B content isn't for SEO purposes and keyword is a little bit different from Page A (I guess I badly formulated my problem in the first post). Lets say that Page A keyword is "Cars in New York" and Page B keywords is "Red cars in New York", so google was raking Page B for the keyword which is targeted in Page A. After I have changed my 100 words content in Page A to 300 words high quality article everything went OK. Google is already ranking Page A for my main keyword and my rankings went up from 24 to 17.
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  11. homefry

    homefry Newbie

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    100 words isn't much. 300 words isn't much either. Between the 2 pages, page B has 3 times as many words. So, ignoring writing quality, keyword densities and other stuff, page B simply has more content.

    I know if I had a choice between the 2 pages, I'd choose the page with 300 words, all other things being equal.