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Help Please. My About Us Page is ranking but homepage is not!?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Marko1801, May 29, 2016.

  1. Marko1801

    Marko1801 Registered Member

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    So I have recently finished a small review site targeting low competition keywords for an upcoming product launch.

    As part of the site build I had finished the About Page, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy etc first while I was waiting for my article to get written, then once I had my article I designed my homepage/main review page.

    Strangely though my About Page ranked almost immediately, bouncing between the 2nd and 3rd page of big G for one of my keywords, and consistently on the first page and climbing for another.

    However my main review page/homepage is not ranking at all, my keyword density should be ok as I only mentioned my main 2 keywords around 5 times each and the article is over 1000 words in length, I have the keywords in headings and as alt text in images as part of this also and I have now started to drip feed blog comments, social bookmarks, GSA etc to the page as well.

    Can someone please help on this as I need to rank prior to product launch.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 710fla

    710fla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Your main page will rank once the GSA links start to index. The fact that your about page ranked is actually a good sign.

    Make sure that your visitors can easily get to your main page from the about page or you could even redirect it for now so when they click on the about page in Google it takes them to your home page.
     
  3. Ding Dong

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    may be your site's homepage needs fresh content, -or you could wait till the back links you built get indexed. PM me, I will see if I can help you. :)
     
  4. Vlad D

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    Check your website s home page content and kw density .
     
  5. Marko1801

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    I doubt it needs fresh content, like I said I just posted the article a couple of days ago and the about page was published a couple of days before that and that ranked almost instantly.

    As for keyword density I mentioned my 2 main keywords 5 times in the article on my main page, however this not including alt text in images and url, menus etc. Could this make a difference and make it over optimised?
     
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    Build backlinks to your homepage url with your targeted keyword. Guest post links will be more appreciated.
     
  7. Ding Dong

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    then I think its all good for now. Just wait for few days, it should rank once the links you built get indexed. :)

     
  8. hvdnghia

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    Make anchortext #kyw to your homepage and linkjuice with push yours rank on serp. And keep link building progress. Its good for you coz Gg loves TOS, FAQ,....
     
  9. Marko1801

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    I have more backlinks, blog comments, social bookmarks etc getting drip fed over the next week so hopefully I begin to rank my home page.

    Just find it strange how an About page with only 1 paragraph of text can rank instantly but an optimized homepage does not, does this point towards over optimization?

    Also I notice when I search my keywords info on my site appears in the serps from sites called domainstats.io and some others, anyone know what this is or come across it before?
     
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    Build High quality backlinks to your homepage.The content needs to be good also with average keyword density !
     
  11. hatsatz

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    Check the content of the page and keyword density.
    Try to use a unique and fresh content.
    Target long tail keywords.
    Build quality backlinks from PBN and authority sites.
     
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    Does this point towards over optimization?Just find it strange how an About page with only 1 paragraph of text can rank instantly but an optimized homepage does not.
     
  13. Marko1801

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    So I have a bit of an update on this.

    Last night I searched my keywords and my homepage has started to rank, I was number 2 just under the product page itself for my main keyword and number 4 for my other main keyword and rating no lower than 7 for other lesser targeted keywords. Great!

    However upon checking again this morning I am nowhere to be found for my keyword I was ranking number 2 for and I have dropped to number 8 for my other main keyword!

    Any advice on what is happening here?

    It appears I am not de-indexed as I am showing up for other keywords and my site is still listed when searching site: mydomain in google.

    Just find it strage it's jumping from ranked to un-ranked. Could it be because its a new site?
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2016
  14. SEO Sicko

    SEO Sicko Power Member

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    If it is listed in the search there will be no issue I think.
    So,go and check with GWT(Google Webmaster Tools) it will give the details about your errors and how it can be rectified.
     
  15. Rezky

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    Also change on page optimizations edit and paste more new ideas....
     
  16. brokentwo

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    You're just dancing-- completely normal.

    The fact that your site (domain) I presume is new is a contributing factor, Google is testing you and seeing where you belong.
     
  17. PlagiarismsChecker.*

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    Check your link structure, build more link to home and wait!