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Indexing Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by locobastard, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. locobastard

    locobastard Junior Member

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    When I do "site: www.domain.com" for google and yahoo my domain doesn't come up. When I search for "www.domain.com" it does show up. Why is this? I checked with google to see if I'm penalized and that's not the case. FYI, my "www.domain.com" redirects to another domain.
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Maybe google just deals with it's actual index separately from the SERPS/descriptions, so technically speaking yourdomain.com isn't in the index because it redirects, but the old links in the SERPS still havnt been updated??

    Eventually yourdomain.com will disappear completely if you've redirected it.
     
  3. locobastard

    locobastard Junior Member

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    The old link is still there. Some additional info: "www.domain.com" is around 6 months old and has plenty of high pr links pointing to it.

    I recently masked the domain via godaddy to see if it would make a difference. I used "fetch with google bot" in the webmaster tools and the bot is viewing it differently compared to before the mask. Still waiting to see if this will change anything.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What are you actually trying to achieve?
     
  5. locobastard

    locobastard Junior Member

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    What I'm trying to do is rank for my keywords. I've done plenty back linking and on page seo, but my site isn't even ranking top 1000 for my keywords. Like I said before, "site: www.domain.com" isn't showing anything and under google webmaster tools I'm not getting any data/statistics in the dashboard. I'm guessing this means my domain is not indexed, which I'd think is the reason I'm not ranking.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes but you said yourdomain.com redirects somewhere else, therefore there is no content on yourdomain.com therefore it's not gonna rank?
     
  7. locobastard

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    I doubt the redirect would stop me from ranking. For my niche/keyword, most of my competitors have domains redirecting to another page and they all are ranking quite well. Something I forgot to mention, my site has another domain that redirects to it. Not sure if this would hurt it or not.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So when you go to yourdomain.com it 301 to nextdomain.com or frame redirect or what?

    If it's 301 google will follow the redirect and rank nextdomain.com if it's frame, google will just see the wrapper.
     
  9. locobastard

    locobastard Junior Member

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    I'm not familiar with the terms, but what I did was set "www.domain.com" to redirect to "nextdomain.com" through godaddy, which is where I bought the domain.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So when you go to yourdomain.com once it's all finished loading, what do you see in the address bar? And if you view source, what do you see? That's what google will see.
     
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    In the address bar it says "www.domain.com". I looked at the page source and I see some code that says <frame src=www.originaldomain.com . Is that what you were talking about?
     
  12. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, that bit of code is all that google will see. It's pointless working on that domain. You either need to work on the location that the domain is redirecting to, OR if you want to make use of the actual domain name then you need to actually host the site on that domain name. I can help more if you want, just pm me details.