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Newbie here, why is my homepage not ranking

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wgempire, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. wgempire

    wgempire Newbie

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    Hey I am still new and don't know a much about seo, I hope there isn't already a post similar to mine, if there I didn't see it.

    I have two sites that I built in last few weeks are they climbing the ranks everyday, I am building backlinks to both, web 2.0 articles, press releases, link wheels, .edu and .gov backlinks, you name it I am doing it.

    I am checking my rankings for my targeted keywords using seo for firefox, the search engine ranking checker and my home page is ranking on yahoo and bing but on google it shows my about page not my home page.

    for instance on one keyword my home page is ranked 20th of yahoo and bing but it shows my about page at 90th on google.

    I know my homepage is indexed on google but why is it not ranking and my about page is.

    I have all the meta info filled in and my homepage in much better optimized than about page and all my backlinks I am building are directed to homepage not about page.

    I didnt want to put websites here and seem like I am plugging my site.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Newbie

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    Did you finish writing your "about" section before completing everything on your homepage? Check with GMT when your site was last crawled and if there are any crawl errors. Also is your homepage a static page or dynamic WP HP?
     
  3. msalmanbhatti

    msalmanbhatti Newbie

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    Just wait for few weeks big G will adjust the matter hopefully.
     
  4. yowies

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    Try updating your home page information every few days..and ping the bastard.. with backlinks happening..it will slowly pull up.
    I have seen that once before when I made the about page and got sidetracked...few days later finished the site but the damn "about" page kept ranking for awhile.
     
  5. wgempire

    wgempire Newbie

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    I think I may have finished the about page before I was done with the home page, I have checked and there are no crawl errors.

    home page is a static page.

    Yeah its only been a few weeks since I published the site and I know it takes time I just wanted to make sure I didnt do something wrong and am wasting time that I could be getting it fixed.

    Thanks for all you help.

    What do you guys think about putting a brand name in my domain. I am an affiliate for a company but also know this could cross the line with trademarks and copywrites. I bought the domian with the name brand in it but thought twice and will probably just go with another domain without brand name.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. roxiea90

    roxiea90 Power Member

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    same as me, while doing backlinks its on 90th, and i wanna up it again to front page Google but seems my homepage has lost from 1000.. maybe its on Google and in checking on which rank (#) to rank for.. i dont know maybe
     
  7. wgempire

    wgempire Newbie

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    what is weird is same websites but other keywords my homepage is ranking about the same as yahoo and bing not my about page. maybe I did something that pissed off google and they have sent my home page to the back of line.
     
  8. sackboy127

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    It happened to me as well, one of my pages that was optimised for a related keyword was ranking on the 3rd page of my main keyword, while my homepage was nowhere to be found.

    It just takes time for Google to properly "analyze" all your pages and your competitors', and re-adjust the SERPs accordingly.

    As for brand name in domains, I think it's perfectly fine as long as you write positively about their product, but to be 100% sure, you can email them about it.
     
  9. katona44

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    Well how hard is the competition on your main keyword?
     
  10. wgempire

    wgempire Newbie

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    competition for one site is minimal, its a review site for a fitness gadget. I should have no problem getting to number one with some good backlinks.

    The other one is damn near impossible to rank for but I plan on ranking individual pages for that site, I am not so worried about that homepage not ranking well It is a very competitive niche, but about page is already showing up but home page is not.
     
  11. steviep

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    ...just make sure in the meantime to give the currently ranking "About Site" the additional info you want to have. Make sure to have links to the relevant money pages etc... Why wait till the main page rank and not just use what you got in the meantime...