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omitted some entries! wtf

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bigfred, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    I had 500 pages indexed, now I have 168. And google states

    In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 168 already displayed.

    This has happened in the last week.
    Anyone any ideas what this is and how to correct it?
     
  2. marc3777

    marc3777 Registered Member

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    If I'm reading it right I think its self explanitory. The other omitted pages G feels are too similar to the 168 indexed.

    Content, meta tags or both

    I could be wrong but that's how I read it
     
  3. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    Supplemental index... use canonical tags on every page and make sure every page has a unique title and meta description. Should clean most of it right up.
     
  4. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    All my content is 100% unique. So the only conclusion is that the meta tags that I eneterd in the All in One SEO plugin for wp caused issues.

    Ive stopped manually entering meta tags now
     
  5. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    canonical tags are still a must because all pages can be duplicates of themselves by tweaking the URL in a nearly infinite number of ways... especially if you don't use canonicals and a competitor wants to knock you out of the SERPs... All they have to do is submit alternative forms of the URLs and do a little link building to the alternative forms... Google will have alternative entries for the same content at different URLs... dupes.
     
  6. bigfred

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    no there isnt any duplicate content issues. all urls point to the exact content. theres not more then 1 url that points to the same content
     
  7. ipopbb

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    Just saying... if your pages don't use canonical tags then you have dupes whether you believe in them or not... its just how HTTP works.

    Code:
    http://cnn.com
    http://cnn.com/
    http://www.cnn.com
    http://www.cnn.com/
    http://www.cnn.com:80/
    http://cnn.com#
    http://cnn.com/#
    http://www.cnn.com#
    http://www.cnn.com/#
    http://www.cnn.com:80/#
    http://cnn.com?
    http://cnn.com/?
    http://www.cnn.com?
    http://www.cnn.com/?
    http://www.cnn.com:80/?
    http://cnn.com?#
    http://cnn.com/?#
    http://www.cnn.com?#
    http://www.cnn.com/?#
    http://www.cnn.com:80/?#
    http://cnn.com?#duped
    http://cnn.com/?#duped
    http://www.cnn.com?#duped
    http://www.cnn.com/?#duped
    http://www.cnn.com:80/?#duped
    http://cnn.com?youveBeen=duped
    http://cnn.com/?youveBeen=duped
    http://www.cnn.com?youveBeen=duped
    http://www.cnn.com/?youveBeen=duped
    http://www.cnn.com:80/?youveBeen=duped
    http://cnn.com?youveBeen=duped#
    http://cnn.com/?youveBeen=duped#
    http://www.cnn.com?youveBeen=duped#
    http://www.cnn.com/?youveBeen=duped#
    http://www.cnn.com:80/?youveBeen=duped#
    
     
  8. Remington

    Remington Regular Member

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    All-in-One SEO should be taking care of that by putting the canonical tag in automatically.

    As for the self-entered meta tags for posts, I just let it handle that automatically instead. It seems to work.

    One thing I've found is that G seems to be crackhead-addicted to tag pages, and tag pages don't convert worth beans. So I always set my tag pages to NoIndex in all-in-one to stop this aggravating habit of G's. If I don't, it'll index those before everything else, and sometimes to the exclusion of everything else.
     
  9. bigfred

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    Remington, yeah I use All-in-one so it sorts out the canonical tags. i will also let it sort the meta tags out too.

    regarding tag pages. I have created my tag pages just to list the titles of each post and non of the content. So its basically a list of hyperlinked titles that take you to the posts.

    With this in mind, would this cause problems in G?