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Ranking well, but for the wrong pages

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lolseo, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Hey guys,

    Launched a new site about 2 weeks ago, and my money keywords are performing quite well. Im already ranging from between page 2-5 for around 6 terms.

    The only problem is, im trying to get 2 pages on my site ranked primarily, the homepage and a category page.

    However the "about us" page is what's getting ranked for the keywords. The about us page has a lot of content on it, where as my homepage is just my blog feed.

    I've built 0 links to the about us page, ive probably got about 70% of my links split between the 2 pages im trying to rank for, and the rest of my links going to specific blog posts.

    How can i rectify this, and get my homepage to rank? I feel like i need some seo copy on the homepage. Im using the theme "responsive" and im unsure how to get include a section for homepage copy, as i've mentioned its just a blog feed. Any advice would be awesome.

    Thanks
     
  2. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Can anyone help me out please
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is a very common symptom of over-optimization of the home page....

    Remove excessive mentions of the keyword, from H1 tags, etc and you'll probably rank. Sometimes less SEO is better SEO.
     
  4. lolseo

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    My homepage hasn't be optimised outside of meta title and description. Its simply just a blog feed.
     
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    Maybe if you have full posts on the home page, instead of excerpts, then it was demoted due to duplicate content.
     
  6. lolseo

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    This could be it! My homepage is showing full posts, not just the excerpts. Im using the theme "responsive" if when i select for the homepage to show an excerpt, its still showing the full post however.
     
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    You can use plugins for that

     
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    Theres a tag called <!--more--> - use it wisely ;)
     
  9. lolseo

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    Sorry to sound like a dumbasss, but do i just put this tag at the bottom of each post, or what?