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This might be a stupid question...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TheOneisBack, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. TheOneisBack

    TheOneisBack Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    Firstly I'm quite new to SEO so please don't eat me alive if this is a silly question.

    Basically I've just finished setting up my website/blog and I've migrated it into a wordpress layout. I'm still doing some fine tuning and tweaking with content and setting up pages however I'm almost ready to start setting up some SEO, but first I have a question I want to solve.

    I haven't done any SEO whatsoever to my wordpress blog as of yet but naturally its already being crawled by Google if you search my URL.

    Now if I go to Google and I search blackhatworld.com (for example) you can see that Google has indexed it with the main URL and then directly under its sub indexed links such as Forum, Register, Making Money, Social Media etc... all nice and neatly...

    Now if you go and search my URL it indexes a new entry for each page/link

    mydomain.com/bio
    [Description]

    mydomain.com/tutorials
    [Description]

    mydomain.com/photography
    [Description]

    etc..

    How do I get Google to index my website neatly with sub links/pages like blackhatworld for example. or at least whats it called when Google does this so I can research it?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. mickyfu

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    You can't, it is just something Google decides to do.
     
  3. Hawkster

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    I think that only happens when your ranked number 1 and your site is well established on the web.

    Thats just a guess i have no real idea to be honest
     
  4. Trivolette

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    It is correct that this is not something you can just do. Google does this. They do it for sites that show authority in their chosen industry as well as having good rankings. just keep building your site up with unique content that helps the viewer accomplish whatever task they set out with and your site too will have these sub links.
     
  5. American Trends

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    I guess, it is about indexing sequence. For instance, you have made a wordpress site, and added meta description to it. The crawler and the spider will read the source script will represent in search engine like yourdomain.com and below it your meta description. But, when you index your post pages and again index your home page with some content. You will find yourdomain.com and below it hompage content.
    Also, you will see-
    yourdomain.com
    [home page content]
    yourdomain.com/bio
    [ your bio]

    After making a couple of post, try to resubmit your site map to Google and other search engines.

    Are you using any specific plugin? Cause, I have observed this with few plugins too.

    This is what I have observed and my site was behaving similarly a month back. Now, it's fine.
     
  6. TheOneisBack

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    Thanks for your replies everyone, I thought this might be the case :)

    I haven't installed any SEO plugins as of yet, are there any you recommend? I was going to use the Yoast plugin because I gather that's the most popular.
     
  7. ok888

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    G does that automatically

    I had a site that G did that to when i hit certain number of traffic . I forgot the exact number, but when it drops below xxx traffic it disappear
     
  8. American Trends

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    Well, I won't recommend any plugin to you. But, will suggest to check webmasters tool after a week of using a plugin. You can try plugins and can observe and analyze their reaction, it will be a good learning.

    This must be your assumption, I can say, I was getting meta description of my site below my post page URL when I had zero traffic.
     
  9. JOSourcing

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    TheOneisBack, Google uses software to determine these links, which are called "sitelinks" I believe. And while you can't determine when or how they show up, you might be able determine what shows up through Google's Webmaster Tools. If you have an account, log in, pick a site, then click "Search Appearance." After that, click "Sitelinks" and start demoting stuff that you don't want to show up. Eventually, your preferred links will display in Google (admittedly, only if Google agrees with you).
     
  10. American Trends

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    I think it is the process of de-indexing your site and indexing it again with new content or updated one. This is the fast way to do what I said but I will say that it is not required to demote your pages.
     
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    You can't do anything about it. Google decides it. I think when your site is well established and ranks up like a brand name, Google will decide to list a few inner pages/categories of your site there.
     
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    I use the Yoast SEO plugin as well as their Analytics plugin and I like it very much. The SEO plugin makes optimizing articles a breeze. I taught my mom how to use it on her site and now, even though she knows next to nothing about on-site SEO, she's putting out new, keyword rich, optimized articles each week.

    The Analytics tool makes integrating Google Analytics a breeze (not that it was particularly hard before) and you can quickly check traffic stats from your dashboard. It's just an overview of course, you can't see every nitty gritty detail, but it's nice.
     
  14. patrickthomas

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    try google webmaster tools.
    you need to research about schema.org and sitelinks.
    use denotations for indexing much better.
    i like this webmaster tool.
    u can use markup validator to make your website look better in SERP's.