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Why does an inner page rank higher than main domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dgfalk, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    For about a month I have a website that when you type in the main KW the best result is at #70 with "mydomain.com/some-random-post" and all the way back at spot #500 is "mydomain.com"

    How could this be since the some random post isnt optimized at all for that keyword, whereas the main page for this domain is a static page thats onsite SEO is optimized for this KW? Also since it bounces between 500-600 is it sandboxed?
     
  2. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    Could be OOP. They really don't like it when you obviously optimize a page for a keyword, especially if you're doing something like linking back to the homepage with that keyword as anchor text.
     
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    jason2009 Senior Member

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    Nop brother 500-600 dancing is not sandbox.You just did one month work..keep doing that and you will get better rank ;)
     
  4. yellowlaser

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    This happens to me when I over link a site. There's a slim change that it'll return, but most of the time it won't. Start submitting high quality links and don't do any xrummer/sb blasts. If you see no changes for couple weeks, then move the site and start over.
     
  5. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    No this has been after 7 months of work.
     
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    Generally that comes from "over optimization penalty", especially if your homepage is so far back.

    I've seen many circumstances where the homepages are ranked second/third over an internal page. That's usually because a post/page gets a bunch of links that the homepage has never received. Which is why its "ranked" higher than the internal page.

    Although this doesn't seem to be the case in this situation. I'd recommend internal linking at this point and be sure to DIVERSIFY anchor text when you build links to the homepage in the future.
     
  7. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Ive never head of such a thing, everything I have read has said to make sure your onsite SEO is fully optimized for your KW. I use the SEOPressor plugin to help me optimize my pages. I also make sure my keyword density doesnt go over 3%.

    Ive also done the same thing with other sites and they're ranking #1.
     
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    mavtrevor Newbie

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    really learning so much here....
     
  10. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Just watched it, My sites don't fit into any of those categories he listed. The only thing I did was after each post I put a link back to the main url with my main KW as anchor text. Could that be hurting it?
     
  11. utterlyadrift25

    utterlyadrift25 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    PM Me with the url and I'll look into it for you.
     
  12. squadron

    squadron Newbie

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    Is it a Wordpress site? I see this a lot with Wordpress depending on what plugins are installed.
     
  13. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Yes it is. The only plugins I use are all in one SEO pack, google xml sitemap, yet another related post, and SEOPressor (which I deactivate when done using)