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Wordpress PageRank Question - Results don't match conventional wisdom

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by techtruth, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. techtruth

    techtruth Newbie

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    From all I have heard and read, it is recommended to set Wordpress so that the post titles are in the URL. However, when I google with the site prefix my domain name, I see posts without the article titles all appear ahead of the named posts...

    Has anyone seen this and thought it was odd? It is possible that I misunderstand the way the site prefix works...
     
  2. Endire

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    Techtruth,

    I'm not sure I understand your question. When you say "prefix" are you talking about the www? Also, I'm not sure why people say the post title should be in the URL (and note that by default this is what WP does anyway). If anything, it is understood that its important to have keywords that you are targeting the page for in the URL and not necessarily the title of the post.

    Also, your question doesn't have anything to do with PageRank.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  3. techtruth

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    I was referring to the "inurl:" prefix for searching a domain with a string in the URL. When I searched using that, I saw my pages. Some had pageid pointing to them, and some had the title-separated-by-dashes pointing to them. I believe that what I did was not wait long enough between changing my wordpress permalinks and waiting for google to re-crawl. After some time the search results reflect the current permalink setting.

    Thanks for the reply though. :)
     
  4. Killerfox

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    Update the Database and it should be fixed.
     
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    Yop, you already recognized what you did there.

    Also consider that the sites may have had the most backlinks or were most liked by users (Google looks at SERP clickstreams) and thus were listed above other sites, independently from any TITLE used.
     
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    These things may be confusing when you make your first steps. You begin to realize that not everything happens in real time. You have to wait for google to see your work. It`s like waiting for the approval of your co-worker