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Wordpress SEO problems

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by DarrenVortex, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. DarrenVortex

    DarrenVortex Newbie

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    Hello,
    First of all I wanted to thank all the people who built this forum. It's really useful and I loved browsing through the posts. This is my first post and I've read all the rules and will try to keep it related to the interests of this forum.
    So I have just established a Wordpress blog: (oops it looks like I can't post URLs yet...)
    And I tried to make it Google Friendly (google is the only search engine i really care about, screw others!:p), but I failed for several reasons and was left with unsolvable questions that I'd like to ask:
    1. Google is not indexing the pages. Even when I search site:mysite it still brings up Tag URLs and what not. I did not even submit the Taxonomy map to google and yet tags show up higher than posts. Some posts don't show up at all even though they're indexed (says Webmaster tools)
    2. I used to have the blog hosted under a subdomain but now when I try to remove the old stored subdomain URL, google just doesn't remove it. The removal tool shows as if they're removed but if I search, they're still there!
    3. Google Crawler generally seems to be lazy. The preview of the site has been changed for months and still not updated in the Webmaster tools!
    Can anyone kindly provide me with solutions?
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Darren,

    Have you tried submitting a sitemap to Google WMT? What about fetching your site as Google from web master tools? You are right that it may take a while for things like meta descriptions and URL's to change in the index. As for URL's like your sub domain that you don't want in there anymore, you could always redirect these to other URL's on your site. That way you could take advantage of any traffic that is coming from those. How long has your site been out there?

    Here is a good tutorial on redirecting pages,

    http://webmaster.iu.edu/tools-and-guides/maintenance/redirect-htaccess.phtml

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  3. syme00

    syme00 Regular Member

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    Hold old is the website ? did the domain name has some penality before ? what about your conmtent, is it unique ?
     
  4. evilclown

    evilclown Senior Member

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    As TCA says, if you are not using the subdomain redirect the URL's to new posts that are similar or to new ones. Submit also a sitemap, and block the WP areas to make a unique footprint. And get some nice traffic pusher links, that would for sure make the crawler happy.

    Remember traffic pusher links are links that send traffic to the site, not juice. 2 different things.