Discussion, tips and tricks for making your Drupal site rise to the top of search result lists.
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I have launched a site that is now 9 months old , I had alot of problems that I fixed in the beginning , but even though my links are imo good and content is pretty good aswell the site doesnt seem to be getting any search engine traction.
3-4 Articles rank ok but I have a similar site in the niche with the same amount of articles that gets around 2k visitors a day. Can someone check out the site and see wtf is drawing it back.
Site is www.hardwarepal.com
I was just checking some search results to one of my own sites, and found that searching drupal content translation spanish (without quotes) currently list two results (different URLs) to the identical content/page, currently shown at positions #7 and #8 on the Google results for me. But, the second URL listed is set up to redirect to the first (and I've checked the redirection is working correctly).
Now, I understood that Google would never do this. Am I just wrong, or have they changed something? Not that I have a problem with the page being listed twice :)
[Drupal] hyperlinks are the cause of almost every result in Google’s top 20 results for the keyword “pay day loans”
I'm not sure if this belongs here, but its pretty interesting...
Drupal allows the posting of comments on articles posted. These comments allow some basic HTML by default, including hyperlinks. These hyperlinks are the cause of almost every result in Google’s top 20 results for the keyword “pay day loans”. The hyperlinks do not contain a nofollow attribute which means that a spammer may post as many links in these comments to the pay day site as they want, and Google will treat them as ranking links.
I know that everyone in this group probably enables antispam countermeasures on their sites (right?!) such as mollom, captchas, nofollows, etc.
That all being said, this author is correct when he states
Personally I find it amazing that Drupal does not include the nofollow attribute by default.
I tried to find a core issue request, but was unable to. Does one exist? I can't imagine that it doesn't :)
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I have been working in Drupal for the past many months and i am very much fascinated about it.Thanks to large community of Drupal
I am a post graduate student and i have to do a final project as a degree requirement, i have several option for doing my project,
But since my interest lies in Drupal and SEO and open source so i wanted to do something in this field only. My project will continue for 2 semester so i want to do something challenging and doable.
i have a panel page for the front. i look in to google via site:www.example.com he shows me urls like www.example.com/?page=10
what is wrong ..but can access and crawls the urls ...thats dc and very bad for my seo. i think this is not usefull to add urls like this to the robots.txt ...google will index it anway.
any help ?
I've been investigating the og:url tag and canonical URL's tonight in an attempt to wrap my head around the best practice for this.
We've usually always use the node/NID as the canonical URL as well as the URL used for facebook likes. It seemed natural since my idea of a canonical URL is that the URL is persistent. A URL-alias changes if the node title is altered.
However, after getting in SEO/Sharing-trouble with a website that uses node/NID as canonical URL as well as the og:url BUT also uses Global Redirect module (redirecting node/ID to its alias) I'm having second thoughts.Read more
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after the well knowing updates from google my site is gone, and i dont know what it is. Is anyone around who can help me to droop out of the filter? I do all the things that google always says..i mean i´m not a seo, but i´am interested i also do all what i can but without luck. I feel very sick!
Typically when I launch a Drupal site using all of the SEO essentials (nodewords, proper URLs, etc) it shows a PageRank of 3 within a week or so. Perhaps you all could take a look at this site and share some pointers? http://macombbankruptcy.com
I would also like to invite other Drupalers to submit their sites here for review so we can all help each other out and share some tips and tricks :)
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I am developing a new site and was curious, if there is a way for the automatized formatting of the page code to index/no-index.
Currently, Google crawls all pages from my site, but I have the taxonomy for the navigation finished, but I have no content there yet. It hurts my potential future ranking as Google Panda/Penguin will rank many pages as "pages with no content".
Is there a way to set taxonomy pages as "NoIndex, Follow"?
Our site is Drupal 6 – CMS – ECOMMERCE
We take an order and these are automatically sent through to our supplier, we are using Ubercart and NAB transact for this.
The site has been built/semi built as Multi site CMS, where we would be 4 Main Sites/templates and from there each Main site would have multiple domains underneath that site. Example: Site 1 would have 10 other individual domains built using the same layout but of course different content.
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My website has two languages : French and German.
I see in my log warnings, type "Page not found" like that :
My French language has no path prefix.
Example url : http://www.mysite.com/contact
My German language has a prefix path : de
Example url : http://www.mysite.com/de/Kontakt
Could problem comes from that difference between the 2 languages configuration?
If not, what could be the problem? How to solve it?
Last updated by DamienMcKenna on Thu, 2013-01-31 18:59
I've created an article that I hope will become a great Drupal SEO 'tips and tricks' resource at Drupal SEO: The best how-to, with bonus SEO tips and tricks, for Drupal webmasters
For example, I've included:
Tweaking Drupal paths for SEO (with Path module)
.htaccess 301 redirects
Blocking stub pages with robots.txt
Writing SEO content for Drupal
Canonical URLs vs. robots.txt
Pass SEO juice with 301 redirects
I wonder how it goes with multilingual installation where not all contents are translated.
My website has 2 languages, but a certain content type will never be translated. And that content type groups around 1000 nodes.
so "mysitename/mycontent name" shows same content as "mysitename/de/mycontent name".
Is that not duplicate content?
I have redirect module, but I'm not sure it helps in that matter.
Goal: A well optimized professional looking website.
Requirements: To to make changes to the header to give it the WOW factor.
Currently we are using sliding images (4 at present) would like to improve the quality - also add in the function of adding text in to each individual slider to for SEO purposes.
I am adding some wikipedia.org content to my website in iframes, as a convenience to the users of the site. Each iframe is in a separate page of its own.
I am wondering if google sees the iframes inside my site as duplicate content and this might count against my site's SE ranking.
If so, would it help if I specify that the duplicate content pages not be searched? How should I do it - in the robots.txt or better to do it via meta tags?
(I thought this question must've been asked before but couldn't find a duplicate. site:groups.drupal.org/seo iframes)