I can hardly thank you enough for all this advice and support.
I am [slowly] beginning to see what's required.
There's one outstanding question in my mind - that is, how and where to
But I will downloaded Joost's SEO software - maybe the answer will be
Fingers crossed. I'll let you know how I get on
See you next Wednesday by the way
Keep a Q + A slot open for me just in case J
On 11 October 2012 18:05, Roy <r...@mantex.co.uk> wrote:
Thanks for the further support Mike
There's some of this stuff I don't quite understand (quite a bit in fact)
Google does have the page indexed, see here:
But as you have discovered it doesn't seem to rank very highly.
In fact Google has 3,790 pages indexed from your site
But my site only has about 1,400 posts plus about 150 pages - so do I take
And are the archives pages that I have changed or deleted or somehow left
The archive pages are automatically provided by WordPress, they are not real
Are they of any use? And how would I get rid of them?
They are of great use, both to your readers and the search engines, however,
WordPress provides a way to browse the posts on your site in chronological
Let's say you have a post (My Fantastic Article) created a few weeks ago,
http://yourdomain.com/2012/09/28/my-fantastic-post/ (this is it's permalink
http://yourdomain.com/page/2 (the second page of your blog)
http://yourdomain.com/2012/09/28 (A date archive, but only if you posted
http://yourdomain.com/2012/09/ (another date archive)
http://yourdomain.com/category/cat1 (a category archive - one of these for
http://yourdomain.com/tag/tag1 (a tag archive)
http://yourdomain.com/author/roy (an author archive)
It can also be found on feeds for most of those URLs (I suspect Google
Now, all this great. Honestly! For your readers and for Google. Your reader
The key difference is that Google will see lots of duplicate content (at
The goal is to have Google index each post, each page, and your home page
That's probably way too many. By the time you get to page 61 of those
I certainly don't want pages competing against each other - I know enough to
Hopefully my explanation above will have explained how to sort that out.
And I have noticed that sometimes Google lists zip files in its search
Just like other content, the names of the zip files, the words used in the
I'd take some of Joost de Valk's advice and "follow, no index" all your
At the moment I have got these two plugins - AOF SEO Site Verifier and All
If I install Joost's Wordpress SEO plugin, will that cause any conflicts or
And if you do advise me to install Joost's plugin, is it OK to de-activate
I would definitely recommend Joost's SEO plugin over all others. It does
I don't think there's any bigger endorsement of Joost's plugin than the fact
Yoast plugin will provide the functionality of both the plugins you mention
Do you have Google Webmaster tools? That will tell you what Google thinks of
Yes - I've got Webmaster Tools, but the problem (link with some of the stuff
Could this be a 'suitable case study for treatment' ?
That's an idea.
PS with paged comments and hierarchical categories, there are even more urls
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