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Discussion in 'SEO' started by MrSandMan, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. #1
    Okay, so I changed my Music Site from Joomla to Wordpress and accidentally forgot to un-tick the "I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors" in the WP privacy settings. (originally, I checked the box because I knew it was going to be a few days until I could add some fresh content.)

    How long will it be until Google will reindexes my site? The domain is over 7 years old.

    I added my sites link in the footer of my other site (which is a fairly good size site that Google likes and will cache about ever hour) and I submitted stories to digg and yahoo buzz.

    What else can I do to speed up the process? It's been almost 2 days and still no luck.
    SEMrush
     
    MrSandMan, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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  2. wptheme

    wptheme Well-Known Member

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    Try adding your feed to your DP recent blog.
     
    wptheme, Aug 22, 2009 IP
  3. MrSandMan

    MrSandMan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I just added it. :)

    Guess I should do some forum posting too, huh?
     
    MrSandMan, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    #4
    I see a lot of pages indexed in Google from your site that are all 404 error, you need to do some 301 redirects!!
     
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    wptheme Well-Known Member

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    thats the main idea. :) Don't spam though. Add useful posts. Maybe you can start at the site review section :D
     
    wptheme, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    newbie25 Banned

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    #6
    Your content is easily found in other sites. Try to use some 100% unique articles on home page and wait for 1-2 days...it will get indexed
     
    newbie25, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    #7
    Thank for tip
     
    satannoy, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    Where is the spam.. do not find any.....
     
    rena, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    #9
    Create 301 redirect code;add googlexml-sitemap plugin and resubmit to google;last and most important-useful content:)
     
    lamilao, Aug 23, 2009 IP
  10. MrSandMan

    MrSandMan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that pisses me off. I feed my news to twitter, digg and Yahoo! Buzz and other sites that pickup on my stories copy & paste my story to their site without link backs. I'm sure this makes me look bad in google since my site isn't indexed and theirs is, google probably thinks they are the original author and I stole their story those sites.

    Catch 22, I guess
     
    MrSandMan, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    #11
    Your site is indexed!! What makes you look bad all of the 404 pages indexed.
     
    lowster11, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    MrSandMan Well-Known Member

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    #12
    The new blog, front page, isn't indexed, nor is any of the new content that was recently published.

    All those old pages you see is from the old joomla and forum that no longer exists. (except the forum, I haven't deleted it off the database yet -- but consider it gone)

    How do I do a 301 redirect?
     
    MrSandMan, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    MrSandMan Well-Known Member

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    Now I destroyed my entire site trying to do the .htaccess 301. My god, can I mess it up anymore???

    It's not worth the hassle, I'm so frustrated!
     
    MrSandMan, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    #14
    Here is a cool trick

    Add this to your .htaccess file

    ErrorDocument 404 /404.php

    Then make an error 404.php page that does a 301 redirects to /
    That way no more 404 error pages.... but rather funnel all the PR you might have gotten into the home page
     
    darkdrgn2k, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    darkdrgn2k Active Member

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    Oh yeh

    Use google webmaster tootls to :)
     
    darkdrgn2k, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    MrSandMan Well-Known Member

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    What's odd is there isn't a .htaccess file in wordpress. When I created one it destroyed the entire site and had to hire someone to get it fixed. I am not sure if it is worth the hassle. I can't have my site breaking like that
     
    MrSandMan, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    #17
    use this for your .htaccess in wordpress


    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress
    Code (markup):
     
    lowster11, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    MrSandMan, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    #19
    Oh yeah,
    Your frustration is natural for switching an un-necessary thing in the initial process to diagnose the set backs, so here is the time to get start with google site map and then submissions.....this is enough to do right now!


    “Desperate you are, far you away from PR”

    Digital Contents.
    Fixmehealthy blogspot com
     
    digitalcontents, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    MrSandMan Well-Known Member

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    I finally got all the 404 redirected to the rightful pages. Thanks for all the help guys & gals. And I also learned how to edit my .htaccess file :)
     
    MrSandMan, Aug 26, 2009 IP