Home Page taking a back seat.

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    buddy m

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    I have a page down in my menu that is doing much better then my home page. I guess there are many different reasons why, but is this common?
     
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    KasinoKing

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    If that page contains words or a phrase which is commonly searched for in search engines - then no, it's perfectly normal.
    e.g. If someone searches for "10c Roulette" they will land on my Roulette Page - not my Home Page.

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    buddy m

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    Yea your right but because key words are stripped away we don't know what words or phrases are being searched for.
     
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    Mr Live Casinos

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    Check your webmaster tools for specific keywords or your Analytics aquisition tab ->search console ->landing pages. Click on the landing page and you will be able to see a few keywords that sent traffic to this page. If you dont have a lot of traffic just select a wider date range and this should do the trick
     
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    buddy m

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    Hey thanks, I didn't even think of this.
     
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    hcgroup

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    I strongly recommend you to add more text content to your homepage. No need to say "quality content". IT IS A MUST!
     
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    buddy m

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    Thanks, as always I appreciate all the advise I get.
     
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    Zamsino

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    All pages are ranked indvidually. Normally long tail keywords tend to temporarily send to random sub pages. When your subpages get more links and authority by age you will see the traffic makes more sense.
     
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    hcgroup

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    Everything is accepted as a whole. sometimes a 500 words page can contribute a lot to 3,000 words page with inner linking. Right?
     
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    I have also noticed inside pages ranking better than homepages for many search queries on both bing and google. I think its just another one of the many continuing changes we're seeing in search algorithms. Who know's if it will last as things are always changing. Have high quality content is one things that remains a must for sure...
     
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    buddy m

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    The good news is since beginningthis topic i have seen my sigh ups take off the inner page almost as much asy home page.
     
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    Right now have a problem on a site that tag pages are outranking the whole site, even thou i have them as no index and no follow
     
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    buddy m

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    What is a tag page?
     
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    danniee

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    I have the same problem with my wordpress page. Tag pages are often doing better than the pages that were intended to rank.
     
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    Batman

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    I would suggest you check the pages that are meant to rank but aren't for over optimization. Things have changed a lot! Too many keywords the same on a page will look like keyword stuffing, even if sometimes they make sense to be there.

    I had an internal page that ranked amazingly for a term that the home page was focused on. The home page was over optimized it turned out, that plus the fact the internal page was also trying to rank for the same term. It's best to make it clear exactly what the page is about and not link from one page to another with the same keywords, if that makes sense.

    tweaking and testing is always needed to getg exactly what you want :/
     
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    Once upon a time, I built a site on Forex reviews. I have published 10 Forex broker reviews and 10 sub-reviews per broker which made a total of 110 pages including the reviews. Also, I used a plugin to show broker-specific sub-review on each related broker’s main review page. And the KWs which I ranked well were the sub-revlew title/urls. So, It is not a new approach. And I agree with you. It is correct!


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