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[resolved] multisite-subfolder traffic not being measured in Google (16 posts)

  1. Ron Mahon
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a multisite subfolder set up with 10 subfolders. They are all the same domain. I had to resort to an external site map generator.

    My problem is I'm getting five the 600 visitors a day and Google webmaster tools recognizes on a good day about 90. This is mainly because it doesn't see the other sub-folders. Although it has indexed about 400 pages thanks to the external site map.

    I wonder if I'm not missing something fundamental and how to set up sub-folders. I had started with yoast WP-SCO and and installed it on every sub-folder.

    Thanks
    Ron
    PS: there are many reasons for the multi site structure in this particular installation. If anybody's interested be happy to explain it. You can see it at http://www.INMRC.com

  2. My problem is I'm getting five the 600 visitors a day and Google webmaster tools recognizes on a good day about 90.

    Depending on the other tools you're using to cross-check hits, the rest of those visits could just be bots. google doesn't count those.

    Otherwise, you are getting indexed by google. Legitimate traffic takes time to build.

  3. Ron Mahon
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I though of the when the site first went live. I use awstats and it separates out the bods and admin logins etc. It all so gives you info on first time and returning visitors etc.

    There was nothing I could do to create a xml-site map in WordPress. Yoast program works fine on a single site, and maybe on a sub-domain but I could not get ti to work on my sub-directory site.

    Thanks
    Ron

  4. You can give google webmaster your rss feed for each sub site as a sitemap.

  5. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-with-multisite-support/ works too.

    If they're subfolders, you should be able to activate Yoast's per-site and then add 'em all to a robots.txt file in the main folder.

  6. Ron Mahon
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ipstenu
    Thats the way I started no lock at all with that. It created them all but they could not be found in webmaster tools. I post several time in his forum with no response. I use his plugin on several single sites with no problems

    Good suggestion thought.
    Thanks
    Ron

  7. I'm using http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/ on a subfolder site, with a manual robots.txt file.

  8. Ron Mahon
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did not know about that plug in or it did not work a the time I tested it. Everything just stopped at the main domain? I tried a lot of them.

    I'm also have to use a manual robots.txt file.

    I think the problem with Yoast plug-in was the common directory that he stored on the site maps in.

    Is everything displaying properly in webmaster tools.

    Regards
    Ron

  9. Everything just stopped at the main domain?

    I don't know what you mean here.

    I do know that I use that plugin, and it works for domain.com/sitemap.xml and domain.com/subfolder/sitemap.xml and subdomain.domain.com/sitemap.xml which is as it should be.

  10. Ron Mahon
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    None of the pages are listed or counted past the main section. if you do a site:inmrc.com it shows around 900 pages indexed. Awstats shows 600 to 800 page views per day.

    Google list 90 on a good day both in webmaster tool & Analytics

    a Google search on inmrc.com lists around 30,000

    Other wise it's all screwed up

    That why I asked you if site was tracking in WMtools?

    I am open for any sugestion

    Thanks
    Ron

  11. Bear in mind that the site map is just for pages that google can't find to crawl, really.

    WM Tools doesn't do site tracking per say, but it does tell you where there may be errors in your site.

  12. Ron Mahon
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WM tools has been updated and included a page similar to analytics that shows traffic. list pages with number of views. etc

  13. Huh. I just use Analytics for that. Nice to see they're branching ... inwards? Anyway, that's a question for Google. If it's not seeing your site, but everything else is, it's them.

  14. Curtiss Grymala
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you using the same theme on all of the sites? Have you made sure that the necessary tracking/verification code is used in all of the themes?

  15. if you do a site:inmrc.com it shows around 900 pages indexed.
    a Google search on inmrc.com lists around 30,000

    the plain google search counts other sites that have linked to yours. you'd expect this number to be higher.

    I got over 1,000 when I looked specifically for your domain.

    Google list 90 on a good day both in webmaster tool & Analytics
    Awstats shows 600 to 800 page views per day.

    Awstats counts bot hits, that accounts for the difference.

    While the plugin mentioned above support multisite, they do not do what you think they do. None of them will make you one sitemap indexing the whole network. Your page rank is 0, you have hundreds of links within the sites themselves, and hardly any from any other domain.

    You need to have actual real people visiting your site and linking to it.

    Go look at site:http://inmrc.com/wordpress/ - I get 72 results in Google. Are there 72 posts on that site or more?

    And how are you adding the google analytics code? I looked in the /wordpress/ site and all I found was "UA-22283848-1" printed to the page and in the source. None of the GA javascript was there. this is most definitely incorrect.

  16. Ron Mahon
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is it possible to have Google analytics on a "WordPress multisite configuration" using sub-directories?

    I confess that after hundreds of hours of trying I had started to believe it was impossible. I want to express my sincere thanks, to all the members of the WordPress forum that offered their help and support. With a very special thanks to the talented and knowledgeable Andrea_r
    I am happy to report that as of last night approximately 10 PM the beast has been conquered. See my detailed case study at http://inmrc.com/wordpress/configure-wordpress-multisites-directories/

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