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  1. allesovergokken
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi not sure if this is the appropriate thread but I am getting a bit desperate. I changed my website to a wordpress blog and have written a lot of pages and articles since. As far as I know all my settings for headspace are optimized for SEO but my pages nor articles rank. I use the right tags (meta, h1, h2 etc.) and the amount of words should be right also. All my content is unique and also written with words that are not often used. I try to balance keywords and keysearch strings in the content to google standards but still no succes. The url is 3 years old and no penalties. Is there anybody out there who can help?

    Regards

    Jean

  2. AdrianApan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would suggest you to try out the "all in one SEO pack" plugin too. This way you will be able to push the onsite part a bit further for each post/page etc.

  3. allesovergokken
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Adrian thanks for the reply, would this go together with the Headspace or in place of? And if so will it effect my url's cause I changed my url's and permalinks already ones and that resulted in like 100 redirects in my htacces.

    Regards

    Jean

  4. AdrianApan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Jean,

    It will not affect your URL structure if you don't modify any of the already generated permalinks (nice URLs if you like to call it that way). Basically with ALL IN ONE SEO PACK you will just add extra description and metas for each page/post you create. And I don`t really know if will go hand-in-hand with Headspace but I would recommend to use both of the plugins. Personally I use only All in one SEO pack cause I find it the best one out there.

    Regards,
    Adrian

  5. allesovergokken
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Adrian,

    Just read you advise again but doesn't headspace give the same opportunity already?! I always write tags like title, desciption and keywords for each individual posts in headspace. not the overall settings but the ones it offers in the section were you write a new post page. Do I understand wrong?

    Please advise as I'm confused now.

    Cheers

    Jean

  6. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I changed my website to a wordpress blog...

    Major site changes and changes in URLs will cause some temporary ranking drops.

    Also, with your site's main topic, you are in direct competition with blackhat SEOs, and those folks can be difficult to outrank.

  7. allesovergokken
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Iridiax,

    Thanks for your reply, I swapped to wordpress about 4 months ago. I also used al 301 redirects in my htacces so the old ones should all be covered and that shouldn't effect my rankings. According to the blackhat you mentioning I know it is a tough competition but in all honesty my blog uses non of that I want to provide my readers with open and (as far as possible) objective, and unique content. Every single word on my blog is written by me and there are no hidden techniques other then the use of Headspace but I do not consider this BH. I know you weren't referring to me with the BH remark but just wanted to point out that even with the opponents using BH my site doesn't and applies to all Google T&C's but still no traffic. That's why I wonder if I do anything wrong like double content, wrong indexing, nofollows or whatever. All my pages are indexed but rank from page 4 or even lower.

    Regards

    Jean

  8. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think that you may need more incoming links to your site in order to rank higher. Also sign up for Google Webmaster Tools to see if they are reporting any problems with your site.

  9. allesovergokken
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Iridiax,

    Thanks again.

    I got an GWT account and no reports there that could explain the low ranking. no crawl errors, dead links or slow pages nothing of that. Regarding the links that might be the case but then again I got another site for three years with no backlinks at all and it ranks 4 or 5 for a keyword that has a lot of competition.

    I really think it has smt to do with the wordpress settings or headspace cause everytihng else is ok. Of course I know ranking on the first page of google is hard but with my content and the frequency of posting and maintaining my site it should be at least page 2 not page 5 or 6.

    Regards

    Jean

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