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  • Hy,
    for a few days i’ve been messing in servers logs and ping back issues and index.php …
    I use WP 1.2 – With a modified index.php but , i guess, style correct.
    I see pings of search engines in my servers logs, they seems to go quite deep on my website but don’t list pages. I just find that search engine only register my menu ! Shame what about my posts ! Google says : Your search – – did not match any documents.
    I have a .htaccess file, robots.txt in my root ( and these two folders also have .htaccess
    I read about h3 and h1. I am not sure i understood if it is changing the pagerank that much.
    Here the head of my index.php
    I guess it where the problem is :

    /* Don't remove this line. */
    <link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="images/favicon.png">
    <title>Mobvertising China<?php wp_title(); ?></title>
    <meta name="keywords" content="china, chine, zhongguo, internet, web, mms, sms, advertsing, mobile, cdma, unicom, market, caracters, markets">
    <meta name="description" content="Chinese mobile and internet market watch.">
    <META NAME="Revisit-after" CONTENT="15 days">
    <META NAME="robots" CONTENT="index,follow,all">
    <META http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-GB">
    <meta name="author" content="mobvertising">
    <meta name="identifier-url" content="">
    <meta name="reply-to" content="contact@VOTRESITE.COM">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress <?php bloginfo('version'); ?>" />
    <!-- leave this for stats -->
    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
    @import url( <?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>/wp-layout.css );
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="print" href="<?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>/print.css" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="<?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="<?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />
    <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly&format=link'); ?>
    <?php //comments_popup_script(); // off by default ?>
    <?php wp_head(); ?>
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2" href="" />
    <link rel="pingback" href="" />

    Here is my blog address :
    I hope it help you in guiding me how to clean up my index.php have a WP working properly.
    Have a nice day

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I don’t know about others, but I have no meta tags in my index, and Google, along with many other SE’s all crawl my site quite happily and return results too.
    WP is very SE friendly.

    my me, Google didn’t even place my pages in the search engine.. Yahoo! did though..

    It certainly *is* search engine friendly. 🙂
    Well, your home page and blog home page are listed:
    I’d get rid of the two meta tags below. You’re telling search engines to go away for a period of time; they don’t really keep a calendar, so far as I know. Just let them come in. In the second example, that’s a given, so no need to issue instructions … except that this type of statement has been known to cause problems rather than encourage further spidering of pages.
    <META NAME=”Revisit-after” CONTENT=”15 days”>
    <META NAME=”robots” CONTENT=”index,follow,all”>
    Next, the blog uses XHTML coding, but you’ve apparently removed the DOCTYPE from the top of the page. I’d put that back, and then try to validate the page through the validator link under the menu. It’s possible that the lack of DOCTYPE specification is throwing it off, but at this point it’s not validating.
    You mentioned a robots.txt file, but it doesn’t appear it’s there. My experience over the past years is that search engines get at your pages faster if you have a robots.txt file, even if it’s blank.
    Lastly, there generally need to be links TO your website in order for Google to begin to include it in its search index.

    Dear DianeV thanks for your comments.
    I modify my index.php it is still not valid xhtml because of some tags I use to center pictures in my post and a favicon issue ( if you have a comment on it you’re welcome.
    My robots.txt is on the root of my websites and is very basic so the spiders should not a problem with it.
    Is it a real issue for SEO to have a non valid page? I guess not, so hard it is to get (for me).
    Anyway thanks for your comments.
    Have a nice day.

    > Is it a real issue for SEO to have a non valid page?
    It depends. If the code is *wrong* in that you’ve left out elements, then it can be a problem. Otherwise, not particularly.
    The thing is that WordPress is set for XHTML transitional. While this is not the easiest thing in the world, it would help to learn something about coding so that your pages validate.
    As well, it pays to ensure that your robots.txt is correct, as this is the file that tells search engines what *not* to do. If it’s wrong, then you very well may have problems.
    Lastly, if your site is fairly new, it’s common to not have all the pages listed yet in Google. Other search engines will likely do otherwise; don’t forget that Google is not the only game in town.

    Oops; that was me (not logged in).

    Try out the Poodle Predictor, it shows you how your site is being read by Google et al.

    I meta tag up my blog template but don’t know if it helps – i do know that yahoo seems to pick up my pages very well but google is kinda slow in seing them

    Like the Phoenix, it rises from the ashes.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    ….but the Phoenix has a point….

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

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