WP Themes and Google Ranking??

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by lejla, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. lejla

    lejla New Member

    For some time now I was looking for nice (free [​IMG] ) WP Magazine style theme for my dog housebreaking tips site. I found Lifestyle theme and decided to give it a try. It took me some time to learn how to set featured content and featured categories but at the end I liked the outcome.

    Than something ???‚¬?“unusual???‚¬?? happened. I dropped from Google from position # 8 to position # 20 for the term dog housebreaking tips (and it is even not my home page but rather the post that shows in search result). It seems to have been caused due the fact that featured categories display only few first words from the post and those were not my key words. So, I did go back to post(s) and try to put my keywords at the beginning. Let's see what will happen.

    I am wondering if anybody else has experienced this as well and what more experienced members think about this.

    Thanks,
     
  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Boy, I don't know - but I am tempted now to go in and change the themes on some of my slow blogs to see if it makes a difference! [​IMG]
     
  3. Matt Zenittini

    Matt Zenittini Silver Member

    mountainmom5: Boy, I don't know - but I am tempted now to go in and change the themes on some of my slow blogs to see if it makes a difference!
    Haha now that's a good way to look at it!
     
  4. jazbo

    jazbo New Member

    Its not your theme.

    Google can crawl wordpress via:

    Tags
    Categories
    Posts
    Archives

    So it's not that google is not finding your content. If anything you should be narrowing the funnel by getting a plugin to follow/noindex at least tags and archives to minimise duplicate content on your blog.
     
  5. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    Try using a WP Plug-In like All-In-One-SEO
    Then you can control the keywords, tags, and headers.
    If anything, Google prefers WordPress pages over others.
     
  6. Justine

    Justine New Member

    You can avoid installing all these plugins, such as PLatinum SEO/All in One SEO, Robots Meta, Redirection, which are important and have full control over many elements of your site which matter for SEO, when you go for the Thesis theme.
    It is one of the most user friendly, highly customizable and SEO configured WP theme.

    I use it on most of my sites and I love it!!!
     
  7. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Justine: You can avoid installing all these plugins, such as PLatinum SEO/All in One SEO, Robots Meta, Redirection, which are important and have full control over many elements of your site which matter for SEO, when you go for the Thesis theme.
    Does Thesis have any free themes?[​IMG]
     
  8. Justine

    Justine New Member

    mountainmom5: Does Thesis have any free themes?

    Thesis is unfortunately[​IMG] a paid theme but from my own experience I know it is worth the money, especially the developer's license, which allows you to install it on unlimited domains of yours.

    When you dig some more into Thesis, you will find out that many of the top bloggers and websites owners use Thesis[​IMG] because it is so good[​IMG]
     
  9. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Thanks... I kinda figured that....[​IMG]
     
  10. Google are unpredictable people they change their rules everyday.
     
  11. mreese601

    mreese601 Member

    lejla I had that problem just this pass week. My website was sitting on page one then I decide to add two post to it and now I can't find my website. So I went back and added my keywords too the title of the post. I will see on monday did it make a differences.
     
  12. treevee

    treevee Member

    Google Shmoogle! Don't you wish that we could simply ask them what the heck they want out of us instead of guessing all the time?? [​IMG] And the rumors are always a blast to read!

    I especially love it when I am working on building a site, doing all the "right" things to create SEO the most natural way for a few months, with very little up-ranking. Then off to another site to experiment with and all of the sudden, the first site begins to gain rank! What the @#!&%? LOL!
     
  13. onedumbaussie

    onedumbaussie New Member

    I use WP exclusively and have been experimenting with different ideas to maintain Rank.

    All in one seo is a great plug in, I use it with 'intrepidity' and 'heatmaptheme'

    For a long time I have been wodering on WP and googles relationship I am getting good results from these themes and plug-ins, I have also cut back to one tag per post .

    I also find that google freak when you make major changes, try and keep them suttle use the theory if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    We will never know what google wants, thats why SEO is such a big industry at the moment.

    The second I find the secret I'll be sure to sell it for $37 as fast as possible. LOL

    Take care

    ODA
     

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