my text widget comes up when i google my blog?

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  • #228263

    dlager
    Member

    I googled my blog name “Pennsylvania Echoes”….
    and this came up:

    “Sadly Sonific has shut down leaving Pennsylvania Echoes without music… Hope this problem get worked out soon. Spam Blocked. 7 spam comments. blocked by …
    echopen.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/fearing-zero-with-dizziness/ – 38k -“

    THis is is simple text in a widget when Sonific went off line.

    #228362

    dlager
    Member

    I was expecting my tagline or my most recent post or my poular post…

    not a text widget.

    wondering if this is why my stats are dropping a bit.

    #228363

    dlager
    Member

    Also says “Spam Blocked 7” that the akismet widget

    #228364

    Any text is game to be indexed in search engines.

    #228365

    dlager
    Member

    Fair enough, but why do I have tags, meta taglines if this is what come up first?

    #228366

    You’d have to ask whatever search engine indexed it. It’s their doing. I’ve had weird things i’ve put on my sidebar show up in search engines too. Probably a lot of people have.

    #228367

    FYI, on this search, it brings up blog entries from your site. So, it’s hit or miss :)

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=http%3A%2F%2Fechopen.wordpress.com%2F&btnG=Google+Search

    #228368

    dlager
    Member

    So how do i ask google…
    I cant put google analytics in a wordess.com as far as I know

    #228369

    raincoaster
    Member

    Google is on drugs lately, frankly. A number of people, including me, have seen it reference specific posts but link only to blog.wordpress.com or similar overarching URL. They are obviously changing things, but it’s unlike them to debut something so obviously borked. Hopefully things will come back soon.

    dlager, if that was the most recently updated thing on your blog, that alone might be why it’s on top.

    #228370

    Maybe we should all put in a text widget, “Google, get your act together!” LOL

    #228371

    dlager
    Member

    thanks but this what I got by googling
    Pennsylvania Echoes

    http://www.google.com/search?q=pennsylvania+echoes&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

    The issue is that I used to get many more hits before I moved to wordpress.com from that search.

    I of course expect my stats to drop when moving, and the search to drop

    But I guess I have to learn to Tag better with wordpress

    #228373

    dlager
    Member

    LOL you are commenting faster than me

    I love a challenge anyway, thanks

    #228374

    raincoaster
    Member

    WP.com blogs generally have much MORE googlejuice than independent blogs, in part because of the global pages system. Try changing your language to something else, then changing it back. There’s a bug that sometimes fixes, a bug that prevents you from showing on the global pages and slaughters your SEO.

    #228375

    dlager
    Member

    @ Raincoaster
    Yes and I do not understand googles page rankings.

    my other (selhosted blog) when from a 6 to a three in a week

    LOTS of people are grumbling

    #228376

    dlager
    Member

    thanks I saw your Language change advice somewhere else Raincoaster.. I will try it.

    #228377

    Well, google is indexing really fast, cuz this forum thread is on the first page when I clicked on the link you left, dlager!

    #228378

    dlager
    Member

    Something did happen to my blog on Coasters advice…

    Before in the post editor page I had the “Field modifier…”
    This is actually something on Worpress.ORG 2.5 to enter to do things like enter keywords (for search engines)

    its gone now. Apparently it wasnt supposed to be there.
    (I thought this was a new feature of the wordpress.com dashboard— Apparently it shouldnt have been there

    #228379

    dlager
    Member

    note for others: you do not need to enter keywords for a wordpress.COM blog.

    Categories work as keywords for search engines.

    #228380

    dlager
    Member

    Should I report this as a “bug” to wordpress?
    if so where do i do this?

    (Actually what is was is a “custom fields” option was showing up in my WordPress.COM post editor page… After doing raincoasters fix it is gone)

    #228382

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, do it via your Dashboard tomorrow when support reopens. You’ll see the Support button when they are open.

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