Search Engines not showing up
Is it just me or do the referrals from Search Engines provide fewer results than they might? Before I transferred our blog from Blogger to WordPress we’ve had barely any search engine referrals when we were getting quite a few, daily on blogger, which showed up in blogpatrol which we used to track them.
Am I doing something wrong?
And how do I add tags to a blog – would this help them to show up on search engines?
I’ve got tons of them on my stats page.
Is it to do with tags? I’m not sure I understand what tags are, even.
Do a search of the forums for “Tags” or read the “Tags vs Categories” thread here on the front page. Tags help A LOT with search engines.
And if you just moved to a new URL you are essentially starting from the bottom again, at Technorati Blog #50,000,000. It will take time for you to regain your ranking, but as more people link to you it’ll happen.
@ Swineshead – a question for you:
Do you still have all your postings over on blogger even though you now have them on wordpress too? I had to put all my postings on blogger into draft mode (which basically makes them non-existent in search engines) – so that the search engines would start picking up the stories on WordPress rather than blogger. Because, otherwise the searches will be higher in the ranking, on your old blogger postings – and that’s where people will be clicking. Ever since I’ve done that (put in draft mode), I’ve gotten less and less hits from the old site (I know this because I have the old site set up with a link to my wordpress blog). And the numbers are starting to get back to normal; as far as search hits. I’m not a techie, at all. I’ve learned things by trial-and-error. So there may be an easier way than doing the draft mode thing! I just know it worked for me! It was a pain, though. As blogger doesn’t have the option of bulk-drafting. Manually drafting 1200+ entries took a very, very long time. :) Especially since this was a group blog – with many different authors.
Also, I found that visiting your regulars – and leaving them a nice note; letting them know that you don’t want to lose touch with them – and offering your new link; is a good and honest way to rebuild your buds on the technorati end. I had a lot of technorati links on my blogger account; But it takes time to rebuild, as Raincoaster said.
There is information in this thread about how to get search engine attention https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=5859&replies=9
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