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An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by todhost(m): 8:22pm On Apr 06, 2020
We have been into SEO for a while but have never faced the challenge of having an internal page competing with our homepage. For the first time, we had a blog post appearing in the search engines and replacing our homepage.

We thought it will eventually go but no, its just slowing down our ranking even though our Moz rank is on the rise.

We finally took down the page today and redirected it to our homepage using a 301 redirect in htaccess.

Do you think we were right?
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by Sanchez01: 9:02am On Apr 07, 2020
You weren't wrong. What took place was keyword cannibalization. You missed it the moment you created a blog post on the keyword as your homepage.

If you've been into SEO but had issues with keyword cannibalization, then it goes on to show that you haven't been deep in it. That said, as much as possible, you could do keyword synonyms rather than direct keywords against your homepage. Google bots still put keyword synonyms on the same level as the main but always leave it secondary.

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Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by WuzzyTech: 9:37am On Apr 07, 2020
todhost:
We have been into SEO for a while but have never faced the challenge of having an internal page competing with our homepage. For the first time, we had a blog post appearing in the search engines and replacing our homepage.

We thought it will eventually go but no, its just slowing down our ranking even though our Moz rank is on the rise.

We finally took down the page today and redirected it to our homepage using a 301 redirect in htaccess.

Do you think we were right?
Hello send some tier 1 backlink and social signals to your homepage and it will rank above everything else!

What is the backlink profile of that page you redirected?
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by IamgratefulLord(f): 11:09am On Apr 07, 2020
Sanchez01:
You weren't wrong. What took place was keyword cannibalization. You missed it the moment you created a blog post on the keyword as your homepage.

If you've been into SEO but had issues with keyword cannibalization, then it goes on to show that you haven't been deep in it. That said, as much as possible, you could do keyword synonyms rather than direct keywords against your homepage. Google bots still put keyword synonyms on the same level as the main but always leave it secondary.
Do you own a blog?? Are you an IT expert?? smiley
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by Sanchez01: 1:36pm On Apr 07, 2020
IamgratefulLord:

Do you own a blog?? Are you an IT expert?? smiley
Yeah, I own several blogs. Web DESIGNER, and also as an SEO consultant.

Primarily, I am a Blogger though. smiley

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Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by IamgratefulLord(f): 7:48pm On Apr 07, 2020
Sanchez01:

Yeah, I own several blogs. Web DESIGNER, and also as an SEO consultant.

Primarily, I am a Blogger though. smiley
Really?? shocked shocked
Do you just write for people to pay you or you own yours
If you do?? What's the name of your blog??
I would like to visit your blog because you write pretty well. wink
Also, when the time is right I would love to having you design my schools website.
wink

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Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by Sanchez01: 6:08am On Apr 09, 2020
IamgratefulLord:

Really?? shocked shocked
Do you just write for people to pay you or you own yours
If you do?? What's the name of your blog??
I would like to visit your blog because you write pretty well. wink
Also, when the time is right I would love to having you design my schools website.
wink
No, I don't write for people, not anymore. I actually own mine.

Erhmmmm... I guess I'll drop it privately. It is somewhat unsafe to put it out. I have been thwarting the efforts of so called theme sellers who scam people here and have come to consider me an enemy.

Lol! Head swollen! grin

Of course, I'll gladly take the project. smiley

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Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by IamgratefulLord(f): 7:46pm On Apr 09, 2020
Sanchez01:

No, I don't write for people, not anymore. I actually own mine.

Erhmmmm... I guess I'll drop it privately. It is somewhat unsafe to put it out. I have been thwarting the efforts of so called theme sellers who scam people here and have come to consider me an enemy.

Lol! Head swollen! grin

Of course, I'll gladly take the project. smiley
Hello!! I read some of your articles on your website and I was really thrilled!!
Good job!! smiley
How do you get people to know your site?? Because people need to visit your site!!
Did you write all the articles yourself??
What did you study in school??
Sorry for asking!!
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by Sanchez01: 10:01pm On Apr 09, 2020
IamgratefulLord:

Hello!! I read some of your articles on your website and I was really thrilled!!
Good job!! smiley
How do you get people to know your site?? Because people need to visit your site!!
Did you write all the articles yourself??
What did you study in school??
Sorry for asking!!
Lol! Thanks.

I write and allow people find my contents via Google. It is called organic traffic and I get over 7k+ visitors daily. Interestingly, the website is fairly new.

Yes, I did. I wrote them all myself. Studied Language Arts, print media experience and stuff.

Nah, it's fine. smiley

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Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by WuzzyTech: 10:22pm On Apr 11, 2020
grin grin grin A fool fooling himself we shall dey look

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Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by todhost(m): 1:12pm On Apr 12, 2020
Thanks for your suggestions. And you are right about that. The approach we have used is to edit the title to something not directly containing exact keywords of our homepage. We have changed the title from "A Review of Web Hosting in Nigeria" which directly outranked our homepage for the keyword "web hosting in Nigeria" and changed it to "A Review of Nigeria's Top Web Hosting Service Providers" Monitoring to see how that affect results overtime.


Sanchez01:
You weren't wrong. What took place was keyword cannibalization. You missed it the moment you created a blog post on the keyword as your homepage.

If you've been into SEO but had issues with keyword cannibalization, then it goes on to show that you haven't been deep in it. That said, as much as possible, you could do keyword synonyms rather than direct keywords against your homepage. Google bots still put keyword synonyms on the same level as the main but always leave it secondary.

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Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by todhost(m): 1:13pm On Apr 12, 2020
Thanks for your suggestions. And you are right about that. The approach we have used is to edit the title to something not directly containing exact keywords of our homepage. We have changed the title from "A Review of Web Hosting in Nigeria" which directly outranked our homepage for the keyword "web hosting in Nigeria" and changed it to "A Review of Nigeria's Top Web Hosting Service Providers" Monitoring to see how that affect results overtime.

WuzzyTech:

Hello send some tier 1 backlink and social signals to your homepage and it will rank above everything else!

What is the backlink profile of that page you redirected?
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by Playthepianos: 2:29pm On Apr 12, 2020
Hello, Nairalanders.

So, recently I thought of offering traffic to bloggers, most especially those new blogs, and those striving to get a good number of Page views and traffic daily or monthly. Luckily, I have come up with the ultimate system to achieve this for them. I can offer you legit traffic, any number per day or per month. No bots!

But now, I am seeking your opinion on this matter. I don't want it to be too expensive, considering the state of Nigeria. Although traffic from me is totally legit, no bots or any suspicious activity. As a matter of fact, I will give you a tracking ID to track your sources of traffic, and you can also use Google analytics. This is to prove the authenticity of traffic from me.

I was thinking of offering 500 visitors day and 15,000 visitors per month for a token of 8,000 naira. So now, I want you to give your opinion. Is this price okay? Or should it be increased or decreased with the high quality of traffic. Though I am yet to start. I believe the amount is okay.

Yes, I forgot. You can use the traffic for Propeller ads and other ad networks. I can give you a technique to use it to increase Adsense earnings, but it is best and safer for other ad networks to really increase earnings.
Another big thing is that, you can target high cpc countries like US, Canada, UK for the same amount. You can target any country dor the same amount.

So guys, your thoughts are welcome.
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by SanchezO2: 3:37pm On Apr 21, 2020
IamgratefulLord:

Really?? shocked shocked

Also, when the time is right I would love to having you design my schools website.
wink

RUN AWAY!! HE IS A SCAMMER AND HARDENED CRIMINAL!!
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by Sanchez01Victim: 11:58am On Apr 23, 2020
Sanchez01:

Lol! Thanks.

I write and allow people find my contents via Google. It is called organic traffic and I get over 7k+ visitors daily. Interestingly, the website is fairly new.

Yes, I did. I wrote them all myself. Studied Language Arts, print media experience and stuff.

Nah, it's fine. smiley

Sanchez01:

Proud Urhobo here! Okpara Inland mum and an Agbarho, Ughelli dad. cheesy

We're family! cheesy

Sanchez01Scam:
SCAMMER!!!!!! ALERT!!

Werber aka SANCHEZ01 also known as SMARTZNATION

CRIME : SCAMMED AN INNOCENT NAIRALANDER THOMASINA OF 55K ONTOP FAKE SEO

THREAD: https://www.nairaland.com/5803164/sygnifik.com-scam-seo-website-beware

Tribe : URHOBO

Course of Study : Studied Language Arts, print media experience

School : College of education in the creeks of delta

Other Known Occupation : Notorious Pipeline Vandalizer (DECLARED WANTED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT)

IP: 104.24.111.125

Origin Of HIS mother : Okpara Inland
Origin of his father :Agbarho Ughelli


WEBSITES: nigerianwiki.xyz

Email : nigerianwiki247@gmail.com

I NOR TELL YOU SAY I GO GET YOU?

sanchez01 !!
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by Sanchez01Victim: 12:01pm On Apr 23, 2020
todhost:
We have been into SEO for a while but have never faced the challenge of having an internal page competing with our homepage. For the first time, we had a blog post appearing in the search engines and replacing our homepage.

We thought it will eventually go but no, its just slowing down our ranking even though our Moz rank is on the rise.

We finally took down the page today and redirected it to our homepage using a 301 redirect in htaccess.

Do you think we were right?

Sanchez01Scam:
SCAMMER!!!!!! ALERT!!

Werber aka SANCHEZ01 also known as SMARTZNATION

CRIME : SCAMMED AN INNOCENT NAIRALANDER THOMASINA OF 55K ONTOP FAKE SEO

THREAD: https://www.nairaland.com/5803164/sygnifik.com-scam-seo-website-beware

Tribe : URHOBO

Course of Study : Studied Language Arts, print media experience

School : College of education in the creeks of delta

Other Known Occupation : Notorious Pipeline Vandalizer (DECLARED WANTED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT)

IP: 104.24.111.125

Origin Of HIS mother : Okpara Inland
Origin of his father :Agbarho Ughelli


WEBSITES: nigerianwiki.xyz

Email : nigerianwiki247@gmail.com

I NOR TELL YOU SAY I GO GET YOU?

sanchez01 !!
Re: An Internal Page Competing With My Homepage: What To Do? by todhost(m): 1:12pm On Apr 28, 2020
todhost:
We have been into SEO for a while but have never faced the challenge of having an internal page competing with our homepage. For the first time, we had a blog post appearing in the search engines and replacing our homepage.

We thought it will eventually go but no, its just slowing down our ranking even though our Moz rank is on the rise.

We finally took down the page today and redirected it to our homepage using a 301 redirect in htaccess.

Do you think we were right?

This issue had been fixed simply by changing the page title to be more unique. Not really focusing on the keywords for which we wanted to rank the homepage. And site ranking is doing better days later.

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